Climbs 29
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

Crag features

Another excellent sandstone slab, and with a good choice of grades. The rock here is well-supplied with edges and cracks, and the most alluring ticks are probably Caerfai Crack and Armorican. The crag is a two-fold affair, with the easier lines on the higher-positioned left-hand end; the taller, darker slab on the right provides the longer and more adventurous forays into the Extreme grades plus a classic VS.

Approach notes

Drive up the hill to the edge of St David's (heading east), then take the first right to Caerfai Bay. Follow this road (past two rather expensive campsites) to reach the free car park at the end (the view here is absolutely STUNNING). Walk south-east on the coastal path; at around 600m, you'll reach a bend in the path and the top of the two-part slab, where five or so abseil stakes will be evident. It's possible to scramble into the crag from the left-hand side (looking in) utilising slabs and a ramp system - to locate this, first trend rightwards (north), then swing back southwards to gain the crag base. An alternative is an abseil down the crag's centre.

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More Guidebooks:
Pembroke Rock (2016)
Pembroke Vol 1 - North Pembroke (2013)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Authorised Diversion
HS 4b 27
2 Freak In VD 3
3 Mildred Mindwarp HS 4b * 487
4 Mildred Wall HS 4b * 501
5 White Wall VS 4c * 435
6 The Bryn Left-hand HVS 5a * 395
7 The Bryn VS 4c * 399
8 Caerfai Crack HS 4b * 808
9 White Corner D * 241
10 Submarine Slab VS 4b 256
Climb name Grade
11 Burnt Arete
VD 101
12 Scorch Groove D * 149
13 Orogeny E2 5b ** 266
14 Armorican VS 4c *** 1220
15 Age Gap E2 5b * 32
16 Age Concern E3 5c * 58
17 Uncertain Smile E2 5b ** 76
18 Life's Just a Ballgame
E4 5c 2
19 Curse of the Cragmonsters
E4 6a * 1
20 Crawl of the Wild
E1 5b * 9
Climb name Grade
21 Ridgeway
VD 1
22 Old Cross Corner
VS 4c  
23 City Slab
VS 4c 1
24 Farmer's Groove
S 4a 1
25 Crunchie
HVS 4a  
26 Coconut Crack
27 Miss Coconut
HVS 5a  
28 The Bryn Left Hand * HVS 5b ** 15
29 Age Concern Direct * E1 5b **  
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