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Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 29 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

 The restriction is in place in 2022 but has been lifted early on July 29th, as the birds appear to have fledged early this year. Cormorants and oystercatchers are still nesting on rocks close to the cliff and its important that disturbance is kept to a minimun, especially towards the left hand side of the cliff. 

There are approx 150 pairs of nesting kittewakes on the crag. The whole crag is restricted during the nesting period. Arrangements are in place for the crag to be monitored and if the birds fledge the restrictions will be reviewed. This restriction is usually longer than most due to the presence of nesting Kittewakes (which have a later nesting season) as well as colonies of Guillemots and other sea birds.

This is one of the most important refuges for this species in North Wales, with over 150 Kittewakes on the crag, and as species that is in serious decline, it's an internatioanlly important conservation site.  Although tit may appear that last in the nesting season that the the young are flying about,  it's an important stage in their development with the parents "training" the young how to feed. Disturbance to the colony at this stage can lead to greater losses during the winter. 



22m. Total classic. Unique, varied climbing and a shoal load of fun! Start to the left of The Call of Cthulhu. Make a tricky pull on, then climb the wall via flowing face climbing past a thin section in a groove to an easing. Continue up until within bridging distance of the hanging face behind you – yes, it goes out there! Make a committing transfer onto the hanging face and creep up and leftwards on rounded jugs in a superb position to a lower-off on top.

FA. Pete Harrison 01/Sep/2017.


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