SOUTH STACK


The cliffs around South Stack Lighthouse offer great variety in an awe-inspiring setting. Thankfully it isn't all hard stuff though and you can find relatively friendly routes on Castell Helen including the ever-popular Lighthouse Arete at VS. But big bold (and often loose) walls is what most of South Stack is about with some of the most impressive extreme adventure-routes in the UK at the iconic cliffs of Yellow Wall, Red Walls and Mousetrap Zawn.

Routes

28 trad routes (VS...E6)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Mousetrap Zawn
A fascinating area, one of the more adventurous places at Gogarth, featuring interesting climbing...
3
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Level

4 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Restricted Access
Left-hand Red Wall
An impressive wall that is the bigger brother of Red Wall. In the main it is more solid than its...
7
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Level

4 mins

Abseil
Restricted Access
Red Wall
This is a serious cliff that commands respect. The rock is soft, loose and difficult to read - you...
5
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Level

3 mins

Abseil
Restricted Access
Castell Helen
A popular area, as it is friendlier than most other Gogarth crags with some great mid-grade routes...
9
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Level

3 mins

Abseil
Yellow Wall
A great area, steep and imposing, the routes need to be treated with respect. The Moon is a superb...
4
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Level

3 mins

Abseil
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