Climbs 20
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Crag features

The best climbing is on the purple slab. Mostly in the sub-VS range, hence popular (like Porth-Clais) with instructors and novices.

Approach notes

Tidal - covered at high tide. The bay about 400m (.25mi) east of Porth-Clais, reached in about 10 min from the car park at Porth-Clais. The base is reached from the L across boulders at low tide, or by abseil.

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:
The 'fake boulder' has been placed, with the support of the National Trust, National Park, the BMC, Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group and local climbers, amongst others. It replaces a mass of crap, rusty stakes with the aim of cleaning up the site and providing a long term belay solution.
Steve Quinton - 15/Jul/04
When i was there early this summer the belay stakes had been removed and replaced by a 'fake' boulder! While great for 'The Crack' and other routes on the left of the purple slab, belays for those on the right are now difficult to arrange.
Jono Graham - 09/Oct/03
Login as Existing User to add your comments

Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Aquaplane Slab 
2Purple People EaterHVS 5a *54
3Grey SlabVD 12
4Ffynnon Ffynnon FfynnonVS 4c 33
5AquaplaneE1 5b *54
 Main Slab 
7Apex AreteVD *124
8Brown SlabHS 4b *174
9Slab RecessS 4a *222
10Slab Happy
HVS 5a 61
11The CrackVD **483
12Just Another RouteVS 4c 52
13Grab the SlabE1 5b *198
14Cracked WallVS 4c *317
15Rising DampD *122
16Technical EcstasyHVS 4c 35
17Late HarvestS 4a 37
18Allergic to Common Sense
VD 9
19Saltheart Foam Follower *E1 5b 3
20Just Another Route *
VS 4c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer gbuchanan