As per the previous post, Hoghton is open from Sat 11th to end of August. The gate now has a combination lock. Details are on the BMC RAD here - https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/RAD/View.aspx?id=203
Under "access and parking".
Please follow the access instructions in the RAD and lock the gate after you, coming and going.
Hi, went here on the 11th, gave Boadicea a good clean, and sawed off a tree or two on the route down. Top half is probably climbable but wasn't able to completely clean the lower third. Mandarin and Rhododendron both looked pretty clean.
Everything was as described on RAD, got challenged by a local near the gate but after a good explanation they wished us well.
If anyone climbs Boadicea I'd be interested so I can add some traffic.
Hoping to go tomorrow evening if it stays dry!!
We climbed Rhododendron Buttress on Sun 12th and was pretty clean, no issues. I've put some photos in the gallery.
Hopefully it's stays dry so some more routes get done.
I've heard in the past that the owners use the quarry for pheasant rearing in the months climbers aren't allowed in but this seems like nonsense, it's fully overgrown with no feeders or any sign at all that they use the quarry it for this. I wonder if the BMC could re address the issue with the owners?
Obviously the peregrine nesting restrictions would stay, by chance wouldn't these birds be eating the chicks to feed their own young? seems a load of twoddle to me.