Swordfish*** E3 5c
[Stackpole, Pembroke, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
One of the best E3s in Pembroke! It manages to cover some incredibly steep ground without really pulling over any roofs. The traverse is very pumpy and not a good one to fall off if you are seconding! Climb the corner, past a couple of bulges, to a line of breaks below a roof. Traverse left along the breaks to below the main corner. Pull up to a ledge on the left (possible belay) then climb a small corner above. Step right into the main corner and follow this all the way to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. P.Littlejohn 2.5.78 02/May/1978

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Photo: Stackpole, Pembroke © Alan Learg
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Paul Black

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

Good lead from Jon, hardest E3 I've ever seconded. Amazing location!
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Jon Stewart

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 12/Aug/13 with Rob Durran

Andy Edgar - AltLd - 2012

AlexD - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Dan, Sophie

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Sophie, AlexD

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Dan B, Alex

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11

Mad scary. Not keen on that traverse, which although relatively easy felt pretty slippy...
drysori - 2nd - 14/Sep/11 with Jon L

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/11

Adam Long - Lead - 11/Oct/10 with Neil 'Nige' Kershaw

Brown - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10 with James T

drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Johan Piper

datoon - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with K

soph - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Dan McManus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/09

gforce - Lead - 04/Aug/08 with Jason

Julian Wedd - 2nd - 2008 with A. Howarth

Gus - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/06

so pumped i couldn't pull the trigger on a cam and just pushed it in
WB - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Guy

Bern - 2006

janegallwey - 2nd - 2006

mindblowingly pumped at the top!
GuyM - 2006 with will

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/03

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/01 with Dick Whittington

dickypips - 2nd O/S - 2000 with Steve James

Tim M - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Sep/99

Hidden - 2nd - 1997

Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/96 with KM

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/95

Hidden - 1990

andy gittins - 1987

keefe - 26/Oct/85

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mike mo, Ollie B, spidermonkey09, Adam Booth, Aaron Lines, waltersp, a_radiohead_fan, Kyuzo

Total votes cast 23
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hard 5c3 of 9
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