Rockfax Description
Once an enjoyable and popular classic but it has suffered from rockfalls over the years. The route has now stabilised but is still a bit dirty and is also a popular nesting zone. Start beneath the corner and climb the right-hand groove and some cracks above it, to a ledge. Follow the corner above to its top. © Rockfax

FA. C.Mortlock 20.8.69 20/Aug/1969

Ticklists: 100 best limestone climbs in Britain.

rashwell 01/Jan Lead
with Louis
Hidden 27/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/17 Lead
samkat 16/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Glen Stidever
Si Clapham ??/2017 -
Hidden 08/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Moritz L 09/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Dan0Me 09/Jun/16 Lead

Worst route I've ever done at Pembroke

Avon Man 28/May/16 Lead O/S
with Derek
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
spidermonkey ??/2016 -

Not as loose as many say. Nice enough climbing too. I came eye to eye with a seagull sat half way up, both near scared each other to death

The Grist 16/Aug/15 2nd
PaulTanton 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S

This route need re-grading on here since the rockfall. It's quite serious. E1. Not recommended

mynyddresident 27/Jul/15 2nd
with KP
Hidden 20/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 20/Sep/14 2nd
mossrug 09/Jun/14 -
with tony penning
tobydunford 27/May/14 2nd O/S
with Harry Martin
Brannock 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
mike mo ??/2014 -
Pero 11/Sep/13 Lead
Shaw Brown 25/Aug/13 2nd

Did this to escape a rising tide, our 1995 rock fax giving it 3 stars. After reading this UKC log I realise it fell down shortly after the guide was published. Still pretty unstable even after all these years.

with Loz
Dilwat 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

This climb has clearly fallen down. The guide book description bares no resemblance to what is in front of you. Also be careful in the top section. It all looks decidedly dodgy.

with Nick D
nickdonohue 27/Jul/13 2nd

Started out as attempt on Crithmum, Ian ended finishing up Necropolis. We struggled to find the right line (and match lines to the guidebook) and later found out the Crithmum flake had fallen off.

Julie Carroll 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Sol Fernandez
arose 23/Apr/13 AltLd

2 pitches

Tightsgirl 23/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 -
msoldn 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Blocky looseness distracts from the pleasure of the climbing, not recommended.

with Edwin
nuts and bolts ?/Sep/12 -
JHiley 11/Mar/12 TR
with Fran
Polly4 ??/2012 -
keith leonard ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 18/Oct/11 Lead O/S
garethsteel 18/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Mr Sparkle 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

This route is VERY loose, more rock fall has made it unpleasant and effectively CLOSED for climbing!

with Liam Byrne
Will Horton 22/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Good climb, a little scary and in parts and a fair amount of loose rock in the upper section... at some parts of the climb good balance is handy along with body tention :)

with Tom Horton
TM_Horton 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S

all in all an enjoyable outing ... good gear throughout bit of loose stuff at around 3/4 hight but otherwise pretty fun.

with will
pebbles 31/May/11 2nd

after backing off lead as couldnt find good gear to protect mantle

with guido
themadbrown 08/May/11 2nd dog

Cold hands=cold fingers= horrid top section.Birds nesting deep in a couple o the cracks

with james
Jams Crwca 08/May/11 Lead
Dibdawg 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Mark Sheridan
Rick Dunning ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Jams Crwca 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with pete
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
Fat Tim 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S

A loose middle section made this slightly harrowing.

with Mark kauntz
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
haydng 30/Jul/09 2nd O/S

Definitely not 3* anymore, loose rock and maybe only 1* for the bottom section.

with Dave
Hidden 26/Jul/09 2nd
OffshoreAndy 26/May/09 Lead O/S


with Jade
gripped01 ?/May/09 2nd
with Jim Jarvis
Kenemo ??/2009 -
innes ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Ruth
dts 30/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/08 Lead
Julian Wedd ??/2008 Lead
with A. Howarth
Mark Davies PK 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S

The flake has gone on this route leaving a dirty and loose groove. Its not too bad if you are careful and i guess will clean up in time but i would give it HVS 5a and 1 star at most.

with Beesley
Hidden 07/Jun/07 2nd O/S
cem 05/May/07 2nd
Hidden 04/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 AltLd
Stone Muppet ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Ramon Marin 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Dave Reaney
Hidden 07/Sep/06 Lead O/S
michael burrows 07/Sep/06 2nd

and mike doyle,has since had a rockfall june 2008 and is now E2 5b!!

colin milton 23/Aug/06 Lead
with fenclimb
Hidden 23/Aug/06 2nd O/S
a_radiohead_fan ?/Aug/06 -
david morse ?/Aug/06 2nd
with rampant
beanfingers 26/Feb/06 Lead O/S

first piece of kit went in 25ft up cos i was having so much fun

with jeremie
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Geoffers ?/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Tim
climbtim 04/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure ??/2005 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
sara n 18/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with John Brooks
sara n 18/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with John Brooks
Ratfeeder 07/Sep/04 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 07/Jun/04 Lead O/S

After it had fallen down!

Ally Smith ??/2004 Lead O/S

Date is a guess

al99 ?/Sep/03 2nd O/S
with Sam Ponsford
duncana 04/May/03 2nd

3 stars? Lots of loose rock (although I put it back after grabbing at it!).

with Pippa Archer
cornishben ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Edouard Vincent
Hidden 03/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 -
Boxy 24/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Aus
Hidden 16/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/00 Lead
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Rock Fairy ?/Aug/98 2nd
Ched ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
craig h 13/Sep/96 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 22/Aug/96 Lead O/S
five ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with JC
Colin Edwards ?/Aug/96 Lead
mikej 27/Apr/96 Lead
with Nick Salmon
Colin Edwards ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Colin Edwards ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/94 2nd
jfletcher 14/Jun/92 Solo O/S
lithos ?/Apr/92 Lead
with john byrne
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 13/Nov/89 Lead
with Ernie Horrocks
Jelly Mould Surfer 28/Aug/89 Lead O/S

Before a rockfall - probably VS when I did it

Nick Biven 02/Jun/89 Lead
Andy Say 27/May/89 2nd
Hidden 13/May/89 Lead
Tony Buckley ?/Jan/89 -
with Robert Clark
RichardMc 29/Aug/88 2nd
with Daphne Pritchard
BigHairyIan 08/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Little Dean (Dean Gibbs)
William Robertson ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Neil R 29/Aug/87 Lead
with Sharon
Hidden 27/Jul/87 Lead
andy tetsill ?/Jul/87 Lead
with Joy
hazeysunshine ?/Jun/86 AltLd O/S
with Phil, Jane
Paul Clarke ??/1985 -
with LUMC, FMC
Martin Bennett 02/Nov/83 -
with RA
Nigel Coe 29/Aug/83 Lead
with Pete Oxley
neilh ?/Apr/80 2nd
Hidden ??/1980 -
Steve Lewis 25/Sep/78 Lead O/S
with Morty
Hidden 06/Aug/76 Lead
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