Rockfax Description
This pleasant route wanders up the left-hand side of the buttress. Climb the lower wall beneath the big open groove of Ricochet to a ledge. Trend up and leftwards to some cracks above a ledge. Climb the crack to another ledge and finish up the groove above. Take care with loose rock on this upper section. © Rockfax

FA. D.Armstrong 02/Jan/1978

Ticklists: Pembroke VDiff-HVS.

Andrew Sloan 05/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Pete backed off at the cracks and belayed me up. I finished route. Very hard and steep for VS, felt like HVS 5b.

with pete
Paul ablitt 29/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Butel 28/Aug/17 2nd O/S
John Bunney 28/Aug/17 Lead
with Butel
ollyrowe 25/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Matt H
Hidden 16/Aug/17 2nd β
khalidq 16/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Ian Lau
climb62 15/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with rich
dickypips 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with gav
dickypips 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with gav
Stroppy 29/May/17 2nd O/S
Sam Husband 29/May/17 Lead O/S

Never mind VS hardest HVS of weekend (1 of 4). Might have been different with more cams of the same size but placing nuts round a blind crack and then climbing into a chosy rest definite added to the atmosphere.

with Ed
Pete_Frost 17/Apr/17 2nd O/S

A bit damp in places. The crux is short but felt hard for a Pembroke HVS.

with Liz Fowler
Dizz 17/Apr/17 Lead rpt

Nasty greasy nastiness!

with Pete Frost
FernandoHidalgo 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Best route of the weekend on lead (and I led Army Dreamers). Glad it is an HVS 5a on the new guide. It is the type of routes that you need muscles and brain as it makes you think.

with Peter Milner
fuzzysheep01 26/Mar/17 2nd O/S

Gets HVS in CC guide - felt full value for that.

DubyaJamesDubya 26/Mar/17 Lead
Hidden ??/2017 -
Hidden 24/Nov/16 2nd
Dizz 07/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Dave Lyon
Michael Morrell 06/Sep/16 Lead dnf
Dave Lyon 05/Sep/16 AltLd
with Mills
Mike Hewitt 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
WillAndrew 28/Aug/16 2nd O/S
samkat 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Adina
JendeHoxar 28/Aug/16 2nd
steve_gibbs 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
john max 27/Aug/16 Lead
with Julian Sorrell
Chris Murray 03/Aug/16 Lead

The crack and overhang above provides the meat of the route. Felt harder than Army Dreamers which we'd just done. The crack was greasy. Rain came in just as I finished and Dan seconded in the wet.

DanChad 03/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Definitely HVS. Started raining as I came up so the crack felt pretty hard.

KeenClimber 22/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Ron
bryan61 22/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Tom D
will rivers 20/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Pretty cool and exposed route, bad rope drag almost pulled me off though

with jake Richardson , tom pillow, luke Richardson
Tom Pillow 20/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Didn't think it deserved stars.

with jake, Luke Richardson, Will Rivers
Legs 16/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Everything else was soaking wet. Fun way to escape. Good climb.

with Mike
Joemanglerocks 03/Jul/16 2nd
TimKnight 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 01/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Andy Hemsted
Hidden 02/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Alex Whitmore 30/May/16 Lead dog

Strong up to the last 5m. Caught arm on the overhand and left arm went numb causing fall. Gutted!!

hutchay 30/May/16 2nd
NDD 30/May/16 Lead O/S
franhammond92 29/May/16 Lead O/S

like someone put a gritstone crack half way up the crag.Beefy but good.

Jack93 27/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
steve.warrington 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
JamesWilliams 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Becca
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Dunx 26/May/15 2nd
with Jon Gupta, Jake Thompsett
hotfeet 22/May/15 Lead
matt.stevenson 05/May/15 Lead O/S
Amy Sears 05/May/15 2nd
Mike Hale 05/May/15 2nd β

Hardest climb I have done to date! Almost fell after a long layback on the right crack but held it.

hlegge 04/May/15 2nd
with Dan Gyi
DanielGyi 04/May/15 Lead O/S
alp79 19/Apr/15 2nd dog

Not a great route, the cracks are harder than VS, loose rock at the top.

with Dan O
DanOsb 19/Apr/15 Lead

exciting for VS

with anna
luke glaister 18/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Vs my ass. Maybe up to the crack but defo hvs onwards . Really enjoyed it. Damp at the start of the crack made me have second thoughts. Worth a star at least. Has a bit of all sorts. 😊

RobinJones 18/Feb/15 2nd dog
with Luke Glaister, Steve Brit
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
GeorgT ??/2015 Lead O/S

Agree with below comments, most DEFINITELY hvs; good gear all the way, but pumpy as anything. Especially when only using the left hand crack to begin with!! (HINT: use both crack systems..)

with p.donnithorne
Hidden 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Matt77 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
RyanOsborne 13/Sep/14 Lead

Reassuring to hear this gets HVS in the definitive guide - definitely felt harder than VS.

Pete Randall 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 AltLd
AndyMcCoy 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Luke
Andy Chubb 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Good route. The cracks are slightly overhanging but good jams and it's quickly over

with Nick Gregory
Paula Ryan ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Robin Brooke
Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead
Slick 29/Jun/14 Lead

A little sting in the tail.

with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 27/May/14 2nd
spragglerocks 26/May/14 Lead O/S

HVS 5a in the definitive and worth the grade.

FelixPeterken 26/May/14 Lead O/S

took some time to place protection on the overhang, before committing to some moves that involved a lot of arms.

with AndrewP
AndrewP 26/May/14 2nd O/S

Tough. Given HVS in the new guide and just about deserves it.

church465 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with Dan Williams
danwilliams99 05/May/14 Lead O/S

First lead that felt like a real vs. Francesco had a bit of an epic on second. Mike got it clean.

Hidden 04/May/14 Lead dnf
foostu4 12/Apr/14 2nd
CharlieMack 10/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Jen Maxfield
Dan0Me 14/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with James S
James Smith 14/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with dan
gurumed 28/Sep/13 2nd RP
with Kenny
Hidden 31/Aug/13 2nd
DanOsb 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
clairejane 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Jesus. Why. Ruined head a touch. Wandering VS my bottom.

with will
mikecollins 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Lauradavies23 07/Aug/13 2nd
AlexD 28/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Dan Hostford 05/May/13 Lead dog
Sophie Nunn 04/May/13 2nd O/S
with Floris
VPJB ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
nickstephens 17/Sep/12 2nd O/S
gg4419 17/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
tim.fairhall 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Matt
Louise Hall 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
alasdair19 ?/Jun/12 -
Patrick Hill ?/Jun/12 -
Rachel Slater 03/May/12 Lead O/S

In the wet

Olli-C 03/May/12 2nd

The crack section is not a wander nice though a pretty tricky for VS

Julie Carroll 08/Apr/12 2nd
with Tristan Graham
louby 07/Apr/12 Lead
chris_B 06/Apr/12 2nd
Richard James Edmunds ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Dizz 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Hard - now HVS 5a

with Matt K
Haydn Jones 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Took awhile as I was nervous going upo the crack line.

lxg613 ?/Aug/11 2nd
Ollie B 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Felt harder than expected

with N. Weston
Fatboy1000 25/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Nice layback in the lower cracks. Tricky!

with Chris
chriscarroll 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ben
Jams Crwca 05/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Roy
John Roe 28/Apr/11 Lead
centurion05 25/Apr/11 2nd
Danny Boy Dunbar 25/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Took my first lead fall and sprained my ankle.

lanky_bastard 13/Mar/11 2nd O/S
icTris ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Elliot
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Spiderpiglet 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with dawn, james
themadbrown 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Jams Crwca 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead β
DaNo123 30/Aug/10 2nd
with steve
Pay Attention 30/Aug/10 Lead
with MD
MD 30/Aug/10 2nd

A bit of a sandbag at VS

with Paul H
chiverstom 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with zappa
Julesthe1st 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Wolf
Different Steve 28/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Dan
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
irish paul 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Dave Ripley
Hidden 13/Aug/10 Lead O/S
DanH9883 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lee
hepitt 24/May/10 Lead O/S

Made a bit of a meal of it at the bottom of the crack, otherwise quite enjoyed it!

with Phillipa Arding
Philippa Arding 24/May/10 2nd
with helen pitt
Adam Booth 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Ellen Cobby 22/May/10 2nd
Phil PBC 18/May/10 Lead O/S

first time to pembroke and well bugger Me!!...boxed

petegruf 03/May/10 Lead dnf

backed off at the big crack. Didn't have big enough gear or the head for it

with luke g
melonmike 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Fran Pickerill
Em66 01/May/10 2nd
with MUMC
mes32 01/May/10 2nd
TiffTiff 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Crazy Tom, Phil
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
Ed morris 03/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Dickon
pembrokeshirecaver 03/Jul/09 2nd O/S
eagleopus 21/Jun/09 Lead
with Steve Hill
Steve Hill 21/Jun/09 2nd dog

Had to hang on the rope while removing a stuck hex - otherwise it would've been clean. :(

Dave Thompson 20/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Tim Cashmore
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd O/S
Ceridwen 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Heather
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead
irish paul 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Theres a whale...

with Sarah Joyce
tweedcore 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
d_meacher 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/08 Lead
Fat Tim 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Danos 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Andras
Mark Stevenson 27/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 27/May/08 2nd dog
RocknRoll 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Matthew Theobold
mrtom 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/08 2nd
dannyboy83 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Andy Webster
btc 23/Jun/07 2nd
with Heather Rogers
Ramon Marin 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Ben Gilbert
Ramon Marin 09/Jun/07 Lead
with Ben Gilbert
tom_1985 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Stu Ward
Kirill 28/May/07 Lead O/S
with Claudia Fritz, Chris Donica
featuresforfeet 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Team Ginger
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd
Tim W 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
waltersp 27/Jan/07 2nd O/S
with Stu
Pete Horn ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Ed
willjones ??/2007 Lead O/S
chris wyatt ??/2007 -
janegallwey ??/2007 Solo
GeckoGeek 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Arin
Abi Chard ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
ASchwirtz 05/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/06 2nd
belay bunny turned bad ??/2006 -
Rich A-Wilkes 18/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Graham Nevett
duncana 27/Aug/05 2nd

Steep crack, and I fell ~10m leading, lots of gear coming out, and landing on bum and ankle. Pretty lucky not to be worse! Seconded after Pippa in end.

with Pippa Archer
AngelaC 11/Aug/05 Lead
Boxy 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Mick
mikeyjbs 23/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with dan
Sime64 25/May/03 Lead O/S
with Nick K
cem 05/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Eric Olson
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
petecallaghan 04/May/02 Lead O/S
with Pete Durkin
Different Steve ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
Tarquin ??/2002 -
Hidden 24/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden 24/Jun/00 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 01/May/00 Lead O/S

Strenuous and loose

with Caroline...
DafSWMC 30/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with UMIST
Hidden ??/1999 -
Hidden 10/Oct/98 2nd O/S
Scott McRae 03/May/98 2nd O/S
with Claire Paton
lorens holm ??/1998 2nd O/S
with Clare
Hidden 01/Oct/97 AltLd
auld al ?/Apr/97 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Apr/97 Lead
Colin Edwards 27/Aug/96 2nd
with penny Gough Brown
Hidden 19/Apr/95 Lead
Colin Edwards ??/1995 Lead O/S
michael burrows 02/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with john roberts
Hidden 31/Aug/93 Solo
Robmwatt ??/1990 -
John Marsland 18/Apr/87 Lead
with Sally
Hidden 05/Apr/87 2nd
Jelly Mould Surfer ??/1987 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 27/Aug/83 2nd
with Steve Portnoi
Mike Owen 08/Apr/83 2nd β
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 17/Oct/81 Lead
tapley 25/May/81 Lead
with John Sumner
Hidden 02/Jan/78 Lead
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