Climbs 48
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 6m a.s.l
Faces S

Crag features

The south-facing aspect of Crickmail's compact exposed walls provide the visitor with a good number of quality 20m+ routes, including classics such as the ever-popular Aero (VS), and B-Team Buttress (E1). It's a long-ish walk-in, as it falls roughly halfway between the two possible car parks, but it is well worth the effort, especially if you extend your time in the area by nipping across to Mewsford, or Triple Overhang. The previous guide book implied high numbers of sheep suicides on this cliff; the intervening years have seen a marked decrease in this malodorous activity.

Approach notes

Tidal platform on the lower tier. Reached from St Govans or Stack Rocks. From St Govans, it is 500m past the second fence line, and just W of an obvious grassy gully leading down to a boulder beach - Seaside Gully. Abseil or scramble down to the lower tier, or take the non-tidal mid-tier.

Restricted Access

A very nice crag with a popular non-tidal upper tier and well-featured rock.

There is a large colony of Herring Gulls which are now on the "red list" of endangered species in the UK, on the mid-height ledge in Spring - early summer,  climbers are requested to avoid this section (see details below) as there is now an agreed seasonal restriction on this venue.

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The famous Pembroke Rockfax has returned with this glorious full-colour version packed with classic routes and all the wonderful features that you have come to expect from Rockfax. It is now twice the size of the old 1995 book and has some of the biggest and clearest photo-topos that have ever been published in a UK guidebook.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 West Face 
2Rasberry Ripple
E2 5a 5b  
E3 5c * 
4Good Companions
E4 5c 5a  
5Opening Night
E2 5b 5c *10
 South Face Lower Tier 
7TrapezeE2 5b 5a 10
8Cloud Nine,hang ten
E2 5b *6
HVS 5a *23
10Sun PeopleHVS 5a 1
11Soft Centre
HS 4b 5
VS 4b 1
HS 4b 5
14Milky Way
S 4b  
15GalaxyVS 3
16D-Day Landings
HVS 5b 13
17N.A.T.O forces
E1 5b 4
 South Face Upper Tier 
19Snap, Popple and CrackVS 4b 28
20CrunchyVS 4b *90
21krispie crack
VS 4c 31
22Three Shreaded Wheat
E3 5c  
23CatchVS 4b *107
24B-Team ButtressE1 5b **257
25AeroVS 5a **247
26Beggar Man
E2 5c 5
27Tinker TailorHVS 5a *94
28The Bouncer
HVS 5a 13
29MarathonHVS 5a *65
30The JoggerHVS 5a 7
31The Swinger
E2 5c  
32Police BrutalityHS 4b 4
33SlipwayS 4a *40
34Winter SunHS 4c 2
35Warsaw PactS 4b 6
VS 4c 3
37Cheese PleaseE1 5c 2
 East Face 
39Turtles Progress
E1 5a 5b  
40A Present from the Valley
VS 4b 4c  
41Special Communiques
E3 5c  
42Malice Aforethought
HVS 5a *21
43Malice Afterthought
HVS 5a 1
44A Town Like Malice
E3 5c  
E7 6b  
46Eastern Gully
VS 5a  
47Friction Addiction
E5 6b  
48Emotional Rescue
E3 5c  
VS 4c  
51Secret StratoshereHVS 5a 1
52Footloose and Fancy FreeHVS  
 seaside Gully 
54Flaked outE3 5c *1

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