Wishful Thinking*** E1 5b
[Free Ab into the excellentus "Wishful thinking" E1 Pembroke, 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
A classic trip at a more amenable grade; the upper roofs provide delicious, juggy entertainment. Climb the right wall of the arete, move back to the arete, and up to a good ledge on the left. Power rightwards through the roofs above, to a wide crack up on the left; follow this to finish through the well-positioned top roof. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Free Ab into the excellentus "Wishful thinking" E1 Pembroke © Ady short
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This climb is in 76 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Andrew Wilson - AltLd - 29/Aug/15 with Matt Nuttall

tide coming in fast so Andy chucked a belay in under roof so I could escape and lead through. Superb E1
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Andrew Wilson

Total ripper of a climb. Great fun all the way.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/15 with Viv

Absolutely brilliant route.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Tony

Belay on the ab rope - high tide.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with martin haworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/15

very hungover but could still sense this was really very good, I'll suggest this route to anyone
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with Pete Graham, Malc Scott

markalmack - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with will

Great route, hard to believe it is E1 from below!
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Richard Nicholson

Slick - 2nd - 18/Apr/15 with Alastair Begley

The best route I did all weekend and one of the best I've ever done. So much fun!
R2B - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Nick B

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Mike Todd

Stunning, so overhanging yet so big holds
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Phil Baxter, Alex Twist

Mike Todd - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Brian Rodgers

I can't believe this isn't in the top fifty, got to be one of the best routes at the grade i've ever done
misterb - Lead O/S - Apr/15 with russ

Probably the best HVS in Pembroke
pembrokeshirecaver - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Edmund Morris

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Paul Black

Brilliant route, seemed pretty straightforward at the grade, gear is decent.
eduardo - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Mark Grist

Stefan_Morris - Lead - 12/Oct/13 with Edmundmorris

Ed morris - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with stefan

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

So good! Looks completely bonkers for the grade, but actually not too hard. Swanage-esque top out.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Conor Cussell

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 13/Aug/13 with Rob Durran

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Gareth Greeves

Awesome route, started to rain as I came to the crux, luckily I was dry under the roof but when Nick left the belay ledge there was a distinct dry outline of his body on the rock!
gg4419 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Nick Stephens

Hidden - 2nd β - 14/Jul/13

Awsome prositons amazing
brices - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Joe Innes, Sash

Joe Innes - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Sash, Simon Brice

Last down there 15 yrs ago. Amazing adventure. It just shouldn't go at that grade!
Tim Sparrow - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Piers Nesbitt

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Mike Grant, Rich Pickford

Got a bit wet as hanging ab left me dangling over the sea! retreated in to the big cave and then traversed right on to the route
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Adam Ryan

just amazing! after having looked down the route from above a couple of times and never quite worked up the bottle to give it a go, put off by how blank and unprotected the bottom bit looks, finally gave it a go. And what a beauty of a climb it is, great gear, stunning exposure and fun varied climbing. perfect climb, best E1 in Pembroke??
msoldn - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Berti

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/12

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12

Kevster - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

tonevert - 2nd - 07/Apr/12 with Kevin Faux

just beat the spring tide!
Dave Rumney - Lead - 06/Apr/12 with Tanya Milner, Sean Roberts

Not as good as rock idol, but pretty good! Next time i'm going to solo it
david morse - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with markalmack, lole

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

Fantastic route that takes you through some really improbable terrain at the grade.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Andy

Graham Iles - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Neil Stabbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Jake

jacobjlloyd - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

Nicola - 2nd β - 02/Jul/11 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Nik Goile

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Martin Hore

Rory Shaw - 2011

Paul Boggis - Lead - 2011

datoon - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with K

khawk - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with DT

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10

Awesome route going through some totally improbable ground. Massive holds all the way.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Steve Bowker

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Matthew Tink Taylor

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with GF

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

cymjt - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09

*** route..... Takes you places where most E1s don't, should be on everyone's Pembroke E1 ticklist
AJM - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Ali Morris

Tim M - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 10/Apr/09 with cheesesarnie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07

Dave Westby - 2nd - May/07 with Tony Hulme

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Ed Brown

Urgles - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Ady Short

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/03

20 foot fall when carabiner unclipped whilst i was bedding in a nut,putting me off balance and causing fall.theres a lesson there somewhere
dickypips - Lead dog - Jul/99 with john richards

Tim Sparrow - Lead - 07/Aug/98 with Pete Robinson

sadams - Lead - 04/May/98 with John Boyle

RichardMc - 2nd - Aug/96 with Steve Gould

Steve Crowe - 2nd - 05/Apr/96 with KM

NickJH - 1991

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
owillmot, Larey, misterb, druss, eduardo, hutchay, Nigel Coe, mattrm, jonnybull, stvredmond, Owen W-G, johnpr

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