The sea cliffs of Gogarth, situated on the western tip of Anglesey are the stuff of legend. These beautiful and atmospheric crags are famed for their adventurous climbs, loose rock and tidal cycles. They come with something of an intimidating reputation and are not for the faint-heated or inexperienced.

 

For German climber Charlotte Gild this was an intriguing destination that offered something very different to her alpine back yard. The Mountain Equipment Pro Partner recently teamed up with experienced local climber Dave Rudkin from Plas y Brenin to get her teeth into what Gogarth has to offer.

 

 

 

 

Dave Rudkin

Dave is 33 years old and lives in North Wales. Since starting climbing in the early 90's his life has revolved around spending as much time as possible on rock, which is what brought him to North Wales at the age of 17. Climbing has taken him around the world from the States, to Greenland, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and all over Europe. But still he finds himself most content exploring the exciting and diverse cliffs of North Wales and in particular, Gogarth.Dave is the Head of Rock Climbing at the National Mountain Centre; Plas Y Brenin, and is currently training to become a British Mountain Guide.

Charlotte Gild

Charlotte is a passionate climber, mountaineer and geographer living in Innsbruck in the heart of the Austrian Alps. ‘Charlie’ spent three years with the German Alpine Club (DAV) Women’s Expedition Team from 2011-2013 and has climbed extensively throughout the Alps as well as the US and the Indian Himalaya. A member of the Mountain Equipment Pro Team since 2013 Charlie has recently been enjoying some winter alpine test pieces including Crack Baby, Moonwalk and the Eiger Nordwand. She recently began training to become a mountain guide.

 

 

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Gogarth
A Rockfax Guide

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North Stack & Main Cliff: Wen Zawn.

 

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Competition: WIN
£500 worth of climbing clothing

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