Wintour's Leap, Shorn Cliff and Wynd Cliff added to Rockfax Digital + free for 2 weeks Product News

© Mark Glaister

We are delighted to announce the addition of several big crags above the River Wye on the England Wales border: Wintour's Leap, Shorn Cliff and  Wynd Cliff. We're also making them free until 8th November so you can check them out.

Bottle Buttress at Wintour's Leap  © Mark Glaister
Bottle Buttress at Wintour's Leap
© Mark Glaister

The huge Wintour's Leap is one of the biggest limestone crags in the country with excellent mainly multi-pitch routes on good rock with a mixture of classic trad and some good sport routes.

Wynd Cliff on the west bank has a series of shorter trad routes on some nicely situated but well-hidden buttresses.

Tigers Don't Cry at Shorn Cliff  © Mark Glaister
Tigers Don't Cry at Shorn Cliff
© Mark Glaister

Shorn Cliff is one of the UK's most popular limestone trad cliffs that commands a beautiful position high above the lower reaches of the River Wye. The cliff is a favourite of teams who operate in the Severe to mid E grades with many of the climbs having good rock, climbing and strong lines. Also included in this release is the delightful slab of Shakemantle Quarry with a small set of trad mid-grade routes.

Dorset phone  © Rockfax
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27 Oct

Hello Rockfax,

I cannot find the access details for each crag on the app. Can you please fix this as soon as possible before you inadvertently lose us access?

It says see the individual sections but each section just contains the topos, unless I am doing something wrong.



Hi Paul

The general crag access is covered on the crag screens - you need to scroll down a bit.

It is also listed at Buttress level where it is a concern by tapping on the little 'i' next to the buttress header.

In iOS we have it a little clearer as well with an Access symbol where there are crag-wide issues or specific buttress issues.

In fact, we just discovered that we are so keen we named it twice 'Access Access'!



27 Oct

I can't seem to see it on my app. Do I need to update somehow?

I would have thought adding the following text in bold from the RAD for the woodcroft quarry approach would be prudent.

"it is crucial that climbers ensure they close the gate when entering or leaving and don't pass the code on to non-climbers."

I made several visits in the summer and was disappointed to see climber were not locking the gate behind them on several occasions. You need to put in the number code again if you don't hold the catch open whilst going through the gate as it re locks if you let go but it isn't hard!

27 Oct

Hello Alan,

I cannot find anything that tells me about the access to Go Wall for example. The exit here that I helped negotiate with the kind landowners has a very specific set of rules.

Flywall has also been super contentious in the past.

I suggest that you speak to the local BMC rep. A digital guide that is very much a click and go approach that hides the sensitivities is likely to create problems for users.

The app looks good I would just like to see as much about exits as there is about approaches.


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