Pleasure Dome

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10 mins

The broad platform below the crag drops down and the walls rear up above impressively culminating in a huge sweep of rock above a permanently-filled inlet. This magnificent wall is crossed by one of the most iconic routes in the country - Pleasure Dome (E3) - which traces a beautiful line across a rising weakness, above this beckoning pool. The other routes here tend to be sidelines to the main event but all are worthwhile, although you need to be operating in the E-grades to get the most out of the place. Everything here is intimidating and committing. Guidebook page 144.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Anyone for Stennis
35m. The prominent crackline has a strenuous start with good but hard-earned gear. The crack is gained either directly or from...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
2
Loco Dementia
35m. An excellent and underrated route which has a very difficult section on its lower wall. Start down and right of the crack...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
3
Stennis Pillar
To the right is a trench which turns into a chimney above. This fun route takes the easiest line up the chimney and wall.1)...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
HVS 5a
4
Gold Fever
35m. The direct finish to Stennis Pillar is seldom climbed. From the small cave at the top of the chimney, climb directly up...
 E2 5c
5
Diagnosis
35m. The thin crack left of Mean Streak. Climb the rib to a ledge, then move left before stepping up a groove and shuffle left...
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E4 6a
6
Mean Streak
35m. The thin right-hand crack above the ledge gives painful, finger-shredding climbing. It is in a very impressive situation...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Crimpy
E5 6a
7
Pleasure Dome Top 50
42m. One thing that makes a route truly great is when it goes somewhere that you donít think is possible at the grade. Pleasure...
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
8
The Great Elmyra
The impossible looking crack in the headwall above the traverse of Pleasure Dome is only slightly easier than its appearance...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Strong
E5 6c
9
Stennis the Menace
A very hard and fingery route which bisects the Pleasure Dome traverse. Start below the awesome bulging wall below the traverse...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6b
10
Stennis the Menace / The Great Elmyra
38m. This modern combination of two half routes has become the classic hard tick of this wall. It gives sustained and technical...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E6 6c
11
Grey English Morning
35m. An amazingly-positioned route which gives sustained climbing up the wall below Pleasure Dome after a devious start. The...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6b
12
Grey English Wimpout
35m. A combination of other routes but a great way to enjoy this amazing wall at a more-accessible grade. Follow Grey English...
 
2 Stars
E2 5b
13
Walk on the Wild Side
25m. An underrated route which is a good way to get more experience of this wall for people who have already done Pleasure...
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
14
Superbrat
A right-to-left traverse of the wall which uses the traverse line below Pleasure Dome. Only the first two pitches are included...
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
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    Cool for Cats
    "Surely a gift at E1 and much easier than Manzoku. Huge jugs/rests are never far ..." 07/Jun top50

    Merchant of Stennis
    "excellent, hard work though." 30/Apr

    Riders on the Storm
    "Definitely one of the best HVS climbs in Pembroke. Fantastic position, superb tr..." 17/Nov

    Pleasure Dome
    "I had the same problem with wet holds on the 'rest' as Jus did, so this is worth..." 31/Aug top50

    Mean Streak
    "Agreed, nice climbing, good rock, great position. Very steady for E5." 13/Aug

    Mean Streak
    "This description really needs to be changed. General consensus is that this is ..." 21/Jun

    Riders on the Storm
    "A stunning route with intimidating positions. Seemed a bit hard for 5a. Need to ..." 14/May

    Cool for Cats
    "Brilliant, great positions and mild at the grade. MUCH easier than Manzoku!" 26/Aug top50

    Pleasure Dome
    "Somewhat physical, but piles of excellent gear and massive holds all the way. Ou..." 28/May top50

    World War III Blues
    "What he says ^^ (and he doesn't normally jam!). Far easier than a Hen Cloud HVS..." 05/May

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