UKH

39m.

Rockfax Description
This pleasant route wanders up the left-hand side of the buttress. Climb the lower wall beneath the big open groove of Ricochet to a ledge. Trend up and leftwards to some cracks above a ledge. Climb the crack to another ledge and finish up the groove above. Take care with loose rock on this upper section. © Rockfax

FA. D.Armstrong, P.Whillance 02/Jan/1978.

Ticklists

Pembroke VDiff-HVS

Feedback

User Date Notes
Gingerlings 30 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Had the old rockfax where it was VS4c and struggled. It's a really strong burly climb, glad to see it has been regraded because there was no way it was VS4c
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: Had the old rockfax where it was VS4c and struggled. It's a really strong burly climb, glad to see it has been regraded because there was no way it was VS4c
Alan James - UKC and UKH 23 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: It may be a pedantic point but it doesn't say it is an 'easy VS', it says it is an easy route. When compared to the routes on either side, this is obviously the case, however I do realise that it could be misinterpreted. I will make sure that this gets amended in any future guides.
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: It may be a pedantic point but it doesn't say it is an 'easy VS', it says it is an easy route. When compared to the routes on either side, this is obviously the case, however I do realise that it could be misinterpreted. I will make sure that this gets amended in any future guides.
AJM 23 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I have to say I'm gladdened by these comments. I pottered up the start, ended up looking at the three cracks, thinking "so which of these is the easy VS then". Went up the central one after much faff on the RH one - some go-for-it style laybacking and a few awkward moves landed me on that ledge. The groove above is okay but a bit imposing. My second's eyes were very large when he topped out.
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: I have to say I'm gladdened by these comments. I pottered up the start, ended up looking at the three cracks, thinking "so which of these is the easy VS then". Went up the central one after much faff on the RH one - some go-for-it style laybacking and a few awkward moves landed me on that ledge. The groove above is okay but a bit imposing. My second's eyes were very large when he topped out.
Furzy Sleight 3 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: sandbag
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: sandbag
Jonny2vests 3 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Either extrewmely poorly described in every guide book or somewhat undergraded. Good fun for HVS 5b.
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: Either extrewmely poorly described in every guide book or somewhat undergraded. Good fun for HVS 5b.
GrahamD 3 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: I don't know anyone who would class this as an 'easy' VS 4c.
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: I don't know anyone who would class this as an 'easy' VS 4c.

Logged Ascents

313 users have logged this
5 users have this on their wishlist

Please Login to view more details on the logged ascents

Voting
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 63
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 56
Votes cast 48
Style of Ascent
Lead
Followed
Alt Leads
Soloed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Dogged
Repeated
DNF
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Redpoint
Not Set
Route of Interest

Spacewalk

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Mount Sion East)
Loading Notifications...