Keelhaul

3 Stars
Crimpy
 E2 5c

Adjacent Routes
<< Intensive Scare < Baker's Door  |  I See No Ships > Springboard >>


25m. The last of the trio takes a line up the wall directly below the overhang. Climb up to the right-hand of the two left-facing grooves, move up slightly rightwards then trend back left to a split in the overhang. Heave over this and finish up the crack.
FA. Jon de Montjoye 28.12.80

USER COMMENTS

Quality face climbing with quality moves over the lip. 3 stars!
Smelly Fox - 15/Mar/05

Agreed. Awesome wall climbing with a well protected overhang section to boot. I found traversing the wall to be the scary bit!
drcorbasisgod - 09/Oct/05

Best line on the wall (except ghost ship), lots of nice moves with a pleasantly easy roof after a quite bold thin slab section just below.
Chad Harrison - 02/May/06

Amazing climb, with the holds getting smaller the higher you get, up to roof which has good holds once you get your feet right. 3* and one of the best in Pembroke.
Pythonist - 15/May/07

Brilliant, should be in the Top 50
Charles Moreton - 31/Aug/10

Just brilliant; the great sequence of moves to gain the overhang quite a way above (bomber) gear. Still a bit of work to do once you pull over.
cockers - 31/Mar/12

Amazing route although being little slick at the bottom led to an over-griping pump and a fight the whole way thereafter. CC guide says the start is above the high tide mark but only just and with a swell it made for an interesting race in between waves to get on it!
Stu - 07/Jun/12

The best E2 I've done in Pembroke, should be top 50. A beautiful, absorbing route on superb rock, in a dramatic setting. What a pitch!
Jon Stewart - 16/Sep/12

Set off in a confident mood which completely vanished after slipping on wet holds early on and almost ending up in the Atlantic. Over-gripped, fingery climbing then preceded a relatively easy but daunting overhang. I thought it was all over but subsequently peaked out trying to get gear in above the step section. Desperation saw me through and arrived at the top completely shattered. Isnít this what itís all about? Epic route!
Stu - 09/Dec/14

Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.

  • Access Issues for Pembroke


  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 46
    hard E3 0 of 16
    E3 0 of 16
    easy E3 0 of 16
    hard E2 6 of 16
    E2 10 of 16
    easy E2 0 of 16
    hard E1 0 of 16
    E1 0 of 16
    easy E1 0 of 16
    hard 6a 0 of 15
    6a 0 of 15
    easy 6a 0 of 15
    hard 5c 0 of 15
    5c 15 of 15
    easy 5c 0 of 15
    hard 5b 0 of 15
    5b 0 of 15
    easy 5b 0 of 15
    3 Stars 9 of 15
    2 Stars 6 of 15
    1 Star 0 of 15
    0 Stars 0 of 15
    Bag of ..... 0 of 15

    Please Login to your Rockfax account to rate this climb.