Flanker* VS 4c
[Flanker, St Govan's, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
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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Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Nik Goile

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/15

JamesWilliams - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Becca

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15

Dunx - 2nd - 26/May/15 with Jon Gupta, Jake Thompsett

hotfeet - Lead - 22/May/15 with jason smeeth

matt.stevenson - Lead O/S - 05/May/15 with Amy Sears, mwwhale89

Hardest climb I have done to date! Almost fell after a long layback on the right crack but held it.
mwwhale89 - 2nd β - 05/May/15 with Matt Stevenson, Amy Sears

Amy Sears - 2nd - 05/May/15 with Matt Stevenson

DanielGyi - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Hamish Legge

Not a great route, the cracks are harder than VS, loose rock at the top.
alp79 - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/15 with Dan O

exciting for VS
DanOsb - Lead - 19/Apr/15 with anna

Vs my ass. Maybe up to the crack but defo hvs onwards . Really enjoyed it. Damp at the start of the crack made me have second thoughts. Worth a star at least. Has a bit of all sorts. 😊
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/15 with RobinJones, Steve brit

RobinJones - 2nd dog - 18/Feb/15 with Luke Glaister, Steve Brit

NuclearNev - 2015

Agree with below comments, most DEFINITELY hvs; good gear all the way, but pumpy as anything. Especially when only using the left hand crack to begin with!! (HINT: use both crack systems..)
Hawkgirl - Lead O/S - 2015 with p.donnithorne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/14

Reassuring to hear this gets HVS in the definitive guide - definitely felt harder than VS.
RyanOsborne - Lead - 13/Sep/14

Matt77 - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Ryan Osborne

Pete Randall - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Julian B

JulianB - AltLd - 07/Sep/14 with Pete Randall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

Good route. The cracks are slightly overhanging but good jams and it's quickly over
Andy Chubb - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Nick Gregory

First Pembroke climb, second half was fun and slightly overhanging, but on positive holds
Robin Brooke - Lead - Aug/14 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - Lead - Aug/14 with Robin Brooke

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

Egons Issy - 2nd - 29/Jun/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Richard Nicholson

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd - 27/May/14 with Rach 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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/May/14

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

tim.fairhall - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Matt

Nathanie1 - 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 Louise Atkin

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

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

themadbrown - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with spiderpiglet, james

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

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

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/00

Strenuous and loose
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 01/May/00 with Caroline...

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

Robmwatt - 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 - 2nd β - 08/Apr/83 with Elaine Owen

tapley - Lead - 25/May/81 with John Sumner

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jan/78

Voting
Total votes cast 119
hard HVS0 of 45
HVS4 of 45
easy HVS20 of 45
hard VS17 of 45
VS4 of 45
easy VS0 of 45
hard HS0 of 45
HS0 of 45
easy HS0 of 45
hard 5a0 of 40
5a5 of 40
easy 5a14 of 40
hard 4c18 of 40
4c3 of 40
easy 4c0 of 40
hard 4b0 of 40
4b0 of 40
easy 4b0 of 40
3 Stars0 of 34
2 Stars3 of 34
1 Star26 of 34
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