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Dates: 15 February to 31 May

Reason: Nesting Birds

2023 26th February update: The Ravens do not appear to be using the existing nest in Gardoms Unconquerable - however one more check will be made in case they are late starting, so please be observant and report any sightings if you are in the area.

In recent years a Tawny Owl has nested in the Layback Crack/Flake Crack.area - it is not known if they are present in 2023 but please keep your eyes and ears out if climbing in this area.

 

14m.

Rockfax Description
The imposing corner-crack can be laybacked or thrutched, although hidden holds (and big cams) help. At the top, exit right up the wall. Hard work. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1950.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 , Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List , Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS , Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+ , Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans , Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS) , An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District , Wired Peak District Grit Graded List , ROCKFAX Eastern Grit TOP 500: S and VS , Eastern Grit 2015 - Top 500 VS , 2022 Rockfax Eastern Grit Graded List

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LakesWinter 1 Oct, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Reasonably clean right now
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βeta: Reasonably clean right now
alaster tonge 21 Jul, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Nest now completely abandoned. But a full droppings streak runs down the slab. Climb very dirty. Will need a clean, or a lot more time and rain.
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βeta: Nest now completely abandoned. But a full droppings streak runs down the slab. Climb very dirty. Will need a clean, or a lot more time and rain.
Marie45 30 May, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Looked at this route today. It is very green & there is a large bird nest about half way up with bird droppings down the rock face from the nest. Couldn’t hear or see any chicks but gave the route a miss as it is unclear if the nest is in use. With the state of the route, I’m not sure I would have given it a try if the bird nest wasn’t in situ! Pretty rotten looking.
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βeta: Looked at this route today. It is very green & there is a large bird nest about half way up with bird droppings down the rock face from the nest. Couldn’t hear or see any chicks but gave the route a miss as it is unclear if the nest is in use. With the state of the route, I’m not sure I would have given it a try if the bird nest wasn’t in situ! Pretty rotten looking.
GermanAlex 21 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Currently (21/05/19) two bird's nests en route, the top one will probably require removal from the top before the route is climbable again. On the positive side, the fragrant sheep's carcass I discovered here last year is now reduced to bleached bones.
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βeta: Currently (21/05/19) two bird's nests en route, the top one will probably require removal from the top before the route is climbable again. On the positive side, the fragrant sheep's carcass I discovered here last year is now reduced to bleached bones.
Rushy 22 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Disagree with thuggery - bold lay backing unless you've got big friends. I didn't and it felt v bold for VS. A good route.
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βeta: Disagree with thuggery - bold lay backing unless you've got big friends. I didn't and it felt v bold for VS. A good route.
sheffieldchris 23 Jun, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: animals only need aply for this climb forget style tecnique finess just thug your way through all the hard bits. that must have been the way Joe Brown originaly did it not my idea of VS
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βeta: animals only need aply for this climb forget style tecnique finess just thug your way through all the hard bits. that must have been the way Joe Brown originaly did it not my idea of VS
curly8 6 May, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Very good indeed - the crux (I think) is higher than I thought, though the lower wide crack feels pokey as well! Good gear though, and best done after a dry spell...
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βeta: Very good indeed - the crux (I think) is higher than I thought, though the lower wide crack feels pokey as well! Good gear though, and best done after a dry spell...

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Grade: VS 4c ***
(Stanage North)

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