Rockfax Description
The left side of the arete is great, and well-protected, too. Jump on board from the left, and trace a line all the way up the left side to the top. © Rockfax

FA. T Sowbridge, N Halliday Aug/1985

Ticklists: Pembroke VDiff-HVS.

khalidq 01/Sep/17 Lead rpt
with Hywel Rowlands
Hidden 28/Aug/17 2nd
Charlie Zephyr Booth 28/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
with dave ferguson
joeramsay 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Lois
AJM 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Very nice position. Deserves more stars.

Hidden 24/Aug/17 2nd
Roland stopps 24/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Nevil
Hidden 23/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Alison Cairns 18/Aug/17 Lead rpt

I really like this route - great positions!

Rachel S 18/Aug/17 2nd
with Alison
Hidden 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Elizabeth Allen 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S

Glorious route with such amazing positions. If not for the loose stuff at the very top I'd say 3* rather than the 2 I've voted for.

with Luke
Luke90 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Thoroughly enjoyable climbing and a superb line. I would give this three stars but it definitely deserves at least a second.

with Liz
Hidden 31/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Tim M 24/Jun/17 -
with Emma
climbergg 24/Jun/17 -

All that free space is quite intimidating!

khalidq 18/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Dan Vaj 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Khalid
joe gallacher 11/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Nice route...solid lead by Vincent in strong wind...real good effort

with Vincent Brown
tom0129 01/Jun/17 2nd
Norman_P_W 30/May/17 Lead
with Bob M
Bob M 30/May/17 2nd
Hidden 29/May/17 2nd
HannahC 29/May/17 Lead
eduardo 28/May/17 2nd rpt
with Mark H
C May 28/May/17 2nd rpt
with Ollie
Dizz 28/May/17 Lead rpt
with Lewis
C May 27/May/17 Lead O/S
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 27/May/17 2nd O/S
with C May
PaulTanton 27/May/17 2nd O/S
with Spenser Grey
C@rwyn 17/May/17 Lead O/S
with Flo
josefft 17/Apr/17 Lead O/S
john max 17/Apr/17 2nd
with Joseff Thomas
JamesWilliams 16/Apr/17 2nd O/S


Minter 16/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Super sick moves, well exposed, loved it,

rd20 16/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Loic
Jim Slater 14/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Luke Brock
jonny_098 06/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Not at all what the guidebook says. Poor gear. Loose.

with Alex Cutbush
rashwell 03/Jan/17 Lead
with Louis
scorpia97 10/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Caspian
Hidden 10/Oct/16 2nd
Andrew Sloan 10/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with pete
gingernick 02/Oct/16 2nd

Brilliant climb

with Darrell
dmorgan27 02/Oct/16 Lead
jamie d 23/Sep/16 Lead
George_Surf 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Much better and easier than it looked. One slightly bold bit in the middle but very enjoyable climbing

rachelpearce01 20/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Bob M 01/Sep/16 Lead

Excellent. Great position on the arete, easy for the grade and well protected.

Nigel Coe 01/Sep/16 Lead

Well protected with easy climbing for the grade, but the exposure - sideways, not downwards - made it a superb climb.

with Pete Kelly
MD 29/Aug/16 2nd
with Jo
Happy Wanderer 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Sparse gear about half way but delightful route I hope to do again

with Mike D
minaturechris 28/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Claire Lee
Lynn Robin 28/Aug/16 2nd
with martin hore
mattgrange 28/Aug/16 2nd

Tremendous line and exposure but on reflection the actual climbing is a little soft at the grade

Hidden 27/Aug/16 Lead RP
Worzel Japseye 26/Aug/16 2nd
Kris2fa 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Delightful. Brilliant position on the arete

Luke Brooks 15/Aug/16 2nd
with Kate
Hidden 15/Aug/16 Lead
Bilbo 14/Aug/16 -

Stunning position and a lovely route in warm still conditions, worthy of more stars.

with Conor
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
duncana 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Great route, lovely position

with Pippa Archer
luke glaister 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Ed Babs 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S


with AlexD
AlexD 07/Aug/16 2nd
with Ed
Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead β
bryan61 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S

not as hard as it looks

with Tom D
eduardo 23/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Nice route, slightly spaced gear, but it appears where you need it

with Mark H
td72 23/Jul/16 2nd O/S
KeenClimber 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Ron
Felix la shat 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Win-yei 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Rob
Rob Morgan 03/Jul/16 Lead
with Win-yei
steve_gibbs 03/Jul/16 Lead rpt
andybirtwistle 03/Jul/16 Lead
with Sue Birtwistle
gingerbex 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Enjoyable. Boulder start. Fine climbing higher

alastairbegley 03/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Really enjoyed this, seemed much better this time around

George Frisby 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Rebecca
James Smith 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Will Bristol
steve_gibbs 02/Jul/16 2nd O/S
alice fuller ?/Jul/16 2nd O/S

backed off lead.didn't regret it when saw the tottering rock at the end

Charlie Low 24/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Pretty easy for HVS!

Hidden 24/Jun/16 2nd rpt
rurp 02/Jun/16 -
Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/16 Lead
hazeysunshine 30/May/16 Lead rpt
Jack93 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Put's you in an awesome position on the arete!

Jack93 30/May/16 2nd rpt
with Milena
Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd
pearson9596 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Jen Booys
deklan 08/Apr/16 2nd
with louis
Penny32 06/Apr/16 2nd
with yellow trousers
VPJB 06/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Very windy. Climbed with Pembroke first timer.

Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 21/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/15 2nd O/S
theotherpetehill 31/Aug/15 2nd
with Adam Brown, Chris Allan
rajeshwarbisht 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Flavio
Flavio 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
chrisallan 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Dave Mahon 27/Aug/15 Lead

A sensational position on the arete. Worth 2 stars. Great climbing but belaying from the top is a little precarious. Everything looks loose and standing on the fin of rock makes you wonder when its going to collapse...

with Justin Sharpe
Pete_Frost 17/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Really nice bridging move to get past the small roof at the top. Great to see Luke leading trad with a smile on his face!

with Luke Maggs
Hidden 19/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/15 2nd
tobydunford 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
staceyjg 28/May/15 2nd O/S
Dizz 25/May/15 2nd rpt
with Dave Frost
morganator 23/May/15 Lead O/S
nicola parkin 23/May/15 2nd
with jon
robgixer 23/May/15 Lead O/S
Blue68 22/May/15 2nd O/S
hotfeet 22/May/15 Lead

Lovely route, good exposure.

Adamski1986 22/May/15 Lead O/S
garyb1442 22/May/15 2nd O/S

Fantastic route with good exposure. Worth more than 1 star for sure.

jimmatthews 18/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/15 Lead O/S
adam 24 10/May/15 2nd O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead O/S
alastairbegley 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/15 2nd
Slick 19/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
red_rhodesha 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jonny Aylwin
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S

very enjoyable, 2 star climbing

with Phil Baxter, Alex Twist
Hidden 04/Apr/15 2nd
Nick Wallis ?/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Simon Cooke
Hidden ?/Apr/15 2nd
luke glaister 08/Feb/15 Lead rpt
RobinJones 08/Feb/15 2nd rpt
NuclearNev ??/2015 -
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Kirill 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
oddtoast 02/Sep/14 2nd

Stunning position, deserves more stars.

with Gav
Hidden 30/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Dilwat 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
nickdonohue 16/Aug/14 2nd

Looks improbable for grade but goes!

luke glaister 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Well worth 2 **s. Last of a grate day.

Hidden ?/Aug/14 Lead
Paula Ryan ?/Aug/14 2nd
with Robin Brooke
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Danstephens 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with remi richards, maddie sweetman
Maddie 02/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Cool move up to the arete

with Remi Richards, Dan S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Ricky Rocks 30/May/14 2nd O/S
VPJB 27/May/14 Lead
Stefan_Morris 26/May/14 Lead rpt
with Hannah Thompson
hannahmmt 26/May/14 2nd O/S
with Stefan
Pete Nugent 24/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Excellent moves, quite a long stretch at one point to move up the arete

with John Venier
Mike_Hayes 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Caroline Ashman, John Nightingale
Thunderthighsontheloose 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Brannock 20/Apr/14 Lead

Nice positions.

Rob Pitt 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Helen Pitt
Hidden ?/Apr/14 2nd
Stefan_Morris 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Jonny Nick 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Dizz 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with EJ
monsteratt ?/Jul/13 2nd
Tim Sparrow ?/Jul/13 Lead


with Monty
Ellen Cobby 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
monsteratt 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Great grout - amazing positions

with Tim
Adam Booth 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Amazing situation! Not sure if we did this or whispering wind, but great route either way.

AlexD 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
alasdair19 ?/Jun/13 -

the climbing is good but line very escapable good

soph 26/May/13 2nd rpt
with Ben Heason, Annelies Sarrazyn
Billg 25/May/13 Lead rpt
with Bob Brewer
gravity 25/May/13 2nd O/S

Good fun. Great exposure on the arete. The moves were a bit balancy in places, but not hard.

with Hugh Thomas, Max Adamson
Grezza 18/May/13 Lead

easy but well positioned on airy arete

with Paul E
Twisty 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Greg Slee
Leelogs 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with SCC
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd rpt
Bry 04/May/13 2nd β
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/13 Lead
Hidden 02/May/13 2nd
louby 01/Mar/13 2nd

i need to lead this.

chris_B 01/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
Hidden ??/2013 -
martinazando 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
al99 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Fiona McFarlane 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Helen King
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
nige pacer 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/12 Lead O/S
michael burrows 22/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with ryan cassidy
fizzychewitt 22/Jun/12 Lead
with Marion
Hidden 22/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd O/S
w-watson 20/May/12 Lead
melonmike 06/May/12 2nd O/S
with Matt Roper
Cat Hendrie 05/May/12 Lead β
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 Lead O/S
Richard James Edmunds ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
haydng 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with RachelG
stvredmond 20/Feb/12 Lead

first one of the season. felt easy despite the wind doing its best to blow me off the crag. good pro all the way. worth its stars

Helnorris ??/2012 2nd

Brilliant climb, first trad climb to start the year off again and what a climb to do. Pretty straightforward albeit very cold and windy :)

dpmUK 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Frank
Katya 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead
John Tanner 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Lee Bartrop, Nic Dill
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Quarryboy 31/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Bloody hell what a day! Woke up in the tent and the sky looked like a used teabag! Had some cheese on toast for breakfast to try and raise some morale. Justin was out of a partner so tagged along with us. Initially we went to the Castle in search of some climbing just as it began to piss it down so headed off to St Govan's Head where apparently it was meant to be dryer. To be fair to Justin it was... initially. Rob led this and as I got halfway up it totally pissed it down yet again. Took 20 minutes to get one of Robs wires out whilst being battered by strong winds and just generally damp weather topping out we all decided it was time to get back to the van and bugger off home. God knows what happened to Mark over on range west.

Stanners 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

The actual climbing was enjoyable as I was in the drier conditions of the day. However as soon as I reached the top it all went tits up. Involved near hypothermia and having to ab down on a separate rope to unhook my rope from a piece of rock. Cheers Jack for perseverance with getting my wire out, you were a perfect and patient seconder on this route!

with Justin Pettifar, Martin Stanfield, Jack Bradbrook
Jus 31/Jul/11 Lead
haydng 24/Jul/11 2nd rpt

Started up Whispering Wind as the rain began, backed off into Rear Wind!

with Dave
dickie01 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Julian King
pauldrew 17/Jul/11 Lead
hamish2016 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Wil Treasure
Wil Treasure 03/Jul/11 2nd
with hamdunn
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
3kidsandanorton 02/Jul/11 2nd
with James Rowe
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead β
chriscarroll 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Probably more like VS, nice easy climbing which reflected the mood I was in at the time...

Phil PBC 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with henry castle
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Byronius Maximus 28/Apr/11 2nd β

Fun and exposed

Greg Pittam 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Sophie Keltie
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Lead
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
Hidden 11/Sep/10 Lead
kleinej 30/Aug/10 Lead β

Very straightforward. Easier than many VS's. Belay at top is best if you belay from the massive ledge 1m below the top.

with Sonya
DaNo123 30/Aug/10 2nd
with steve
GarethHall 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
rd20 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Different Steve 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Dan
hazeysunshine 29/Aug/10 2nd
with Dave
LoopyLou 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Gorgeous route, fine positions, in balance, and easy to protect - found a few secret threads.

with Helen Lear / Pinnacle meet
duncan 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Giles Davis 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
themadbrown 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Best HVS to date-climb on the arete rather than to the left-more exposed and great positions.

with james
Jams Crwca 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S

2 stars or 3 stars? Good pro all the way

ben wright ?/Jun/10 Solo
Rob Pitt 23/May/10 2nd
with Helen Pitt
hepitt 23/May/10 Lead

Didn't think the description fitted the rock, so ended up slipping round the right to the E1 for a few metres (which was the best bit of climbing on the route!) Then no good belay at the top! Wouldn't recommend it!

with Rob Pitt
Rachel Slater 02/May/10 2nd O/S
Chi Cheng 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/10 2nd
Liam FLeming 19/Apr/10 -
with barni
barni 19/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
Sarah Black ??/2010 Lead O/S
Tim W 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Rich P, Andrew Davidson
Shauna 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Steve
Ed morris 05/Aug/09 Lead β
with mark dwyer
Hidden 30/Jun/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd β
Bux 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ruth Bevan
clipskipper 04/May/09 Lead O/S

Fairly straightforward to the break with the thread, and then some lovely lay-back on the sharp arete. Worth 2 stars in my book. Belay well back (stake and thread)

with Matt the Dread
Meg Jones 03/May/09 2nd O/S
with Tim Griffin
robman 03/May/09 2nd

hahaha oh what a story

with Tim
misskebab ?/May/09 Lead β

Wicked climb, nice explosure

with Edd Reed
haydng 19/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Rachel
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Feb/09 2nd O/S
chillax ??/2009 -
Richard Hession 25/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Stu
Edd Reed 21/Sep/08 Lead β

Oooh exposure, excellent, I wish i hadnt bailed out on my first go a few months back, one of the threads has broken, nice big hex instead.

with Donna Mawson
sara n 26/Jul/08 Lead β
with Neville Contractor
chris wyatt 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Really airy and relatively straightforward. A connessieurs climb

with Rob Eagle
RMG 05/May/08 2nd
with haydng
haydng 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with Rachel
Hidden 02/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/07 2nd
Onions 05/May/07 Lead O/S

Very easy climbing up the arete. Couldn't believe it was HVS. Nice rests to place gear and lots of gear to place.

with Neville Contractor
Hidden 06/Apr/07 2nd
janegallwey ??/2007 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2007 Lead
Neil Ireson 19/Jul/06 2nd
with Jane
clipskipper 17/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Davey Boy
Hidden 26/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Boxy 28/May/06 Lead O/S
KeithW 01/May/06 2nd O/S

Superb arete, dizzying exposure but lovely clean rock.

with Mike Nuttall
benjhans ?/May/06 2nd O/S
Steve_Fozz 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Fay Isherwood
chris sm 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
cornishben 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Edouard Vincent
JamieAyres 17/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/06 -
AJ007 ?/Mar/06 Lead
with Mike H
bfreeman ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
hailtryfan ?/Mar/06 2nd O/S
Kev Little ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/05 Lead O/S
LC ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Stefan Kruger 29/May/05 2nd O/S
with Jenny Hayward
Marq 28/May/05 Lead O/S
with Daniel Dennehy
reg_measures 27/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with Tom (newcastle)
Billg ??/2005 Lead O/S
willjones ??/2005 Lead O/S
cem 30/Aug/04 2nd
with Liam Mark
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Jack G
dicky79 ??/2004 2nd O/S
with Vic Odell
Hidden 22/Aug/01 Lead
Woody63 22/Aug/01 2nd
with Dave W
auld al ?/Sep/00 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
PaulTclimbing ??/2000 -
with Jimb, Neville, Adrian
tapley 28/Jul/99 Lead
with Simon Tapley, Alison Tapley
Hidden 07/Apr/99 2nd
Chris Ellis 16/Aug/98 2nd
with Louise Pellett
michael burrows 01/Apr/97 2nd
with andy boorman
Budge ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
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