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Avoid the crag after rain - the porous rock absorbs water causing holds to become brittle. The top tier bouldering normally dries fastest and is exposed to any wind going.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrines nest left of Clashhooks Gully as you look in, please avoid all routes on Upper & Lower Central Buttresses during this period. Raven have also been sighted around the route 'The Notch' - climbers are advised to avoid this area if the birds are in residence. 

Peregrine chicks were confirmed in 2022, 2023 was less clear and we're checking the situation for 2024. The site is actively monitored by local bird groups, please avoid until the agreed date of 30 June and possibly longer to give chicks chance to fledge. Peregrines are a protected species covered by criminal law.

14m.

Rockfax Description
A classic sandstone test-piece. Climb the short crack then balance up the near vertical slab using the tiny half-moon flake to reach better holds under the overhang. Scuttle left then right to finish up an easy crack. Right-hand Finish is E5 6a. © Rockfax

FA. Al Rouse 1975.

Ticklists

Cheshire/Merseyside *** routes , Best Before 2025 , Death Before Overhang

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spidey 15 Jul, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Couldn't do the crux. Hold defo looks like it's broke off this. Shame as rest of the route climbs well.
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βeta: Couldn't do the crux. Hold defo looks like it's broke off this. Shame as rest of the route climbs well.

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