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Sunlover*** E3 5c

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[Sunlover, Trevallen, Pembroke, 2 kb]One of Pembroke’s most famous routes follows the shiny arete. There is a bit of polish at the start, but not higher up where it matters. Make a steep pull up to the break, then swing left and move up to place some wires (possibly the crux). Climb the fingery wall above to reach better holds. Trend rightwards under some bulges then move up onto a large ledge. Climb the corner above and exit a little further right than is obvious. © ROCKFAX
FA. N.Colton 5.4.80 05/Apr/1980

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50, Very good routes in the UK, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain.

Photo: Sunlover, Trevallen, Pembroke © Ged Desforges
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 183 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

henry francis - Lead O/S - Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/14

Dunc gave some beta.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with T.Ripley

A really bad choice of warm-up! Bit disappointed by this really, found the start too polished to be enjoyable. Still good climbing, just not worth all the hype.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13

Exceptional route. Found lots of reasonable/good wires going up to the break. Romany is a grade harder.
Ed morris - Lead β - 18/Aug/13 with Adam Bevan

CJEFF - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Thomas Ramsdon

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13

Alice Thompson - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/13 with alice thompson, michael porter

Trainers. A bit over-confident. The absolute-limit of my trainer seconding. The flash pump stayed with me all day...
Daniel Heath - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/13 with Remus

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Very aesthetic route. Fun steep bit at the top.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Remus

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Tom Vassen

piken - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Andy

Pippa - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Jamie Thornley

mountain_jay - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Pippa Froggatt

Very nice. Hard to protect but can be made safe with a smattering of small gear. Thin but steady ground so you should have time to place it.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Kate

soph - 2nd - 30/Mar/13 with Luke brooks

Nick Biven - 2013

jcw - 2013

Felt quite pumpy. Probably should have lead a warm up first.
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with AlexD

AlexD - 2nd - 17/Sep/12 with Ed

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12

redjerry - TR O/S - Sep/12

Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with jacob loyd

jacobjlloyd - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/12 with Dougie

Previously backed off, still found this hard and a bit sketchy, gear in flared polished cracks is not inspiring.
Justin T - Lead β - 08/Apr/12 with Cherry

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/12

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

bigie bob - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/12 with Adam Booth

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

steve_yo - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with smacks

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Mike

Gear seemed fine to me, though it took a while to fiddle in. Might feel sketchy without the right piece. The meat of it was over quickly, but from midway it was easy enough that I got to hang about and watch Andy on Yellow Pearls, and even take a few snaps!
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

Glyn - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Luke, Barni

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 29/Jun/11 with Glyn Hudson, Barni

barni - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/11 with luke, Glyn

Up and down from the scary bit a couple of times, then Gaz finished it and i did it on his gear.
Richard Hall - Lead β - 05/Jun/11 with Gaz

Hard at E3, the wire placed after the break did not inspire!
colesy - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/11 with richard lade

centurion05 - Lead dog - 30/Apr/11

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with John Orr

I thought the death potential was a bit high for an E3! not really any hard moves, but fucking scary up to the horizontal break where you can finally get some gear in. i was shitting bricks!
markalmack - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11 with james marjot

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

liamoloughlin - Lead dog - 30/Aug/10

Mr Sparkle - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Liam O'Loughlin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

completely unnecessary rest, should have just committed to the move as it was easy once i did.
frost - Lead dog - 28/Aug/10 with N Griffiths, D Garry

drcorbasisgod - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/10 with Johan Piper

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 28/Aug/10 with Dave Garry, Simon Frost

Impressive rock and line, but awkward climbing on slippy rock (maybe bad conditions) and a kinda necky bottom 3rd - didnt feel top 50, but still 3*
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with alex mason

Abject gibbering failure, what was left of my lead ability this weekend evaporated on contact with the pool of damp salt deposit in the initial break to be replaced by fear and pump on discovering the true nature of the 'obvious' wire pockets above. Gutted.
Justin T - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/10 with Cherry

got pumped trying wrong nut at 6 meters,so came down,started again and got it right.brilliant.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/10 with mick

Crucial second bit of gear is no longer a number 6 wire but a yellow TCU!
Audrey @ The Castle - Lead β - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

got up above break, hung on crap cam, came back down, then went for it properly. Right at my limit, loved it, pornstar climbing at the top.
tommytuffa - Lead - 01/May/10 with james

barni - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Liam fleming

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Mia Stacey

Seymore Butt - 2010

mux - 2010 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths

jeffmcd56 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Aug/09

Owen put first few bits of gear in.
Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Owen Davies

feilx - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/09 with Heather

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09

Dave Bond - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Tim Banton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09

Shauna - 2nd dog - 24/May/09 with Jules

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

feilx - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/09 with Andy Mosienko

Brown - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with John

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/09

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Gus Hudgins

morganator - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with James Hall and Neil McAdie

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Mike Todd

datoon - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with K

gforce - Lead - 03/Aug/08 with Jason

feilx - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Andy L

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08

Awesome climbing but got ridiculously pumped trying to fiddle too many wires in and lobbed just before the break...doh...very varied climbing...
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 17/May/08 with Emily

my word! pure pembroke class all the way. very very good and what a beautiful wall.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with goosebump

spacey - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Clive

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Ben Harper

Ben Harper - 2nd dog - 10/Feb/08 with Dan Barbour

bfreeman - 2nd - 09/Feb/08 with Jon Freeman

jfreeman - Lead β - 09/Feb/08 with Ben Freeman

Julian Wedd - 2nd - 2008 with A. Howarth

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 06/Sep/07

stiff little E3, goey once you leave the ground until the ledge, with only poor rests after the horizontal break. excellent.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Steve Ramsden

Rob Kennard - 2007

haydng - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Rob

janegallwey - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/06

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/06 with Tom Pascall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/06

Done it before in the 80's
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 01/May/06 with Dave Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06

Pythonist - 2nd O/S - Apr/06 with Alun Evans

Boy - 2006

dan gibson - 2006

Bern - 2006

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 2006 with Chris Todd

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/05 with James Parrott

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd dog - Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005

1st route in pembroke. awesome!
Gus - Lead O/S - 29/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

fyfee8a - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/03

spidey - Lead - 25/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/03

Getting polished at the start
Si Clapham - Lead - 2002 with Big Ade

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2002

shoulders - Lead - 27/Aug/01 with mart, andy sharp, dai

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/01

Billg - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Tim M - 2000

Rich Kirby - Lead - 04/Apr/99 with Chris Read

WB - Lead O/S - 1999 with Guy

GuyM - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/98

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Jun/97 with Stewart Lancaster

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/97

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Apr/97

sadams - Lead - 28/Mar/97 with John Boyle

Richard White - Lead O/S - 1997

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/96

phardman - Lead - 07/Sep/95 with Jon Bibby

Hidden - 2nd - 1995

neilh - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/94 with sara hyde

David led.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 11/Apr/93 with Pete Finklaire, David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/93 with Pete Finklaire, Dad

hot and sunny. Got gripped badly on this.
innes - Lead O/S - Aug/92 with Chris

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Jun/92

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/92 with Andy Sharp

Roget - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/91 with jon

Led as the sun went down. My second couldn't get up it, couldn't prussick and was benighted. I abseiled down for moral support and we had to wait until the tide had dropped for a traverse across to St Govan's Head!
jfletcher - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/91 with Tom Julier

steve taylor - Lead - Aug/90 with Jim Waddington

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/90 with Will (S. Williamson)

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 02/Jun/89

Hidden - Lead - May/89

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/89

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 26/Mar/89 with George MacIntyre

great E3
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1989

craig h - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/88 with Luke Steer

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/87

andy gittins - 1987

keefe - 19/Feb/86

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

shark - Lead - 14/Apr/85 with Spud & Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 02/May/84 with Nick MacFarlane

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 24/Apr/84 with Pete Finklaire

Mike Owen - 08/Apr/83 with Phil Ralph

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/83

Mark Kemball - Lead - 07/Sep/82 with Paul Clark, Steve Finch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/81

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Style of ascent

Lead114 of 183 (62.3%)
Followed45 of 183 (24.6%)
Toproped1 of 183 (0.5%)
Alt Leads3 of 183 (1.6%)
Unknown20 of 183 (10.9%)

'Climbed'60 of 183 (32.8%)
clean O/S94 of 183 (51.4%)
clean β7 of 183 (3.8%)
clean rpt11 of 183 (6.0%)
dogged7 of 183 (3.8%)
dnf4 of 183 (2.2%)