The landowner (a tree surgeon with a vision of how this woodland should be managed), protested strongly to the BMC about damage to trees and erosion to footpaths around the crag. Climbers should avoid the area to the right of Altar Crack and respect its integrity as a conservation area. Any further damage to trees will result in the loss of all access for climbing.
Dates: 1 March to 30 June
Reason: Nesting Birds
Update June 2022 - both pairs of Kestrels have now fledged young so the restrictions have been removed - thank you!
Kestrels are currently (April 2022) nesting in Rhododendron Crack / Entrapment (Rivelin Quarries) and also in Roof Route/Groove Route (Rivelin Edge). Please avoid these routes until further notice.
Tawny owls sometimes nest on the crag in the spring (previously on Kremlin Crack or Roof Route) - if present avoid the route(s) they are occupying until the nest is vacated.
Tawny owls have been known to viciously attack people climbing near their nest, so please steer well clear of these routes until the chicks have fledged, both for the benefit of the birds and your own wellbeing.
A great classic featuring fine climbing and good protection. At the lowest toe of the pinnacle, climb a wide crack (often damp) to ledges then the wall trending left via a series of finger-cracks. Finish up the rickety flake with care. © Rockfax
FA. Pete Crew 1963.
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