Rockfax Description
No climbing 1 March to 1 August because of nesting birds.
A seminal route in many climber's careers; as your arms become tired, the holds just get bigger and bigger! Start below the groove as for Deep Space. Climb the groove, which is surprisingly technical and slabby, until a line of jugs leads out right to another groove. Follow this, with most of the Atlantic Ocean beneath you, then move right into an easier finishing crack.
Warp Gate, E5 6b - The version described in Extreme Rock is actually the best line on the crag but is seldom climbed. It starts up Warp Factor and continues up Star Gate. Solid E5! © Rockfax

FA. P.Littlejohn 3.77 Mar/1977

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Pembroke Rockfax Top 50, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

spidermonkey09 18/Sep Lead O/S

Great route, how can an E3 have so many jugs?! Steep and intimidating but not that hard, and pretty easy to read compared to Zeppelin. First proper Pembroke E3 after the Butcher.

Ella7 18/Sep 2nd dog

Really enjoyable, mostly massive jugs on overhanging rock.

datoon 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Adam Coles
Hidden 29/Aug Lead O/S
benkelsey 17/Aug Lead O/S

Best route of the trip. Ludicrous exposure on the biggest holds in the world. 5 stars

with Shaun Humphreys
Mark Grist 16/Aug 2nd
with Paul Tanton
PaulTanton 16/Aug Lead O/S

I think this is the best route I've ever done at Pembroke. It is fantastic. Not really hard. Excellent moves on good holds in a great position. It's also safe..

anguskille 07/Aug 2nd β
with James Kay
dan gibson 21/May Lead O/S
with Eszter
Tom Livingstone 23/Mar Lead O/S
phil64 ??/2015 -
gurumed 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Best single pitch I've ever done.

with gjd
gjd 29/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Gurumed
Sarah Black 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Gareth James, Paul Black
Cardi 30/Aug/14 2nd dog
with Irish, Sarah Joyce
markalmack 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

found this hard and pumpy

with james marjot
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead dog
cooperman 20/Sep/13 Lead β
with Graham Iles
Andrew Wilson 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S
JulesV 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S

What an amazing route!

Hidden 12/Aug/13 2nd dog
Justin T 11/Aug/13 2nd
with Sue
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Ed Babs 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Out of this world.

with AlexD
AlexD 18/Sep/12 2nd


with Ed
Ed morris 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Super pumpy but nowhere desperate. A fantastic line, Monster holds to wedge various limbs in if you get a little pumped!

with Dickon
pembrokeshirecaver 31/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd dog
Hidden ?/Jun/12 -
Owain Llewelyn 29/Feb/12 Lead
with Gareth E
Nick Sillem ??/2012 -
buzby78 01/Sep/11 Lead
with McGeek
Hidden 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
JRae 22/Aug/11 2nd
Ian Jones 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S

A total path. E2.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
david morse 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Super pumpy, especially if wet at the start. Make sure you know where the traverse right starts, its not so obvious when youre up there. Outstanding route

with Duncan
Duncan Campbell 28/Jul/11 2nd

Wet at the bottom. Took 2 hangs on gear to keep the pump at a minimum so I didn't fall off and end up in space. This is a pumpy beast and you are on your arms all the way!

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
GeoffG ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -


drcorbasisgod 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
irish paul 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Stunning line, probably the best E3 I've done in Pembroke, simply fabulous!

with Sarah Joyce
cem 30/Aug/10 2nd dog

Slipped near start

with Johan Piper, Chris Parson
thomasadixon 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Absolutely brilliant route.

andy dunn 29/Aug/10 2nd
mattnuttall 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S


with Ian Heginbotham
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Billg 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

absolutely fantastic route - never hard but keeps going on big holds all the way

with Megan Beaumont
Hidden 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 06/Aug/09 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 06/Aug/09 2nd β
with loundsy
feilx 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Heather
switch 21/Sep/08 Solo rpt

Had been wanting to solo this all through the miserable Summer and at last: a crisp, sunny day.

morganator 24/Aug/08 Lead
with Neil McAdie
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead

Fantastic route

with A. Howarth
tuftynick ??/2008 -
Ram MkiV 13/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with reeve
NeilGriffiths 27/Aug/07 -
with Simon Frost
frost ?/Aug/07 2nd
with N Griffiths
gonggashan ?/Nov/06 2nd
with Dan Perrott
Hidden 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2006 -
Bern ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Chubbard 30/Sep/05 AltLd dog
with C Godfrey
Dave Reeve ?/Sep/05 2nd O/S

Climbed on a windy day with swiftly rising tide, no chalk as Tony had to borrow mine.. a bit gripping on the bottom as a fall would have had me trying to prussik out of the sea...great climb though..!

with Tony Payne
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead
Brown 01/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
haydng ??/2005 -
LC ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
ian caton 31/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Abi
Urgles ?/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Jack G
Andrew Barker ?/Jun/04 Lead dog

My first attempt at an E3. At least two falls and I ran out of quickdraws near the top but very glad I tried it.

Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Aug/03 2nd rpt
Hidden 31/Jul/00 Lead O/S
ellis ?/Sep/98 2nd O/S
nickdonohue 28/Aug/98 Lead

superb climbing; one of the best climbs / best bits of climbing I've done; my first E3

with Mark McCarthy
Dave Rumney 26/Aug/98 Lead
with Dennis Wong
Hidden 01/Feb/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 2nd
Si Clapham ??/1998 Lead

way out there

with JC
Hidden 25/Aug/97 Lead
phardman ??/1997 -
andybirtwistle 14/Aug/96 Lead
with Steve Brewis
pmot ??/1994 2nd
with Another Mr Lizard
whispering nic ?/Aug/93 2nd
with Graham Iles
Hidden ?/Jun/92 AltLd
keefe 19/Apr/92 -
Glenn Sutcliffe 19/Apr/92 -
with keefe
Roget 06/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with jon
Dave Musgrove 27/Mar/91 Lead dog
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Mar/91 2nd
with Dad
Steve Crowe ??/1991 Lead O/S

circa 1991 (seconded Karin 29Aug1996)

Rich Kirby ?/Jul/90 2nd

I was glad I hadn't led this one at the time...very pumpy. I didn't tell Will mind... the "apprentice was coming of age". A good lead.

DDDD ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/May/89 Lead
Hidden 11/Sep/88 Lead
Hidden 31/May/88 Lead O/S
William Robertson ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Nigel Coe ?/Aug/87 2nd dog

I used 1 rest point.

Hidden 08/Jul/87 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jun/87 2nd
steve L 20/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Clive Curle
Hidden 19/Apr/87 Lead
frank ramsay ??/1987 Lead
andy gittins ??/1987 -
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
keefe 06/Sep/86 -
with Johnny Adams
shark ?/Jul/86 Lead dog
with Grin
Mike Owen 29/May/86 -
with Eric Rooseberry
Hidden 18/Jul/85 2nd
Hidden ??/1985 -
Mark Kemball 09/Sep/82 AltLd
with Paul Clark
Hidden ?/May/81 Lead O/S
Steve Bell ??/1981 -
with Martin Corbett
Hidden ??/1981 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1973 -
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