Climbs 28
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Crag features

Another excellent sandstone slab, and with a good choice of grades. The rock here is well-supplied with edges and cracks, and the most alluring ticks are probably Caerfai Crack and Armorican. The crag is a two-fold affair, with the easier lines on the higher-positioned left-hand end; the taller, darker slab on the right provides the longer and more adventurous forays into the Extreme grades plus a classic VS.

Approach notes

Drive up the hill to the edge of St David's (heading east), then take the first right to Caerfai Bay. Follow this road (past two rather expensive campsites) to reach the free car park at the end (the view here is absolutely STUNNING). Walk south-east on the coastal path; at around 600m, you'll reach a bend in the path and the top of the two-part slab, where five or so abseil stakes will be evident. It's possible to scramble into the crag from the left-hand side (looking in) utilising slabs and a ramp system - to locate this, first trend rightwards (north), then swing back southwards to gain the crag base. An alternative is an abseil down the crag's centre.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Authorised Diversion
HS 4b 26
2Freak InVD 3
3Mildred MindwarpHS 4b *402
4White WallHS 4b *369
5NamelessVS 4c *364
6Unknown SentryHVS 5a *291
7The BrynVS 4c *308
8Caerfai CrackHS 4b *632
9White CornerD *192
10Submarine SlabVS 4b 197
11Burnt Arete
VD 79
12Scorch GrooveD *124
13OrogenyE2 5b **195
14ArmoricanVS 4c ***937
15Age GapE2 5b *28
16Age ConcernE3 5c *42
17Uncertain SmileE2 5b **63
18Life's Just a Ballgame
E4 5c 1
19Curse of the Cragmonsters
E4 6a *1
20Crawl of the Wild
E1 5b *8
VD 1
22Old Cross Corner
VS 4c  
23City Slab
VS 4c 1
24Farmer's Groove
S 4a 1
HVS 4a  
26Coconut Crack
27Miss Coconut
HVS 5a  
28The Bryn Left Hand *HVS 5b **2
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