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/Apr/1981

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Wil Treasure 3 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: A fantastic esoteric route, the climbing is much better that appearances suggest, and the first move on the second pitch is great!
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βeta: A fantastic esoteric route, the climbing is much better that appearances suggest, and the first move on the second pitch is great!
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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 20 May AltLd O/S
petecallaghan 6 May AltLd O/S Wild route
Wild route
EllieWoods 6 May 2nd O/S
Tradical 5 May 2nd O/S
with Holly, climb the peak
with Holly, climb the peak
Whorlhill 4 May Lead
with Charlie SDMC
with Charlie SDMC
Julesthe1st 4 May AltLd O/S Better than Rock Idol!
Better than Rock Idol!
PilarMartinez 4 May AltLd My third time on it and I still love it. For me the best route there..
My third time on it and I still love it. For me the best route there..
glilje 25 Apr 2nd O/S
iainJ 21 Apr AltLd O/S In three pitches, led the middle (traverse) pitch. Well protected in a fantastic position!
In three pitches, led the middle (traverse) pitch. Well protected in a fantastic position!
Hidden 21 Apr AltLd O/S
josefft 20 Apr AltLd O/S
with Trevor Wilson
with Trevor Wilson
Dave LJ 6 Aug, 2018 2nd Great climb, great atmosphere.
with Rich T, Rafal
Great climb, great atmosphere.
with Rich T, Rafal
Rafal Malczyk 6 Aug, 2018 Lead
with Dave Littlejohn, Richard
with Dave Littlejohn, Richard
tomlake 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S What a pitch! Pretty daunting from the bottom, but not too bad once you get stuck in.
What a pitch! Pretty daunting from the bottom, but not too bad once you get stuck in.
Caitgreen 5 Aug, 2018 2nd
with tomlake
with tomlake
Big Lee 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Wild route setting. Bone dry. Excellent.
with annak
Wild route setting. Bone dry. Excellent.
with annak
annak 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Had a total nervous breakdown on the traverse but managed to recover enough to lead P2
with Big Lee
Had a total nervous breakdown on the traverse but managed to recover enough to lead P2
with Big Lee
alice fuller ?Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S wow...lead first pitch..followed chalk to the roof.. quickly reversed off choss..looked around the corner at the chimney traverse...Eek!! Belayed.. and sent Deema , who can climb anything first...seconding was airy scary... with added shrieks from below as someone was vomited on by a fulmar chick on Deep space
with deema
wow...lead first pitch..followed chalk to the roof.. quickly reversed off choss..looked around the corner at the chimney traverse...Eek!! Belayed.. and sent Deema , who can climb anything first...seconding was airy scary... with added shrieks from below as someone was vomited on by a fulmar chick on Deep space
with deema
Hidden 5 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 May, 2018 2nd
Hidden 26 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Brodes 26 May, 2018 AltLd O/S As trad as trad gets. Amazing route. Paul led the crux pitch, although seconding it was non trivial.
As trad as trad gets. Amazing route. Paul led the crux pitch, although seconding it was non trivial.
Harry Martin ??, 2018 Lead
with new route
with new route
Andrew Sloan 6 Oct, 2017 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
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 6 Sep, 2017 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.
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.
J_Spooner 1 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
edwards_nicholas 27 Aug, 2017 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
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
NinaR 27 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Genuinely terrifying. In 3 pitches, I led traverse.
with Trevor Wilson
Genuinely terrifying. In 3 pitches, I led traverse.
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Tim Sparrow 25 Aug, 2017 AltLd What fun! Distinctly speleological.
with Ian Armstrong
What fun! Distinctly speleological.
with Ian Armstrong
gingernick 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd Utterly brilliant climbing
Utterly brilliant climbing
dmorgan27 18 Jul, 2017 AltLd Absolute classic, one of the most unique climbing experiences in the country. For those that seek adventure.
Absolute classic, one of the most unique climbing experiences in the country. For those that seek adventure.
mutt 24 Jun, 2017 2nd
with sarah
with sarah
Keith Swainson 23 May, 2017 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.
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, 2017 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 :-)
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, 2017 AltLd O/S Airy
Airy
Si Clapham ??, 2017 -
George_Surf 21 Sep, 2016 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!
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, 2016 2nd O/S
coula1 5 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Proper wet but excellent fun.
Proper wet but excellent fun.
Dangerous Dave 5 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S A must do adventure.
with coula1
A must do adventure.
with coula1
edgar_spaten 4 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Herrlich!
with Tobi
Herrlich!
with Tobi
Stanners 11 Aug, 2016 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
(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 6 Aug, 2016 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
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! 5 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
deklan ?Jul, 2016 AltLd
with louis
with louis
Hidden 9 May, 2016 AltLd
PAJames ??, 2016 -
Hidden 29 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
rajeshwarbisht 29 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 29 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Very trad. Don't bring a head-torch for the full experience
Very trad. Don't bring a head-torch for the full experience
Hidden 28 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Dervey 8 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Liam
with Liam
VPJB 6 Jun, 2015 -
RichyBOYY 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Crazy bridging - weird and wonderful!
Crazy bridging - weird and wonderful!
Cheese Monkey 6 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
Dunx 25 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Jake Thompsett
with Jake Thompsett
Ian MK 24 May, 2015 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! :)
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! :)
Anna Maykova 24 May, 2015 2nd
with Ian MK
with Ian MK
chancer 24 May, 2015 AltLd O/S OMG! Only really VS as in climber's guide but E3 exposure. Nothing quite like it.
with Jason Wood
OMG! Only really VS as in climber's guide but E3 exposure. Nothing quite like it.
with Jason Wood
Hidden 1 May, 2015 2nd O/S
adie84 ??, 2015 -
gurumed 29 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead second pitch. Weird but wonderful route!
with gjd
Lead second pitch. Weird but wonderful route!
with gjd
gjd 29 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S led p1. Wow!
with gurumed
led p1. Wow!
with gurumed
PilarMartinez 8 Sep, 2014 - 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..
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 7 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
nuts and bolts ?Sep, 2014 -
Ralfy 23 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Great route, awesome position traversing the chimney section. Frightener pitch.
with Lenny
Great route, awesome position traversing the chimney section. Frightener pitch.
with Lenny
Hidden 19 Aug, 2014 2nd
tim_mcd 16 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with David B
with David B
Lenny ?Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Phil .N
with Phil .N
Hidden 14 Jul, 2014 -
Hidden 23 Jun, 2014 AltLd
jacobjacob 20 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Not like most other HVSs...
Not like most other HVSs...
chappers909 6 Jun, 2014 2nd wow...
wow...
Dan Geh 5 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
chappers909 5 Jan, 2014 AltLd
chappers909 5 Jan, 2014 AltLd
chappers909 5 Jan, 2014 AltLd
chappers909 5 Jan, 2014 AltLd
chappers909 5 Jan, 2014 AltLd
Patrick Hill ??, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden 14 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 26 Aug, 2013 AltLd rpt Led P2, good to get back on this one, as I'd backed off this pitch 2 yrs earlier.
with Trevor Wilson
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, 2013 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
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, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 Oct, 2012 2nd
Alan100 20 Oct, 2012 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!
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, 2012 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!
with ripper
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!
with ripper
ripper 26 Aug, 2012 2nd different! (in a good way)
different! (in a good way)
Hidden 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Binder 28 Jul, 2012 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.
with MCK, Dizz
I led p1. A hoot. Quite scary too! It didn't help that I pulled off a block from the roof near the belay.
with MCK, Dizz
Dizz 28 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S Scary but much fun!
with MCK, Binder
Scary but much fun!
with MCK, Binder
Hidden 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
tommytuffa 23 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S Great adventure, good chimney practice
with edd
Great adventure, good chimney practice
with edd
Hidden 9 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
pembrokeshirecaver 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd rpt absolutely incredible
with John Bennetts
absolutely incredible
with John Bennetts
Hidden ?Jun, 2012 -
Rob84 28 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Chris James
with Chris James
crispyboy 28 May, 2012 Lead
with denzel
with denzel
nickwhimster 7 Apr, 2012 AltLd O/S 3 pitches as not extending the gear correctly, did make for an awesome hanging belay.
3 pitches as not extending the gear correctly, did make for an awesome hanging belay.
monsteratt 6 Apr, 2012 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
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
scott titt ??, 2012 -
pembrokeshirecaver 16 Sep, 2011 AltLd
EllieWoods 29 Aug, 2011 2nd Charles led, Rich and I seconded.
with Charles, Richard Alderton
Charles led, Rich and I seconded.
with Charles, Richard Alderton
smolders 29 Aug, 2011 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.
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.
Richard Alderton 29 Aug, 2011 2nd Rare moves.
with Pickles, EllieWoods
Rare moves.
with Pickles, EllieWoods
Jim Slater 14 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Trevor Wilson
with Trevor Wilson
Graeme Hammond 14 Aug, 2011 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.
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, 2011 AltLd
shoulders 14 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
with dai
with dai
steve.warrington 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S lead first pitch
lead first pitch
Hidden 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd rpt
andy dunn 3 Jul, 2011 AltLd rpt P2
with Tom
P2
with Tom
Drew M ?Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Jen
with Jen
Hidden ?May, 2011 Lead O/S
tobydunford 10 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Harry Martin
with Harry Martin
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Rick Dunning ??, 2011 -
Hidden 26 Sep, 2010 Lead
andy dunn 12 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S Led P1 - An Absolutely Fantastic Adventure!!!
with J
Led P1 - An Absolutely Fantastic Adventure!!!
with J
Ketu 28 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 28 Aug, 2010 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 Ketu
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 Ketu
Jonny M 14 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 14 Aug, 2010 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 Jonny M
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 Jonny M
Ed morris 5 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
muttley_109 31 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Ollie B
with Ollie B
irish paul 31 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
with Sarah Joyce
matt.woodfield 11 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
nicolat ??, 2010 Lead O/S
JulesV ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
Kenemo ??, 2009 -
W d c ??, 2009 Lead O/S First pitch. Mega.
with Chris Guest.
First pitch. Mega.
with Chris Guest.
climber130887 5 May, 2008 Lead O/S
MikeT ?May, 2008 AltLd
with AW
with AW
brian watson ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
Tom Gadsden 4 Nov, 2007 AltLd O/S Mike P1 (done as two pitches) Tom P2
with Mike
Mike P1 (done as two pitches) Tom P2
with Mike
ASchwirtz 12 Jun, 2007 2nd O/S
with James Cross
with James Cross
tom_1985 12 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 May, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?May, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 Lead
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
dan gibson 30 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with martina
with martina
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
david morse ?Aug, 2005 Lead
with rampant
with rampant
davebrox ?Aug, 2005 Lead
with Phil
with Phil
davebrox ?Aug, 2005 Lead
Wil Treasure ??, 2005 Lead
Boxy ??, 2005 AltLd
with Aus
with Aus
Laramadness 30 Jul, 2004 AltLd O/S
with RF
with RF
al99 ?Sep, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Sam Ponsford
with Sam Ponsford
auld al ?Sep, 2000 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16 Jul, 2000 AltLd
Hidden 16 Jul, 2000 2nd
dickypips 17 Jul, 1999 AltLd O/S
with Steve James
with Steve James
duncan 9 Apr, 1999 2nd In trainers
with Dan Donovan
In trainers
with Dan Donovan
Norman_P_W ?Aug, 1990 AltLd
with Bob M
with Bob M
Bob M ?Aug, 1990 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 1989 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 1985 -
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