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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

 Today  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
21 kph

0.4mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
22 kph

2.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
18 °C
47 kph

14.1mm rain
Sun
16 °C
34 kph

9.2mm rain
Cloudy
17 °C
48 kph
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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

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 Climb nameGradex
 STRAIT GATE  
2Walking in the BlueE1 5b 1
3OzE2 5c 1
4AirshipE3 5c 2
5ZeppelinE3 5c ***149
6HindenburgE7 6c ***2
7Rock IdolE1 5a ***425
8Rock Idol Direct FinishE2 5b ***6
9Joyous GardHVS 5a *119
10The Strait GateE1 5b ***315
11The Strait Gate - Left hand FinishHVS 5a *5
12Talk's CheapE4 6b *2
13The Welsh ConnectionE1 5b **23
14WraithE2 5b **68
15NimrodE2 5b **9
16NecropolisE1 5a 2
17CrithmumVS 5a ***107
18The MeridianVS 4c *175
19SunsmokeE2 5b *108
20WarlockE2 5b 2
21The CracksS *208
22Karma WatersE1 5b 16
23Threadneedle StreetS **162
 BRAZEN BUTTRESS  
25Narrow CarriageE1 5c 2
 Climb nameGradex
26Eight GaugeVS 4c 22
27TempestE1 5c **65
28WhirlwindE1 5c *11
29Brazen Buttress Super DirectE3 5c *3
30Brazen ButtressE2 5b ***331
31Brazen Buttress Direct FinishE3 5c **10
32HeroesE2 5b *25
33HerodE2 5b **174
 STAR GATE  
35Inner SpaceHVS 4c **88
36GalaxyE3 5c *6
37The Great CleftE1 5a * 
 THE SPACE FACE  
39Deep SpaceE2 5b ***129
40Space OdysseyE2 5b ***2
41Star GateE3 5c ***112
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