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Seals breed in Parliament House cave during the autumn months and climbers should take particular care not to disturb them during the time from late August to late October when the young seal pups can be eailsiy sepreated from their mothers with devastating consequences.

A large (huge!) rockfall occured at the back of Parliement House Cave in 2017 which affects some of the routes in the cave and further rockfalls are likley! 

Good climbing up pockets on the first pitch but a friable and serious second pitch. Scramble up to a ledge L of a short wall split by a crack, R of a corner.
1 80' 6a Move boldly L around the arĂȘte and go up to the first line of pockets. Continue in the same line with increasing difficulty until it is possible to move R to a ledge and pinnacle belay.
2 80' 5c From the top of the pinnacle climb the flaky crack until scary moves up and slightly R lead to a ledge.
3 40' 4c Climb a short groove on the R to a ledge, trend R up a short slab into a corner. Finish up the easy crack.
M A Boysen, D E Alcock, D Jones (2 pts). FFA Unknown 1981.

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Si Witcher 28 Nov, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: 1x drilled/glued pegbolt in place, replacing previous hammered peg.
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βeta: 1x drilled/glued pegbolt in place, replacing previous hammered peg.
ian bryant 2 Jun, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Replaced the abseil tat today with 10.5mm static rope and a screwgate
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βeta: Replaced the abseil tat today with 10.5mm static rope and a screwgate
George_Surf 4 May, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: The tat needs replacing at the ab station; 3-4m plus a snapgate or two
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βeta: The tat needs replacing at the ab station; 3-4m plus a snapgate or two
tintinandpip 30 Jul, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Well worth two stars.
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βeta: Well worth two stars.
Steve Long 15 Aug, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: This route is back in "pristine" condition after a cleaning session and peg replacement like for like on the crux (clipping this is still no pushover though). Still plenty of lichen but not where it matters. Second pitch is intimidating, but gear is ok if you look hard.
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βeta: This route is back in "pristine" condition after a cleaning session and peg replacement like for like on the crux (clipping this is still no pushover though). Still plenty of lichen but not where it matters. Second pitch is intimidating, but gear is ok if you look hard.

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