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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.

200m, 5 pitches. Start a little below the chock in Easter Gully, follow a rising shelf
right for 30m until it finishes in a narrow gully. Climb the gully
with an awkward start and then follow a rising ramp right. The route
trends upwards to a through route behind a chock. Move right to a
basin overlooking North Gully. Take the icy groove on the left of the
basin, a good pitch, and follow this to the ridge. The summit is a
short distance ahead.

This route follows the line of the summer scramble until the basin,
making use of the abundant turf. We decided to try the line because
Evans' scrambling guidebook uses the word "grassy" eight times in
describing it. We were surprised at the quality of the route and it
deserves to get plenty of traffic, as it is climbable whenever the
turf is frozen.

Ross McGibbon, David Bell 19/Dec/2010.


10 routes for an Ephemeral Lakes Winter


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