Helsby

Cheshire

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NOTICE: It has been reported that there are birds (type not reported) nesting on Greenteeth Crack, in a hole above the chimney. Please avoid this and adjacent routes during the period of this temporary restriction. 

from 01/01/0001 to 01/07/2024

Esoteric and complex two-tiered Red Sandstone crag over looking the Mersey estuary. Initial appearances do not do justice to an unusual crag full of surprises, with a long history.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: National Trust No. of Routes: 94
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1910
Grid Reference: SJ494754

Avoid the crag after rain - the porous rock absorbs water causing holds to become brittle. The top tier bouldering normally dries fastest and is exposed to any wind going.

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrines nest left of Clashhooks Gully as you look in, please avoid all routes on Upper & Lower Central Buttresses during this period. Raven have also been sighted around the route 'The Notch' - climbers are advised to avoid this area if the birds are in residence. 

Peregrine chicks were confirmed in 2022, 2023 was less clear and we're checking the situation for 2024. The site is actively monitored by local bird groups, please avoid until the agreed date of 30 June and possibly longer to give chicks chance to fledge. Peregrines are a protected species covered by criminal law.

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24/04/2019
Guidebook - BMC's excellent Cheshire Sandstone - http://shop.thebmc.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=6606