The descent route on the southern side of the crag had become badly eroded. In 2000 The BMC, United Utilities, and FRCC funded stabilisation work.
IMPORTANT NOTE: a large section of the North Buttress around the top of 'North Crag Eliminate' and 'Overhanging Bastion' has been reported as having an enormous crack running around part of the top of the crag, effectively detatching it from the crag in a potentially unstable position. This large unstable block has seen further movement over the winter of 2012/13 and this is likely to create smaller unstable blocks in the crack which is being created, as well as the obvious large scale instability. Please be extremely cautious if climbing routes in this area.