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Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 February to 27 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

A very important  sea- bird nesting area and seasonal restrictions apply to the whole crag. 


3 pitches. Infidel Direct is really the original Infidel. There is no 'Indirect'! Ben Wintringham's first ascent in 1978 (with Joe Brown and Marian Wintringham) was straight up (with 2 pts of aid) and he described it as such, and confirmed this verbally. Subsequently climbed free (Tinnings), then Moran and Williams claimed the 'direct' as a new variation, but it never was, and there's no merit in traversing off route to lower the grade, as it is obvious to plough on upwards. Bog standard E3 5c, a little sustained.

Wintringham, Brown, Wintringham 02/Sep/1978.


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Graduation Ceremony

Grade: E4 6a ***
(Gogarth North Stack and Main Cliff)

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