Climbs 5
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Crag features

A textured, purple seaside cliff, and completely hidden despite being just metres below the coastpath. The only downside is the scale of it - if it were somewhat wider (and higher), we'd have more to go at! The colours are outrageous, the crozzly pockets are heaven to the touch, and the two plum-vertical routes are quite brilliant. So: small, but perfectly formed.

Approach notes

Walk 150m east of the Ffynnon Slabs to three craters in the coastal path. At the third/biggest one, follow a vague grassy path down and eastwards, along a prominent line of calcite-white blocks (these blocks will be more obvious once you've dropped down the slope a few metres). This short slope will bring the Velvet Wall into view, where a short scramble is required to reach the base (low tide). It's also possible to scramble to the top of the routes, via the upper slope; two stakes in place.

Rockfax App

Available in the Rockfax App

The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Apple iOS devices (Android version to follow).



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
More Guidebooks:
Pembroke Vol 1 - North Pembroke (2013)

Out of print:
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Graper Scraper
HS 4
HS 4c 6
3ShirazE1 5b **141
4ChinonHVS 5a **145
5Blabber *HS 4b 1
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