Altitude 231m a.s.l
Domes © steveE9
This is a lovely little place on a small hill overlooking the village of Birchover. It consists of a series of blocks and caves in the trees with some interesting rock carvings and tunnels. Most of the climbing is in the higher grades requiring some big mantels and long pulls on steep rounded breaks. The rock can be quite green but the best problems tend to stay clean, be prepared for some dirty experiences though if you are here after long periods of wet weather. It is sheltered from the wind and can be a cool retreat in summer when the trees give plenty of shade.
Birchover is best approached from the B5056 road which runs south from the A6. As you arrive in the little village of Birchover the first thing you will see is the Druid Inn on the right-hand side of the road. Park on the main road in the village, not down by the pub. The rocks are just behind the pub and are reached by a small path down the lane leading up behind it.
Rowter rocks are a popular venue for all sorts of people wishing to view the caves and the carvings, or just sit on the summit. Please try and keep your impact to a minimum, with respect to the other visitors and the varied plant life. Avoid using too much chalk. Below Pat's Roof is a small chicken coup and the owner of this is very sensitive to climbers. Please make an extra effort to keep quiet if bouldering in this area and on no account use this area as a toilet.
|There are no comments from visitors to this crag.|