Subtle eh? Over all the main crack lines...
iceicebaby - 09/Jun/09
when were they put there and how much do they effect the climbing
konna - 09/Jun/09
From the posts on this I think they were put up on Monday.
I managed to climb the large crack on the right by traversing right underneath the box, placing a bit of gear out there, then heading back left above the box. Bit of a pain in the arse though.
My partner led the one over the middle bird box without too much problem.
It's a little harder to climb the routes, but it's still possible to do so without damaging them.
gregoldridge - 10/Jun/09
Ah, that crack on the right was my first VS! Very sad, hope it gets resolved.
catt - 10/Jun/09
yass! Forbidden colours is still clear so my 100th ascent of it is still on ;-)
Seriously, this is BAD news indeed, such a great venue, It would be tragic to lose it as we are in short supply of places to climb locally here as it is.
SeanB - 10/Jun/09
how much do they effect the climbing?
How about "How do the climbers effect the bats"?
D.Musgrave - 10/Jun/09
It looks like an RSJ from here.
londonrocks - 14/Jun/09
suppose they were here first, but not in big eye sore man made box's ! The bat box's could of obviously been put out of the way or even in the near by tree's ! there is no excuse for this type of behaviour ! after all they are dirt ridden virus spreading flying Rat's !
dave555 - 15/Jun/09
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And to think, many of these environmentalists get on our backs for the "eye sores" us climbers make. I can't imagine something more ugly, and why not hide them away in the tree's? since when were bats attracted to flat featureless rock faces anyway??
Silum - 15/Jun/09