Porth-Clais

Climbs 26 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude ? – Faces S

Crag features
Mostly in the VDiff - VS range, very popular with novices and instructors. Notable climb is Dreamboat Annie, now (sensibly) downgraded from E1 5a to HVS. Some bouldering along the continuation of the strata that make up the crag.

Access notes
Tidal - base of routes covered at high tide.

Scramble down ledges on the RHS (E side) of Red Wall and traverse L; or abseil down.

Guidebooks
Pembroke Vol 1 - North Pembroke (2013), Pembroke (2009),
Out of print: Pembroke (part one) (1996)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 DREAMBOAT ANNIE  
2Against the GrainVD 62
3Harbour CrackVD *367
4Glaze CrackHS 4b *333
5Porth-Clais CrackHS 4b *563
6Vegetable RightsVS 4c *227
7FriezeVS 4c *305
8Diagonal CrackS 4a **535
9All Lines EngagedHS 4b *180
10Sea RiderVS 4c **348
11Dreamboat AnnieHVS 5a **489
12InsetS 4a *99
13Ship of FoolsHS 4b 17
14Zawn ClimbHS 4b 9
15The AreteHS 4b 78
16Porth-Clais CornerD 41
17The CrackerVD 46
18MaroonedHVS 5a 7
 RED WALL  
20Red AdairS 4a *265
21Red WallS 4a **971
22Red Wall Right-HandHS 4b *389
 OUTLYING  
24Porth-Clais ChimneyD 46
25Slider S 4a *2
26Low level traverse4a *2
27Bear Crack VS 4b 5
28Itchus Dickus Majoris *HVS 4c 5
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Statement from BMC website: There is a very loose area of overhanging rock between the Grey Slab and Red Wall. The National Trust are currently (Sept. 2013) working on this to remove a hazard and this will affect access to several routes for a short time (see details on site). See info below from NT. "On 7th and 12 August steps were taken to remove a dangerous section of unstable rock near Grey and Red wall, to the east of the harbour entrance. There is still further work needed to completely remove the boulder 'bridge'. Temporary signage on site diverts walkers around the affected area and also details climbing routes that are affected."
Matt88 - 24/Feb/15
17-11-13 The loose rock bridge has now either been taken down or has fallen down as there is nothing but a sheer drop !!
bennevis - 18/Nov/13
Block isn't going to come from the wall anytime soon - just be aware of it.
Matt88 - 13/May/13
Just a heads up - theres a wobbly block in the all lines engaged/ sea rider area just above the diagonal crack, looks like a great hold till you grab it! doesn't look like it can be pulled off at the moment as i gave it a good shake - will have a closer look in two weeks and see
Matt88 - 24/Feb/13
Dreamboat Annie IS E1 5a
The Pylon King - 09/Sep/06
Nice location, can get busy but, worth a visit.
Phil - 11/Sep/02