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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! 

Rockfax Description
The first E7 in the UK goes up the wall right of The Cad after starting up that route. It is very bold and serious. Follow The Cad up the initial shallow groove to surmount the small overlap and gain a reasonable spike runner in the wall above. Traverse horizontally right on the lip of the overlap to a good resting position near the right arete of the wall. Above are two peg runners in a vertical crack - this is what you are aiming for. Climb the wall with difficulty. The pegs are easier to clip if there is a sling on them - without this you have to climb past the crux. Continue up the slightly easier wall above until a traverse rightwards leads to a no-hands rest on a ledge on the arete. The crack/groove in the arete leads in a very serious position to a sloping ledge and then the top, with much relief. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Extreme Rock , Great Wall Climbs of the UK , Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck , 100 Worthwhile E7's , ... And One For The Crow

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Pegbolter 9 Jul, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: A small pecker just below the thin blade peg may provide additional reassurance.
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βeta: A small pecker just below the thin blade peg may provide additional reassurance.
tintinandpip 19 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: A 30 year ambition realised. Top roped it first. Very committing to get to the peg, falling off onto the peg isn’t really an option either. Sensational.
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βeta: A 30 year ambition realised. Top roped it first. Very committing to get to the peg, falling off onto the peg isn’t really an option either. Sensational.
Dave Rudkin 18 Jan, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: The original peg is now gone, a poor back-up peg (thin blade) was place 15 years ago slightly above the decaying original, this is still hanging in there (poor).
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βeta: The original peg is now gone, a poor back-up peg (thin blade) was place 15 years ago slightly above the decaying original, this is still hanging in there (poor).

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Sunning The 4th Eye

Grade: E7 6c ***
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