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
Technical wizardry throughout, particularly where the line departs Berlin. Save something in the tank for the finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
More stunning climbing. As for Berlin to the ring bolt, but then traverse right on thin edges and undercuts to a dyno for a suspicious looking hole. Step up on this, and follow the complex and tiring groove above it to gain a good rest and flake leading to below the final roof. Use undercuts to reach a monster bucket on the lip, cut loose and soak up the exposure as you dangle above the river. Finish easily, BB.

Gary Gibson, Roy Thomas 30/Apr/1994.


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High 7c
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High 7b+
Mid 7b+
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Grade: 7b+ ***
(Minchin Hole)

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