My house mate has just brought the new Rock Fax guide to Pembroke, and for the past week it has resided in the Bathroom. Now I am not very experienced at climbing in Pembroke, I have however climbed a few of the classic lines. What I have really liked about this book is the visually rick layout. Crag topos thta make you want to climb there. Now i have a good friend that lives a stones throw from Carreg Y Barcud, and having seen the whole crag topo now. I think I need to head back down there as soon as I have handed in my thesis.
If I do I will have this guidebook in my hand. My main wish for modern guidebook is inspiration and accuracy, and with this book i think I will be able find the routes I want to climb as well as have a whole host of new places to go have an adventure at. To say that this is one of the best Rock Fax guides to date is perhaps an understatement. Alan James long association with the area, really shines. The inclusion of the 50 best routes, will make it easy for me a relative new comer to Pembroke to find the best and no doubt busiest lines.
One thing is for sure though i will have problems getting to the rock, as the last time I was there I took up surfing, and well to me it is as good if not better than climbing. Although I can see myself have multi activity days. Climbing in the morning and surfing in the evening!
Anyway I love this guide, you can buy it at V12.