Climbs 68
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 20m a.s.l
Faces S

Bow Shaped Slab, Pembroke © chrisimray

Crag features

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!

Approach notes

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

Restricted Access

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.

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Guidebooks

Pembroke

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.
More info
Access needs updating - This crack is in Range East and is fine to climb on. It can be found just after the first cattle grid / fence. Bow shaped wall is found after the second cattle grid and a T-junction in the road
partz - 31/Jul/16
Go west along the coast about 3 or 4 crags
Ander - 07/Aug/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Flimstone Ridge - East Side 
2Adam's Groove
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E4 5c  
3ChoronzonE10 7a *** 
 Flimston Stack 
5California Girls
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S 4a  
6FlakeawayHS 4b 25
7Good Vibrations
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HS 4b 1
8Thieves
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XS 5b  
9The Continuing Adventures Of The Green Plastic Dinosaur
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XS 5c  
 Barrel Slab 
11Kisses for MayakovskyE2 5b 3
12Judith's Slab
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E1 5a 1
13Parabolics
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E2 5b  
14The Laughing Biscuit
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E3 5c *2
15Silver Blades
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E5 6a * 
16The Firkin Flyer
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E4 5c * 
17Journey Without Maps
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E5 6a * 
18Dum Dum
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E1 5b *1
19Pinned To The SunE3 5c *3
20Who is barry pixyweed anyway?
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E2 5c *1
21Mississipi Mud Pie
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XS 4a  
22Excerpts
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E1 5a  
23Chocolate Jenga
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XS 5c  
24Metropolis
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XS 5b  
25Threadbare
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S 4a  
26Teddy Bears Picnic
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VS 4c **1
27Haven 17
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E3 5c ** 
28Thread City
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HVS 5b *3
29Analgesic
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VS 4b  
30HedgehogHVS 4c  
 Bifters Buttress 
32Take It To The Bridge
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E1 5a * 
33Laughing And Forgetting
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E3 6a * 
34Frome The Sausage Tolls
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S 4a *5
 Flimston Slab 
36Barney Rubble's Pipedream
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VS 4b 1
37Brass in PocketS 4a *152
38Flimston SlabVD **199
39Fantastic FourVD **20
40Flimston CrackVD ***233
41Meet The Flintstones
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S 4a 1
42Tideracer
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VS 4b 3
43Range Rocks Keep Falling On My Head
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HS 4b  
44Emmenthal
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VD  
 Orbit Wall Area 
46Armadillo Armadillo
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D 2
47Splashdown
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VD 1
 Trio Wall Area 
49Left Trio
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D 10
50Central Trio
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VD 15
51Right Trio
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S 9
52Chimney Breasts
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VS 4c  
53Triage
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VS 4c  
54The ScorpionHVS 5a  
55Watergate
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HVS 5a  
56Broken Ankle
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VS 4c  
57Cold Comfort
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VS 4c  
58Arch Buttress
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S  
59The Wasp
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HS 4b  
 Bow-Shaped Slab Area 
61Bomb Slab
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M 3
62Bomb Corner
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D *27
63Inset SlabHS 4b **264
64Bow-Shaped SlabHS 4a ***577
65Bow-Shaped CornerHS 4b ***326
66Shrapnel
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E4 6a  
67AtlasE3 5c *2
68Eye Of Battle
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E4 6a * 
69Crusty Clown
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S  
70Bart
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D  
71Otherwise Engaged
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E1 5b  
72Big Pink
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VS 4b 3
73Alibi
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HVS 5b  
74Whiz Bang
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S 2
75Sweetness And Light
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HVS 5a 1
76Moody One
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HVS 5a  

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