Regional Access Database

Advice Ban-y-gor Rocks

North-facing wooded escarpment on 'back' side of Lancaut peninsula adjacent to Wintour's Leap. Mixed ethic, sport routes predominating.

BMC Area South West & Southern Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area Wye Valley Access Status Advice
County Gloucestershire CRoW Land No
Importance National No. of Routes 187
Ownership Wildlife Trust Year Developed 1988
Within National Park No Grid Reference ST544968

The landowner, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, has advised that a considerable quantity of rubble has been bulldozed over the crag top, some of which may now be lying on ledges and in vegetation on the cliff face. Climbers should excercise caution when climbing at the crag as there is likely to be more loose material than would normally be expected on the routes. 15/02/2011

Development of Ban-Y-Gor has been voluntarily restricted to the lower teirs of the rock, as climbs on the Upper Tier would otherwise top out into the gardens of those who live above the cliff! A further consideration is that climbers should not trespass onto the crag-top path north of Developer's Gully.

A tawny owl appears to be nesting on the route Lounge Lizard Suite on Crawl Buttress. Please avoid this route and the two routes either side (Good Jab and Just Too Hot) for your own safety as well as the birds.

Generally unsuitable for group use.

This page was last updated on 04/10/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.