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Gorges du Tarn – Accident Warning

Olivier Obin has sent us news about some recent accidents in the Gorges du Tarn. In 2015 there were four serious accidents caused when people lowered off the end of the rope and many minor ‘lucky escapes’. The CAF Causses … Continue reading…


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Blackwell Halt and Blatant Buttress, Cheedale – Access

Some people have been approached by the police recently when trying to cross the railway line to get to Blackwell Halt and/or Blatant Buttress in  Chee Dale Upper. The old approach used to go over the railway but it is … Continue reading…


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Orgon – Access Problems

  Following the fire in 2012 and subsequent rock falls there are currently some restrictions on sectors at Orgon. Sector Beauregard, including Mur Notre Dame, Grottes Sud, Pilier Sud and Dalle du Camping, is currently closed due to a rockfall. … Continue reading…


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Approach Changes – Costa Blanca

A couple of sign changes and some development work have made the approach descriptions out-of-date in the 2013 edition of Spain : Costa Blanca Sax (Cabreras) The signs to ‘El Plano’ (or ‘La Plano’) have disappeared making it awkward to … Continue reading…


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Les Dentelles Approach Changes

The track that connected the village of Giogondas to Lafare is now closed to cars with barriers at either end. This changes the approaches to Rocher du Cayron, Rocher du Grand Travers and Chaine de Gigondas. Rocher du Cayron Approach … Continue reading…


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Rockfax Donations to Path Restoration on Portland and Bolt Funds

We have just made out third quarter donation to the various Bolt Funds and Access funds/projects that we support via this web site, the Rockfax book sales and  UKBoltFund.org. The Portland path restoration initiative we announced in June has been boosted to … Continue reading…


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Descent correction – Page 388, Torre Grande – Cima Nord, East Face

The yellow box descent on page 388 of the Dolomites book is missing some information. The correct description is on page 386 and includes the extra short abseil required. Descent – For climbs finishing on the summit, head to the … Continue reading…


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Sandro Pertini Via Ferrata Closed

The controversial Sandro Pertini Via Ferrata above Selva has been closed and all the temples and cables removed. This VF features on page 248 of the Rockfax guidebook.


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Rockfax to Raise Funds for Portland Access

Rockfax are pleased to announce a fund raising initiative which is being launched in conjunction with the new Dorset Bouldering guidebook. The aim is to raise £2000 to help towards stabilising the paths on the approaches to the crags on … Continue reading…


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Water-cum-Jolly South Bank Access Update

Following some incidents where climbers have been verbally accosted when climbing on the south bank of Water-cum-Jolly, the situation has now been clarified as below: WCJ South Bank The south bank of the river is designated as open access land … Continue reading…


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