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
The right side of the slab passing the overlap on its right. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Re-cleaned and slightly modified by the F.A. in 2014. Now F4.
Three metres left of Always the Rain is a prominent small cave at ground level. d
Start immediately left of the small cave at ground level.
Climb the initial awkward wall and step up left onto a narrow footledge. Continue directly up, passing a mid-height overlap a double bolt abseil station.

Gordon A Jenkin (Solo) 21/Sep/2011.


Wye Valley Salathe Challenge , CoT Wye Valley Mileage #C2K , Wye Valley Salathe Lite


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