Strait Gate

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Lots of sun!
10 mins
Level
Abseil
Tidal

The left-hand side of the crag has a huge overhanging corner - Rock Idol. Left of the corner the cliff bulges for almost its entire length, to the right is a magnificent wall laced with cracks and with a prominent pod-shaped cave low down (Strait Gate). To the right of Strait Gate the cliff is covered in a mass of cracks and caves running up its full length which give a few classic lower grade routes.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Zeppelin
A Pembroke classic which soars up and out over the sea with more buckets than a garden centre. It is usually done in one pitch...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E3 5c
2
Hindenburg
35m. The wall between Zeppelin and the corner contains a similar route to Zeppelin but without all the jugs. The crucial peg on...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E7 6c
3
Rock Idol Top 50
35m. The best E1 in Britain? Probably! The line follows the huge corner all the way but on an angle of rock normally reserved...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5a
4
Joyous Gard
35m. The line of grooves and cracks between the corner and the cave of Strait Gate. Climb the grooves then move slightly right...
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
5
The Strait Gate Top 50
35m. Another mega route with all the ingredients you come to expect from Pembroke - stunning lines, great climbing and bags of...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1 5b
6
Talk's Cheap
35m. This direct route up the wall between Strait Gate and the arete. Climb the wall, on some large sharp holds and cracks, to...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6b
7
Wraith
35m. A great climb but perhaps not as great as it once was, and it should be considered as high in the grade. Start below a...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
E3 5c
8
Crithmum
32m. Once an enjoyable and popular classic but it has suffered from rockfalls over the years. The route has now stabilised but...
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Loose
VS 5a
9
Sunsmoke
32m. A superb crack in the wall right of Crithmum which is better now that Crithmum is further away! Climb Crithmum to the base...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
E2 5b
10
The Meridian
30m. A good route which takes a line up the cracked wall starting as for Crithmum. Move up a crack, trend rightwards out of...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
VS 4c
11
The Cracks Top 50
30m. The wall just left of the through cave. Climb cracks in the wall to a triangular niche (historical belay). Move right out...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
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    Brazen Buttress
    "Harder than left wall a jug has gone (1997) where you move right. Your saving fa..." 02/Oct

    Joyous Gard
    "Agree- felt more like E1 to me due to the length, steepness and exposure. Very s..." 28/May

    Narrow Carriage
    "Good route with a tricky move in the groove and fine moves higher up." 16/Apr

    Toffee Nose
    "This is a great route, deffinatly recomended" 19/Dec

    Rock Idol
    "A wonderful route of course, but surprised everyone votes E1. 5a, well protected..." 05/Sep top50

    Zeppelin
    "amazing climb! If you train on indoor overhangs then you have absolutely no excu..." 20/Aug

    Heroes
    "Too eliminate and escapable to be worthwhile. Stepped onto pedestal for a rest t..." 08/Jul

    Zeppelin
    "same as above, i found the top corner the crux" 09/Jan

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