Chinon*** HVS 5a
[Nia getting onto the arete, Chinon (HVS 5a), Porth-Y-FFynon, Pembroke, 2 kb]14m. Exposed, highly enjoyable arete climbing. Pull rightwards from the start of Shiraz to gain the arete, and follow it to the top; belay on blocks. Itís also possible to start to the right of the arete at a short crack at the same grade. © ROCKFAX
on the Velvet Wall 5 mins walk from main crag

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Photo: Nia getting onto the arete, Chinon (HVS 5a), Porth-Y-FFynon, Pembroke © Swirly
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

garywong - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Patrick Goodwin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/14

philboy - 2nd - 05/Aug/14 with matt g

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Chris Murray

Lovely. A mini gem.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Dan Chadfield

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/14

Jaysquared69 - Lead - 02/Aug/14 with Olly P

Robin Brooke - Lead - Aug/14 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - 2nd - Aug/14 with Robin Brooke

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/14

RachelP - 2nd - 25/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

GPN - Lead - 17/Apr/14 with Annette

net - 2nd - 17/Apr/14 with George

Andrew1 - 2nd - 09/Apr/14 with Hulda

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/14

Tom Hutton - 2nd - 21/Nov/13 with dAN, Huw Gilbert

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13

Wilbur - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Paul Winder

rd20 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Loic

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/13

Incredible, great position and some good moves!
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Will Molyneaux

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Laura D

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/13

scott quinn - 2nd - 07/Jun/13

Tom.Priestley - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Scott Quinn

RachelP - 2nd - 06/Jun/13

Jus - Solo O/S - 31/May/13

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Chris Vanderz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/12

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Alice du Preez

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Lionel

myoung - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Helen

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Alex

LukeyG - Lead - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/12

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/12 with Anna

gw3285 - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Anthony Dixon - 02/Jun/12

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/12

themadbrown - 2nd - 12/Apr/12 with james

Struggled
Jams Crwca - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/12 with themadbrown

Becky E - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Matt Fennelow

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Becky Ellis

stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Becky PCC

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Gavlar

asmith37 - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Emma Hawkins

superb micro route
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Dick

hutchay - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Tom

TommityP - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12

Helnorris - 2nd - 14/Mar/12 with Steve Redmond

Easy more like vs4c. Quality though on some excellent rough rock
stvredmond - Lead - 12/Mar/12 with Helen Norris

paul horabin - Lead - 2012

mandy - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with elf

Lovely. Most of Jake's gear fell out as usual.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/11 with J. Iles-Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

givemetea - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Really nice, but only VS.
broc - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Paul, Luke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11

Awesome climb. Would've loved to try the Lead but was on a time limit.
Voltemands - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Carlene HIll

WalnutHorse - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/11

scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Caspian

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with john crook

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 26/Jul/11 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Martin Cleever

nice little route
Martin Cleaver - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with alex smith

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 20/May/11 with Steve

Edd Reed - 2nd rpt - 19/May/11 with Martin Allen

jtree03 - Lead - 02/May/11 with Brother Al

John Roe - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Iain (Jocky) Marr

Great route
Swirly - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Dale and Nia

nia - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10

Lovely moves and position
Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Matt Reed

Shauna - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Jules

JoEglington - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

Great micro route - best pro in the world!
Rob Exile Ward - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with L Edwards

Really good fun. Decent gear and positive holds when needed.
barney800 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Katherine Shaw

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Jo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Laurence

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Rosie Henstock

Paul Bowen - 2nd - 01/Jun/10 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Dominic Turner

Tarquin - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/99

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt, CRiddiford, Ropeboy

Voting
Total votes cast 90
hard E10 of 34
E10 of 34
easy E11 of 34
hard HVS2 of 34
HVS13 of 34
easy HVS11 of 34
hard VS7 of 34
VS0 of 34
easy VS0 of 34
hard 5b0 of 31
5b0 of 31
easy 5b0 of 31
hard 5a0 of 31
5a13 of 31
easy 5a11 of 31
hard 4c7 of 31
4c0 of 31
easy 4c0 of 31
3 Stars3 of 25
2 Stars18 of 25
1 Star4 of 25
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