Needle Rock

Pembroke North

Impressive but slightly vegetated sea cliff overlooking a large sea stack with through cave. A few km east of Fishguard.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 1
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1993
Grid Reference: SM97563800

Some good exciting routes from HVS to E5 but needing a bit of traffic to clean them up. North-facing sea cliff plus one route on the sea stack. Abseil descent.

There is a seasonal restriction for cliff nesting birds 1st March to 1st August and the area is also used by seals for pupping in the autumn - please minimise disturbance - climb on the west side (Gurt Crack area) if seals are in cove to east. 

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 1 August.

Reason: Nesting Birds

No climbing 1st March - 1st August inclusive. There is also a problem with general access at present as the landowner is not happy with climbing taking place on this cliff. Negotiations are ongoing. Please keep a low profile and do not place any fixed gear including stakes, pegs or slings.

CRoW Information

not on CRoW land

Group Advice

Not Suitable for groups

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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