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Carreg-y-Barcud

Pembroke North

The rock looks like limestone at first but is actually compact sandstone which takes gear (and falls) fine. Many slabby routes up to 100ft, mostly in the low Extremes but also including a number of vertical routes in the VS range. Recommended: Sinecure (E1 5b), Kitten Claws (E3 5c), Beyond The Beyond (E5 6b).

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: National Trust No. of Routes: 70
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SM774242

Parking and Approach

Take the minor road south off the A487 1.5km east of St. David's. Park on the right at a grassy bay after 200m.  From here, walk south then east along teh road to Trelerw and follwo a path down to the coast, then turn left, follow coast path for about 150m then branch off across gorse covered slopes to find teh crag.  Cliff approach generally by abseil to tidal platform.  It is possible to scramble down (V Diff) near the eastern end of the crag via grooves and corners.

Area information

Less frequented than the south, there are some very popular cliffs along the southern bays of St David's, but also some very remote and atmospheric cliffs further north. Wildlife is abundant and the abscence of a formal restriction does not mean that protected birds are not present - so climbers are asked to be observant and avoid routes if the prescence of climbers is obviously causing disturbance to the birds. Many of the bays are also important seal breeding areas - if breeding seals are present then again please avoid.

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