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Ardeche, Actinidias, Sector Camping Closed

In the Ardeche, Actinidias, Sector Camping has been closed. The campground owner has built 4 new mobile homes at the base of the crag and had the bolts removed. Thanks to Thomas Jekel for this report.


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Cala Barques DWS Mallorca

A number of issues have been raised regarding the Mallorca DWS venue of Cala Barques There have been a number of individuals from the general public who have recklessly been jumping from the top of the Cova area and badly … Continue reading…


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Foradà Approach

We have had a report that the track leading to the parking area at Foradà has been closed to vehicles meaning that you now have to park at the hotel Xorret de Catí and walk down the same track. This … Continue reading…


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Mijas – El Chorro – parking changes and clean-up

The crags at the popular hillside tourist mecca of Mijas have had a bit of a clean-up in recent times. The base of the roadside crags are now much cleaner than they have been for a while, whilst the Ravine … Continue reading…


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Fire at Orgon

A large forest fire has ravaged the land around the village and crags at Orgon resulting in some damage and restricted access at the present time. News reports suggest that the fire was probably started deliberately but it has now … Continue reading…


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Smiley Face is now Sad Face – Sagres – DWS

We’re sorry to report that the Smiley Face headwall at Ingrina in Portugal is now located in the Atlantic ocean. This is quite a shame as although it only had seven routes on it, four of them were in the … Continue reading…


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Portland Olympic Access, New Routes and Re-bolting

With the Olympics imminent it seems timely to give some information on whether they will have any influence on the access to Portland and any of the climbing sites. The Portland BMC rep Neal Heanes lives on Portland and has … Continue reading…


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Pembroke Range Fully Open in August

The firing times for August have just been released and Range East will be fully open for the whole of August, as on previous years. All the annual restrictions for nesting birds have also now been lifted. This means no … Continue reading…


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Port Soller Open

Back in 1993 I went to Mallorca armed with limited information and tops to a handful of crags. One classic description said – drive to Port de Soller and follow the fish – and this turned out to be all … Continue reading…


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Gorges du Tarn – Update

The following was posted on UKC by Luke Brooks on 14 June. Just got back from the Tarn and it seems the re-bolting campaign is very much still in progress.  Sectors De Que Fas Aqui, Figues au Cul, Club House, … Continue reading…


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