Huntsman's Leap

Climbs 75 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 34m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Simply the most fantastic climbing for anyone operating above E1. Choose either the off-vertical west wall or the impending east wall, or the seaward walls, and have an amazing time on single- and multi-pitch routes up to 170ft. Take a 50m abseil rope. Be warned - if you are not solid at E1 you *will* have an epic, possibly involving aid and jumaring. Often cool, almost cold, on hot days because it is so narrow and deep. The classic routes are Beast From The Undergrowth (E2 5b), Mythical Monster (E3 5c), Bloody Sunday (E4 6a), Witch Hunt (E4 6b), Head Hunter (E5 6a), Minotaur (E5 6a), Darkness at Noon (E5 6a), Souls (E6 6b) and Hunter-Killer (E6 6b).

Approach notes
Tidal on almost every route.

Park at St. Govan's and walk W. The narrow zawn is unmistakable. (See Rockfax guide for the one day of the year when it was not busy.) Abseil in from stakes at the landward end.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Pembroke Vol 4 Range East - Saddle Head to St Govan's (2011), Pembroke (2009), Pembroke MiniGuide (2006),
Out of print: Pembroke (part two) (1996), Pembroke (1995)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2WoefulE5 6b ***1
3Darkness at NoonE5 6a ***37
4Night-SeekerE6 6b ** 
5Hunter-KillerE6 6b ***9
6Nothing to FearE8 6b *** 
7Terminal TwilightE7 6b *** 
8Dusk Till DawnE8 6c ** 
9Do you know where your children are?E8 6c ***1
10The Black LagoonE7 6b ***2
11Light at the End of the RunnelE6 6b ***6
12Little HuntE6 6b **3
13Witch HuntE4 6b ***64
14ChupacabraE8 6c *** 
15Boat to NaxosE7 6b ***12
16SoulsE6 6b ***17
17Half Man, Half BeastE6 6b **2
18The MinotaurE5 6a ***109
19TheseusE6 6c * 
20The SubterraneanE6 6b **2
21Head HunterE5 6a **106
22Snake CharmerE5 6c **8
23The White HotelE6 6c **1
24The Witching HourE6 6b *3
25Wicked Witch Of The WestE6 6b **1
26Bloody SundayE4 6a ***298
27Just Another DayE4 6a **41
28Just another day/scorch the earthE5 6a ***96
29Scorch the EarthE4 6a **21
31Magazine PeopleE5 6b **14
32Specimen HunterE5 6b *20
33Quiet WatersE3 6b **96
34Quiet Waters DirectE3 5c **151
35Shape-UpE1 5b **325
36Wild FrontierE1 5b 15
37FitzcarraldoE5 6a **52
38Slap upE3 6a *17
39Slap-Up/Fitz-InE5 6b *4
40Wrap-UpE3 6a *49
41The Beast from the UndergrowthE2 5b **352
42Feeding on the BeastE2 5c 2
43The PulsebeatE5 6b **14
44CompulsionE6 6a **1
45Moving Away from the PulsebeatE4 6a *16
46Strap-UpE3 5c **58
47Vladimir and the BeastE4 6a ***4
48Down and OutE1 5b 3
49Vladimir on the RocksE4 6a **19
50MonsterosityE5 6b **1
51larkhillE2 5c 9
52Monster-growth from the UnderbeastE5 6a **1
53Monster ModelloE5 6a *4
54The Monster MashE3 6a *5
55Mythical MonsterE2 5c **113
56The Honey MonsterE2 5b **76
57Meet the Monster TonightE4 6a **13
58Release the BatsE5 6a **2
59The Ducking StoolE5 6a ***1
60OversightS 6
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Replaced the crucial second thread on 'Moving away from the pulsebeat' which ends a long runout. Probably still E5 for the insecure nature of the climbing up to it. The lower thread can be backed up. As good as the other leap E5s!
Ed morris - 28/Nov/14
I was down in Pembroke last week and on the one rainy days we got I decided to to something productive. I cut loads of old threads off the walls of Huntsman's Leap and replaced them. I replaced the threads on Mythical Monster (there was 8 in-situ - almost a clip up!), Beast From the Undegrowth, the three threads just above the ground on Feeding the Beast, Scorched Earth/Another Day has new threads, as does Scare City (thinking it was Head Hunter, only to find out later that it wasn't). In addition the threads on Bloody Sunday are in good condition. So, if ever there was a time to go to the Leap, it is now! (Threads replaced Aug 2013)
Dan Lane - 21/Aug/13