Poltergeist** HVS 5a
[Awesome exposure from near the top of Poltergeist at Pembroke.  At least a fall would end up in the sea ?60m below...., 2 kb]39m.

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Excellent. Ascend the lower wall, breaking away from Quoin to climb into a deep groove. Follow this on steepening rock and great holds, to the top. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Awesome exposure from near the top of Poltergeist at Pembroke. At least a fall would end up in the sea ?60m below.... © squicky
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/15

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Paul Wolf

John Nuttall - Lead - 16/Aug/15 with Sharon

Kirill - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/15 with Mike Moss

mike.moss - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15

garyb1442 - 2nd - 25/May/15 with Adam Gregg

Great stuff, bang on at the grade. Involving all the way up. Went to see the new remake of Poltergeist (the film) when I got home :-)
Blue Straggler - 2nd - 25/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/15

Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Gary Bennett

sheelba - 2nd - 17/May/15 with Kevin

mike lawrence? - 2nd - 08/Apr/15 with Metal

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/15

Really glad we did this, one of the highlights of the weekend.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Emily

This was great - probably my favourite climb of the day. Some really fun swingy moves.
Emily - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/15

Andrew1 - 2nd - 04/Apr/15 with Hulda

misterb - Lead O/S - Apr/15 with justin

Justin T - 2nd - Apr/15 with Nick B

Feeling bold - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Neville

DanielGyi - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Myles

Tim Sparrow - 2nd - 26/Aug/14 with Ian Armstrong

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/14 with David

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14 with Liz Fowler

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/14

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Ali Wood

Went off route on this one as gained the rib to the right (it seemed the natural line of weakness). A very good route by this line with plenty of exposure.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Murilo Lessa

3 stars! Really cool. Lee did not go right but straight, much better line.
Murilo Lessa - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Lee Harisson

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/13 with Ken McBride

steve.warrington - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Nik Goile

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Ben F

Curly Rich - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/13 with GMC JohnP

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13

danieleaston - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Saz

Lovely steep and great location!
saz_b - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Dan Easton

Cannot understand how people think this is easier than Telekinesis unless we were on the wrong line, felt just as hard as every other E1 I've climbed (unless I was in a particularly wussy mood).
Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Vince Brown

VPJB - Lead - 08/Jun/13

This was really enjoyable. I'd like to go back and lead it one day. The finish is quite steep with good moves and great jugs in an exposed position.
gravity - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Hugh Thomas

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Mason, Ben Wolstenholme

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with mike doyle

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Floris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with J

jcw - 2013

To escape from the failed attempt at preposterous tales.
JamesRich - TR O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Shunted up abb rope in order to escape from the initial ledge of preposterous tales then belayed James and Rob up using the other two ropes after me.
Quarryboy - TR O/S - 20/Aug/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield, Comrade Shunt

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Anna

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Will Hunt

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 07/May/12 with Dafydd Llywelyn

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 04/May/12

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Mike Richmond

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - TR O/S - 04/May/12 with Rachel Stater

alasdair19 - May/12

Superb HVS,a climb of three parts - Amazing sunny day :-)
themadbrown - 2nd - 28/Jan/12 with james

Bailed out of corner to the right (again)
Jams Crwca - Lead rpt - 28/Jan/12 with themadbrown

Yanis Nayu - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Pete Templar

themadbrown - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with james

Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11

Batt - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/11 with Mel

catblack - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Andy Barker

Andrew Barker - 2nd - 19/Aug/11 with Cat Black

some seriously huge holds on this
Shauna - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Jules

tonanf - AltLd - Aug/11 with john sun

Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with henry castle

Hidden - 2nd β - 23/May/11

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 22/May/11 with Chris Allan, David Brock

ian d f - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Michael P

squicky - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with spidey

Nice climbing and positions, though I think I may have gone slightly too far right near the top.
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Alex Twist

petellis - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Karen, Sloth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Good climbing on good holds.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10

Ketu - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Graeme H

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Rob

Kirill - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Jane, Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Ian Dunbar

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Tony Payne

mikeshewring - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10

Paul Bowen - 2nd - 02/Jun/10 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/10

alek - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Martin Lane

Aaron Lines - Lead - Aug/09 with simon

matt.woodfield - Lead - 05/Jul/09

Steve Hill - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Hywel Edwards

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Chris Wyatt

Very pleasant
chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Daf

eagleopus - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Steve Hill

RobRock84 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Steve Quinton

sammo247 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09

drysori - Lead - May/09 with Ivo

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Dai Morris

cem - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Graham Dolman

Alpine-style double second...
Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Cathy Lane

Jason Gotel - Lead - Mar/07 with Noo

janegallwey - Lead - 2007

Bella - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Chris

Mike H - 2nd - 02/Jun/06 with Jamie Smith

gonggashan - Lead O/S - 29/May/05

Marq - Lead O/S - 02/May/05 with Daniel Dennehy

belay bunny turned bad - 2005

Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Pete Cosgrove

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - 2002

ChrisJD - Lead - 27/Aug/00 with Clare

excellent, worth ***
Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/00 with Debbie Wilkinson

timreynolds - Lead - 25/Sep/99 with Gary Jackson

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/98

ChrisJD - 2nd - 21/Mar/98 with rc

RichardMc - AltLd - Aug/96 with Steve Gould

steve L - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/78 with Morty

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