St. Govans Rockfall

There has been a massive rockfall at St. Govan's Head in Pembroke in the area of the classic E5, Public Enemy. Photos here seem to indicate that the left-hand side of the Public Enemy cave has collapsed, destroying that route, as well as Crime of the Century and Crime and Punishment. Public Enemy was first climbed in 1980 by Pat Littlejohn and is described in the Rockfax guide as "A magnificent challenge which is one of Pembroke's great ticks".

Some years ago, one of the most popular E3s at St. Govan's, Conscientious Objector, collapsed in a winter storm. Climbers who did Public Enemy this summer (including this News Editor) were shocked at the instability of the area of cliff around Public Enemy.

Also in Pembroke, the BMC report that the Pembrokeshire Climbing Club have finished clearing out all the rusting debris that washed up in Huntsman's Leap this summer. A job well done.

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