Climbs 51
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 6m a.s.l
Faces S

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B-Team Buttress © Blinder

Crag features

The south-facing aspect of Crickmail's compact exposed walls provide the visitor with a good number of quality 20m+ routes, including classics such as the ever-popular Aero (VS), and B-Team Buttress (E1). It's a long-ish walk-in, as it falls roughly halfway between the two possible car parks, but it is well worth the effort, especially if you extend your time in the area by nipping across to Mewsford, or Triple Overhang. The previous guide book implied high numbers of sheep suicides on this cliff; the intervening years have seen a marked decrease in this malodorous activity.

Approach notes

Tidal platform on the lower tier. Reached from St Govans or Stack Rocks. From St Govans, it is 500m past the second fence line, and just W of an obvious grassy gully leading down to a boulder beach - Seaside Gully. Abseil or scramble down to the lower tier, or take the non-tidal mid-tier.

Access Advice

A very nice crag with a popular non-tidal upper tier and well-featured rock.

There is a large colony of Herring Gulls which are now on the "red list" of endangered species in the UK, on the mid-height ledge in Spring - early summer,  climbers are requested to avoid this section (see details below) as there is now an agreed seasonal restriction on this venue.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 1 August

Reason: Nesting Birds

There are likely to be a number of gulls and chicks during the nesting season on the half-way ledge of B-Team Buttress. At least 18 pairs of Herring gulls are known to nest here, making it one of the most important single sites for Herring gulls on this coastline. Please avoid during 1st March to 31st July.  Routes affected are: 'Cloud Nine, Hang Ten' to 'CDM' on lower tier (routes 6-11 in CC guide) and 'Snap, Popple and Crack' to 'The Jogger' on the upper tier (routes 16-28).  The gulls would make the climbing experience fairly unpleasant so better to choose another crag at this time of year.

(There are also agreed seasonal restrictions on the adjacent crag of Seaside Gully - see details under this crag)

 

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Guidebooks

Pembroke

This new app version of the Pembroke Rockfax has been significantly updated with 350 extra routes, new geo-located maps and updates to the existing information. The print guide from 2009 had 650 routes and this new app package has nearly 1000! The update includes many easier routes plus extra lines at the main crags covered in the book. It also has extensive deep water soloing coverage with the majority of the crags from Mike Robertson's 2007 Deep Water book added to the mix.
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Pembroke

This book from 2009 covers all the classic routes on the most popular crags of Pembroke. It covers the beautiful slab climbing around St. David's and all the best crags of Range East and the Lydstep areas, as far as Mother Carey's Kitchen. The range and variety of routes is enough to keep any climber happy; from those leading moderate grades keen to have a look for the first time, all the way to those who have developed lifelong obsessions for the place!
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  West Face
2 Rasberry Ripple
-
E2 5a 5b  
3 Marina
-
E3 5c *  
4 Good Companions E4 5c *  
5 Opening Night E2 5c ** 16
  South Face Lower Tier
7 Trapeze E2 5c * 11
8 Cloud Nine,hang ten E2 5b * 7
9 Bounty HVS 5a ** 29
10 Sun People HVS 5a 1
11 Soft Centre
-
HS 4b 6
12 Yorkie
-
VS 4b 3
13 C.D.M
-
HS 4b 6
14 Milky Way
-
S 4b  
15 Galaxy VS 3
16 D-Day Landings E1 5b * 16
17 N.A.T.O forces
-
E1 5b 5
  South Face Upper Tier
19 The Sizzler E1 5b 2
Climb name Grade
20 Snap, Popple and Crack VS 4b * 46
21 Crunchy VS 4b * 125
22 krispie crack VS 4c * 64
23 Three Shreaded Wheat E3 5c  
24 Catch VS 4b * 167
25 Read between the Lines E2 5b 5
26 B-Team Buttress E1 5b ** 364
27 Aero VS 5a ** 370
28 Beggar Man E2 5c 9
29 Tinker Tailor HVS 5a * 130
30 The Bouncer HVS 5a * 21
31 Marathon HVS 5a * 90
32 The Jogger HVS 5a 9
33 The Swinger E2 5c  
34 Police Brutality HS 4b 22
35 Route name police VS 5a * 1
36 Slipway S 4a * 58
37 Winter Sun HS 4c 8
38 Warsaw Pact S 4b 16
Climb name Grade
39 Fingerpicking
-
VS 4c 6
40 Cheese Please E1 5c 5
  East Face
42 Turtles Progress
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E1 5a 5b 1
43 A Present from the Valley
-
VS 4b 4c  
44 Special Communiques
-
E3 5c  
45 Malice Aforethought
-
HVS 5a * 35
46 Malice Afterthought
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HVS 5a 1
47 A Town Like Malice
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E3 5c  
48 Satisfaction
-
E7 6b  
49 Eastern Gully
-
VS 5a  
50 Friction Addiction
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E5 6b  
51 Emotional Rescue
-
E3 5c  
52 Sidewinder
-
VS 4c  
  Traverses
54 Secret Stratoshere HVS 5a 1
55 Footloose and Fancy Free HVS  
  seaside Gully
57 Flaked out E3 5c * 1

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