Lucky enough to get another amazing day climbing day out in Pembrokeshire
Me and Barry strolled up to the guard room. Our details were brought up, we signed in, had our photos taken, were issued our passes and the keys to the Gupton Gate car park. That was that and we jumped in Barry's car and headed to our own private MOD car park.
It was a 50 minute walk in to Western Walls, down to the beautiful Frainslake Beach, over and down to Bluckspool and then up the hill towards Linney Head. A wild place, with a very remote feel. Barry had been there 3 times in the last months, as the range had stopped firing for the summer holidays. On the walk he enthused about the routes and quality of the rock and I got more and more excited. We got to our area and looked down the crag. The sea was rough, with booming swell crashing into the cliff base. Looking around for more sheltered spots we came across a calmer area and Barry climbed Bumble Three in one big pitch. I then got on Spellcaster and continued the theme by climbing it from the bottom to the top in one go. Very happy with our first two routes we went back to Western Walls, where the tide had retreated and the sea looked a lot less imposing. Barry got on Red Flags in the Sunset and then I climbed Van Gogh. Barry finished our day by leading Captain Sausage (just cos' he liked the name!)
The walk back over the beach, with the sun going down out to sea is one of the reasons I do this stuff. Cheers for a great day out Barry.