Eaves Dripper* HVS 4c
[Me getting battered by Pembrokeshire wind, 3 kb]45m, 2 pitches. A fine climb to the left of the ever-popular Blue Sky making the most of the steep rock to the left of its upper section. 1) 4c, 26m. Start as for Blue Sky but continue leftwards up the long groove to a ledge and small cave to belay. 2) 4c, 30m. Climb two grooves in the wall above to the top roof. Pull left around this and continue to the top in a fine position. © ROCKFAX
J Harwood, M Rhodes 01/Mar/1980

Photo: Me getting battered by Pembrokeshire wind © SamanthaRoach12

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Abseiled in to do Blue Sky in strong wind and heavy sea. Started from belay and went to far left and finished up this. Will go back to do Blue Sky next summer
Steve Woollard - Lead - 25/Oct/14 with Samantha Roach

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/14

lead pitch 2
twodada - AltLd - 06/Sep/14 with Nick

Abbed down the wrong line, prussiked up the ab rope round the crux
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 07/Jun/14 with Joe Seymour

Put the abseil in the wrong place so ended up hanging in free space then and had jump across the top of the waves. Me and Maddie then proceeded to get lost and accidentally did this instead of blue sky. Was fun though.
Dan Hostford - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Maddie Sweetman

Maybe climbed this?? Who knows really. Me and Dan had a bit of a mega faff but was good fun
Maddie - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Dan Hostford

Led the first pitch. The slab leading to the belay would have been very bold were it not for brasses. Murilo went totally off-route on the second pitch. Started up the groove to the right and then traversed a long way left to an escape point. Still fun via this route with plenty of exposure and probably the same grade. Started from the wave-washed platform.
Big Lee - AltLd - 18/Apr/14 with Murilo Lessa

Lead 2nd pitch. Got lost on the 2nd groove and ended up doing a cool traverse.
Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Lee Harisson

not sure what line I took- kind of ambled up left of blue sky. At the top went right on s steep slab to the top of blue sky
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with joe

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/13

Le the 1st high tide pitch. Struggled on the crux top pitch 4c?????
ashsleight - AltLd dog - 25/May/13 with John Wilkins

Stiff 2nd pitch, no way 4c move!
Johnywilks - Lead - 25/May/13

2nd pitch only
Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Alex Grey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Top pitch only. As described by CC below. Would agree with his grade.
Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Alan

Top pitch only, then variation off left.
Alan Dixon - 2nd - 23/Feb/13 with Anthony Dixon

twilkinson-dix - 2013 with dave parker

CC version of the climb, which follows almost entirely independent line to RockFax version. Crux moves equally intricate but not as wild as the adjacent moves on the RockFax line. Neither are 4c, more like hard 5a.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Edwin

sleeplessjb - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with dave wands

david wands - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with james

Completely different descriptions and lines marked on photo between Rockfax and new CC Guide. CC Guide is probably the original route, but why the heck doesn't a definitive guide include the fantastic line shown in the Rockfax Guide??!! Did Rockfax line in one pitch with small variation pulling straight over roof of cave at first stance. Loved the pull round the left of the top roof in very airy barn-door position, defo 5a not 4c, maybe even E1!
msoldn - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Richard

Was supposed to be blue sky?!! First section fine but James has lead a new variation to the top o this which I followed too far right....sweary- Mary with popeye forearms dogged the hideous top three metres?!! Lostvetter?
themadbrown - 2nd - 09/Jun/12 with Craig, james

On 2nd pitch, 25' of scrambling, then straight up some brownish rock, exposed step out right to pull to the top. Poss 5a variation. Anyway, basically, didn't look at guide book too closely and got lost! Chris Craggs' description sounds alot like it.
Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Craig, themadbrown

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/12

tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Alex Cannon

Good route - didn't read guide properly and mistook for Blue Sky. Lead p2 fairly straight forward climbing. Great move along the flake then steep finish
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Nick Whimster

nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with monsteratt

Kevster - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

tonevert - 2nd - 06/Apr/12 with Kevin Faux

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

CRiddiford - 2nd - 23/Aug/11 with Mark

mark20 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Rick Dunning - 2011

gareth r - 2nd - 2011 with Bob

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Darrell Morgan, Dean Jones

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Ian Dunbar

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/10

Meant to do Blue Sky
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Grace Chuchla

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/10

Second pitch seemed harder than 4c to me, must have missed some holds, bold lead too.
slacky - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Gary, Ben

Rose Williams - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with ian parkhouse

DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Lee

Variation to 2nd pitch, up and right after bulge, adventurous looking but safe.
Edd Reed - AltLd O/S - 11/May/10 with Martin Allen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

Top pitch only, had intended to do Blue Sky, but the tide was in and the sea was very rough and we ended up taking what looked the easiest line
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Liz

IggyLiz - 2nd - 29/Aug/09 with Chris

E1 4c, 5b by the line we did. Left of that shown in RF. P1) 22m. Climb right to the arete then leftwards up the lovely groove to a great stance (3m higher than shown in the guide). P2) 28m. Step left and climb the straightforward rugged face to the base of a smooth groove. Enter this with difficulty and climb it awkwardly (poor gear) to easier ground.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Colin Binks

Good route - steady leader is useful as its quite exposed
Babika - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Young Roger

led p2. possibly the most pumped and scared i have been at the same time, fingers were uncurling on the last holds while looking at a massive whipper, blooming eck pembroke eh!
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Alex Malins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/09

As one pitch
RCrockford - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08 with Jonah

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/08

alek - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07 with Laurence Everett

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/07 with Alek Kumar

A bit off route as we went right at the roof
cem - 2nd - 26/May/07 with Graham Dolman

david morse - Lead - 05/Apr/07 with dave pritchard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/07

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

bigglesbutcha - 2nd β - 10/Jun/06 with Clive Ceney

gonggashan - Lead - 06/Aug/05

climbtim - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/04

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/02

mikej - AltLd - 17/May/96 with John Flint

Hidden - 1996

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 28/Aug/83 with Steve Portnoi

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