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Mother Carey's Kitchen

Pembrokeshire, WALES

Climbs 58 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces SE

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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.

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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
3AirshipE3 5c 1
4ZeppelinE3 5c ***135
5HindenburgE7 6c *** 
7Rock IdolE1 5a ***367
8Rock Idol Direct FinishE2 5b ***5
9Joyous GardHVS 5a *99
10The Strait GateE1 5b ***283
11The Strait Gate - Left hand FinishHVS 5a *5
12Talk's CheapE4 6b *1
13The Welsh ConnectionE1 5b **18
14WraithE2 5b **63
16NimrodE2 5b **9
17CrithmumVS 5a ***99
18The MeridianVS 4c *144
19SunsmokeE2 5b *84
20WarlockE2 5b 1
21The CracksS *172
22Karma WatersE1 5b 16
23Threadneedle StreetS **133
24Narrow CarriageE1 5c 2
25Eight GaugeVS 4c 20
 Climb nameGradex
26TempestE1 5c **61
27WhirlwindE1 5c *7
28Brazen Buttress Super DirectE3 5c *1
29Brazen ButtressE2 5b ***286
30Brazen Buttress Direct FinishE3 5c **9
31HeroesE2 5b *25
32HerodE2 5b **154
33Inner SpaceHVS 4c **75
34GalaxyE3 5c *6
35The Great CleftE1 5a * 
37Deep SpaceE2 5b ***117
38Star GateE3 5c ***104
39Warp FactorE5 6b **8
40HyperspaceE5 6a ***4
41Fireball XL5E6 6b ***3
42Just KlingonE5 6a ***16
43Mother NightE4 6a ***16
44ZoonyE5 6b **1
45UnconsciousE6 6c *** 
46Tiger TigerE5 6b **1
47The Laughing HygenaE6 6c *** 
48Oz *E2 4c5c 1
49Necropolis *HVS 5a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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.

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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