UK activity holiday alike.
The move from Ceunant's Marconi building to bigger premises, with room
for 56 roped lines, has given the Beacon the chance to provide a greatly
improved facility for both elite climbers and beginners. The main lead
climbing wall, heavily featured with grooves and changes of angle, is 17
metres high at its tallest point and overhangs by seven metres on its
steepest section. Opposite this is a gently overhanging 15 metre speed
climbing wall. A further wall is available for top roping and
introductory leading. All in all an ideal destination for getting active in Wales.
Currently only one of the three bouldering areas are open but within the
next couple of months an impressive 11 metre long and five metre high
bouldering 'routing roof' and free standing boulder will be completed.
Director Gill Lovick said: “We’ve waited a long time for this and it’s
really exciting to finally realise our ambitions after months of hard
work by the Beacon staff and our external contractors."
She added: "In addition to providing a top class tourist destination,
the completion of the new Beacon centre has given the local community
the kind of modern climbing
wall it deserves and provides a much improved venue for us to continue
and expand our associations with local schools and outdoor centres,
military climbing events and the recently formed North Wales Youth
Also part of the complex is the Caffi Barcud, open to people whether
they are climbing or not, and features a balcony seating area
overlooking the main lead climbing walls. Chef, Chris Neaum, who will be
managing the cafe, said: “I’ve been fortunate to work for over 30 years
in the hospitality industry including working in a Michelin star
restaurant at Schloss Rhienhartshaussen near Wiesbaden, Germany and I’ll
only accept the best. Most of my ingredients will be sourced locally
with meat and cheeses by Owen Glyn Owen in Caernarfon and fruit and veg
from Four Seasons on Anglesey. We will be providing freshly cooked food
and service as it should be."