Front Line

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The dominant arete of Front Line gives one of the first popular ticks of St Govan's. To the left (looking in) of this are a series of cracks and aretes with some less popular but still worthwhile routes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
The Candlestick Maker
20m. The arete is approach from the right.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
2
Lemming Way
20m. A decent easier route up the corner. A bit cramped.
 
1 Stars
S
3
Exit Corner
20m. Straightforward climbing up the open corner with ledges.
 VD
4
Sandbagged
20m. Gain and finish up the cracks right of Exit Corner.
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
5
Just Before Dark
20m. Climb up to the central groove. Follow this then the wall above on the left to the top. Thin gear on the lower section.
 E1 5a
6
Rock-a-Block
20m. Start up a short groove left of the arete then follow the flake up left. Steep cracks above lead to the top. Strenuous but...
 
Pumpy
HVS 5a
7
On Wenlock Edge
25m. The left (looking in) arete of the descent gully gives a good steep route with an exciting finish. Climb the short groove...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E4 5c
8
Rub-a-Dub-Dub
25m. Start On Wenlock Edge. Move right onto a ledge and step right to gain a crack. Climb this to the top.
 E2 5c
9
Stacked Against
25m. Start up the arete then move right to a short groove which leads to a ledge. Continue up the arete above.
1 user comment
 VS 4b
10
Kinvig
25m. Climb cracks up the face left of Front Line. Rough rock.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
11
Front Line Top 50
25m. The magnificent hanging groove in the front arete of the block gives a popular pitch. Start by climbing up on the left...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
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    For ST GOVAN'S

    The Call Up
    "This route is just as hideously hard as it looks. I couldn't even second it clea..." 07/Oct

    Deranged
    "Good solid Pembroke E2 albeit in a pleasant way.........what I mean is that it's..." 20/Dec top50

    Photocall
    "Certainly tough for a Pembroke E2" 29/Aug

    Zero Hour
    "HVS is right but there is a hard boulder start for the grade. The rest is a path..." 07/Jun

    Photocall
    "Good holds except just where you need them: unobvious 5c crux and worth E3 overa..." 01/Jun

    Tangerine Dream
    "I'd say not very safe. A decent looking rock 2 pulled through its placement when..." 24/May top50

    Clean Hand Blues Band
    "Found the pull into the crack really hard (especially after the polished lower t..." 13/May

    Range Rider
    "i spurned the gonads and went slightly further left for the crux!" 16/Apr

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