Inner Space*** HVS 4c
[Inner Space, 3 kb]45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This amazing route follows the inside of the through cave to the lip, eventually popping out onto Deep Space. Start at the left-hand side of the landward wall of the through cave.
1) 4c, 35m. Climb easily up the wall to a large blocky ledge and walk rightwards along this. Move up until you are level with the top roof of the cave and then pull around into a chimneying position. Back and foot to the chockstone near the lip. Wild!
2) 4b, 10m. Squeeze through above a second chockstone (also wild) and climb the corner crack above to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. M.Harris 18.4.81 18/Apr/1981

Ticklists: HVS Adventures, Through Routes!, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Classic Chimney - England and Wales.

Photo: Inner Space © Nik Goile
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This climb is in 105 logbooks, and on 42 wishlists.

Don't bring a head-torch for the full experience
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Raj Bisht

rajeshwarbisht - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Flavio

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/15

Dervey - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/15 with Liam

VPJB - 06/Jun/15

Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Ric E

Crazy bridging - weird and wonderful!
RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Ben Darby

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15 with Jake Thompsett

OMG! Only really VS as in climber's guide but E3 exposure. Nothing quite like it.
chancer - AltLd O/S - 24/May/15 with Jason Wood

OMG Indeed! Finished at 10:30 PM. Will try and remember a head torch next time I commit to something like this!! Great route - very different! :)
Ian MK - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with Anna

Anna Maykova - 2nd - 24/May/15 with Ian

RWelch - 2nd O/S - 01/May/15

Lead second pitch. Weird but wonderful route!
gurumed - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/14 with gjd

led p1. Wow!
gjd - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/14 with Gurumed

I love this route, done it before but I felt it slightly harder.. Still like it though. If you have short legs you may find it harder..
PilarMartinez - 08/Sep/14 with TheCherokee

poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with adrian voss

Esoteric and intimidating! Chimney climbing skills essential.
druss - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Peter Ocampo

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

AdamCB - 2nd - 19/Aug/14

tim_mcd - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with David B

Lenny - AltLd O/S - Aug/14 with Phil .N

guy757 - 14/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/14

Not like most other HVSs...
jacobjacob - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14

chappers909 - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Patrick Hill, Dan Geh

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Paddy, Will

Patrick Hill - AltLd O/S - 2014 with chappers909, Dan Geh

Hidden - 2014

Split into 3 pitches which seemed a good choice. I led the back and foot pitch taking a lower, less protected line. Unusual, wild, but fantastic climbing. The window is one the favourite belays Iv been on!
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

Led P2, good to get back on this one, as I'd backed off this pitch 2 yrs earlier.
Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/13 with Trevor Wilson

Ross enjoyed so much last year he wanted to lead the 1st pitch and it made his weekend.I led p2 for the first time.
jon_gill1 - AltLd - 25/Aug/13 with ross garfoot

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13

Feels like an adventure being in the dark at the end of the day wondering if we'll finish before sunset. Seeing the ropes trailing off into the distance on the chimney was thought provoking - great swing potential!
Alan100 - 2nd - 20/Oct/12

Incredible climb!
Alex179 - 2nd - 20/Oct/12

i did pitch one which was a fantastic outing on fairly easy climbing.dont understand why its only 2 stars on here!surely its worth 3 stars of anyone's money!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with john ripley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12

Scary but much fun!
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Matt K, george

I led p1. A hoot. Quite scary too! It didn't help that I pulled off a block from the roof near the belay.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Matt K, Liz F

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12

Great adventure, good chimney practice
tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with edd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/12

absolutely incredible
pembrokeshirecaver - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/12 with John Bennetts

Hidden - Jun/12

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with Chris James

crispyboy - Lead - 28/May/12 with denzel

3 pitches as not extending the gear correctly, did make for an awesome hanging belay.
nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with monsteratt

Pretty incredible route. The first bit to get to the chimney on crazy 'holds'. The traverse through the chimney was a bit out of my comfort zone and Nick ended up doing a hanging belay halfway along it due to rope drag (exciting stuff). I lead between this and the chockstone.
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Nick Whimster

Hidden - 2012

pembrokeshirecaver - AltLd - 16/Sep/11 with Edmund Morris

Fantastic route! A bit daunting from the bottom, but the climbing is easier than it looks. The traverse under the roof inside the cave was amazing, but scary. Patrick P1, me P2.
smolders - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Patrick

Rare moves.
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Pickles, Ellie

Charles led, Rich and I seconded.
EllieWoods - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Charles, Rich

shoulders - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with dai

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Trevor Wilson

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/11

almost benighted in the cave without a head torch, topped out by moonlight. had to do an extra traverse pitch to get to the route as the trench was under water.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd rpt - 14/Aug/11 with james pcc

lead first pitch
steve.warrington - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Nik Goile

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/11

andy dunn - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Tom

Drew M - AltLd O/S - Jun/11 with Jen

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Harry Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Rick Dunning - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Led P1 - An Absolutely Fantastic Adventure!!!
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with J

Ketu - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Graeme H

what an experience! still not sure if we pitched it right but rob took a hanging stance a little into the chimney traverse so I got a fair bit of the chimney section which is much easier than it looked from below and with plenty of gear and with feet one wall and back on the other the climbing in this section was not much harder than severe but with really good exposure. Some of the best adventure climbing i've done, CLASSIC stuff
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Rob

Led P2. What a totally amazing route. None of the moves felt as hard as 4c, and the gear is good, but it's definitely an HVS experience!
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Jon

Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Victim of Maths

Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with -martin

muttley_109 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Ollie Burrows

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with B. Hughes

irish paul - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Sarah Joyce

matt.woodfield - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/09

Kenemo - 2009

climber130887 - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

MikeT - AltLd - May/08 with AW

Mike P1 (done as two pitches) Tom P2
Tom Gadsden - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Mike

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/07 with James Cross

tom_1985 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Ant Schwirtz

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/06 with martina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

david morse - Lead - Aug/05 with rampant

davebrox - Lead - Aug/05 with Phil

davebrox - Lead - Aug/05

Boxy - AltLd - 2005 with Aus

drysori - Lead - 2005

Laramadness - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/04

al99 - AltLd O/S - Sep/03 with Sam Ponsford

auld al - AltLd O/S - Sep/00

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/00

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/00

dickypips - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/99 with Steve James

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/99

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/90

Norman_P_W - AltLd - Aug/90 with Bob M

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/89

Hidden - 1985

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