First Blood

3 Stars
 E2 5c

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A magnificent route which should be on everyone's Pembroke tick list. Start below the arete at the left-hand end of a platform which runs along the cliff base from beneath the abseil. Climb up, on huge holds, to the bottom of a thin crack. Follow the crack, with a bit of assistance from some holds on the right. Continue past a flowstone section (beware of nesting birds) to a groove. Move left onto a ledge then climb the pinnacle, and wall behind it, to the top.
FA. Pat Littlejohn 30.4.82


Superb varied climbing with only one really thin move to worry about. Classic E2 through and through.
Chad - 25/Jul/05

As of this date, this is probably the finest route I have ever had the pleasure of climbing.
Alun - 23/Apr/06

No danger whatsoever of me being able to climb this route.
With fingers like bannanas ands feet like cricket bats, I'm totally buggered on the crack section.
You lot with your manicured girly fingers will love it.
P.S. I hate you all.
richard - 24/Aug/07

far from being the best e2 in Pembroke, this has a nice start but a tricky fingery crux so dont be too dissapointed if you struggle on it !
david369 - 13/Oct/09

super classic - one of my favorites!
Stu - 20/Aug/11

Brilliant route with a hard (but short and very safe) crux sequence.
Charles Moreton - 01/Sep/11

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