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The rock at Shorncliffe is generally sound, but there are some areas of more questionable rock which need to be treated with caution - in particular at the top of the crag where the last few metres can be more broken. Placing an extra piece of gear or two in solid rock before topping out is worth considering.

Descent for all routes is by abseil from trees at the top of the routes. These have been fitted with rope slings and abseil rings to prevent damage to the trees so please use them, but don't forget to check the anchors (both the strength of the tree and the quality of the rope and ring) before commiting to using them. It is also worth having some spare cord to replace any rope which is showing wear. A single 60m rope doubled over should allow you to reach the ground on all routes but double check first.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 April to 31 May

Reason: Nesting Birds

20m.

Rockfax Description
Start at a short corner-crack. Climb the wall to a small tree at 15m and some thread runners. Move right and climb boldly to the tree above and belay. © Rockfax

Ticklists

Shorn Cliff HVS and E1 *'d Routes , Shorn cliff starred routes HVS-E1 according to guidebook , Wye Valley Starred E1-E3

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whoisjosh 9 Jun, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: The hazel bush belay at the top didn't exactly fill me with confidence. Looks like its seen better days. Might be worth finding a new home for the abseil tat
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βeta: The hazel bush belay at the top didn't exactly fill me with confidence. Looks like its seen better days. Might be worth finding a new home for the abseil tat

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Route of Interest
Freedom Direct

Grade: E1 5b ***
(Wintour's Leap)

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