STACKPOLE


What an incredible spot; just when you thought you were all done at Pembroke, and then you discover this place! The alluring, hanging grooves of Stackpole are home to some magnificent lines, such as Silver Shadow (E2), Swordfish (E3), the mega-traverse of Plane Sailing (E3), and the amazing arete of Always the Sun (E6), along with countless other quality classics. Yet it attracts fewer visitors than you’d imagine - this has almost certainly been a combination of bird restrictions, a tidal window that gives between 2 and 4 hours of play, and lack of a good crag shot. So we’ve deleted one issue right here - now go there in August with a tide timetable and keep that promise to yourself!

Routes

26 trad routes (HVS...E7)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Heaven's Door
Stackpole is at its tallest on its imposing left-hand side. Two caves dominate, split by the...
10
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Level

30 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Restricted Access
204
Swordfish
The vast central section of Stackpole is an awe-inspiring hunk of rock, undercut by caves below...
6
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Level

25 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Restricted Access
206
Puritan
The far end of Stackpole is even wilder (if that were possible). The most noticable feature is a...
10
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Level

30 mins

Abseil
Tidal
Restricted Access
208
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  • Latest Comments

    For STACKPOLE

    Swordfish
    "Found this much the hardest of the classic Pembroke E3s I've done, much harder t..." 07/Sep

    Condor
    "Good route with 2 varied pitches. Worth 2* I reckon though maybe a * gets taken ..." 16/Apr

    Adam Adamant
    "The route of Adam Adamant is on the facing wall to that shown in the book, but w..." 27/Sep

    Swordfish
    "A great route, just one tricky section and plenty of gear. The situation is seri..." 31/Aug

    The Whaler
    "P1 is 5a; a great pitch, HVS climbing in an E5 situation. Neither Rockfax nor..." 16/Aug

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