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Star Gate*** E3 5c

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[Star Gate (E3 5c), Mother Carey's Kitchen, South Pemboke, 2 kb]No climbing 1 March to 1 August because of nesting birds. 40m. 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.

Photo: Star Gate (E3 5c), Mother Carey's Kitchen, South Pemboke © Julian Wedd
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 104 logbooks, and on 42 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Sep/13

cooperman - Lead β - 20/Sep/13 with Graham Iles

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with jon stewart

What an amazing route!
JulesV - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Mangled fingers
CJEFF - 2nd dog - 12/Aug/13 with Thomas Ramsdon

Justin T - 2nd - 11/Aug/13 with Sue

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

andybirtwistle - 2013

Out of this world.
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12 with AlexD

Mega
AlexD - 2nd - 18/Sep/12 with Ed

Super pumpy but nowhere desperate. A fantastic line, Monster holds to wedge various limbs in if you get a little pumped!
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Dickon

pembrokeshirecaver - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Edmund Morris

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Jun/12

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 29/Feb/12 with Gareth E

Nick Sillem - 2012

buzby78 - Lead - 01/Sep/11 with McGeek

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11

JRae - 2nd - 22/Aug/11 with M Watson

A total path. E2.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')

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
david morse - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Duncan

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/11

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

wow
mwatson - 2011

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Johan Piper, Charles Moreton

Stunning line, probably the best E3 I've done in Pembroke, simply fabulous!
irish paul - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Sarah Joyce

Slipped near start
cem - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/10 with Johan Piper, Chris Parson

Absolutely brilliant route.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Andy Dunn

andy dunn - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Tom Dixon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

absolutely fantastic route - never hard but keeps going on big holds all the way
Billg - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Megan Beaumont

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd β - 06/Aug/09 with loundsy

feilx - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Heather

Had been wanting to solo this all through the miserable Summer and at last: a crisp, sunny day.
switch - Solo rpt - 21/Sep/08

morganator - Lead - 24/Aug/08 with Neil McAdie

Fantastic route
Julian Wedd - Lead - 2008 with A. Howarth

tuftynick - 2008

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/07 with reeve

NeilGriffiths - 27/Aug/07 with Simon Frost

frost - 2nd - Aug/07 with N Griffiths

gonggashan - 2nd - Nov/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/06

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Chubbard - AltLd dog - 30/Sep/05 with C Godfrey

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..!
Dave Reeve - 2nd O/S - Sep/05 with Tony Payne

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

Brown - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

haydng - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/04

ian caton - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/04 with Abi

The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Jack G

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.
Andrew Barker - Lead dog - Jun/04 with Alex Fry

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd rpt - Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/00

ellis - 2nd O/S - Sep/98 with Ally Coull

superb climbing; one of the best climbs / best bits of climbing I've done; my first E3
nickdonohue - Lead - 28/Aug/98 with Mark McCarthy

Dave Rumney - Lead - 26/Aug/98 with Dennis Wong

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/98

Hidden - 2nd - 1998

way out there
Si Clapham - Lead - 1998 with JC

ChrisJD - Lead - 25/Aug/97 with rc

phardman - 1997

pmot - 2nd - 1994 with Another Mr Lizard

whispering nic - 2nd - Aug/93 with Graham Iles

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/92

keefe - 19/Apr/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 19/Apr/92 with keefe

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/91 with jon

Dave Musgrove - Lead dog - 27/Mar/91 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 27/Mar/91 with Dad

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.
Rich Kirby - 2nd - Jul/90 with Will (S. Williamson)

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - May/89

Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/88

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

I used 1 rest point.
Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - Aug/87 with Gordon Jenkin

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/87

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - Jun/87 with Andy Hyslop

frank ramsay - Lead - 1987

andy gittins - 1987

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

keefe - 06/Sep/86 with Johnny Adams

shark - Lead dog - Jul/86 with Grin

Mike Owen - 29/May/86 with Eric Rooseberry

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/85

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 09/Sep/82 with Paul Clark

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/81

Hidden - 1981

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1981

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 104 (1.0%)
Lead49 of 104 (47.1%)
Followed27 of 104 (26.0%)
Alt Leads3 of 104 (2.9%)
Unknown24 of 104 (23.1%)

'Climbed'54 of 104 (51.9%)
clean O/S37 of 104 (35.6%)
clean β2 of 104 (1.9%)
clean rpt2 of 104 (1.9%)
dogged9 of 104 (8.7%)