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Mother Carey's Kitchen

Pembrokeshire, WALES

Climbs 58 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces SE

Crag features
Cooks up some fantastic experiences. Highly recommended for its single- and multi-pitch routes up to 200ft, such as Crithmum (VS 5a), Rock Idol (E1 5a/b), the fabulous Deep Space (E2 5b - beware puking fulmars), Star Gate (E3 5c), Hyperspace (E4 5c), Warp Factor (E5 6b), and Fireball XL5 (E6 6b). And there are plenty more worth doing at the same grades.

Access notes
Bird ban on ONE route on the Space Face - Star Gate (E3 5c) March 1 - July 31.

Tidal in many parts. Abseil approach. Take prussiks, just in case.

From Lydstep car park walk E along the coastal path for five or so minutes.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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2.8mm rain
14 °C
24 kph

1.6mm rain
15 °C
21 kph

0.1mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
19 kph

26.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
19 °C
41 kph

10.0mm rain
17 °C
35 kph
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Pembroke Vol 5 - Stackpole and Lydstep (2012), Pembroke (2009), Pembroke MiniGuide (2006),
Out of print: Pembroke (part two) (1996), Pembroke (1995)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Walking in the BlueE1 5b 1
3OzE2 5c 1
4AirshipE3 5c 2
5ZeppelinE3 5c ***146
6HindenburgE7 6c ***2
8Rock IdolE1 5a ***409
9Rock Idol Direct FinishE2 5b ***6
10Joyous GardHVS 5a *119
11The Strait GateE1 5b ***308
12The Strait Gate - Left hand FinishHVS 5a *5
13Talk's CheapE4 6b *2
14The Welsh ConnectionE1 5b **22
15WraithE2 5b **68
17NimrodE2 5b **9
18NecropolisE1 5a 2
19CrithmumVS 5a ***106
20The MeridianVS 4c *170
21SunsmokeE2 5b *102
22WarlockE2 5b 2
23The CracksS *203
24Karma WatersE1 5b 16
25Threadneedle StreetS **153
 Climb nameGradex
26Narrow CarriageE1 5c 2
27Eight GaugeVS 4c 21
28TempestE1 5c **65
29WhirlwindE1 5c *11
30Brazen Buttress Super DirectE3 5c *3
31Brazen ButtressE2 5b ***325
32Brazen Buttress Direct FinishE3 5c **10
33HeroesE2 5b *25
34HerodE2 5b **168
35Inner SpaceHVS 4c **83
36GalaxyE3 5c *6
37The Great CleftE1 5a * 
39Deep SpaceE2 5b ***125
40Space OdysseyE2 5b ***2
41Star GateE3 5c ***109
42Warp FactorE5 6b **8
43HyperspaceE5 6a ***4
44Fireball XL5E6 6b ***3
45Just KlingonE5 6a ***22
46Mother NightE4 6a ***20
47ZoonyE5 6b **1
48UnconsciousE6 6c *** 
49Tiger TigerE5 6b **2
50The Laughing HygenaE6 6c *** 
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The flake on "CRITHMUM" has gone leaving a dirty and loose groove in its place. Its not too bad if you are careful and i guess will clean up in time but i would give it HVS 5a and 1 star at most.
The Pylon King - 13/Aug/07

An inspiring small crag, though not sure you could spend more than a day or two there at any grade. April 2006 - The stakes at the top seem to have somehow disappeared; we couldn't find any! However, there is still enough large, sturdy rock at the top to give confident abseiling.
Pythonist - 18/Apr/06

amazing steep crag with dramatic but well protected routes - worth spending a couple of days at.
beanfingers - 27/Feb/06