Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 39
A popular Pembrokeshire classic which is one the best VS routes around. It climbs the huge arete of the main face of Saddle Head, above a tide-washed platform. Access is tricky and the overall atmosphere is added to by the awkward approach. Start as described above.</br>1) 4a, 28m. Climb a weakness on the left-hand side of the arete to reach a groove. Follow this onto the arete and then step right and climb the rugged cracked wall to a ledge and cave stance.</br>2) 4b, 28m. Climb up a crack above the stance and continue in a great position up the arete to enter the wide finishing groove.
Sorry! Have to say I was thoroughly underwhelmed by Blue Sky. Poor first pitch and a distinct lack of line. One star at best.
Up in the top 3 VS's i have done anywhere. Fantastic climbing, never too taxing just seems to come together perfectly. Good gear and perfect positions all the way...Gem.
wonderful route - worth the hype
First pitch poor, vague and wet, though exciting belay above the crashing waves. Second pitch superb position, climbing and gear.
Possibly the best VS I've done. Thought the move around the arete on to the cracked wall was in a sensational position.
There is an excellent variation just to the left called Blue Sky to the Right, which takes a groove and slab. Do this and look down between your legs straight into the sea!
Very enjoyable, excellent position, feels great belaying just above the sea.
The move round onto the cracked face on pitch one is now considerably easier and not so exciting as a large part of the route has fallen down - classic moves gone foreever!!! first pich only 4A now.
The best VS in South Wales. Technically easy but a great adventure!
Good positions but technically easy for VS, the first pitch is 4a, and the second pitch has only one 4b move. VS for acess and potential route finding problems.
Wow! A fantastic adventure. We abbed in and started from a hanging belay above crashing sea, then the positions are mindblowing above. A real pity if the bottom bit has collapsed.