Climbs 20
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Crag features

The best climbing is on the purple slab. Mostly in the sub-VS range, hence popular (like Porth-Clais) with instructors and novices.

Approach notes

Tidal - covered at high tide. The bay about 400m (.25mi) east of Porth-Clais, reached in about 10 min from the car park at Porth-Clais. The base is reached from the L across boulders at low tide, or by abseil.

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The famous Pembroke Rockfax has returned with this glorious full-colour version packed with classic routes and all the wonderful features that you have come to expect from Rockfax. It is now twice the size of the old 1995 book and has some of the biggest and clearest photo-topos that have ever been published in a UK guidebook.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Pembroke Rock (2016)
Pembroke Vol 1 - North Pembroke (2013)

Out of print:
The 'fake boulder' has been placed, with the support of the National Trust, National Park, the BMC, Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group and local climbers, amongst others. It replaces a mass of crap, rusty stakes with the aim of cleaning up the site and providing a long term belay solution.
Steve Quinton - 15/Jul/04
When i was there early this summer the belay stakes had been removed and replaced by a 'fake' boulder! While great for 'The Crack' and other routes on the left of the purple slab, belays for those on the right are now difficult to arrange.
Jono Graham - 09/Oct/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Aquaplane Slab
2 Purple People Eater HVS 5a * 85
3 Aquaplane E1 5b * 73
  Main Slab
5 Grey Slab VD 21
6 Ffynnon Ffynnon Ffynnon VS 4c 48
7 Apex Arete VD * 170
8 Brown Slab HS 4b * 208
9 Slab Recess S 4a * 283
10 Slab Happy
HVS 5a 85
11 The Crack VD ** 623
12 Just Another Route VS 4c 95
13 Saltheart Foam Follower/Grab the Slab E1 5b * 242
14 Cracked Wall VS 4c * 406
15 Rising Damp D * 165
16 Technical Ecstasy HVS 4c 48
17 Late Harvest S 4a 43
18 Allergic to Common Sense
VD 17

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