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Climbs 37
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 11m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crag features

A justifiably popular climbing venue located a kilometre south-east of St. David's where the popular beach can be accessed by a steep path from the cliff-top car park. On the beach there is a minor crag with 3 routes and some bouldering while the headland to the east has 2 excellent slabs with a good range of quality climbs.

Approach notes

Caerfai is clearly signposted from St. David's; follow the road south from the visitor centre. Approach from Caerfai Beach car park in 5-10 mins.

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The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Android and iOS devices.



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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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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Beware the scramble descent when the grass is damp - it becomes very slippery. A slip on the grass at the start of the descent would not be pretty.
broc - 12/Sep/18
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Caerfai Beach Crag
2 Authorised Diversion
HS 4b 34
3 Freak Out
VS 4b 6
4 Freak In VD 12
5 Rubber Ring HS 2
6 Mwnci Mor 6c+  
  Craig Caerfai
8 Secret Smile E1 5b  
9 Shreddies
E1 5b 1
10 Mildred Mindwarp HS 4b * 583
11 Mildred Wall HS 4b * 552
12 White Wall HS 4c * 569
13 The Bryn Left-hand HVS 5a * 521
14 The Bryn VS 4c * 525
Climb name Grade
15 Caerfai Crack HS 4b * 986
16 White Corner D * 294
17 Submarine Slab VS 4b 323
18 Burnt ArĂȘte VD 122
19 Scorch Groove D * 182
20 Orogeny E2 5b ** 296
21 Armorican VS 4c *** 1339
22 Redwing
E2 5b 1
23 Age Gap E2 5b * 37
24 Age Concern Direct E1 5b ** 5
25 Age Concern E3 5c * 66
26 Uncertain Smile E2 5b ** 87
27 Life's Just a Ballgame
E4 5c * 3
28 Curse of the Cragmonsters
E4 6a 1
Climb name Grade
29 Crawl of the Wild
E2 5b * 9
30 Coconut Crack
31 Miss Coconut
HVS 5a  
32 Ridgeway
VD 1
33 Old Cross Corner
VS 4c  
34 City Slab
VS 4c 1
35 Farmer's Groove
S 4a 1
36 Crunchie
HVS 4a  
  Penpleidau Promontory
38 Banana Slab
39 The Skin
HVS 5a  
40 Dusty Springfield
VS 4b  

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