45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
This amazing route follows the inside of the through cave to the lip, eventually popping out onto Deep Space. Start at the left-hand side of the landward wall of the through cave.
1) 4c, 35m. Climb easily up the wall to a large blocky ledge and walk rightwards along this. Move up until you are level with the top roof of the cave and then pull around into a chimneying position. Back and foot to the chockstone near the lip. Wild!
2) 4b, 10m. Squeeze through above a second chockstone (also wild) and climb the corner crack above to the top. © Rockfax

FA. M.Harris 18.4.81 18/Apr/1981

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Andrew Sloan 06/Oct Lead dnf

Went too high and off route on first pitch, pulled off loose block, almost took a major fall into the dark. Totally spooked me so lowered off.

with pete
Droyd 06/Sep AltLd O/S

P1, outrageously good adventure climbing. Got lost because I refused to believe that the pitch could possibly go where it actually does (I tried to keep going upwards only to be met with an extremely loose dead end), then forgot how to back and foot for a while, but eventually figured it out - relaxing is the key. Not the best climbing I've done in Pembroke, but probably the most memorable experience there so far.

with Martin
J_Spooner 01/Sep Lead O/S
edwards_nicholas 27/Aug AltLd O/S

We split the 1st pitch up, glen lead to the ledge, I continued up and to the roof pitch which is amazing, what an epic adventure!

with Glen Stidever
Hidden 27/Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug AltLd
Tim Sparrow 25/Aug AltLd

What fun! Distinctly speleological.

with Ian Armstrong
gingernick 18/Jul AltLd

Utterly brilliant climbing

with Darrell
dmorgan27 18/Jul AltLd

Absolute classic, one of the most unique climbing experiences in the country. For those that seek adventure.

mutt 24/Jun 2nd
with sarah
Keith Swainson 23/May AltLd O/S

What on earth! Outrageous fun once figured out how to turn the corner and begin bridging. Something in the cave wasn't happy, possibly the famous spewing fulmar but sounded like a Norwegian Ridgeback.

Georgie25 23/May AltLd

Wow what a route! When you set off it looks ridiculous - you realise the roof is climbable once you are in it. Take some strong calves and a bit of courage and it's fine :-)

HaleAlex ?/May AltLd O/S


Si Clapham ??/2017 -
George_Surf 21/Sep/16 Lead

Outrageous! Never seen anything like it. The wall is climbed on huge strange holds, threads for gear. then you get to the roof and its 50ft to the chockstone. Back and foot along, no other holds. Some gear in the roof but still scary. Exposure!

rachelpearce01 21/Sep/16 2nd O/S
coula1 05/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Proper wet but excellent fun.

Dangerous Dave 05/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

A must do adventure.

edgar_spaten 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S


with Tobi
Stanners 11/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

(the long!) P1. A true memorable adventure offering my favourite kind of adventure climbing. Just can't get enough of this deviant outrageous climbing and at such an amenable grade is so good. Cant recommend this enough for those wanting a bit of an experience. Probably in my top 3 ever routes.

with Giles
Francois R 06/Aug/16 2nd

5b, old style but no difficult move! Best climb of the day! We did it in 2 pitches, but then the 2nd pitch after the cave is 5 meters only. I think it can be done in one pitch with some rope drag though.

with Pok
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 05/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca
deklan ?/Jul/16 AltLd
with louis
W d c ??/2016 Lead O/S

First pitch. Amazing.

PAJames ??/2016 -
Hidden 29/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
rajeshwarbisht 29/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Flavio
FlavioL1989 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Don't bring a head-torch for the full experience

Hidden 28/Aug/15 AltLd
Dervey 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Liam
VPJB 06/Jun/15 -
RichyBOYY 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Crazy bridging - weird and wonderful!

Cheese Monkey 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Ric E
Dunx 25/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Jake Thompsett
Ian MK 24/May/15 Lead O/S

OMG Indeed! Finished at 10:30 PM. Will try and remember a head torch next time I commit to something like this!! Great route - very different! :)

with Anna
Anna Maykova 24/May/15 2nd
with Ian
chancer 24/May/15 AltLd O/S

OMG! Only really VS as in climber's guide but E3 exposure. Nothing quite like it.

with Jason Wood
Hidden 01/May/15 2nd O/S
adie84 ??/2015 -
gurumed 29/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Weird but wonderful route!

with gjd
gjd 29/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

led p1. Wow!

with Gurumed
PilarMartinez 08/Sep/14 -

I love this route, done it before but I felt it slightly harder.. Still like it though. If you have short legs you may find it harder..

Hidden 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
poeter210 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
AdamCB 19/Aug/14 2nd


tim_mcd 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with David B
Lenny ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Phil .N
guy757 14/Jul/14 -
Hidden 23/Jun/14 AltLd
jacobjacob 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Not like most other HVSs...

chappers909 06/Jun/14 2nd


Dan Geh 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Paddy, Will
chappers909 05/Jan/14 AltLd
chappers909 05/Jan/14 AltLd
chappers909 05/Jan/14 AltLd
chappers909 05/Jan/14 AltLd
chappers909 05/Jan/14 AltLd
Patrick Hill ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Alex the Alex 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Split into 3 pitches which seemed a good choice. I led the back and foot pitch taking a lower, less protected line. Unusual, wild, but fantastic climbing. The window is one the favourite belays Iv been on!

Jim Slater 26/Aug/13 AltLd rpt

Led P2, good to get back on this one, as I'd backed off this pitch 2 yrs earlier.

with Trevor Wilson
jon_gill1 25/Aug/13 AltLd

Ross enjoyed so much last year he wanted to lead the 1st pitch and it made his weekend.I led p2 for the first time.

with ross garfoot
Hidden 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd
Alan100 20/Oct/12 2nd

Feels like an adventure being in the dark at the end of the day wondering if we'll finish before sunset. Seeing the ropes trailing off into the distance on the chimney was thought provoking - great swing potential!

jon_gill1 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S

i did pitch one which was a fantastic outing on fairly easy climbing.dont understand why its only 2 stars on here!surely its worth 3 stars of anyone's money!

ripper 26/Aug/12 2nd

different! (in a good way)

Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Binder 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

I led p1. A hoot. Quite scary too! It didn't help that I pulled off a block from the roof near the belay.

Dizz 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Scary but much fun!

Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
tommytuffa 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Great adventure, good chimney practice

with edd
Hidden 09/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
pembrokeshirecaver 04/Jun/12 AltLd rpt

absolutely incredible

with John Bennetts
Hidden ?/Jun/12 -
Hidden 28/May/12 AltLd O/S
crispyboy 28/May/12 Lead
with denzel
nickwhimster 07/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

3 pitches as not extending the gear correctly, did make for an awesome hanging belay.

monsteratt 06/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Pretty incredible route. The first bit to get to the chimney on crazy 'holds'. The traverse through the chimney was a bit out of my comfort zone and Nick ended up doing a hanging belay halfway along it due to rope drag (exciting stuff). I lead between this and the chockstone.

with Nick Whimster
Hidden ??/2012 -
pembrokeshirecaver 16/Sep/11 AltLd
EllieWoods 29/Aug/11 2nd

Charles led, Rich and I seconded.

with Charles, Rich
smolders 29/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Fantastic route! A bit daunting from the bottom, but the climbing is easier than it looks. The traverse under the roof inside the cave was amazing, but scary. Patrick P1, me P2.

with Patrick
Richard Alderton 29/Aug/11 2nd

Rare moves.

with Pickles, Ellie
Jim Slater 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Trevor Wilson
Graeme Hammond 14/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

almost benighted in the cave without a head torch, topped out by moonlight. had to do an extra traverse pitch to get to the route as the trench was under water.

Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd
shoulders 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with dai
steve.warrington 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch

Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
andy dunn 03/Jul/11 AltLd rpt


with Tom
Drew M ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Jen
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
tobydunford 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rick Dunning ??/2011 -
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead
andy dunn 12/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led P1 - An Absolutely Fantastic Adventure!!!

with J
Ketu 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

what an experience! still not sure if we pitched it right but rob took a hanging stance a little into the chimney traverse so I got a fair bit of the chimney section which is much easier than it looked from below and with plenty of gear and with feet one wall and back on the other the climbing in this section was not much harder than severe but with really good exposure. Some of the best adventure climbing i've done, CLASSIC stuff

with Rob
Jonny M 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. What a totally amazing route. None of the moves felt as hard as 4c, and the gear is good, but it's definitely an HVS experience!

with Jon
Ed morris 05/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Martin
Ollie B 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with B. Hughes
muttley_109 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
irish paul 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
matt.woodfield 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
nicolat ??/2010 Lead O/S
JulesV ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Kenemo ??/2009 -
climber130887 05/May/08 Lead O/S
MikeT ?/May/08 AltLd
with AW
Tom Gadsden 04/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Mike P1 (done as two pitches) Tom P2

with Mike
ASchwirtz 12/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with James Cross
tom_1985 12/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
dan gibson 30/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with martina
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
david morse ?/Aug/05 Lead
with rampant
davebrox ?/Aug/05 Lead
with Phil
davebrox ?/Aug/05 Lead
drysori ??/2005 Lead
Boxy ??/2005 AltLd
with Aus
Laramadness 30/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
with RF
al99 ?/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with Sam Ponsford
auld al ?/Sep/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/00 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/00 2nd
dickypips 17/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
with Steve James
duncan 09/Apr/99 2nd

In trainers

with Dan Donovan
Norman_P_W ?/Aug/90 AltLd
with Bob M
Bob M ?/Aug/90 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/89 AltLd O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1985 -
with LUMC, FMC
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