Swordfish

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25 mins
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Abseil
Tidal
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The vast central section of Stackpole is an awe-inspiring hunk of rock, undercut by caves below huge roofs and sharp aretes and grooves. Luckily it is crossed by some big juggy breaks at convenient intervals which allow a few routes to weave their way up here at a relatively friendly grade for such steep territory.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Swordfish
40m. One of the best E3s in Pembroke! It manages to cover some incredibly steep ground without really pulling over any roofs....
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
2
Plane Sailing
A massive trip across some wild rock formations which is guaranteed to get the blood pumping and the heart racing. Allow plenty...
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
3
Hammerhead
40m. An exposed trip up the big arete between Swordfish and Silver Shadow. From the base of the groove on Swordfish, climb...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
4
Silver Shadow
40m. If Swordfish is one of the best E3s in Pembroke then this is one of the best E2s. Climb the corner to the roof, as for...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
5
Break of Dawn
40m. Another great route, which aims for the bottomless groove above the right side of the massive roof. Cimb the bold lower...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E5 6b
6
Leap Frog
40m. A good but cruxy line, essentially reaching and climbing the groove right of Break of Dawn. Start some 4m left of the...
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E3 5c
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    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

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