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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
The left-hand flake on the front face is approached by a bold and tricky start, then gives thrilling juggy climbing. Sadly the dinnerplate was smashed years ago. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
VS 4c*** in 2012 BMC guide

Ticklists

Cheshire/Merseyside *** routes , McCoys Homestyle trad

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Cheeks 25 May, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Pull with everything to start, then just coast up wards
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βeta: Pull with everything to start, then just coast up wards
Fidget 23 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Thought this was quite undergraded. I failed to get off the ground on lead, and didn't find it much easier on second! There's little gear too, although the climbing is easier above. Still, it's an appealing line.
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βeta: Thought this was quite undergraded. I failed to get off the ground on lead, and didn't find it much easier on second! There's little gear too, although the climbing is easier above. Still, it's an appealing line.
Fiend 23 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Desperate to start for Severe, and reliant on one minimal piece of protection to prevent a shocking fall. More like VS 4c for that move. Quite a good route because it has a really nice finish.
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βeta: Desperate to start for Severe, and reliant on one minimal piece of protection to prevent a shocking fall. More like VS 4c for that move. Quite a good route because it has a really nice finish.

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Route of Interest
Grooved Slab

Grade: VS 4a ***
(Helsby)

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