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Water-cum-Jolly Access

On Friday 2 March a group of us walked down Water-cum-Jolly to discuss access to the various crags with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT) and the local water bailiff. The climbers were represented by BMC stalwart Henry Folkard, BMC Access Officer … Continue reading…


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Bovedon, Bernia & Aventador Approach Changes

NOTE - This has been corrected in the 2013 Spain : Costa Blanca book. Bovedon: The approach road has some huge potholes, best to park at the 1st bend and walk up. Bernia: The upper sections of the road are quite broken, care … Continue reading…


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Baou des Prannes – Châteaudouble

Baou de Prannes at Chateaudouble is banned at the moment. This covers the routes on page 194 and 195 of the Rockfax Cote d’Azur guidebook. This is due to the land owners not being happy about equipping having been done … Continue reading…


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La Turbie – Restricted Access

The impressive crag of La Turbie, above Monaco, is having some work carried out on it at the moment to ‘secure the cliffs’. The following sectuers are strictly out of bounds until at least April 2012: Jacob/Grand Face, Peripherique, Paroi … Continue reading…


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Costa Blanca – Approach Changes

NOTE - This has been corrected in the 2013 Spain : Costa Blanca book. The following updates have been sent in by  Stu J – many thanks. We have checked them against our current notes based on the work we are doing for … Continue reading…


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Jonte, Cirque des Vases Rockfall

We have been sent a report that there has been a big rockfall in the Cirque dse Vases area of the Jonte. All the paths in that area are closed until it has been cleaned up by the local CAF. … Continue reading…


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Bellus, Change in Approach

NOTE – This has been corrected in the 2013 Spain : Costa Blanca book. Access to Bellus (Costa Blanca) has changed with the improvements in the road network. When following the CV 60 west from Gandia the junction used to … Continue reading…


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Rockfax Supports the BMC Access and Conservation Trust

The BMC has recently re-launched the Access and Conservation Trust (ACT) and Rockfax, UKClimbing.com and UKHillwalking.com have got behind it to help promote the great work that the ACT carries out. The ACT funds projects to protect our cliffs and … Continue reading…


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Arab Steps – El Chorro

We have had a report that two sections of Escalera Arabe at El Chorro have been fenced off to prevent climbing. The first is Sector Suiza on page 92 to 93 of the guide and 8 popular routes on this … Continue reading…


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Verdon Tunnel Access

The main tunnel used to access the base of the Verdon Gorge from the parking at Couloir Sampson (Sentier Martel) is closed for restoration work. The dates given for the work are 5 September to 31 December. French news report … Continue reading…


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