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Some corrections to the Lofoten guide

Page 118 Automatic for the People is 45m not 30m. There are fixed signs at bottom and top warning of this. Page 144 Bare Blabaer P1 and 2 are more like 20m and 46m. P5 and p6 are not well … Continue reading…


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Rockfax Access and Bolt Fund Donations in 2017

We have just made our second payments for the year 2017 to the various bolt funds and access projects that we support. It has been a record year and we are very pleased to have been able to offer significant … Continue reading…


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El Chorro Access – Open for climbing!

The popular climbing spot of El Chorro, to the north of Malaga, has suffered in recent years from ambiguous access information with rumours about it being closed or having strict requirements for permits before you can climb. With a new … Continue reading…


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UKClimbing/Rockfax give boost to BMC Horseshoe Heroes Crowdfunding

We announced on UKC in August that the BMC had started a crowd-funding campaign to rebolt Horseshoe Quarry in the Peak District. Up to Tuesday 19 September just over £9,000 had been pledged towards the desired target of £15,000 – … Continue reading…


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Portland Path Work Assisted by Rockfax

On the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September, a team of volunteers, ably marshalled by Marti Hallett, made some great progress on the big job of creating a new and safe approach path to Battleship Main on Portland. This work … Continue reading…


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Chamonix, Barberine – Topo corrections

The topo of Barberine long routes on pages 438, 440 and 441 has some incorrect route lines. Jon deMontjoye has helped add  correct lines and we have produced a single page A4 printout/PDF with these and slightly modified descriptions on … Continue reading…


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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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