The BMC have reported that the recent Storm Ophelia has left the popular crag Craig Bwlch y Moch (Tremadog) in North Wales in a sorry and dangerous state in its wake. The storm, which hit the west coast of the British Isles particularly hard earlier this week, has caused damage to routes, uprooted trees and destabilised the cliff, resulting in rockfall.
Some routes and access paths at the BMC-owned Craig Bwlch y Moch at Tremadog are affected, as strong winds hit mature trees and loosened the ground beneath them, dislodging blocks and earth.
The BMC warned:
'So a warning to all climbers visiting Tremadog - many routes and in particular those that rely on trees for belays or those with large mature trees growing on ledges or at the cliff top may be affected by loose rocks.'
Areas and routes known to be affected - as reported by the BMC - are:
Other areas of Tremadog are likely to have been affected, as well as numerous exposed crags around the country. Climbers are urged to take extra care in these conditions.
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