Access Banned

As described in the 2010 CC guide, climbing at Symonds Yat is only permitted on the north-west facing cliffs - from The Introductory Rocks to the Final Zone inclusive.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrine falcons have established a nest since 2019 on Strathdon, in the White Wall.  Climbers should therefore avoid all routes from Motorway Madness to Night Nurse, inclusive, during the restricted period. 


14m. This climb takes the arete and rib just to the right of Arrow Root pitch 1. The lower section is rather eliminate. Start 1 metre right of Arrow Root, climb the short groove, and step left to the blunt arete. With slings on roots, make tricky and quite bold moves to good holds and gear. (The good flake low down is flexing, and best not used for gear). Continue more easily up the arete and rib above, avoiding a squat detached mossy pinnacle/block on the right. Finish by moving up left to a good tree.

Brian Mullan, Clare Lindley 23/May/2009.


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βeta: Starting to become a little mossy
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Grade: VS 4c ***
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