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Carreg-y-Barcud

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About Carreg-y-Barcud:

The most popular and best cliff on the area known as 'North Pembroke' is Carreg-y-Barcud. The rock here is compact sandstone which has formed into huge uniform slabs which are covered in tiny edges and thin cracks. The Main Face of Carreg-y-Barcud is the largest slab in the area and has a superb selection of routes from E1 upwards. Most of the routes follow thin cracks which are wide enough for wires but not for your fingers. In places the cracks run out which gives bold sections. The climbing is mostly very sustained and technical but if you have strong calfs you will be able to take all day over the moves. The lesser climbed routes of all grades may have some dodgy holds.
Nearest town or city: Trelerw
Directions: One and a half miles ESE of St. David's. Take the A487 west from the town and after 1.2 miles turn right to Trelerw, where there is a car park. The cliff is almost directly south and only a few minutes walk away. There are belay stakes in place for rappell descents and top ropes if you so desire.
Latitude, Longitude: 51.87144, -5.23396
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No Replies Your experience at Carreg-y-Barcud lucas_timmer 0 Aug 15 2005, 11:25 AM