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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.

9m.

Rockfax Description
The central crack is a classic and crusty struggle but best to lay off the crumpets before you give it a go. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Cheshire/Merseyside *** routes , Best Before 2025

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Will Hunt 3 May, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Discovered later that this is supposed to be bird banned. Oops! Though we didn't see or hear any peregrines all day so perhaps they haven't nested on this part of the crag this year?
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βeta: Discovered later that this is supposed to be bird banned. Oops! Though we didn't see or hear any peregrines all day so perhaps they haven't nested on this part of the crag this year?
George Frisby 29 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Don't be deterred by the grade, if you can jam it's fine.
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βeta: Don't be deterred by the grade, if you can jam it's fine.

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Grade: E4 5c ***
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