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Tremadog Rockfall Danger

Elfyn Jones, BMC and Conservation Officer for Wales, reports that a significant rockfall has occurred at Craig Bwlch y Moch (Tremadog), with the risk of further rockfall imminent.

Climbers are advised to avoid the first pitch of One Step in the Clouds and Hail Bebe​ until further notice.

The cliffs and crags of Tremadog from Moel y Gest on a hazy afternoon, 235 kb
The cliffs and crags of Tremadog from Moel y Gest on a hazy afternoon
© David Dear, Mar 2013

Reporting in the UKC forums, Elfyn wrote:

'A recent rockfall at Tremadog has created an imminent danger of a much more serious rockfall on the first pitch of One Step in the Clouds. Climbers are advised to avoid the first pitch of One Step in the Clouds and Hail Bebe until remedial work can be carried out by specialists. The left hand retaining wall of the groove on the first pitch (in reality a detached a block approx. 10 tons in weight) is highly unstable, although this is not at all obvious when climbing it! 

'Please do not attempt to carry out any work on this yourselves as there is a real danger to other users and to the general public as well as the possibility of creating further instability on the ledges above.'

Both routes can still be climbed but the advice is to only approach them from "The Fang Gully" on the left, thus completely avoiding the first pitches.

Read Elfyn's BMC Report here.



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