Rock Climbing in Wales

2015 - A Year on the Sea Cliffs of Pembroke

Sea Cliff Climbing in Pembroke

Well it's a little late but either way, here's the last year's sea cliff climbing adventures summed up in the obligatory photo slide show to music! It's been a great year of work and play and a big thank you goes out to all the clients and friends I made it out with in 2015. Really looking forward to another great season to come, but before thoughts really forces on sunny climbing here in Pembs, a six week winter adventure in Scotland awaits.... 


Pembroke Rock Climbing Guiding Work

The Pembrokeshire sea cliffs continue to deliver, with a busy week of adventure. I've had the pleasure of taking Tom (an outdoor sport climber) to St. Govan's for his first taste of trad climbing. An old friend Jemma came out with me to do the (possibly) first ascent of the excellent "Rhino Ridge" at Barrafundle, via a cool sea level traverse in from the beach. There has been family rock climbing sessions, as well as a three guided multi pitch tips to Range East. There has been a mix of weather from almost too hot, to almost too wet, but the climbing has always prevailed!  Great to have met you all and to have got out on some cool adventures! 

Three Days of Work and Play

Outdoor Sea Cliff Climbing in Pembrokeshire

On Saturday I met up with a family from Bristol (the city I used to live) and took their two sons Tom and Charlie for a taste of what real rock climbing is all about. They are both keen indoor climbers but hadn't climbed outside before and I wanted to give them a day that would get them fired up. They seemed to love it, so hopefully it worked - Well done guys!

Yesterday I was back out in South Pembs with my old boss from Undercover Rock in Bristol and we hit Bosherston Head for a cool three pitch route and then Guy led the classic Riders On The Storm traverse at Stennis Head. We had time for another route but instead we lounged around in the sun chatting, before I had the inspired idea of going the the St. Govan's Inn beer garden for a pint in the afternoon sun. 

Today It was out with Sarah-Jane and Flow, for a quickish hit on Mother Carey's. SJ led Crithmum (not a sparkling route) and then I jumped on Herod. Out guiding again tomorrow.