Bow-Shaped Slab Top 50

3 Stars
 HS 4a

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A Pembroke favourite which gives good climbing; it can get a bit congested on Bank Holiday weekends. Start below the centre of the slab. Climb the slab to where it steepens. Move up rightwards up some cracks then climb straight to the top.
Bow-Shaped Slab


Great Route - one to do again and again
The Pylon King - 02/Feb/05

Classic..perhaps harder to access than to climb
John Alcock - 07/Mar/05

Should really be approached by scrambling down Bomb slab and traversing across at high tide. At low tides just walk in from the East side.
alan - 31/May/05

Excellent route more protection on it than first appearances would suggest.
Allan - 17/Jun/05

Nearer Severe than HS, loads of good gear and a good confidence boosting lead with bags of atmosphere. The corner is a better though!
Alun - 10/Apr/07

Totally disagree with you Al - I spend the whole time in the corner looking at the middle of the slab, and it turned out to be just as good as it looks.

Wow, wow, and double wow. Superb route that just allows you to pick where you're going with gear when you want to be bothered with it. Bottom to top felt almost like one contiuous movement, which puts it in the top routes of the country. Simply brilliant.
Pythonist - 15/May/07

Just lovely!
Iain Thow - 20/Dec/08

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