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.

tebs 23/Oct/16 2nd
with Tim
HimTiggins 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Bart
dkilner 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with james
ChristyCole 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
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
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.

arthur_de_briton 28/Aug/16 Lead
with cat mckenna
khawk 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with RT
Hidden 28/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
max_chan 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Lou
cpforbes 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Jess patel 27/Aug/16 2nd
with mike thomas
KevB 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Pete
Andy Chubb 25/Aug/16 Lead

First 15ft are full on and pumpy

with Nick Gregory
Lessworkmoreclimbing 23/Aug/16 2nd
with Kev
Luke Brooks 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Kate
Hidden 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
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead
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 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead
arthur_de_briton 06/Sep/15 Lead
with cat mckenna
NancyJones 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Dan0Me 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Moritz L 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Great route.

staceyjg 31/Aug/15 2nd 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
Charles Kinniburgh 09/Aug/15 2nd
harold walmsley 09/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Rob Davies
Rob Davies 09/Aug/15 Lead

Failed on this about 20 years ago

Hidden 06/Aug/15 Lead
millgate 01/Jun/15 -
Kris2fa ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
gurumed 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with gjd
gjd 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Gurumed
Julian Prieto 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
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
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Lessworkmoreclimbing 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Kev
The Grist 19/Apr/14 2nd
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
MartinWilliams87 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
rich_hw 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Dan Hostford 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with George Hostford
pimpy 25/Aug/13 Lead
with Siobhan, Barak, Pete
Siobhan McGowan 25/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
pebbles 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with ali
jkarran 24/Aug/13 Lead
with Simon
Hidden 24/Aug/13 2nd
Rob84 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Adie
nickstephens 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
gg4419 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
tobydunford 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Oli
Hidden 18/May/13 2nd β
khalidq 18/May/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Powell
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
Kirill 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
cem 25/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead
riven 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Joe T
The Reaper 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with frank mckenna
Richard James Edmunds ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Monkey_Alan 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
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
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead
CRiddiford 25/Aug/11 2nd
with Mark
mark20 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
iceicebaby 23/Aug/11 2nd O/S
matthewjames 18/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 18/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 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
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Lev 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
haydng 24/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with RachelG
RamblingRyan 24/Apr/11 2nd
with Col
RMG 24/Apr/11 2nd
with haydng
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
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
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
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
Ed morris 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Lot of effort for a VS!

with james
Jams Crwca 22/Aug/10 Lead dog
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
petegruf 02/May/10 Lead dog
with luke g
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead O/S
DanH9883 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Lee
peggy_on_the_rocks 10/Apr/10 2nd β
brockers ?/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead
JonBrown 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Grace
TiffTiff 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Phil
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd rpt
sara n 12/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Matt Russell
Hidden 28/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
cem 27/Aug/09 2nd rpt
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
d_meacher 21/Feb/09 Lead dog
tweedcore 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
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
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
Ramon Marin 26/May/08 Lead O/S
with Gerry Sheehy
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
Guy ?/Apr/07 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Dave Westby ??/2007 -
with Tony Hulme
Guy ??/2007 -
with C Mawson
Owen W-G 03/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Denison
david morse ?/Aug/06 2nd
with rampant
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd O/S
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
cornishben 29/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Edouard Vincent
chris sm 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Katy Nelson 15/Apr/06 2nd
with Roger Heywood
Fat Tim 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/05 2nd dog
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
alan rosier ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Brucifer ?/Aug/04 2nd
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
Ben1983 ?/May/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/02 Lead O/S
cem 04/May/02 Lead O/S
with Steve Masters
Jen79 ??/2002 2nd
with Ginny Carter
Tarquin ??/2002 -
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
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 -
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
snowcat 07/Sep/96 2nd
with Chris Schiller
mikej 28/Apr/96 Lead
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 06/Apr/96 Lead
rc ??/1996 -
Steve Clegg 07/Oct/95 Lead
with Mrs C
craig h 09/Sep/95 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
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
hazeysunshine ?/Aug/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/85 2nd
ukb 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
Steve Lewis 03/Jun/79 Lead
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