Porth-y-Ffynnon

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.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 AQUAPLANE SLAB  
2Purple People EaterHVS 5a *52
3Grey SlabVD 11
4Ffynnon Ffynnon FfynnonVS 4c 31
5AquaplaneE1 5b *52
 MAIN SLAB  
7Apex AreteVD *120
8Brown SlabHS 4b *172
9Slab RecessS 4a *216
10Slab HappyHVS 5a 55
11The CrackVD **479
12Just Another RouteVS 4c 47
13Grab the SlabE1 5b *195
14Cracked WallVS 4c *307
15Rising DampD *121
16Technical EcstasyHVS 4c 34
17Late HarvestS 4a 37
18Allergic to Common SenseVD 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

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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