The Arrow

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Sun and Shade
8 mins
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As the platform below St Govan's slides into the sea, a huge tower-like buttress stands in front of the rest of the cliffs. Between its two aretes are some excellent mid-grade routes which follow the prominent features.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Flanker
This pleasant route wanders up the left-hand side of the buttress. Climb the lower wall beneath the big open groove of Ricochet...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
VS
2
Ricochet
A superb climb which leads you on with a lazy lower groove and then smacks you with a savage finishing crack. Start below the...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
E2
3
Poisoned Arrow
A good technical pitch. Start as for Ricochet but move right to below a crack in the wall. Climb the crack and its continuation...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4
4
Cupids Bow Top 50
This thuggy route follows the huge flake crack in the centre of the buttress. It requires some large clanking gear to protect...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
HVS
5
Stupid Cupid
A fiddly eliminate. Move right from the base of the flake on Cupid's Bow. Make some hard moves up the centre of the wall to a...
 
Technical
E5
6
The Arrow Top 50
One of the most sought-after routes in Pembroke. It tackles the cracks and flakes up the right-hand side of the buttress. The...
12 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1
7
Flight Path
Although this route does have one independent section, most of the good climbing is on other routes with better lines. Starting...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3
8
The Rising Tide
An excellent and underrated route which tackles the smooth white wall directly by some surprisingly amenable climbing. Start as...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E4
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  • Latest Comments

    For ST GOVAN'S

    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

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