by Alan James and Mike Robertson
Published August 2009
In 1995 the publishing of the Pembroke Rockfax caused quite a stir. It was the fifth Rockfax guide to be published, but the first to an exclusively traditional climbing area, and the first to use full descriptions to accompany the detailed route topos. The book sold well for 10 years until it sold out in August 2005. This summer (August 2009) we have produced a new edtion using all the innovations that have been developed over the last 14 years. Mike Robertson has co-authored it and contributed the majority of the all-important crag shots using techniques he developed in his award-winning book Deep Water. The book has been produced in the lavish style of the recent Lofoten, El Chorro and Western Grit guides using huge photo-topos and full route descriptions. You can see a preview of the guide in the Mother Carey's chapter which is available for free download.
Format: The book is A5 in size with 232 pages. The photo-topos are mostly full page, taken either from a boat, or from the crag base where possible. The routes are given full descriptions.
Crags IncludedNorth Coast: Porth-Clais, Porth-y-Ffynnon, Initiation Slabs, Craig Caerfai, Carreg-y-Barcud
Range East: Flimstone Bay, Crystal Slabs, Mosaic Wall, Mewsford, Crickmail, Triple Overhang Buttress, Blockhouse to Sitting Bull, The Castle, Rusty Walls, Misty Walls, Box Zawn, Saddle Head, Bosherston Head, Huntsman's Leap, Stennis Head, Stennis Ford, Chapel Point, Trevallen, St. Govan's, St. Govan's East
Stackpole and Lydstep: Mowing Word, Stackpole, Mother Carey's Kitchen.
LinksPembroke Guidebook on Rockfax's Website
Rockfax Route Database
Mother Carey's (free sample)