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There is a loose flake on pitch 6 of Giant's Crawl near the belay - extreme care is needed.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrines have been known to nest on the upper section of B Buttress, above Giants Crawl as well as C Buttress. The last time the birds were known to nest was 2014, but if visiting the crag early in the season please be aware that they could return and report to the BMC if birds are seen nesting.

Rockfax Description
Unusual climbing that follows a left-trending line of overhangs across the upper reaches of 'B' Buttress. Start at a slab and wide corner-crack close to the top of Easy Terrace.
1) 5b, 36m. Climb the slab and crack before making a steep pull out left to get established below the line of overhangs. Follow the line below the overhangs - sustained - all the way to a belay on Giant's Crawl.
2) 5c, 28m. Starting below an overhang, follow a left-trending line across the wall to a grassy ledge (possible belay). Move out right and break through the overhangs with difficulty before some cracks lead slightly right to the top. © Rockfax


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Grade: E1 5b ***
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