Altitude 20m a.s.l
Bow Shaped Slab, Pembroke © chrisimray
Regarded as a bit of an outpost from the more popular Pembroke haunts, Flimston Bay offers plenty of decent routes including many at a useful grade. There is climbing all over the area but for most visitors, much of this will be too hard or too esoteric. The four walls covered in this section include three easy-angled slabs, and one hard-angled wall. The two narrow slabs of Flimston Crack and Bow-Shaped Slab give the full sea cliff experience at a grade that most can manage. The most popular area is the accessible Crystal Slabs - heaven for those into slabby VSs. Adding another dimension to the area is the unique Mosaic Wall - heaven for people who are into well-protected savagely-strenuous crack climbs of E3 and above ..... and I know there are a lot of you out there!
Note that Flimston Bay is in Range East and is not in Range West ... from the BMC page below the Flimston (perimeter bays) that is in Range West is much further west "This area, as described in the Pembroke guidebook, runs from The Wash to The Green Bridge, below Flimston Down. Not to be confused with Flimston Bay to the east. The rock looks both intimidating and unstable and most climbs here are in the mid to high grades." the restricted Flimston is grid ref SR 92109435
The crag is in Range West, an Army live-firing range. Briefed climbers (with a valid permit) can access the crag year round when the range is not iring (all weekends & Bank Holidays plus some weekdays). Night firing normally occurs on Tuesday & Thursday but may also alternate to Monday & Wednesday. The crag is in Range West, an Army live-firing range. Access is by permit and at weekends & Bank Holidays only. Please do not place your own stakes - we have had to get each stake placement checked for dangerous ordnance and approved by conservation bodies. Putting your own stakes in may be dangerous and will definitely jeopardise our access relationship with the MOD and CCW.
|Go west along the coast about 3 or 4 crags|
Ander - 07/Aug/11