Climb Pembroke's Blog

We want you to see what we've been up to here at Climb Pembroke, and get a taste of who we are and what to expect if you come Sea Cliff Climbing with us here in Pembrokeshire on one of our Rock Climbing Courses or Family Rock Climbing days out

Sea cliff climbing at Mother Carey's Kitchen

I was out today with Brett and with a good forecast, we headed to Lydstep area. We romped up Sea Groove to start and then got on Petit Blanc, a good thin route up the left side of the White Tower. After that Brett led Sackless, a worthwhile route just left of Petit Blanc. With the tide on its way out, we walked over to our main objective Inner Space on Mother Carey's. A friend (Dave T) had recently done this route and was raving about it "It's right up your street Henry, well esoteric!" I had to check it out... 

We abbed' in, to a roaring sea not far beneath us (very atmospheric) and managed to make our way to the back of the cave and where Inner Space starts. Working out where it went, I stood there, mouth open, looking up. The first pitch is 30m, goes up a steep wall of alien rock, making it's way to the roof of the cave. When you reach the roof, you swing round into a gigantic cleft and back and foot under the roof of the cleft for about ten meters, to take a belay on a huge jammed chock-stoned boulder. This all looked very unlikely from where I was stood and the nerves kicked in! Not wanting to let fear take a grip, I set off. I arrived at the chock-stone belay with a feeling of relief, satisfaction and adrenalin. Brett followed and got to me with a similar mixture of emotions! He then scurried up the final short pitch, back into the sunlight. Top day out!