Rockfax Description
Another popular classic. Start roughly in the centre of the wall by a small cave. Climb the cracks, past a small overlap, to a break continue up the crack above into a finishing groove. © Rockfax

FA. M.Learoyd 3.6.79 03/Jun/1979

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, The V.S.+ Ticklist.

Hidden 14/Oct/17 2nd O/S
NatCheeseman 14/Oct/17 2nd
with tobra
Hidden 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S
AOC 08/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/17 Lead O/S
daviesp2 23/Sep/17 2nd
with Dave GMC
Jules Lane 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant ! HVS in newer CC guides, which seems fair as first third is pretty sustained.

with Mynydd Dave Crowther
Dynomite 28/Aug/17 2nd

yeh, gr8...

with Chris
ClareM.123 27/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Kris2fa 27/Aug/17 Lead rpt
joem 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S

felt every bit the HVS given in the definitive but that could have just been the heat.

with clure
Max Streeton 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
charleybaby5287 26/Aug/17 2nd
robgixer 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Charley
Hidden 23/Aug/17 2nd
Alison Cairns 19/Aug/17 2nd rpt

Only a couple of hard moves getting up to the initial bulge. Disappointed with route above here as currently rather vegetated & dirty - maybe due to bird ban in place over recent years? Did some gardening but needs a proper job doing.

with Alex N
John Nuttall 15/Aug/17 Lead
with Sharon
EllieWoods 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
LDJ 12/Aug/17 2nd
with Amy
petecallaghan 12/Aug/17 2nd rpt


Hidden 04/Aug/17 Lead
bryan61 04/Aug/17 2nd rpt
with sally
John Bunney 29/May/17 Lead O/S

Were told there was no ban by a couple of douche's, left after this.

shed_hed 29/May/17 2nd O/S

Unfortunately misread the signs and were convinced by pair already climbing there that this route wasn't banned. Clearly gulls nesting along the entire ledge, and clearly shouldn't have been down there. Left asap and told the other pair to leave too.

HimTiggins 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Bart
tebs 23/Oct/16 2nd
with Tim
dkilner 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with james
ChristyCole 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Climbingenthusiast 15/Oct/16 2nd β
Hidden ?/Oct/16 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S
FredTB 02/Sep/16 2nd
arthur_de_briton 29/Aug/16 Lead
with cat mckenna
Hidden 28/Aug/16 2nd
wilchivs 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hmgslade 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Jack
arthur_de_briton 28/Aug/16 Lead
with cat mckenna
khawk 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with RT
ChrisH89 28/Aug/16 Lead dog

Took one short rest through the steep first section then finished clean. Could have blasted through if I'd known it eases shortly after the overhang. HVS in the guide I was using, I'd say that's about right.

Hidden 28/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
cpforbes 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
KevB 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Pete
max_chan 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Lou
Lynn Robin 27/Aug/16 2nd
with martin hore
Jess patel 27/Aug/16 2nd
with mike thomas
Andy Chubb 25/Aug/16 Lead

First 15ft are full on and pumpy

with Nick Gregory
Lessworkmoreclimbing 23/Aug/16 2nd
with Kev
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead
Mark Stevenson 13/Aug/16 Lead
aiyer 13/Aug/16 Lead
with Pete
anthony.mayne 13/Aug/16 2nd dog

Got too pumped at the crux and fell off. The top half was lovely though!

with Mark S
Luke Brooks 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Kate
pearson9596 11/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Mel
Stanners 10/Aug/16 2nd O/S

good stuff from Giles although VS on here!

with Giles
Charlie Low 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Chris WT
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead
arthur_de_briton 06/Sep/15 Lead
with cat mckenna
bryan61 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with john leeds
NancyJones 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
staceyjg 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Moritz L 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Great route.

Dan0Me 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
martinov 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Jon Bamgboye
Dave Mahon 26/Aug/15 Lead

Too steep for Justin at end of the day. Nice climbing if you power through the steep bits.

with Justin Sharpe
Rob Davies 09/Aug/15 Lead

Failed on this about 20 years ago

Charles Kinniburgh 09/Aug/15 2nd
harold walmsley 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Rob Davies
Hidden 06/Aug/15 Lead
millgate 01/Jun/15 -
Kris2fa ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
gjd 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Gurumed
gurumed 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with gjd
Julian Prieto 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
pauldrew 14/Sep/14 Lead
with Ali Hutton
nuts and bolts ?/Sep/14 -
Feeling bold 23/Aug/14 2nd dog

Got tired, had a mini rest and then gear got stuck in little cave so needed another rest to retrieve. Lovely route.

with Neville
Dizz 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with David, tony
Steve Lenartowicz 19/Aug/14 Lead
with Clare
Jon_dL 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Claire Muir
Lessworkmoreclimbing 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Kev
evhall 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with goat
The Grist 19/Apr/14 2nd
PaulTanton 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Becky E 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Andrea
alastairbegley 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Slick 12/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Helen Gibson 21/Sep/13 Lead
John Nuttall 31/Aug/13 Lead
with Jon
Hidden 27/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Swotson 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Pretty strenuous on the lower wall for VS

with Ted Rogers
rich_hw 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
snomonkee 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
pimpy 25/Aug/13 Lead
with Siobhan, Barak, Pete
Siobhan McGowan 25/Aug/13 2nd
Dan Hostford 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with George Hostford
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
jkarran 24/Aug/13 Lead
with Simon
pebbles 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with ali
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
nickstephens 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
gg4419 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
tobydunford 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Oli
khalidq 18/May/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Powell
Hidden 18/May/13 2nd β
duncan 06/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd
jcw ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
adie84 ??/2013 -
pembrokeshirecaver 28/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Martin
lukehodson 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd rpt
cem 25/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Kirill 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/12 2nd O/S
garethb 19/Aug/12 Lead
with cheque
riven 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Joe T
The Reaper 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Richard James Edmunds ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead rpt
risby 27/Aug/11 2nd dog

Gave up lead after falling on Alan from small roof at three metres up. He didn't hurt me much :-)

brian watson 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Monkey_Alan 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead
mark20 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
CRiddiford 25/Aug/11 2nd
with Mark
iceicebaby 23/Aug/11 2nd O/S
matthewjames 18/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 18/Aug/11 Lead
jgordon75 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Edd Reed 27/Jul/11 Lead β
with Lee Berridge, Donna Mawson
Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd
Greg Pittam 30/May/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Stanbridge
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead
Lev 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
RMG 24/Apr/11 2nd
with haydng
haydng 24/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with RachelG
RamblingRyan 24/Apr/11 2nd
with Col
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
EmilyElouise 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/11 -
katherinesydney 26/Mar/11 2nd dog

very pumpy for a VS! made pumpier by gary playing jam the cam...

with gary burgess
Hidden 13/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Steep, and pumpy. Really had to fight for this one. As hard as I've ever had to work for any VS (although admittedly I am rubbish at steep things). Not technically hard, just hard work!

with Andy
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Leelogs 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

My first 5a lead! Not a technically hard climb but pretty steep for the first half.

with SCC
Richard James Edmunds 09/Oct/10 2nd

Mandy led the route with myself and Jake Seconding on a half-rope each. The windiest day I've been climbing on.

with Mandy Tee, Jacob Phillips
scoot 30/Aug/10 2nd β
with Hash
Owen Pinch 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
themadbrown 23/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with edd morris, james
Jams Crwca 22/Aug/10 Lead dog
Ed morris 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Lot of effort for a VS!

with james
spondulix 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Ben
ian d f 12/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Grace Chuchla
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
Paul Bowen 02/May/10 Lead rpt
with Nicola Wilton-Jones
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
petegruf 02/May/10 Lead dog
with luke g
peggy_on_the_rocks 10/Apr/10 2nd β
DanH9883 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Lee
brockers ?/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead
TiffTiff 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Phil
JonBrown 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Grace
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead dog
sara n 12/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Matt Russell
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead
cem 27/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Jessie Rushbrooke 07/Aug/09 2nd
with GF
innes ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ruth
alicia 03/May/09 2nd
with Jamie
Rob Kennard ?/May/09 -
with Jane Weir
duncan 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Toby Haughey
Jimbo12c ?/Apr/09 2nd
with Rob Webster
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
DavidEvans ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
tweedcore 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
d_meacher 21/Feb/09 Lead dog
RCrockford 20/Sep/08 2nd
with Steve J
ASchwirtz 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Mike Todd 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
LC ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
sara n 08/Jun/08 2nd
with John Eales
Ramon Marin 26/May/08 Lead O/S
with Gerry Sheehy
RocknRoll 26/May/08 2nd O/S

We got up at 5:45 to try and get some climbing in before the forecast rain. The rain started just as we were preparing the abseil and we only had time to do this one route. We were shattered at the end of a long weekends climing and happily packed up at the end of the route by mutual aggreement. I'll be back to this crag though as there are lots of good warm up routes here and the rock looks great, loads of fissures and texture.

with Ramon Marin Martinez
feilx 27/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Tiff & John
Bob M 25/Aug/07 Lead
with Stewart Walker
Mark Davies PK 11/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with Beesley
Duncan Skelton 07/May/07 Lead

Sustained and pumpy

with Paul O'Toole
Tim W 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Guy ?/Apr/07 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Guy ??/2007 -
with C Mawson
Dave Westby ??/2007 -
with Tony Hulme
Owen W-G 03/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Denison
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd O/S
david morse ?/Aug/06 2nd
with rampant
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
PenJD 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Jules Littlefair
Ramon Marin 15/May/06 Lead O/S
with Ben Gilbert
Hidden 01/May/06 2nd
chris sm 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
cornishben 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Edouard Vincent
Katy Nelson 15/Apr/06 2nd
with Roger Heywood
Hidden 14/Apr/06 2nd
Fat Tim 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 14/Aug/05 2nd dog
with Rebecca
al99 ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
Marq 01/May/05 2nd O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
ASchwirtz 30/Apr/05 Lead O/S
chris wyatt ??/2005 Lead O/S
with steve tree
phardman 03/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Brucifer ?/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Nigel R Lewis 16/May/04 2nd
with Dan Orlandea
Hidden 01/May/04 Lead O/S
Digger 10/Apr/04 2nd rpt
with James Latham
alex_th 14/Sep/03 2nd

Lead by Helen Plowman

with Helen Plowman, Dave Lacey
Digger 26/May/03 2nd dog

Dogged start

with James Latham
Hidden 24/May/03 2nd
petecallaghan 05/May/03 Lead O/S
Ben1983 ?/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/02 Lead O/S
cem 04/May/02 Lead O/S
with Steve Masters
Tarquin ??/2002 -
Jen79 ??/2002 2nd
with Ginny Carter
Hidden 21/Aug/01 Lead
Woody63 21/Aug/01 2nd
with Dave W
shoulders 10/Jun/01 Lead
rogerskews ??/2001 AltLd
with Bryn Roberts
Bob M 26/Aug/00 -
with Jill Stevens
pete johnson 27/May/00 -
with Lun
Hidden 22/Apr/00 -
Hidden 19/Apr/00 -
alan moore ??/2000 -

Hard pumpy and good. Traditional Pembroke VS's are as hard as many mild extremes!

Sime64 03/May/99 Lead dog

Rested on gear below crux. V sustained and a sandbag

with Cheryl
Chris Ellis 23/May/98 Lead
with Louise Pellett
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 04/May/97 -
with MT
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
Hidden ??/1997 -
snowcat 07/Sep/96 2nd
with Chris Schiller
mikej 28/Apr/96 Lead
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 06/Apr/96 Lead
Hidden ??/1996 -
Steve Clegg 07/Oct/95 Lead
with Mrs C
craig h 09/Sep/95 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
GuyC 28/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Clare
Dave Turnbull 25/Jun/94 Lead
with Jane Turnbull
Iain Thow 21/Apr/93 Lead
with Rob Ivens
Roget 12/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
Hidden 05/Sep/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/92 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 28/Jun/92 Lead
with Henriette Louwerse
Neil R 30/Mar/91 Lead
with Sharon
rob.grafton 26/Sep/90 2nd
with Bruce
Andy Say 05/May/90 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 16/Apr/90 2nd O/S
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer 14/May/89 Lead O/S
steve taylor ?/Feb/89 Lead
with briony beresford
stuart100 28/Dec/88 2nd O/S
with Pete Goodwin
Hidden 06/Aug/88 Lead
Tony Buckley ?/Jul/88 -
with Robert Clark
michael burrows 30/May/88 Lead O/S
with steve williams
BigHairyIan 07/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Little Dean (Dean Gibbs)
andy gittins ??/1988 -
Hidden 10/May/87 Lead
Neil McA 17/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Alice Eisele
hazeysunshine ?/Aug/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/85 2nd
ukb & bmc shark 10/Apr/85 Solo O/S
tapley 10/Apr/85 Lead O/S
with Tony Raphael
RichardMc 13/Nov/83 -
Martin Bennett 04/Apr/83 -
with Cec
Hidden 14/Nov/82 Lead
Steve Lewis 03/Jun/79 Lead O/S
with Charlie
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