Pembroke

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Authors: Alan James and Mike Robertson
Published: August 2009
Stock: In stock

Price: £20.95

* This purchase includes the Pembroke Update
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The famous Pembroke Rockfax has returned with this glorious full-colour version packed with classic routes and all the wonderful features that you have come to expect from Rockfax. It is now twice the size of the old 1995 book and has some of the biggest and clearest photo-topos that have ever been published in a UK guidebook. You can see a preview of the guide in the Mother Carey's chapter which is available for free download.

The book covers the beautiful slab climbing around St. David's and all the best crags of Range East and the Lydstep areas, as far as Mother Carey's Kitchen. The range and variety of routes is enough to keep any climber happy; from those leading moderate grades keen to have a look for the first time, all the way to those who have developed lifelong obsessions for the place!

Format - The book is A5 in size with 232 pages. The photo-topos are mostly full page, taken either from a boat, or from the crag base where possible. The routes are given full descriptions.

Update - There is a downloadable document detailing a few updates and corrections that have come to light since publication.


Crags Included

Links take you to the relevant section of the Rockfax Route Database.

North Coast - Porth-ClaisPorth-y-FfynnonInitiation SlabsCraig Caerfai,Carreg-y-Barcud
Range East - Flimstone BayCrystal SlabsMosaic WallMewsfordCrickmail,Triple Overhang ButtressBlockhouse to Sitting BullThe CastleRusty Walls,Misty WallsBox ZawnSaddle HeadBosherston HeadHuntsman's LeapStennis HeadStennis Ford,Chapel PointTrevallenSt. Govan'sSt. Govan's East
Stackpole and Lydstep - Mowing WordStackpoleMother Carey's Kitchen.


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2 Reviews for Pembroke

  1. Dominic Oughton, Dominic Oughton said on

    Page after page of full-colour photo-topos (mostly taken from the mid-Atlantic) help to guide the aspiring climber to their chosen target while numerous action shots serve to inspire. Above all it is the user-friendliness that really sets the new guide apart; so important in the ‘ab in and pull your ropes’ context of a sea-cliff. Excellent maps and detailed guidance on descents, tides and conditions will help to enable the safe and productive enjoyment of this climbing paradise.

  2. Steve Crowe said on

    Alan James is passionate about Pembroke his attention to detail shines through. Mike Robertson has produced a stunning set of photo diagrams and his action photos make your palms sweat as you turn the pages.

    If you are not inspired by the front cover shot of Katie Dominey then just turn the page for a stunning shot of Tim Emmett. The guide is littered with great photography and each section is introduced with a stunning double page spread. The photo topos are brilliant too. The route selection has been expanded and I’d generally agree with the choices. For me the only omission is the area surrounding No Mans Zawn “A small zawn offering some of the best wall climbing in Pembroke which is a must for all competent climbers” UKC.

    I have spotted one typo Always the Sun has been up graded to E7 every where except the introduction to Stackpole. Although the old pegs can be backed up by wire it does make onsight a bit tougher so I do agree with the upgrade. I climbed Ghost Train the same day as Dave Birkett climbed Always the Sun. Now Dave would get the E7 tick and I would tick a mere E6!

    But this is all minor details, the guide is extensive enough for most visitors and yet compact enough to carry up the routes. I just hope that they have printed enough copies for the demand.

    Okay the vans packed and we are off to Pembroke, see you all there soon.

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