The best climbing is on the purple slab. Mostly in the sub-VS range, hence popular (like Porth-Clais) with instructors and novices.
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.
|2||Purple People Eater||HVS 5a *||51|
|4||Ffynnon Ffynnon Ffynnon||VS 4c||29|
|5||Aquaplane||E1 5b *||50|
|7||Apex Arete||VD *||118|
|8||Brown Slab||HS 4b *||170|
|9||Slab Recess||S 4a *||208|
|10||Slab Happy||HVS 5a||52|
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|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