Following a prolonged dry spell, the fire index has reached a critical level and it's looking like all open moorland in the Peak District will be closed from today and over the weekend.
As occurred last year, climbers and walkers will still be able to use public rights of way and access certain climbing edges.
Watch this space for updates.
Wherever you climb it is a very good idea to avoid any naked flames, including firing the barbecue up at Slipstones. See this thread here. If you see anyone else smoking or preparing a barbeque, then point out to them the error of their ways.