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The boy says no to Pembroke's Sport Crag

Sport Climbing? In Pembroke?! 

This morning at breakfast my son told me about a link to a toppo of a sandstone, quarried sport climbing crag on the outskirts of Pembrokeshire. Not being a particular sport climbing fan I raised an eyebrow. Gethin pursued with his train of thought, "It's not far from us and I've looked at the tides, they are perfect for a look this afternoon" he said, trying to convince me it was a good idea. Gethin can't drive yet and I distinctly got the feeling I was being taken for a ride (or he wanted me to take him for a ride...). "There's loads of routes there, some really good looking lines and a fantastic looking three star 6c+." With that I made up packed lunches for us and Dad's Cab set off for the sea cliffs of Amroth. When we got to the car park and made the short but very beautiful walk east along the beach, Gethin seemed excited, I think he was keen to find somewhere he could pack in the routes while on quick hits and he had seemed pretty up for finding a good "proj'' or two, close to home to crush over the winter. We arrived at the first crag and looked around. Turning the corner we looked up at the show piece crag Tremors Zawn and behind that to Cave Wall. Gethin looked unimpressed. I asked him what he thought and he replied "Most of it looks like it's going to be on the ground soon". I couldn't help but silently agree. With his morning's excitement muted, we returned down the beach a spent the rest of the time playing in the sandy streams. I cheered him up by buying us both an ice cream before returning home.

Maybe I'll go for second look without Gethin sometime...