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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A couple of sign changes and some development work have made the approach descriptions out-of-date in the 2013 edition of Spain : Costa Blanca Sax (Cabreras) The signs to ‘El Plano’ (or ‘La Plano’) have disappeared making it awkward to … Continue reading…


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Les Dentelles Approach Changes

The track that connected the village of Giogondas to Lafare is now closed to cars with barriers at either end. This changes the approaches to Rocher du Cayron, Rocher du Grand Travers and Chaine de Gigondas. Rocher du Cayron Approach … Continue reading…


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Rockfax Donations to Path Restoration on Portland and Bolt Funds

We have just made out third quarter donation to the various Bolt Funds and Access funds/projects that we support via this web site, the Rockfax book sales and  UKBoltFund.org. The Portland path restoration initiative we announced in June has been boosted to … Continue reading…


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Descent correction – Page 388, Torre Grande – Cima Nord, East Face

The yellow box descent on page 388 of the Dolomites book is missing some information. The correct description is on page 386 and includes the extra short abseil required. Descent – For climbs finishing on the summit, head to the … Continue reading…


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