The Big Issue

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Sun and Shade
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
Climb Springboard to a break running across the wall, follow this to the cave and a well-positioned stance. From here follow...
 
2 Stars
E3
2
Punks in the Tea Room
Lacks line but not excitement! Start up Springboard and step right at 15m, power up the crack to the cave stance. Move right...
 
2 Stars
E5
3
Ocean Drive
Forge up the tilted wall above the cave to give a (very) well-positioned alternative finish to Punks in the Tea Room.
 
2 Stars
E6
4
The Big Issue
The big wall is taken up its centre by this (in)famous and arduous outing. Climb the soaring central line to the high break...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
E9
5
The Big Softy
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
E7
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    For BOSHERSTON HEAD

    Keelhaul
    "Set off in a confident mood which completely vanished after slipping on wet hold..." 09/Dec

    High Life
    "E2 5c" 20/Dec

    Keelhaul
    "The best E2 I've done in Pembroke, should be top 50. A beautiful, absorbing rout..." 16/Sep

    Intensive Scare
    "This route gets E3 5c in the new Climbers Club guide..... and even though it wou..." 08/Jul

    Keelhaul
    "Amazing route although being little slick at the bottom led to an over-griping p..." 07/Jun

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