Restricted Access

An SSSI and a Special Area Of Conservation, the vegetation in the gorge area is especially important. Among the rare species to be found in the area are Scarce Turf-moss, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Deratocarpon miniatum and Rock Fingerwort. The rock face and exposures are also nationally important geological features. Vegetation clearance and modification of the rock faces is to be avoided without prior consent from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the clearance of trees and undergrowth has in the past has led to the real threat of access restrictions.

While NRW manage the North Side of the River, the South Side is privately owned and the land owner has stated that up to 6 local climbers may climb on the south side of the river. We ask climbers to respect this and to help improve relations by keeping the area tidy. 

Rockfax Description
A complex but fine climb that features plenty of hard moves. Start up Berlin and then head left and up to the beginning of a forearm-draining finale. Finish at the Subversive Body Pumping lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start as for Berlin, pull over roof, move up and left to climb a shallow groove to a junction with Powers that Be. Pull through bulges above to the lower off on Subversive Body Pumping. Consensus seems to be Fr7c+ rather than the original Fr7c.

Martyn Richards 18/May/2008.


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High 8a
Mid 8a
Low 8a
High 7c+
Mid 7c+
Low 7c+
High 7c
Mid 7c
Low 7c
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Grade: 7c+ ***
(Minchin Hole)

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