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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: 2021 Review and Range West 2022

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11/01/2022

Possibly the best sea-cliffs in Wales, with miles of adventurous limestone, but access for climbing along the south coast of Pembrokeshire is also complex with important shared conservation and military land use. Read on for a review of 2021 and details of 2022 access arrangements.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: Seals

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07/09/2021

Autumn is the peak seal pupping season along the western coasts of Wales and in particular the Pembrokeshire coast. It's important that climbers are aware of seals to avoid disturbance to these wonderful mammals.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: 2018 success and 2019 Range West

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07/01/2019

Climbers and wildlife both had a great year at Pembrokeshire in 2018. With some great ascents, a successful bird and seal breeding year and climbers sticking to the agreed restrictions, it was a "win-win" for all! Read on also for details of the 2019 Range West access briefings.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Pembroke Rock Wired: sex between two covers

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15/02/2016

What’s the most special thing about British climbing? 20-foot gritstone adventure routes? The overgrown mountain crags? The loose limestone sport routes? No, its sea cliffs, where quality, adventure and stunning natural beauty are washed up in the most incredible and unique landscapes.
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WALLS

The Hangout: Pembrokeshire's latest escape from the rain for climbers

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19/01/2016

Climbers in Pembrokeshire have a new place to escape the wet weather and get on the training scene with the opening of The Hangout in the Haverfordwest Leisure Centre.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Pembroke demon route Choronzon slain by strong Steve McClure

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14/07/2015

Steve McClure – BMC ambassador and all-round rock wad – has just repeated the hardest trad climb in Pembroke: Choronzon (E10 7a), and also ticked Muy Caliente! (E9/10 6c). We find out the details.
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CLUBS

Traditional climbing on sea cliffs

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16/06/2015

"There is something amazing about abseiling into a sea cliff climb for the first time, the excitement of discovering what’s down there. I can’t wait to get on the abseil line and see what I find." Rachael Ashdown recounts her experience on a weekend sea cliff climbing course in Pembroke:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Yuji Hirayama: Big Issue was just a prologue, UK trad is real climbing

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06/10/2014

Japanese climbing legend Yuji Hirayama recently tested himself on UK trad for the first time. His project? The Big Issue (E9) at Pembroke. How did Yuji get on, what does he think of our trad culture, and will he be back to test himself on grit next? Sarah Stirling interviews.
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INTERNATIONAL

Caroline Ciavaldini takes on British trad

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23/08/2013

World-class French competition climber Caroline Ciavaldini has once again turned her hand to trad climbing: ticking an E8 and an E9 in one week. Katy Dartford caught up with her to find out just what attracts her to British trad climbing.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mowingword - Major Access Gains

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16/08/2011

Mowingword in South Pembrokeshire provides some superb sea-cliff climbing with a wide range of grades but until this year was subject to an annual seasonal restriction. As a result of a review by the Countryside Council for Wales, the National Trust and the BMC, all climbing restrictions on Mowingword have been permanently removed.
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