Mother Carey's Kitchen

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.

Guidebooks
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

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 STRAIT GATE 
2Walking in the BlueE1 5b
3OzE2 5c
4AirshipE3 5c
5ZeppelinE3 5c ***
6HindenburgE7 6c ***
7Rock IdolE1 5a ***
8Rock Idol Direct FinishE2 5b ***
9Joyous GardHVS 5a *
10The Strait GateE1 5b ***
11The Strait Gate - Left hand FinishHVS 5a *
12Talk's CheapE4 6b *
13The Welsh ConnectionE1 5b **
14WraithE2 5b **
15NimrodE2 5b **
16NecropolisE1 5a
17CrithmumVS 5a ***
18The MeridianVS 4c *
19SunsmokeE2 5b *
20WarlockE2 5b
21The CracksS *
22Karma WatersE1 5b
23Threadneedle StreetS **
 BRAZEN BUTTRESS 
25Narrow CarriageE1 5c
26Eight GaugeVS 4c
27TempestE1 5c **
28WhirlwindE1 5c *
29Brazen Buttress Super DirectE3 5c *
30Brazen ButtressE2 5b ***
31Brazen Buttress Direct FinishE3 5c **
32HeroesE2 5b *
33HerodE2 5b **
 STAR GATE 
35Inner SpaceHVS 4c **
36GalaxyE3 5c *
37The Great CleftE1 5a *
 THE SPACE FACE 
39Deep SpaceE2 5b ***
40Space OdysseyE2 5b ***
41Star GateE3 5c ***
42Warp FactorE5 6b **
43HyperspaceE5 6a ***
44Fireball XL5E6 6b ***
45Just KlingonE5 6a ***
46Mother NightE4 6a ***
47ZoonyE5 6b **
48UnconsciousE6 6c ***
49Tiger TigerE5 6b **
50The Laughing HygenaE6 6c ***
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer victim of mathematics

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 16/Dec/2013

Photo Gallery

Directory

Find Listings near to this crag (Indoor Walls, Outdoor Shops, Accommodation, etc)