Restricted Access

Due to late nesting sea-birds on the eastern arete area please avoid the routes "Fallout" to Gstelli" inclusive until the end of August . The birds are Fulmars and can be very aggressive and will vomit foul smelling puke over climbers close to the nest it's in our best interest to avoid these routes until the birds have fledged!  The routes affected are also pretty poor!


Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 May to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

In addition to the advice regarding nesting Fulmars above, The BMC has been informed by the NT that they wish to impose a  seasonal restriction "....  due to the presence of ‘cavity-nesting’ Common Swifts* using the cracks in this face.  As a minimum the routes ‘Reptiles and Samurai’, ‘Isis’,  ‘Horus’,  and ‘Rhea’ need to close until 1st August".

The BMC does not normally agree to seasonal restrictions for nesting Swifts but crag nesting Swifts are very scarce and the species has seen significant decline in populations in recent years. We have been infomed by the NT  that they  "want the routes listed below at Lewes Castle closed until 1st August. The decline in breeding population of Common Swifts is very worrying". 

No climbing on the routes "Reptiles and Samurai" to "Rhea" inclusive fro May 1st until August 1st. 

36m. This takes the narrow right-hand pillar of the gully. Variations are possible. Climb the left-hand groove and gain the pillar front. Continue up the pillar until it narrows to an arete. Finish rightwards taking care with the rock.

J Talbot R Corbett 1962.


Gower S-HVS *+ , Orange Spot Gower , Gower Peninsula - Jeremy Talbot's recommended climbs


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clownboy 22 Sep, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Plenty of loose blocks near the top.
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βeta: Plenty of loose blocks near the top.
clownboy 3 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: We removed 2 large block's (and many smaller ones) from the top of ridge much less loose now. (29/06/19)
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βeta: We removed 2 large block's (and many smaller ones) from the top of ridge much less loose now. (29/06/19)

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Zig zag crack

Grade: HS 4b ***
(Craig Cwm)

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