The Big Issue

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Afternoon sun
10 mins
Level
Abseil

This obscenely-angled orange wall is home to one of Pembroke's more impressive routes. The routes often seep a bit and, for most, dry conditions are essential.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Wage War
45m. Climb Springboard (previous page) to a break running across the wall, follow this to the cave and a widely positioned...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E3 5c
2
Punks in the Tea Room
40m. Lacks line but not excitement! Start up Springboard and step right at 15m, power up the crack to the cave stance. Move...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6b
3
Ocean Drive
36m. Forge up the tilted wall above the cave to give a (very) well-positioned continuation to Punks in the Tea Room.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E6 6b
4
The Big Issue
36m. The big wall is taken up its centre by this (in)famous and arduous outing. Climb the soaring central line to the high...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
E9 6c
5
The Big Softy
28m. The other line on the wall follows right-trending holds and cracks to reach a niche. Finish more easily from here.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
Pumpy
E7 6c
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