Rockfax Description
A magnificent route up groovy rock. The protection is good, after the start, but the climbing is steep and sustained until you get to the headwall. Start on a ledge right of the recess and traverse left to reach the left-hand of two grooves above the pool. Contort up the groove to reach a wide crack, follow this then traverse right and up across the steep wall. Step around the juggy arete, in a superb position, into another groove. Climb this and the bulge above with difficulty. Finish more easily up the razor sharp headwall. © Rockfax

P Littlejohn 11/May/1978

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50, Ultimate E3 ticklist, The Best of Pembroke, The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).

Katekeltie 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable, got tired arms pulling over final steep bit, great positions.

with Fatboy
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 12/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S

After thinking this wall was overrated for years, this route finally changed my mind - a proper adventure and a fantastic + long pitch.

penny.orr 02/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 28/May/17 2nd dog
Kyuzo 13/May/17 -
Hidden 06/May/17 Lead O/S
Holister 06/May/17 2nd O/S
with Sash
msoldn ??/2017 2nd dog
with Felix
JendeHoxar 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Mike
MichaelGallimore 16/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Mike_Hayes 29/May/16 Lead O/S
Luxulyan 30/Apr/16 2nd
with Sophie
Sophie Nunn 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Richard
Flavio 24/May/15 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 24/May/15 Lead O/S

A bit greasy at the start but fine as soon as I found some jams. Superb route with loads of different sections.

with Martin, Flavio
Sardien 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S

One of the best lines ever. Such cool moves up the face and around the arete! What a place!

James Oswald 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Excellent route, great technical climbing.

with Nick Duboust
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
eel 04/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Gwen
Hidden ?/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Justin T ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Another quality Littlejohn route.

with Nick B
Mark Warnett ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Wow! Doesn't get any better than this!

Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure 14/Sep/14 2nd
dan gibson 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Misha
Misha 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Dan
Apharri 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Mega. Fav Pembroke E3 so far

with Dave Wharton
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Tim W 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S
quiffhanger 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt

V fun but with a wet tricky crux. Thought I was going to have to do a full-on-rescue to retrieve my in-situ second.

bigie bob 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Ellen Cobby 25/Aug/13 2nd dog
Adam Booth 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S


tim newton 24/Aug/13 2nd O/S
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
Stefan_Morris 01/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Quality route, Amazing!

Ed morris 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Pure class, expecting the top section to be as good as the first half would just be greedy!

with stefan
Duncan Campbell 31/May/13 Lead O/S

Amazing. Very greasy but with some traditional skills it was fine!

with Ollie B
gravity 26/May/13 2nd dog

Tide came in soon after we started. I got a bit wet on belay ledge, so leader (Hugh) had to belay at top of initial groove. I then hurriedly did first few moves in trainers, to escape advancing sea. Groove above was greasy and wet. Move around arete was superb. I found bulge (crux?) was difficult and strenuous. Memorable!

with Hugh Thomas
colesy 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Had to belay 30 foot up the route as the sea was big. Adam got wet! Brilliant route...

with Adam Mullholland
dswansonlow 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Emma Twyford
Wil Treasure 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with matt
Hidden ??/2013 2nd dog
Johnny Baker ??/2013 -

afternoon sun coinciding with lowish tide required

Hidden 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
burto 29/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with hertha
chris wyatt 13/May/12 Lead O/S

very greasy start made it interesting. Great route

with rich
markalmack 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Andrew Sandercock 05/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Mark A
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd
cem 28/Aug/11 2nd

Brilliant, and not as sustained as the guidebook would have you believe.

drcorbasisgod 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Great climbing, slight shame about the rambly top but it didn't bother me at the time! Best E3 I've done maybe.

with Mike
Ian Jones 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Superb with a very hard crux bulge. Only just made it.

with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
datoon 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with K
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/10 2nd O/S
soph ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Dan McManus
Tim M 30/May/10 Lead O/S

Great route - not as continuously sustained as the guide makes out.

with Emma
climbergg 30/May/10 2nd
irish paul 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Andy F
Paz 13/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Down climbed as it was wet.

with R?
DavidEvans 26/Aug/07 2nd
Adam Ellwood 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Al
PaulTanton 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Taylor
feilx 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
haydng ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Rob
Mark Riley 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Initial groove and crack was wet, I probably went right a little early. Oops :)

with Steve
Chubbard 09/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with C Godfrey
Chad123 ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Awesome route, nice steep, airy moves and the route just keeps going. Not bad first E3 as all hard moves are well protected.

with Huw
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead RP
Gus 29/May/05 Lead β
Billg ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/03 Lead O/S
pete johnson 01/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Lun
Hidden 16/Sep/01 2nd
Hidden 23/May/98 Lead O/S
sadams 02/May/98 Lead O/S
with John Boyle
Rich Kirby ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Hugh
Si Clapham ??/1998 Lead
with Moggs
Steve Crowe 06/Apr/96 Lead O/S
with KM
Andy Edgar ??/1996 Lead O/S

loved it despite greasy start, very pleased .

with Hugh Woodland
Hidden ??/1995 2nd
Dave Rumney ??/1994 2nd
Hidden 28/May/89 -
Steve Lewis 19/Jun/88 Lead O/S
with Clive Curle
andy gittins ??/1988 -
Mike Owen 22/Apr/84 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Hidden ??/1982 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/81 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
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