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Mowing Word

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Diedre Sud T 
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Mowing Word Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 26'
Location: 51.61158, -4.90205 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Russell on Apr 14, 2014
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Mowing Word (featuring the abseil point above Died...


A spectacular cliff, about 40m high, vertical to overhanging, big on atmosphere. The traverse above the cave, Heart of Darkness, is not to be missed: great holds, excellent protection, outrageous exposure!

The best view of the cliff is from across the bay to the East. From here you can clearly see the central corner of Diedre Sud, the roof band at half height, and the series of horizontal breaks just below, traversed by Heart of Darkness. All climbs are accessed by abseil, so it's best to take a good look from here on the approach to ensure you abseil off in the right place!

It has a Westerly aspect, so it can be greasy until the sun comes round in the afternoon. Most routes are tidal, though if you know what you're doing it's possible to abseil down to a hanging belay above the high tide line on a lot of routes. There used to be restrictions on climbing here during the nesting season, but these have recently been lifted (as of spring 2014). They could come back, so best to check before setting off there.

Getting There 

From Pembroke, take the B4319 towards Bosherton/Castlemartin range, and keep following the signs to Bosherton. Just after passing the St Govans Inn, take a left, and follow this road all the way to a National Trust car park at its end (free for NT members; ~£5/day for everyone else).

Follow the coast path East, across a beach and continue past another, smaller bay and a narrow zawn. From here you should be able to see Mowing Word on the next peninsula.

Climbing Season

For the United Kingdom area.

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking back along the traverse

Heart of Darkness/New Morning 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Mowing Word
A classic link-up of 2 very good lines: intimidating, committing and serious for both leader and second. The first pitch (Heart of Darkness) is a traverse of the obvious breaks at about half height, while the second (New Morning) is a hand-fist crack to the top. E1 4c,5b in British.From the ledges, climb up and left to the arete, from which you can peer round at the route. Continue up to the series of breaks: you want your hands in the top one for the most part. Now the route is obvious: travers...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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