Climbs 69
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

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Pat Lowman on Sea Groove © Edd Reed

Crag features

Grand, shapely and classic - Pembroke wall climbing at its very best. Yet it's much less trafficked than its close neighbour - this is because, darn it, the best routes are also the hardest ones! The White Tower is home to the incredible wall climb of White Heat, and the infamous testpiece The Great White. The best 'easy' is undoubtedly the lengthy Sea Groove, which flanks the right edge of the Tower.

Approach notes

Approach as for Mother Careys and follow a path east to grass slopes which go down almost to sea level, then rise in a pinnacle, joined to the coast by a grassy saddle. Go through a notch in the west summit of the tower and down to the sea-level platform.

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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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More Guidebooks:
Pembroke Rock (2016)
Pembroke Vol 5 - Stackpole and Lydstep (2012)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The White Tower
2 White Ridge
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D  
3 Sackless E1 5b 34
4 Petit Blanc E2 5c * 49
5 The White Tiger
-
E6 6b *  
6 White Heat E5 6b *** 61
7 Killer White E6 6b **  
8 The Great White E7 6c *** 13
9 Dog Nobbler E4 6b * 7
10 Sea Groove VS 4b ** 444
11 Anathema
-
VS 4b  
12 Toit Groove
-
VS 4b  
13 Instability Groove
-
S  
14 The Basking Traverse
-
VD *  
15 East Zawn Traverse
-
S  
16 Parallel Crack A
-
S 4a  
17 Parallel Crack B
-
VD  
18 Parallel Crack C
-
D  
19 Deep Chimney
-
D  
  *Lydstep Point*
  Pinnacle Buttress
22 A Friend in Need
-
HS 4b 4
23 Left-Hand Crack
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VD 4
24 Absent Mindedness
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VS 4c  
25 Strawberry Jam HVS 5a 2
26 Right-Hand Crack
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HS 4b 4
Climb name Grade
27 Forgetfulness
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VS 4c  
28 Munga
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VS 5a 2
29 Perplexity
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E2 5c  
30 Perseverance
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E6 6c *  
31 Outsider
-
HVS 5a  
  Amazon Walls
33 Slave to the Cave
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E1 5b  
34 Pyramid of the Sun
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E6 6b **  
35 Mex-the-Flex E5 6b ** 4
36 Inca
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E5 6b *  
37 Amazon E3 5c *** 17
38 Lydstep Point Maze
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HVS 4c ** 10
39 Summer Thunder E3 5c * 2
  The Rip Area
41 KW7
-
VS 4c  
42 Poseidon HVS 5a  
43 The Insider E1 5b  
44 The Rip E2 5b ** 9
45 The Aristos
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E1 5b  
46 Aboulia
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HVS 5b  
47 Lydstep Traverse VS *** 3
  *The Pinnacle Area*
  Prow Bay
50 Anabaptist
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HVS 4c  
51 Solom
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S  
52 Salome
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VS 4c  
Climb name Grade
53 Friendly Neighbour
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HVS 5a  
54 Lazy Sunday Crack
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HVS 5a  
55 The Pate
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E3 5c  
56 Harold's Crack
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E2 6a *  
57 No Respect
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HVS 5a  
58 No Homage
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E1 5b  
59 Kigfa
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E2 5c *  
60 Kagfa
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HVS 5a  
61 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
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E1 5b  
62 Accelerando
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HVS 5a  
63 The Drop Zone
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E1 5a 2
64 Absalom
-
HVS 4c  
  Lydstep Pinnacle
66 South Ridge
-
HS  
67 Christmas Cracker HVS 5a 1
68 Montmorency
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E1 5a  
69 Atlantic Chimney E1 5b 4
70 Arcady HVS 5a 2
71 Colonel Mustard
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E3 5c * 4
72 Titus Oats
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HVS 5a 8
73 The Arc VD 9
74 Bottle ArĂȘte
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VD  
75 The Clockwork Orange
-
S  
76 Tintoretto Wall
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A1  
  Lydstep Quarry
78 Parallel Cracks
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E1 5b  

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