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Ravensdale Derbyshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 67 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces W
An excellent venue for low/middle grade traditional climbing with multi-pitch routes up to 46m long on the main buttress. Good quality rock with great exposure and fine views. Never too busy, but classic routes e.g. Gymnic (VS 4c) and Medusa (VS 4b,4b) are polished. Other great outings include Delusor (VS 4c), Via Vita (HVS 5a, 5a) and Conclusor (HVS 4c, 5a). Few hard routes, but Wilt (E5 6b) is well-named, well-protected and tricky to flash.
************* IMPORTANT ACCESS NOTE ***************
Spring 2013: Natural England have banned access to the crag as ravens are nesting on Via Vita.
27th May 2013: The ban has been lifted so full access has been restored.
Further information on the BMC Regional Access using the link at the bottom of the page.
Peak Limestone (2012), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Peak SE Pokketz (2007), On Peak Rock (2003), Northern Limestone Route Database (2001), Peak Limestone - Stoney (1987),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Peak Limestone - Fax03 (1992)
Climbs at this crag
Situated in Cressbrook Dale. Limited parking is available below the crag close to Ravensdale Cottages (SK 173737). Respect privacy please. A concessionary footpath leads up to the main buttress.
May be bird-banned early in the year. Look for the warning notices.
The restrictions are not necessarily mited to early in the year, eg Medusa is currently (25th July) off limits due to fledgeling kestrels.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.
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Currently birds nesting in the crack at the start of Purple Haze P2 and (i think) near the belay of Rockbiter. Probably best avoided for the moment.|
remus - 16/May/11