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Stackpole and Lydstep 

Pembroke Rock Climbing 


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Location: 51.8188, -4.9081 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nick Russell on Mar 21, 2013
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Description 

The Pembrokeshire coast is a mecca for sea cliff climbing, with more recorded routes now than the whole of Snowdonia! The area is split here by the divisions in the current series of definitive guidebooks by the Climbers Club:
1. North Pembroke
2. Range West
3. Range East (Stack Rocks to Hollow Caves Bay)
4. Range East (Saddle Head to St. Govans)
5. Stackpole and Lydstep
with further subdivisions within each of these areas.

The vast majority of the climbs here are tidal sea cliffs, and the Bristol channel has a notoriously large tidal range (second in the word!), so it is imperative to check the tide tables when planning a visit.

Getting There 

The M4 is the main access to South Wales from England. When that runs out, continue along A roads, depending on which area you intend to visit.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Pembroke
Rock Climbing Photo: Jo contemplates how to reach the base of P1

Threadneedle Street 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Mother Carey's Kitchen
A worthy adventure for climbers of any grade, this climb gets you into some wild places and spectacular positions! P1) (15 m) Start in the very back of a sea cave evidently formed along a fault plane, and climb the steep corner on its left side. Near the top of the left wall step left around the corner and belay at a stance (thread).P2) (7 m) From the belay traverse left out of the cave on the world's biggest jug rail. Step further left onto the face and climb a few meters up...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Nick Russell
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From: Bristol, UK
Mar 21, 2013
I'll flesh this area out a bit after a few more visits. If anybody wants to do a better job sooner, just let me know and I'll reassign it to you.

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