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Flanker* VS 4c

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[Flanker, St Govan's, 3 kb]This pleasant route wanders up the left-hand side of the buttress. Climb the lower wall beneath the big open groove of Ricochet to a ledge. Trend up and leftwards to some cracks above a ledge. Climb the crack to another ledge and finish up the groove above. Take care with loose rock on this upper section. © ROCKFAX
FA. D.Armstrong 2.1.78 02/Jan/1978

Photo: Flanker, St Govan's © Ackbar
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This climb is in 143 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

A little sting in the tail.
Slick - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd - 27/May/14 with Rachel Spraggs

HVS 5a in the definitive and worth the grade.
spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Matt Box

Tough. Given HVS in the new guide and just about deserves it.
AndrewP - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with FelixPeterken

took some time to place protection on the overhang, before committing to some moves that involved a lot of arms.
FelixPeterken - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Andrew Peterken

First lead that felt like a real vs. Francesco had a bit of an epic on second. Mike got it clean.
danwilliams99 - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

church465 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Dan Williams

foostu4 - 2nd - 12/Apr/14

CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Jen Maxfield

James S - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/14 with dan

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with James S

gurumed - 2nd RP - 28/Sep/13 with Kenny

DanOsb - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with pat dawson

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/13

Jesus. Why. Ruined head a touch. Wandering VS my bottom.
clairejane - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13 with will

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Laura D

AlexD - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/13 with Alasdair

Dan Hostford - Lead dog - 05/May/13

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Floris

Hidden - 2013

VPJB - 2013

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Nick

Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Louise Hall

Louise Hall - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

alasdair19 - Jun/12

Patrick Hill - Jun/12

The crack section is not a wander nice though a pretty tricky for VS
Olli-C - 2nd - 03/May/12 with Rachel Slater

In the wet
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Olli Crudge

Julie Carroll - 2nd - 08/Apr/12 with Tristan Graham

louby - Lead - 07/Apr/12 with Chris Burn

chris_B - 2nd - 06/Apr/12 with Lou Atkin

Richard James Edmunds - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Aris Krikedis

Hard - now HVS 5a
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Matt K

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

Took awhile as I was nervous going upo the crack line.
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with ed morris

lxg613 - 2nd - Aug/11

Felt harder than expected
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with N. Weston

Nice layback in the lower cracks. Tricky!
Fatboy1000 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Chris

chriscarroll - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Ben

Jams Crwca - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/11 with Roy

John Roe - Lead - 28/Apr/11 with Andy Woolston

Took my first lead fall and sprained my ankle.
Danny Boy Dunbar - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11 with Andy Woolston

lanky_bastard - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

PAJames - 2011

icTris - Lead O/S - 2011 with Elliot

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10

Spiderpiglet - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with dawn, james

Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with spiderpiglet, themadbrown

desperate!
ian caton - Lead β - 31/Aug/10 with Abi

A bit of a sandbag at VS
MD - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Paul H

DaNo123 - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with steve

chiverstom - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with zappa

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Paul Wolf

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/10 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/10

dave657 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with paul b

irish paul - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10

DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Lee

Made a bit of a meal of it at the bottom of the crack, otherwise quite enjoyed it!
hepitt - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with Phillipa Arding

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 24/May/10 with helen pitt

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Adam Booth

first time to pembroke and well bugger Me!!...boxed
Phil PBC - Lead O/S - 18/May/10

backed off at the big crack. Didn't have big enough gear or the head for it
petegruf - Lead dnf - 03/May/10 with luke g

mes32 - 2nd - 01/May/10

melonmike - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Fran Pickerill

Em66 - 2nd - 01/May/10 with MUMC

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Crazy Tom, Phil

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/09

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/09 with Dickon

pembrokeshirecaver - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/09 with Edmund Morris

Had to hang on the rope while removing a stuck hex - otherwise it would've been clean. :(
Steve Hill - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/09 with Hywel Edwards

eagleopus - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with Steve Hill

Dave Thompson - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Tim Cashmore

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09

Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Heather

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/09

Theres a whale...
irish paul - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Sarah Joyce

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Owen Tweedy

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Duncan Meacher

keith leonard - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/08

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Sarah Baker

Danos - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Andras

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/08

RocknRoll - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Matthew Theobold

mrtom - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/08

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Andy Webster

btc - 2nd - 23/Jun/07 with Heather Rogers

Ramon Marin - Lead - 09/Jun/07 with Ben Gilbert

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Ben Gilbert

tom_1985 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07 with Stu Ward

Kirill - Lead O/S - 28/May/07 with Claudia Fritz, Chris Donica

featuresforfeet - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Team Ginger

Tim W - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Mike Dudley

waltersp - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/07 with Stu

willjones - Lead O/S - 2007

Pete Horn - Lead O/S - 2007 with Ed

chris wyatt - 2007

janegallwey - Solo - 2007

GeckoGeek - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Arin

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Ian

Hidden - Jul/06

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/06

belay bunny turned bad - 2006

richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/05 with Graham Nevett

AngelaC - Lead - 11/Aug/05 with Dieter Cole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Boxy - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04 with Mick

mikeyjbs - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/03 with dan

cem - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/03 with Eric Olson

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/02

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/02 with Rupert Holbrook

Tarquin - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/00

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/00 with UMIST

Hidden - 1999

Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - 03/May/98 with Claire Paton

auld al - Lead O/S - Apr/97

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - Apr/97

Colin Edwards - 2nd - 27/Aug/96 with penny Gough Brown

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/95

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - 1995

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/94 with john roberts

Hidden - Solo - 31/Aug/93

jasper11 - 1990

John Marsland - Lead - 18/Apr/87 with Sally

ChrisJD - 2nd - 05/Apr/87

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 1987

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 27/Aug/83 with Steve Portnoi

Mike Owen - 08/Apr/83 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jan/78

Voting
Total votes cast 82
hard HVS0 of 32
HVS0 of 32
easy HVS15 of 32
hard VS15 of 32
VS2 of 32
easy VS0 of 32
hard HS0 of 32
HS0 of 32
easy HS0 of 32
hard 5a0 of 28
5a2 of 28
easy 5a10 of 28
hard 4c14 of 28
4c2 of 28
easy 4c0 of 28
hard 4b0 of 28
4b0 of 28
easy 4b0 of 28
3 Stars0 of 22
2 Stars2 of 22
1 Star18 of 22
0 Stars2 of 22
Bag of .....0 of 22
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 143 (1.4%)
Lead77 of 143 (53.8%)
Followed50 of 143 (35.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 143 (0.7%)
Unknown13 of 143 (9.1%)

'Climbed'53 of 143 (37.1%)
clean O/S81 of 143 (56.6%)
clean β1 of 143 (0.7%)
clean rpt2 of 143 (1.4%)
clean RP1 of 143 (0.7%)
dogged3 of 143 (2.1%)
dnf2 of 143 (1.4%)