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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: 2018 success and 2019 Range West

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07/01/2019

Climbers and wildlife both had a great year at Pembrokeshire in 2018. With some great ascents, a successful bird and seal breeding year and climbers sticking to the agreed restrictions, it was a "win-win" for all! Read on also for details of the 2019 Range West access briefings.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Pembroke Rock Wired: sex between two covers

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15/02/2016

What’s the most special thing about British climbing? 20-foot gritstone adventure routes? The overgrown mountain crags? The loose limestone sport routes? No, its sea cliffs, where quality, adventure and stunning natural beauty are washed up in the most incredible and unique landscapes.
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WALLS

The Hangout: Pembrokeshire's latest escape from the rain for climbers

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19/01/2016

Climbers in Pembrokeshire have a new place to escape the wet weather and get on the training scene with the opening of The Hangout in the Haverfordwest Leisure Centre.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Pembroke demon route Choronzon slain by strong Steve McClure

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14/07/2015

Steve McClure – BMC ambassador and all-round rock wad – has just repeated the hardest trad climb in Pembroke: Choronzon (E10 7a), and also ticked Muy Caliente! (E9/10 6c). We find out the details.
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CLUBS

Traditional climbing on sea cliffs

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16/06/2015

"There is something amazing about abseiling into a sea cliff climb for the first time, the excitement of discovering what’s down there. I can’t wait to get on the abseil line and see what I find." Rachael Ashdown recounts her experience on a weekend sea cliff climbing course in Pembroke:
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Yuji Hirayama: Big Issue was just a prologue, UK trad is real climbing

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06/10/2014

Japanese climbing legend Yuji Hirayama recently tested himself on UK trad for the first time. His project? The Big Issue (E9) at Pembroke. How did Yuji get on, what does he think of our trad culture, and will he be back to test himself on grit next? Sarah Stirling interviews.
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INTERNATIONAL

Caroline Ciavaldini takes on British trad

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23/08/2013

World-class French competition climber Caroline Ciavaldini has once again turned her hand to trad climbing: ticking an E8 and an E9 in one week. Katy Dartford caught up with her to find out just what attracts her to British trad climbing.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mowingword - Major Access Gains

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16/08/2011

Mowingword in South Pembrokeshire provides some superb sea-cliff climbing with a wide range of grades but until this year was subject to an annual seasonal restriction. As a result of a review by the Countryside Council for Wales, the National Trust and the BMC, all climbing restrictions on Mowingword have been permanently removed.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Report of the 2009 Climbers' Liason Meeting in Pembroke

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30/11/2009

The recent Pembroke Climbing Liaison Group Meeting was a very useful and positive meeting, attended by Elfyn Jones (BMC Access and Conservation Officer Wales) Steve Quinton (local access rep) and Pat Lowman (Pembs climbing club).
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New access proposals at Castlemartin, Pembroke

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24/11/2008

The BMC recently attended a meeting of stakeholders with Defence Estates at Castlemartin, Pembroke to discuss proposed changes to access at Range West and Range East.
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