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Seals breed in Parliament House cave during the autumn months and climbers should take particular care not to disturb them during the time from late August to late October when the young seal pups can be eailsiy sepreated from their mothers with devastating consequences.

A large (huge!) rockfall occured at the back of Parliement House Cave in 2017 which affects some of the routes in the cave and further rockfalls are likley! 

Rockfax Description
A great route up the quartz band that looks like a lightning bolt frozen in geology. Start by abseiling to the belay on the first pitch of Wen, or climb Wen to this point.
1) 5b, 40m. Move left to join the start of the quartz streak. Follow this, passing a few tricky moves, to where the streak turns into a crack, and follow this to broken easier ground and a small groove 6m right of the Dream... belay. You can move left to belay as for Dream... if you plan to finish up that.
2) 5b, 28m. Head up the small chimney/groove and pass through Dream... and move up and right into the top of a small leftward-trending groove. Continue on in the same direction to a longer groove-line right of a smooth slab. Just below the top, move right to gain an exit crack leading to the final ledge of Wen. © Rockfax

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jackmorford 3 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Upper pitch is much easier than it looks from below. The topo is confusing, as stated below, simply move up to the first overlap, tackle it rightwards then slowly move back left to the belay ledge.
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βeta: Upper pitch is much easier than it looks from below. The topo is confusing, as stated below, simply move up to the first overlap, tackle it rightwards then slowly move back left to the belay ledge.
Owen W-G 2 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Top pitch should read: continue up the chimney directly until the first overlap, cross it rightwards and back leftwards above to the belay ledge. Simples.
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βeta: Top pitch should read: continue up the chimney directly until the first overlap, cross it rightwards and back leftwards above to the belay ledge. Simples.

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(Gogarth North Stack and Main Cliff)

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