An inquest at Caernarfon has been opened and adjourned on two climbers whose bodies were found in the sea at the foot of cliffs near Holyhead.
They were student Jack Hutton-Potts, 23, of Petersfield in Hampshire and 48-year-old Vaughan Richard Holme of Horsham in West Sussex.
The pair had been roped together on the Gogarth cliffs which are up to 400ft tall near the North Stack at Holyhead on the north coast of Anglesey.
Friends raised the alarm on Saturday night when they failed to meet them. Three lifeboats and an RAF helicopter from the nearby Valley base took part in a major search.
The bodies were found in the sea on Sunday morning and recovered by the crew of a lifeboat.