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[pembs north coast at its best., 2 kb]Just brilliant; the best route here. Great climbing, great positions, and good rock. The lower traverse (crux) takes you to the base of a soaring arete; follow this, on its left side, to an exposed finale. Photo on page 47. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: pembs north coast at its best. © loundsy
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This climb is in 196 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Andrew1 - Solo - 09/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 09/Apr/14

maddy92 - Lead - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 09/Sep/13 with Clare

Clee - 2nd - 29/Aug/13 with Julian

bob johnson - 26/Aug/13

swmackey - Lead - 20/Aug/13 with Gemma Grewar

JenDurden - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with JoePrem

Enjoyed the traverse
ladymuck - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Andy Worster

Sam Moss - 2nd - Aug/13 with Misha

Fiona McFarlane - Lead - Aug/13 with Loic menzies

Certainly bold. Gear is very well spaced and very poor. Otherwise nice climbing and a good route. Did the traverse start.
Sy Finch - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Dave Easton

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/13

Phil Mercer - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Phil

erica - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/13

Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Emma Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Joe Rudin

Brillent route, spicy start followed by an elegant finish. Little gear, so would recommend a dry and calm day.
RUDIN.J.D.H - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Luke Cullum

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13

Dawn_K_B - 2nd - 13/Jun/13 with Calum Harvey

poor route..
scott quinn - 2nd - 07/Jun/13

not a lot of gear, not great climbing
Tom.Priestley - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Scott Quinn

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/13

beakerburgess - Solo O/S - 30/May/13

joem - Solo O/S - 30/May/13

banana joe - 2nd β - 21/May/13 with Matt Jackson

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

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

dannygiblin - May/13

I dont know which took longer on this one, the climb or setting up the hanging belay...
jonny_098 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with George Lewtas

ross brinson - 2nd - 23/Apr/13 with Ben Biscoe

Danhan - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Dom

Izzy - 2nd - Apr/13

TommityP - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/13

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/13

foostu4 - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/13 with George Humphery

jacksonm1 - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/12

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Alice du Preez

smolders - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Robert D

rd20 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Martin

mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Francis Charlesworth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12

Palindrome - 2nd O/S - Aug/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - TR - 26/Jul/12

LukeyG - 09/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12

dansmonkeytroubles - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/12 with Steph Duits

jossjones - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

Hardest bit is at the bottom. then its about staying calm cause there a few run outs till the top 3rd where there's a good few wires. nice.
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with casey johns

Good climb to second. Mid section run out. Well in luke.
casey johns - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with luke glaister

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Freshers

chappers909 - TR O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Dan Geh

AMJ098 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12

Sam Hockley - TR O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Dan Geh

steven - Lead O/S - 17/May/12 with Paul Horabin

paul horabin - 2nd - 17/May/12

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with Dafydd Llywelyn

Mark Salter - Lead β - 23/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/12

Ian JL - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Apr/12

wilkie14c - 2nd - 08/Apr/12 with Blue Straggler

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Pete aka Dad

Rhydian Evans - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12

djromberg - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/12

Mistee - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Phil

98%monkey - Lead O/S - Nov/11 with Nicki

Thin gear for vs. Jon wasn't having it that Ive known thinner e1's! Great route.
beds74 - Lead - 31/Oct/11 with Jon ginesi

garethsteel - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11 with chris687

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Ando

alone protected by shunt
Chris M Thomas - TR - 20/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/11

Huge seas made this feel pretty wild. Managed to drop all sorts of ironmongery into the sea while I was at it. I'd imagine this is a lovely solo in better weather.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/11 with J. Iles-Smith

Jus - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/11

torsok - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Ali

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Slick - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Isabel Evans

Started from right hand side due to tide racing in.
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with liv_the_div

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

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/11

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 27/Aug/11 with Steve Webster

Found this hard....on second!! I think the sea was a bit close for comfort for my liking! Fab route though.
iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11 with Sam Wood

Voltemands - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11 with Carlene HIll

Carly - Lead - 26/Aug/11 with Jamie

Caspar - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/11

scorpia97 - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/11

hutchay - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Libby Owen

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/11

tully1987 - 2nd - 01/Aug/11 with Adam Barratt

Ali - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Rich M

tjmillen - AltLd - Aug/11 with vicky

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

fjellogpadleskole - Lead - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11

For pix
The Pylon King - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11

asmith37 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Martin Cleever

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/11

quality
Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with alex smith

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/11

philboy - Lead - 09/Jun/11 with Ste

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/11

TheLiz - 2nd - 31/May/11 with Josh

dansmonkeytroubles - 2nd rpt - 14/May/11 with Dave Williams, Steph Duits

jtree03 - 2nd - 02/May/11 with Brother Al

John Roe - Lead - 01/May/11 with Iain (Jocky) Marr

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/May/11

fantastic arete climbing with pleasant moves/rests
benkelsey - Solo O/S - 01/May/11 with Remus Knowles

From the right, racing the tide. Opposed runners. Then fun.
skinnysomething - May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/11

Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Darren McMaster

shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Byron Buck

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

haydng - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with RachelG

RMG - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with haydng

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11

Superb, crux on the traverse is lovely! Gear not great, but not too serious, awesome route :D
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Mike Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11

Really cool crimpy clmbingup the arete, gear is sparse!!!!
Matt Smith - TR O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Joe Premier

Tom Downes - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Joe Premier

loz901 - TR - 20/Feb/11

Ffej - Lead - 26/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Stunning position on the arete, very photogenic from the other side of the bay, great bold route.
wilkie14c - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/10 with Dave Clarke

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/10

Chris M Thomas - TR rpt - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

good and fun but WOW the gear is terrible and at the top sorta run out...
TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with ed

super sketchy lead from tom. Solid VS due to the lack of 'proper' gear placements.
Ed morris - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Tom

JoEglington - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

Rob Exile Ward - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with L Edwards

hazeysunshine - 2nd - 03/Aug/10 with Dave

Pretty much no gear worth a damn after about half way along the traverse. Scary in a "fall off and you're gonna die" kind of way.
Steve Hill - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Melinda Morrell

minda_kat - 2nd - 01/Aug/10 with Steve Hill

pie_eater_pete - AltLd - Aug/10 with Jo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10

Bold and beautiful.
dansmonkeytroubles - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Pete Black

didn't pull too many of those crimpy flakes off
thetradlad - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Tom Lister

Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Nicola Brankley

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/10

DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Lee

timofy - Lead O/S - Jun/10

ross duffield - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with row

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Hidden - May/10

enjoyable route,great climbing,not much gear
RobRock84 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Chris price

Rhydian Evans - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/10 with ivan bricknell

Not much gear after the traverse (found one good runner at 2/3rds height on the right of the arete), but easy climbing in a fantastic position. Great route.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Rhydian

Simon Rackley - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with tracy baldwin

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/10

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Harry Andrews

grumpyoldjanner - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with d_meacher

spadge - 2nd - 2010

Gibson27 - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

Well done Al! Wonderful, very delicate route!
Tom Hutton - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with Vincenam

The friction on the un-polished rock is a huge pleasure
jonny taylor - 2nd - 23/Sep/09 with James

Jimmy O - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/09 with Jonny Taylor

Bold but fairly easy.
Zoomer - Lead - 22/Sep/09 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 22/Sep/09 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/09

Technical traverse and then easy arete. Long runouts but seemed light for a VS (Compare with Bachelor's Climb at Hen Cloud - ouch!)
Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Ben Wallace

heavy Belay - 2nd - 18/Aug/09 with Fisher

cjohn62 - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with keith

Nice route, barely VS. Colin did lower traverse to arete. Also led traverse route S on 20th on (Craig Long?)
dave1 - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with Colin Powell

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/09

popov86 - Lead - 18/Feb/09

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 04/May/08 with Michelle Baker

Fine arete. Probably only 4b, but long runout.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Ann Sanderson

Rob Hirst - TR O/S - Sep/06

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Nov/03

FrankW - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/00 with Laura

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Brian Wilderspin, arb89, kirsten, snakebite, groovy_nut, Euan Strachan, Dan Lane, Ropeboy, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 118
hard HVS0 of 40
HVS1 of 40
easy HVS0 of 40
hard VS6 of 40
VS27 of 40
easy VS6 of 40
hard HS0 of 40
HS0 of 40
easy HS0 of 40
hard 5a0 of 39
5a0 of 39
easy 5a0 of 39
hard 4c1 of 39
4c7 of 39
easy 4c26 of 39
hard 4b4 of 39
4b1 of 39
easy 4b0 of 39
3 Stars7 of 39
2 Stars26 of 39
1 Star5 of 39
0 Stars1 of 39
Bag of .....0 of 39
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Style of ascent

Soloed12 of 196 (6.1%)
Lead99 of 196 (50.5%)
Followed65 of 196 (33.2%)
Toproped10 of 196 (5.1%)
Alt Leads2 of 196 (1.0%)
Unknown8 of 196 (4.1%)

'Climbed'77 of 196 (39.3%)
clean O/S113 of 196 (57.7%)
clean β2 of 196 (1.0%)
clean rpt4 of 196 (2.0%)