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Climbs 144
Rocktype Gabbro
Altitude 33m a.s.l
Faces NW

Crag features

The cliffs around St. David's Head itself include some superb routes from D to E5. The most popular crags are Craig Coetan and the South Buttress of St. David's Head, both of which give enjoyable climbing on solid rock in the lower grades. Mur Cenhinen has a large supply of extreme routes with fantastic but condition-dependent climbing on impressively steep rock.

Approach notes

The crags are approached from Whitesands car park via the headland or the Iron Age burial chamber of Coetan Arthur.

Approach times very between 15-30 mins.

Restricted Access

Excellent Gabbro crags that should be easier to find with the new 2013 guidebook! Best on afternoons and summer evenings.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 1 August

Reason: Nesting Birds

There is a nest site at Mur Cenhinen. Please do not climb the following routes until 1st August; 'Sunset Rib' to 'Regan' inclusive. This is the extreme right hand side of the main cliff and the left side of the seaward cliff.

There is a Ravens' nests adjacent  'Binary Fission' (Craig Hebog), please avoid this route 1st March to 1st July and minimise disturbance in these areas. 

Just had an afternoon visit on a blazing hot day. Only did a couple of simple routes but was genuinely impressed with the crag, the views, the climbing and most of all the rock! Simply superb in terms of gear, friction and climbing. Reminded me of the easier routes at Bosigran and that is not faint praise. Really looking forward to a future visit and there is definitely potential for new lines.
Zoomer - 11/Sep/14
Working on adding the missing climbs and general tidy up of this crag page - should also have a photo or two of the area to help locate lines in the next week or two
Matt88 - 27/Jul/13
I've un-moderated myself. I haven't logged in in ages.
pishmishy - 19/Jul/13
Great to see such exemplary crag moderation!
The Pylon King - 17/Jul/13
Where can I get a guide for this crag, I have Rockfax Pembroke but it is missing!
Beans - 16/Mar/11
This crag is actually Quartz Gabbro ( a bit like granite)not sandstone. Some great routes inc. Fuzzy Peg (severe, Act of God and LBJ (V.S.) and Sharksville (E5).
Steve Quinton - 20/Oct/05
Climbed there yesterday escaping cool wind from NW and a seeping Mur Cheninen.Excellent little crag ,the HVS is "way out" overhanging on big holds.
Bob Bennett - 05/Aug/03
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