Pembroke Rock Climbing

Mama Mia, Here We Go Again...

New 8 Pitch Traverse in South Pembroke 

I'd had my eye on a line deep within Range East for a while. Panza Walls lies equal distance between the St. Govan's and Stack Rocks car parks and you're unlikely to see another climber at the crag. It's a large cliff but not plastered with stared existing routes, although the rock is good and there seemed scope for further exploration. There was one line in particular that I wanted to check out: A full traverse of the face above the mid hight overhangs, weaving it's way around buttresses and ribs, west to east.

I did the first two pitches with Tom Rogers (after first climbing a couple of established routes first) and after a late start we were forced upwards and the top, a long way away from the end of the route. With Tom returning to Bristol, I needed someone else to finish the job - who better to ask than Pembroke new routing machine Paul Donnithorne. Of course he was keen.

We swung leads for eight pitches to bring a quality new E1 adventure, through exciting situations into existence, named Mama Mia. If you're up for an adventure away from the crowds, go and check it out... 



Pembroke Sea Cliff Climbing at it's Best

What Makes Climbing Great? 

The booming steam train that has been the summer is now starting to slow down to a more relaxed pace and time for personal climbing is more available. It's been a great summer, with some fantastic working adventures and courses, mostly within the wonderful Range East Crags. I do love working and living in this beautiful county... 

Busy Bee

I sat on our lawn, small and due a trim, in a green carpet of grass and clover, enjoying the evening weather. Gethin was in bed, asleep. Corinne was out enjoying her Saturday evening in Narberth with a friend and I was Chief Guard. 

The recent few weeks have been pretty full on with work and it was nice to relax for a couple of days. Sat on that lovely long grass i was fortunate enough (over a beer) to watch a bumble bee visiting different flowers around me. It looked like harder work to me. 

Here’s some shots of recent action. 

Never Ending Adventure

It's been a good couple of weeks with loads of climbing in Pembrokeshire, a couple of trips to the Wye Valley and an overnight stay while working on Skomer Island. Some guiding, new routes, classic's and some new routes that turned out to have been climbed already - it's all good... 

More Climbing at Disco Buttress

On Wednesday I met up with Dave and Robyn at Mother Carey's Kitchen car park. After a morning's top rope practise on King of the Disco, the weather closed in and we made retreat to Alun's house for warm cups of tea. The following day was forecast to rain all day, so plans turned to a fun day at Oakwood Theme Park. The day following was delightful, and progress was made on KOTD and another route to it's left. Alun even came out to put up a new route to the right of Disco Leg. Nice one guys!