Access Blog

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Bolt Fund Donations

We have just been able to make a couple of decent donations to bolting in a couple of the areas covered by Rockfax. Money from the sales of the North Wales Slate guide have been channeled towards the North Wales … Continue reading…


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Mallorca Access Restrictions

Back in 2013 we reported some access problems on Mallorca for climbers. The second one we covered in that article was a permit system being introduced for access to the Sierra de Tramuntana (which is the mountain area hence the location … Continue reading…


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Oxwich Sea Walls – Major Rock Fall

The Sea Walls at Oxwich Bay on Gower collapsed on 9 January. This has completely destroyed all the climbs including some great sport classics like Red with Rage, Bitchin’ and Kissing the Pink. There was a major rock fall in this … Continue reading…


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El Chorro Floods

On 20 October there was a huge storm in the El Chorro region which caused some damage. The worst areas were up by Teba and Campillos, but there was also some disruption in El Chorro itself. The road from El … Continue reading…


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Kalymnos Route Name Changes

  During the summer of 2018 a climber on Kalymnos changed the names of some of the newer routes. At the time of writing, these routes only appear in the Rockfax guide and this has understandably caused some confusion. To make … Continue reading…


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High Rocks – Climbing Suspended Until Further Notice

  Climbing at High Rocks has suspended climbing until further notice. BMC UPDATE  August 2018 update: climbing access to High Rocks is currently suspended. Discussions are ongoing with the landowner – please bear with us whilst we try to negotiate a … Continue reading…


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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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