About GAreth

I started Rugged Rock so I can give others the chance to experience the amazing outdoors through climbing, walking and water sports

Living on the edge of Gower and the Brecon Beacons, I’ve always been going out on adventures on the coast or in the mountains.  

I’ve been climbing since I was 15, after discovering climbing through Scouts with friends.  Over the years, I have taken groups climbing and abseiling, along with introducing friends to climbing. I am a qualified Rock Climbing Instructor, and a member of Mountain Training Association.

I am a keen mountain walker, and a qualified Mountain Leader. I have been exploring the Brecon Beacons most of my life, along with adventures in Snowdonia Mountains. I love guiding walks in the mountains, so everyone can discover them too.

Besides climbing and walking, I also coach Kayaking and Canoeing. Over the last few years have been Stand Up Paddle Boarding, not only on calm water but in the Sea and on white water Rivers. I am a British Canoeing SUP Coastal Leader and SUP Coach

Gareth Watson
Lead Climbing, Gower
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