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 
2Purple People EaterHVS 5a *71
3Grey SlabVD 18
4Ffynnon Ffynnon FfynnonVS 4c 43
5AquaplaneE1 5b *62
 Main Slab 
7Apex AreteVD *153
8Brown SlabHS 4b *198
9Slab RecessS 4a *257
10Slab Happy
HVS 5a 78
11The CrackVD **586
12Just Another RouteVS 4c 72
13Grab the SlabE1 5b *216
14Cracked WallVS 4c *374
15Rising DampD *151
16Technical EcstasyHVS 4c 48
17Late HarvestS 4a 41
18Allergic to Common Sense
VD 18
19Saltheart Foam Follower *E1 5b 7
20Just Another Route *
VS 4c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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