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. Bold in places, and on suspect rock. Start just left of Sinergen pitch two, and climb the shallow, left-facing, yellowish corner to a small thread at 3m on the left. From the thread move right under a jutting fin of rock and pull up into the niche. Arrange protection here (medium to large cams useful), then bridge steeply up and left onto the suspect hanging pillar itself. Climb direct up the front of the pillar with extreme care and finish just left of a short scrappy corner. Currently in a dangerous state, but potentially a reasonable pitch once the remaining loose blocks have been removed.

Brian Mullan, Mark Davies 31/Jan/2009.


There is no feedback for this climb.

Logged Ascents

3 users have logged this

Guidebooks for Symonds Yat

Not all climbs appear in all guidebooks 3 users have this on their wishlist

Please Login to view more details on the logged ascents

High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 1
Route of Interest
Tigers Don't Cry

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

Loading Notifications...