Restricted Access

A review of the previous access agreement with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) has now taken place and the climbable area has been extended,

This extension is only possible due to climbers following the agreed access since 2018 and demonstrating that we are a responsible user group. Needless to say maintaining this extended access depends on future adherence to the below climber's code of conduct too: 

  • All routes left of It’s A Sin on the lower tier and the whole of the upper tier on Main Cliff are permanently restricted to provide a sanctuary area within the reserve.
  • Peregrines have nested on the crag in the past and nesting restrictions may apply 
  • Only use existing paths to prevent damage to sensitive habitat 
  • No removal of trees or branches on the crag or elsewhere within the reserve
  • Take your litter home and pick up any you find at the crag
  • No fires, camping or bivvying anywhere on the GWT’s land
  • No further new routing

Rockfax Description
A good slabby pitch with the top providing the main difficulties. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
This climbs the clean bare slab just right of Kawrona with escalating and frustrating difficulty. Finish at a double bolt abseil station.

Gordon A Jenkin, Yvonne Jones (both led), Cathal Connern 22/Jun/2014.


Wye Valley Salathe Challenge , CoT Wye Valley Mileage #C2K , 6As with stars near Bristol


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High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a+
Mid 6a+
Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set
Route of Interest
Still Nice and Still Sleazy

Grade: 6a+ ***
(Wintour's Leap)

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