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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

Rockfax Description
An OK pitch, but a tight line. Start at the large tree. Climb up past a peg and shallow depression to a small overhang. Pass the overhang and head up left of trees to a groove. Thin moves up the groove (peg) access a ledge. Move up and leftwards to join and finish as for Easy Rider. © Rockfax

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Wye Valley must do , Wye Valley Starred E1-E3 , 2023

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Grade: E2 5b ***
(Shorn Cliff)

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