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Rockfax Description
A pleasant introduction to the game, or an easy half-day activity. The highlight is a visit to the Great Cave - but don't imagine you are going to be the first - the goats have been popping in (pooping in) for millennia.
Approach (see map on page 351) - The parking is on the upper loop road close to the old marker post, just past a gentle right-hand bend. Walk back past the new houses (where the old path used to be) and up the steep concrete road that runs up the side of the houses. From the end of this, a path (cairns) wanders up and slightly left to a fence and goat-gate. Scramble up through the rock barrier and up the slopes towards the gully under the huge cave. Keep right under the cliff to the top of the gully to locate bolts on the right wall.
1) Grade 3 climbing up the ridge protected by bolts.
2) First section of cables, heading up and left.
3) The bulging traverse goes leftwards above a big drop.
4) Scramble left to the cave.
5) The Great Cave - filled with goat droppings.
6) A second section of cables leads left along the Ramp to the open hillside.
Descent - Continue up to the top of the ridge, then descend straight down the other side (don't trend right) to locate a trail (red paint flashes) in the valley bottom. Turning right, this eventually meets the approach to Symplegades by a long traverse across the slope under Ourania - don't try and descend rightwards any earlier. Around 40 minutes.
Developer - Claude Idoux 2008 © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the top of the gully, follow bolts out right, then back left up slabby rock to the start of the cables. These lead up and left, round the crux bulge, and along into the huge cave. Finish across the slabs and scramble up the gully.

Descent: Walk to the hill top, then walk straight down the slope to pick up the old pack-horse trail that leads down the gorge and out past Symplegades.

Total Time: 4-5 hours

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La Mont 6 Oct 2nd O/S
with Young's Adventure Solutions, John Hogan
with Young's Adventure Solutions, John Hogan
barong100 23 Apr -
Anna Hammond 20 Oct, 2018 -
with Jordan Lloyd
with Jordan Lloyd
Gerlach 15 Oct, 2018 -
with Phil
with Phil
helehan 13 Aug, 2018 -
steve2006 23 Jun, 2018 Lead
with charliesmith, Dave
with charliesmith, Dave
robbielee1 22 Jun, 2018 Lead 3hr round trip from sakis studios
with Aaron Symonds, Lottie Walker
3hr round trip from sakis studios
with Aaron Symonds, Lottie Walker
Aaron Symonds 22 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Robbie Lee, Lottie Walker
with Robbie Lee, Lottie Walker
Hidden 7 Oct, 2017 -
Hidden 7 Oct, 2017 -
abbeywall 7 Oct, 2017 -
jacob shieldhouse hadley 4 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S took 2 hrs in total, decent is funny
with mum
took 2 hrs in total, decent is funny
with mum
Hidden 4 May, 2016 -
Hidden 3 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Keith Lambley 31 Oct, 2015 -
with Kate R
with Kate R
Hidden 22 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
LucasHarazin 18 Oct, 2015 Lead Nice active rest - about 3h whole loop
Nice active rest - about 3h whole loop
SGD 14 May, 2015 - Really good day out.
with vholmes
Really good day out.
with vholmes
Hairbear75 26 Oct, 2013 -
with Charlie White, Gemma Hope, Andy Hope
with Charlie White, Gemma Hope, Andy Hope
Hidden 11 Sep, 2013 Lead
chalkstorm 23 Apr, 2011 Lead
with beckywinn, Chris Pembroke
with beckywinn, Chris Pembroke
beckywinn 23 Apr, 2011 2nd
Hidden 6 Jan, 2011 AltLd
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