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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access skills: how to develop a new crag

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04/03/2015

Every climber dreams of making their mark in a guidebook. But did you know that developing the wrong crag could not only lead to access problems, but also give you a criminal record?
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How to judge winter climbing conditions

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21/12/2014

Waiting for turf to freeze before climbing on it will probably increase the lifespan of both you and our rare arctic alpine plants. But how can you tell if a route is in condition? Rob Dyer takes a look.
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Top ten bouldering dos and don’ts

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25/10/2014

Farewell long summer days. Hello crisp mornings and cold evenings, sticky slopers and solid crimps. At last, bouldering season is here. But whilst you crush project after project, remember that the rock is your friend, not your enemy.
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Bird restrictions: can you climb there?

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23/04/2014

In your flight to the crags this spring, don’t forget about the birds. For many climbers, spring is the light at the end of the long winter tunnel. But in your rush for the crag, don’t forget that there could be nesting birds on some climbs.
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Nesting birds: advice for climbers

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10/03/2013

Why do we have nesting restrictions and how do you find out about which crags are affected? BMC Access Officer Rob Dyer takes a look.
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Birds: the movie

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08/02/2013

Don’t ruffle feathers by ignoring climbing restrictions – the consequences could be owl-ful.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

RAD: Android and iPhone apps

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01/02/2013

Get all the essential BMC crag access info on Android or iPhone, with our new Regional Access Database (RAD) apps.
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List of BMC Access Reps

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09/07/2011

The BMC has voluntary Access Representatives in all of the BMC Areas. The reps offer a first point of contact for climbers or walkers with questions about local access.
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