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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.

Rockfax Description
An excellent route crossing the slab past a prominent undercut. Named after Helsby's Finest son. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Named after Colin F. Kirkus, Helsby's finest export.
Begin 2m left of Morgue Slab. Climb the lower slab to a diagonal crack and gear. Pull over the bulge and make a big move from undercuts (crux) to a large pocket in the middle of the upper slab. Mantel into this and continue carefully to the top via a couple of reachy moves.

Andy Popp.

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Crumpet Crack

Grade: E4 6b ***
(Helsby)

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