Rock Climbing in Wales (part 1)

~ Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Just back from a week rock climbing in Wales. In fact we started with a day at the Roaches, not in Wales at all but it's very close to Manchester airport and is home to some character-building HVS climbing for a "gentle" re-introduction to British trad. Battered and bleeding we drove south in the rain to Pembroke that evening...

Rock Idol, Mother Carey's Kitchen

...and the sun came out! At Mother Carey's the holds were big, the pitches long and steep, and then the tide came in.

Evening at St Govan's. "The Arrow" is the classic Pemboke E1, a bit polished now but still amazing climbing. Surprisingly for half-term week there was only 1 other team on the crag.

Recently named one of the best 5 HVS in Britain by UKClimbing, "Riders on the Storm" thinks it's E3.

Pembroke duck-egg

Lucky Strike. Low tide, calm sea, sunny and deserted. Does it get any better?

Huntsman's Leap. One of the most atmospheric places to climb in the UK. Al wondering how to get back out.

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