Trevallen Pillar*** E4 6a
[Committing to the runout second pitch of Trevallen Pillar, E4, 2 kb]45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A majestic climb which provides an excellent introduction to Pembroke E4s. It was traditionally climbed in two pitches with a belay at the break on the left. Now most people link them into one long pitch due to the difficulty of belaying the initial move of the old pitch 2. Step off the monster pebble and climb a short groove and crack to the break. Move right and pull up into a leftwards rising line of holds. Follow this to its end then make a tricky pull up above and continue to the small cave (possible belay). Arrange some gear above then swing right and climb the shiny grey slab - hard at first but it gets easier. Continue up the steep wall above to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. J.deMontjoye, I.Parsons 20.6.81 20/Jun/1981

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50.

Photo: Committing to the runout second pitch of Trevallen Pillar, E4 © Joughton
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This climb is in 127 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

My 2nd favourite of the trip cos it's like a techy sports climb !
James Marshall - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/15 with sash

Fell a few times heading above the thread. Ended up heading left. A wild climb. Just fantastic. Some excitement with the tide coming in.
RosePearson - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/15 with Harry Fogg

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/May/15

Brilliant! Tricky crux after thread
billb - Lead O/S - May/15 with Mark Warnet

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15

Over rated. first pitch is simple climbing with one hard move. Second pitch is unprotected reachy moves. Not my idea of a great route. Did better 2 star routes over the weekend
WB - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Anna

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/15

Easier once you find a crucial hold on the crux
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Nick Duboust

NDD - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Oswald

NuclearNev - 2015

irish paul - Lead - 2015 with Sarah Black

Pippa - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/14 with mike

Crux on the lower slab felt pretty thin and techy! Although apparently I missed a hold..
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/14 with Tim Newton

Rained right after Rachel got to the top and then intermittently as I seconded it. Bit damp, especially the top crux on the smoother rock, but the lower crux on the rough rock was ok once I found the beta.
tim newton - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/14 with rachel slater

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14

mike mo - 2014

Fell off this after being too pumped arriving at the undercut rest below the crux, didn't have time to figure out a proper sequence. Must get fitter/ better at resting. Great moves, cool initial move up the initial cracky bit (the boulder has moved a lot!!). The upper crux I found bouldery and powerful, I think I may have missed a hold though. Cool route.
James Oswald - 2nd dog - 06/Sep/13 with Jon Stewart

One big pitch. Was slapping at the top! Great route.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Ellen Cobby

Seconded 2 years ago. Had completely forgotten about the top section. Bit goey.
Ollie B - Lead rpt - 31/May/13 with D.Campbell

P2. The large boulder at the base has gone! Adds a few steep moves on that greasy glassy rock.
markalmack - AltLd rpt - 05/May/13 with gwen

V fun, tho wasn't so sure which line I did. Def spent some time on the Arete but don't recall any upper crux...
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Kate

barni - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with luke

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12 with ciaran tracey

P2 around the arete
Justin T - 2nd - 08/Apr/12 with Cherry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

Oddjob - 2nd β - 08/Apr/12 with Markus

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Charles Moreton

Climbed 6a pitch cleanly but slipped off crux on p2, which I found harder
cem - 2nd dog - 29/Aug/11 with Chris Parson

nice route, thought the top crux was harder cause i'm not very strong
catblack - 2nd dog - 17/Aug/11 with Andy Barker

Linked both pitches. A fantastic route.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Cat Black

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11

redjerry - TR O/S - Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Jul/11

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

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Jake

Fell on lead, felt strong but missed a hold on the crux, standard behaviour, found the 6b solution to a 5c problem... Felt fine on second.
jacobjlloyd - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

Led P2
HamishD - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Wil Treasure

Fell off first pitch.
drysori - AltLd - 01/Jul/11 with hamdunn

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with richard lade

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with John Orr

GrantB - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Robertson

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Pippa - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Jon

markalmack - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11 with james marjot

mwatson - 2011

Lead P2. Nearly blew it above the cave, which wouldn't be good. Much more sensible to do in a single pitch.
innes - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with Nibs

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Owen Davies

cut the old tat out of blocked thread. Now possible to thread easily, on lead, with dyneema sling.
ian caton - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Abi

Fran S8 - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 05/Aug/10 with Nige

nige - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with richard kirby

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Audrey @ The Castle - 2nd O/S - May/10

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10

Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Angus Kille, Fennerz

led top pitch. Fantastic!
fennerz - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Angus and Ed

loved the top pitch, quite fun
anguskille - 2nd - 08/Apr/10 with Tom and Ed

Seymore Butt - 2010

led top pitch
Sam the Butcher - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with andy latta and tom ce

Shauna - 2nd dog - 28/Jun/09 with Jules

Both pitches, very fingery crux first pitch, buzzing.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Nick Rabb

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/May/09

Brown - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with John

feilx - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/09 with Andy L

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - Aug/08

Did as two pitches and I lobbed on the first pitch, Emily took a nasty big fall on the second pitch. We couldn't work out whether to climb the slab or the arete. Brilliant climbing though....
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 18/May/08 with Emily

Did as one long pitch. top pitch very basic and satisfying climbing on big holds.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/07 with Dan

feilx - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Sue Hazel

Mark Riley - 2nd - 13/Jun/06 with Reeve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/06

Bern - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/05

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/05

Gus - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/04

fyfee8a - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/03

spidey - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/03

buzby78 - Lead - 09/May/02

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2002

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/01 with Roy Thomas

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2001

ellis - AltLd O/S - Sep/00 with Simon Witcher

Fell 20ft off top pitch - tore achillies tendons, but still reled pitch. Coudn't get up after sitting down at the top - amazing what adrenaline does
Billg - Lead dog - 2000 with A.Nugent

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/99

Had to wait a while for it to dry off in the sun.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 01/May/99 with KM

Si Clapham - 2nd - 1998 with Martin Richards

Hidden - 2nd - 1998

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/97

sadams - 2nd - 28/Mar/97 with John Boyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/96

Billg - Lead rpt - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

craig h - Lead - 1994

whispering nic - Lead - Aug/93 with Graham Iles

First pitch only
Chris Ellis - 2nd - 09/Sep/92 with Rick Kerr

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/92

David led both pitches! A great effort.
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 31/Mar/91 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/91 with Pete Finklaire, Dad

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

Great E4, scary second pitch
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/89

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 28/Mar/89 with Neville Elstone

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 24/Aug/87 with Tudor Griffiths

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/87

andy gittins - 1987

I lead first pitch
Gregory - AltLd - Jun/86 with terry ralphs

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/86

shark - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/86

keefe - 19/Feb/86

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead O/S - 1986

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/83 with Phil Ralph

Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Mar/83 with Simon Yates

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/81

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

bronsonite - Lead - 0000 with Alex Cannon

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Sam Marks, brices, mike mo, harryjenner, d conacher, AndyM-LVB

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