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.
The arete climbed using the crack of Nonsuch. Originally climbed as an eliminate without the crack and gear placed from the route at E6 6c. © Rockfax
UKC Logbook Description
Arête between Altar Crack and Nonsuch. Gear placed in both these routes as high as can be reached from under the roof. Climbed on its right-hand side eliminating the crack of Nonsuch gives the best climbing but can also be climbed using the crack for hands and gear at around E4 6b.
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