I was out this weekend with Dave from Bristol. This would be our third time outside climbing and he had covered alot already, having first done a skills courses. This time he wanted a weekend away from his job and was up for blasting up some good routes. We started Saturday by driving to Stack Rocks and walked to the beautiful Flimstone Bay, and climbed Flimstone Crack and Slab. Those two classics ticked, we headed on and set up another abseil to get us to the bottom of Bow-shaped Slab, which we then climbed (nice pitch). We went down again for Bow-shaped Corner (another really good pitch). To finish our day, we continued on to Crystal Slabs where we climbed The Gadfly. Dave finished seconding just as the light was fading. I love that!
Sunday we walked into Saddle Head and were greeted to lovely sunshine. Abseil set up and descended, we gear up for a cheeky no star VS called Follow the Chalk. Do it if you've not climbed it, it's good! Then we climbed the classic Sea Mist. Dave was keen to get on the lead by this point so I pointed him in the direction of Fel Gwyr, which he led in good style. Keen for more, I pointed him at another route called Small Beginnings (which is probably a good 25m long!) Those done and dusted I thought we would finish with a bang and abseil into the high-tide belay of Blue Sky. A very atmospheric belay near the bottom, with an unsettled ocean rolling and crashing just below us. Blue Sky was climbed in two pitches, with the second being drenched in orange, evening light. Pembroke at it's best.