Test Case

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8 mins
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One of the most popular walls in Pembroke is dominated by the big arete of The Butcher. All the routes here are worth doing although most pack a punch and should not be underestimated. This is not a good place to start your Pembroke career yet often it turns to be just that for many first time visitors.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Let Him Babble On
A decent route which packs it in above the roof. Start at the right-hand end of the ledge. Climb up then move right onto a...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
E4
2
Babbalonia
The right-hand line around the roof.
1 user comment
 E4
3
Desire
Start from the right-hand end of the ledge underneath the Vice/Incest wall. Climb easily up to the ledge beneath the corner...
 
Strong
E1
4
Piggy's Crack
This thuggy climb tackles the steep curving crack to the right of the corner of Desire. Although the difficult section isn't...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
E1
5
Charisma
A good route with one hard move. The peg can be backed up. Climb the lower wall to the ledge. Move up to the base of a ramp and...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
6
John Wayne
A steep and taxing pumper. From the ramp on Charisma, follow a crack up and left to a small roof (old peg - other gear...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
E5
7
Test Case Top 50
An excellent and popular route which follows the main line of the wall. The climbing in the groove is superb and very pumpy....
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
E3
8
Head Case
A seldom climbed route which crosses 'Charisma' via a strenuous rising traverse. Climb the lower wall to a flake/crack. Move up...
 
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 5c
9
Semaphore Signals
A seldom-climbed route up the wall right of the pedestal on Test Case. Climb the lower wall to the ledge. Step left then make...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
10
Space Cadet Top 50
A brilliant direct route up the wall. Climb the lower wall to the ledge. Move up and right towards a niche in the roof. Swing...
8 user comments
 
3 Stars
E3
11
The Call Up
A savage climb with a very uncomfortable crux. Follow Space Cadet to its first roof. Traverse right beneath this then pull over...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Strong
E4
12
In Orbit
A beefy route which makes the most of the good rock around the rubble-filled chimney. Start 6m left of the prominent crack of...
 
1 Stars
Strong
E5
13
Kraken
The prominent crack in the side wall of the rubble-filled gully. Start at the bottom of the crack and climb to the top. Steep...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E1
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    Charisma
    "Changed from E4 6a * to E3 6a *, 0% of 2 votes for E3" 05/Jun

    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

    Hangover '77
    "From the bottom it looks harder than it actually is. I'm not saying it's not pum..." 06/Apr

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