Heaven's Door

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Sun and Shade
25 mins
Level
Abseil
Tidal

Stackpole is at its tallest on its imposing left-hand side. Two caves dominate, split by the striking arete of Always the Sun with the cracks of Heaven's Door to its right.

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1
Salty Dog
A great route, found on the left-hand pillar of the first decent section of cliff. Climb to the first overhang, pass this with...
 
2 Stars
E3
2
The Whaler
An ancient classic; an excellent yet daunting prospect. A rockfall at the start makes the first pitch's grade a little...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
E2
3
Immortality
Brilliant! Superb climbing throughout, but at the top of its grade. Climb the groove for some 9m, then move left, to climb the...
 
3 Stars
E5
4
Neptune
One of the original lines here, and still a terrific one. It takes the central line of grooves between the caves, in the centre...
 
1 Stars
HVS
5
Always the Sun
The massive arete is simply stunning. The fixed gear is not crucial to maintain the E7 grade. Start below the arete and climb...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
E7
6
Cruise to Hell
A steep route up the left-hand side of the wall. Climb Second Shadow then pull up rightwards into a hanging groove. Step right...
 
2 Stars
Strong
E5
7
Heaven's Door
A superb route which takes the right-hand of the two cracks on the left side of the headwall. At high tide it is possible to...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
E3
8
The Big Sleep
A variation finish to 'Heaven's Door' up the wall to the right. This one can also be abseiled into at high tide. From the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E3 6a
9
Second Shadow
This is a typical Stackpole route; a steep start, a traverse and a well-positioned upper section. Start below a steep...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E5
10
Iron Maiden
This awesome route follows the crack in the left-hand side of the huge roof. Climb the steep crack all the way to the roof then...
 
2 Stars
Strong
E4
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  • Latest Comments

    For STACKPOLE

    Swordfish
    "Found this much the hardest of the classic Pembroke E3s I've done, much harder t..." 07/Sep

    Condor
    "Good route with 2 varied pitches. Worth 2* I reckon though maybe a * gets taken ..." 16/Apr

    Adam Adamant
    "The route of Adam Adamant is on the facing wall to that shown in the book, but w..." 27/Sep

    Swordfish
    "A great route, just one tricky section and plenty of gear. The situation is seri..." 31/Aug

    The Whaler
    "P1 is 5a; a great pitch, HVS climbing in an E5 situation. Neither Rockfax nor..." 16/Aug

    Adam Adamant
    "The topo shown in the Rockfax guide is of a completely different route! Adam A..." 16/Aug

    Heaven's Door
    "Anyone else notice the rocking block just nefore pulling into the cracks?" 11/Aug

    Always the Sun
    "1 peg has broken and the other looks of similar vintage." 28/Sep

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