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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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Harpur Hill Parking – Update

There are some new parking problems at Harpur Hill which have developed since the publication of the new guidebook. The situation is very sensitive at the moment due to the area known as the ‘Blue Lagoon’ being used by all … Continue reading…


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Pembroke – June 2012 Range Closures

Range East closures for 2012 are mid-week days from May 14th to June 22nd. There will also be night firing on all Tuesdays and Thursdays during this period. The second closure dates are mid week days June 25th to July 20th … Continue reading…


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Hen Cloud – Nesting Access Issue

Restrictions apply from 1st March - 30th June. Reason for Nesting Birds The peregrines are nesting on Hen Cloud again. Please don’t climb between Nutted by Reality to Easy Gully, page 82 to 85 Western Grit. The Peak District National Park Authority … Continue reading…


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Gorges du Tarn – Access Update

Olivier Obin, a climber in the Gorges du Tarn Area, has given us a brief update on the access situation in the Gorges du Tarn. When the France : Languedoc Roussillon book was published, quite a lot of the climbing … Continue reading…


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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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