The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is home to 4,500 of the best sea cliff climbs in the UK. The main areas for climbers are the limestone cliffs of south Pembrokeshire, particularly around Lydstep, Penally, Stackpole and the Castlemartin MOD ranges. In the north of the county there is also some fantastic climbing around St David’s and the coastline to the north east.
Rock Climbing on the Pembrokeshire Coast
So why is this area so special for climbers? Firstly there are miles of steep, solid limestone for climbing with spectacular features, big holds and the potential to do some seriously wild climbing above clean blue seas all within a short walk of the car. Secondly, the weather (believe it or not) is pretty good here compared to many parts of the UK. When it rains inland, the sea cliffs are usually dry. It can often be climbed in a T-shirt at St. Govan’s Head in February while other areas of the UK are covered in snow or wet. Thirdly, the stunning wildlife; birds, seals, porpoise and more are often seen while belaying half way up the cliff! Pembroke offers one of the best limestone experiences in the UK.
High quality rock with positive hand-holds, together with an exhilarating sea cliff environment, make for a highly enjoyable day's rock climbing. Scenic treats abound!
Private Guiding and Courses
Pembrokeshire is an ideal location for Private Guiding because it gives you the opportunity to focus exactly on what you would like to get out of your trip. Whether you would like to learn to trad climb, or would like a refresher on your trad climbing skills, or if you would like to toprope some of the amazing classic routes in the area, anything is possible when you book a day or two of Private Guiding with Rock & Sun. Please get in touch to let us know which dates you are interested in.
Pembrokeshire is also where Rock & Sun, in cooperation with DMM, offer the Jonathan Woods Improvised Rescue Course. A must for every climber!
Type Of Climbing
- Great for beginners to advanced
- Traditional climbing
- Single pitch
What To Expect
- Walk-ins from 10 to 20 min
- Beautiful coastal views
- Great quality climbing
- 2 day courses available
- Private Guiding available
Look below for upcoming courses in Pembrokeshire. If you don't see what you are looking for then get in touch and we can put a course on for you!!
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