Climbs 170
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude Tidal
Faces S

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The 'human spider' a.k.a Howard Lawledge stalking the elusive holds on Pan E4 6a © Emma Alsford

Crag features

This complex area is remarkable for its plethora of walls, caves and buttresses. The climbing here is disjointed and well spread out although there are some great spots for the enthusiast. The climbing on offer is a mix of isolated pitches and some deep water solos. Unlike many of the other areas in Pembroke, the Lydstep area is not affected by seasonal bird bans or the movements of the army - now you just have the tides to worry about! 

Approach notes

No Man's Zawn - From Pembroke, take the A4139 towards Tenby. Turn off the A4139 at the (second, eastern-most) sign for Manorbier, which includes a sign for Shrinkle Haven. Follow the road for about 1km, and turn left at another sign for Shrinkle Haven and the Youth Hostel. Follow the road down through the de-restricted signs, and around a sharp left bend by the Royal Artillery Range gate. Continue past the youth hostel, to a group of car parks, and park at the last one, at the top of a short flight of steps. 

All the Other Crags - From the A4139 Pembroke to Tenby road, drive into Lydstep village and find the Lydstep Tavern pub. 50m west of the pub is a small road heading south/downhill; take this and follow it (rough in places) all the way down to a sudden left bend. Turn right on this bend (blue sign: 'headland') and drive up over a cattle grid into the car park. All the Lydstep Cavern crags are described from the Mother Carey's Kitchen car park.

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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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