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Restricted Access

The scene of the Kinder trespass in 1932 has no access problems these days. Climbers and walkers should keep dogs under control at all times to avoid disturbing moorland birds and grazing sheep. There is occasional grouse shooting on the moors above Edale and access is not permitted during these periods.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

A restriction is in place on Big Brother buttress and Little Brother buttress. Please avoid all routes in this section to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. 

A restriction also applies to all routes in the Ampitheatre Area of Kinder Downfall (ie from The Owl Of Minerva to The Downfall Climb) to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. 

18m.

Rockfax Description
The wide and steep zigzag fissure is much better than it looks. Climb direct, or cop out and swing into the crack from the right, and climb the crack steeply, usually passing an in-situ nest. © Rockfax

FA. Arthur Birtwhistle 1950.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors) , Wired Peak District Grit Graded List , Kinder’s Most Popular Trad Routes

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Andy Reeve 24 May, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Currently home to a kestrel (as of 20/05/2022). Leave until later in the year
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βeta: Currently home to a kestrel (as of 20/05/2022). Leave until later in the year
meanderthal 27 Feb, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Cleaned lower section today. Excellent 3D climbing!
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βeta: Cleaned lower section today. Excellent 3D climbing!
Jon Stewart 6 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Swing in from the right? Climb it direct, great layback moves up the flake on the left then crawl into the cave...(which is full of bird shit, but that's why you came to kinder). still VS, and not a cop-out.
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βeta: Swing in from the right? Climb it direct, great layback moves up the flake on the left then crawl into the cave...(which is full of bird shit, but that's why you came to kinder). still VS, and not a cop-out.

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Birch Tree Wall

Grade: VS 4c ***
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