Rockfax Description
This almost-popular route follows a devious line up the main slab. Start below the second crack right of the corner. Climb the crack for 12m then switch to the crack on the left. Follow this over the bulge and then move left again to yet another crack. Follow this one to the top.
Variation, VS 4c - Climb direct up the first crack right of the corner to join the original, then step left below the bulge and climb straight up to the finishing crack. © Rockfax

FA. D.Cook 5.4.80 05/Apr/1980

Ticklists: Orange Spot Pembroke.

Will Webb 02/Sep 2nd
with Alex, Emily
AF Webb 02/Sep Lead
Jodiaway 28/Aug 2nd
with Michelle
ollyrowe 27/Aug 2nd O/S
with Tim
TimMorgan 27/Aug Lead O/S
with Olly
Jules Lane 26/Aug Lead O/S

Good fun after the slab, which needs to be a bit steeper to make these routes worth 3 stars.

with Mynydd Rob P
John Nuttall 16/Aug Lead
with Sharon
Trickett 04/Aug Lead O/S
with Colin Clayton
cavemancolumbus ?/Aug Lead
with Oli
cpoad 22/Jul Lead O/S
with Clare F
paulerussell 22/Jul 2nd O/S
with Steve Grey
philipbwilliams 28/May Lead rpt
with Steve Wright
Stroppy 16/Apr Lead O/S
with Cathy
Hidden 16/Apr 2nd
AndyScheller 16/Apr 2nd
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle 16/Apr 2nd
with Ed
pingora 16/Apr Lead O/S
EeFu 16/Apr Lead
dkilner 16/Oct/16 Lead
with james
Climbingenthusiast 16/Oct/16 2nd β
Marq 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Bob M 30/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead
daviesp2 28/Aug/16 2nd
with Pete GMC
Hidden 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Cheeks 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Bakewell
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Chris Murray 30/Jul/16 2nd
DanChad 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 01/Jul/16 2nd
with Andy Hemsted
mike fenwick 26/Jun/16 Lead
with Ben Pearce
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead
miriamclaire 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
smollett 27/Mar/16 Lead

Good route

with yvette
pitsien.lang 27/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with James S
pauldrew 01/Nov/15 Lead
with Kevin Sales
Hidden 12/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead
hotfeet 24/May/15 2nd
with Juan, Mark MacDonald
Blue68 24/May/15 Lead O/S
duncan 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
Julian Prieto 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Steveb27 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
A Crook 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S

nice sustained VS spot on grade. Shame the routes here seem to not follow the natural line but attempt to make straight up lines.

NeilGriffiths 27/Aug/14 -
with Adam
john max 24/Aug/14 Lead
with Debora Nada
Steve Lenartowicz 23/Aug/14 Lead
with Clare
Steve Woollard 17/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Neil Watson 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

The overlaps were really interesting. Need to work on the more vertical stuff.

with Alex RMC
Hidden 17/Jul/14 2nd O/S
jon bradley 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Tim Styles
timstyles 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
BicycleBradley 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with Trisha
John Brayshaw 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 03/May/14 2nd
with John
Hidden 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent 21/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with John Venier
Hardcore Pat 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
hazeysunshine 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Ann B
Cockman 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with James Weale
Hidden 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S
freemanTom 18/Aug/13 Lead

Thought poor route, chossy near top

with Claire Williams
hannahmmt 07/Aug/13 Lead
Nigel Coe 06/Aug/13 2nd
with Pete Kelly
Hidden 05/Jun/13 -
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
mikeyjbs 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Anna Kennedy
annak 05/May/13 2nd O/S
with Mike Stephenson
Matt Reed 04/May/13 2nd
JamesP ??/2013 Lead O/S
pembrokeshirecaver 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Joe
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead dnf
michael burrows 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with ryan cassidy, mike doyle
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ken Tebay
Hidden 27/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
mark20 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
CRiddiford 25/Aug/11 2nd
with Mark
Giles Davis 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Angus Ruddle
Mark Kemball 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Lucy Bowen
Rock Lizard ?/Aug/11 2nd
pebbles 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with guido
gritrash0 ?/May/11 -
Jams Crwca 24/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Pat
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
31770 ??/2011 -
Ed morris 26/Dec/10 Lead O/S

Boxing day climb. Not cold but very windy.

with stefan
Stefan_Morris 26/Dec/10 2nd O/S

Bordering on gale force wind, but great fun

smolders 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Loic
Dan Lane 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S

good climbing and not loose as rockfax suggest.

with Richard and Maria
lucasp 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with keith lmc
KeithW 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S


with Paul Lucas
kitkat78 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with SteveM
SteveM 29/Aug/10 2nd
with Kat
mloskot 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Not bad. As the Rockfax guide says, rock is potentially loose in upper parts of most of the routes on the slab.

with Pantera
christensena 28/Aug/10 2nd
with PJ
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Giles Davis 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Bob M 30/May/10 2nd
Norman_P_W 30/May/10 Lead
with Bob M
themadbrown 12/May/10 2nd rpt
with james
Jams Crwca 12/May/10 Lead β
with Cathy, themadbrown
Hidden 08/May/10 2nd
Danhan 08/May/10 Lead
with Nick
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
agibb 02/May/10 Lead β

Partner couldn't complete. I lead (mostly) on his gear.

saundera ?/May/10 Lead
with Tamsin
themadbrown 19/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Wet n crumbly under bulge :-(

with Martin
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Rick Ashton ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with andy gibb
Hidden 27/Mar/10 TR O/S
Sarah Black 22/Jan/10 Lead O/S
cymjt ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Thought it was Razzle Dazzle

with Stella Moggs
Monkey_Alan 29/Aug/09 2nd

Variation, thinking it was the main route

with Thomas Vaughan, Stella Moggs
staceyjg 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S

And Nathan

minaturechris 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

A nice climb. The hard moves start at the bulge but the holds become positive near the top. Gear seemed a bit fiddly to place which forced me to climb from the bulge to the top with only two bits of pro.

with Stacey
Adam1973 28/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with John Carlin
Hidden 19/Aug/09 Lead
Mark_RMC 20/Jun/09 2nd

Michelle's 2nd ever true VS lead! Similar to the other lines, but perhaps more difficult at the top than the others.

with Michelle
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
JD19081986 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jason Kleine
kleinej 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jayne J
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd O/S
dave1 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Alan Clouth
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/May/09 TR O/S
LozM 03/May/09 2nd
with Pete M
Manchi 03/May/09 Lead O/S

Climbed at a steady pace, took just over 2hours.

with Yong, tim_mcd
petegruf 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with LozM
tim_mcd 03/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
PanzerHanzler 02/May/09 2nd O/S
carriegold 02/May/09 Lead O/S
karly54 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Peter Goodwin
AlistairB 14/Mar/09 Lead

Had a bit of an epic, went off route around the bulge and fell twice trying a line that seemed a fair bit beyond 4c. Traversed and managed to find the real line again which felt much more like VS, excellent climb and situation apart from the detour!

with Seb
mrmattwright ??/2009 -

First outside climbing experience. Atlantic pounding in, massive swell, dive bombed by seagulls, dodgy approach. Instantly hooked.

with Adrian Fletcher
@ndy 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
matt.woodfield 04/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
mattkemp70 ?/Aug/08 2nd
with Henry
Hidden 28/Jul/08 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Easier, though the interest is more sustained than Razzle Dazzle. Surprisingly dirty in places, though that didn't interfere with the climbing.

with Fiona
Hidden 27/Jul/08 Lead rpt
d_meacher 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Trisha Murphy 22/Jun/08 2nd O/S
sara n 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with John Eales
mike.moss 03/Nov/07 2nd
Rollo 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Mike
Hidden 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Matty 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
dsh 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S


with Matt Davies
Jonny M 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 2nd
GiveHerHelen 05/May/07 2nd O/S
dpmUK 09/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Caralynh 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Teddington
coffeepot 06/Apr/07 2nd
with jelaby
Hidden 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead
david morse 31/Mar/07 Lead
with General
general 31/Mar/07 2nd
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
ASchwirtz 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Hanna Wride
Hidden 26/Aug/06 Lead
Abi Chard ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Ian
Oliver Sherman 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Away from the maddening crowds, at least it was the day we did it.

with Seb Bouron
Hidden 29/May/06 2nd O/S
shazbat ?/May/06 Lead
with SCC
Hidden 30/Apr/06 2nd
Steve_Fozz 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Fay Isherwood
KeithW 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S

Bit loose in places. Difficulties all at the top.

with Mike Nuttall
K Wall 17/Apr/06 Lead
with Jonno
net 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Ritchie & Sarah
Hidden ?/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 26/Mar/06 Lead O/S
cmsg 19/Mar/06 Lead O/S


with Llewelyn Thomas
timreynolds 17/Sep/05 2nd
with Chris Lodge
AngelaC 10/Aug/05 Lead
Ann S ?/Aug/05 2nd
with Dave Suddall
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/May/05 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 30/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with LMC
SteveM 27/Apr/05 Lead
with Chris
Hidden 29/Jan/05 2nd
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/May/04 2nd rpt
Marq 01/May/04 Lead O/S
with Tim Brogden, Rich Cole
Digger 11/Apr/04 2nd O/S
dicky79 ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Vic Odell
Sime64 08/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Marvin R
lost.arrow 21/Jul/03 -
Marq 08/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Digger 26/May/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
petecallaghan 06/May/03 Lead O/S
with Adrian Sherriff
Hidden ??/2003 -
alan moore ??/2003 -
Howard J 26/Aug/02 Lead
with Patrick Flynn
hazeysunshine ?/Aug/02 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead
Tarquin ??/2002 -
Hidden 30/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/01 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/May/01 Lead O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
Bob M 28/Aug/00 -
with Jill Stevens
Nigel Coe 27/Aug/00 Lead
with Norman Wright
Hidden 02/May/99 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/May/99 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 11/Oct/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/98 2nd O/S
Steve Webster 21/Jun/98 Lead
Adrian Daniels 21/Jun/98 2nd
jim_randell 04/May/98 2nd O/S
with MW, WW
auld al ?/Apr/98 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/97 Lead O/S
mikej 24/May/97 Lead
with E
craig h 29/Mar/97 Lead rpt
with Janet Hannah
sdht 22/Jun/96 Lead
with Vawn
five ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with TW
craig h ?/Apr/96 Lead O/S
Colin Edwards 20/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Simon Gough Brown
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 30/May/94 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/93 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/93 Lead
Iain Thow 18/Apr/93 Lead
with Rob Ivens
Rob Davies ?/Apr/93 Lead
with Mick Moss, Charles Kinniburgh
GAtkins 01/Oct/92 Lead O/S
with Tim Noble
Hidden 04/Jul/91 Lead
Chris Ellis 15/Nov/89 2nd
with Ernie Horrocks
RichardMc 02/Jul/89 Lead
with Bryony ?, Carolyn ?
steve taylor ?/Apr/89 Lead
with mark grover
Hidden ??/1989 Solo
Tony Buckley ?/Mar/88 Lead
with Robert Clark
Martin Bennett 25/Oct/87 -
with SF
Hidden 10/May/87 Lead
Dave Musgrove 20/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Gordon Jenkin
jon 05/Nov/83 Lead
with H
Chris Terrey ?/Jul/80 2nd
with Arni Strapcans, Mike Morrison
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