The landowner (a tree surgeon with a vision of how this woodland should be managed), protested strongly to the BMC about damage to trees and erosion to footpaths around the crag. Climbers should avoid the area to the right of Altar Crack and respect its integrity as a conservation area. Any further damage to trees will result in the loss of all access for climbing.
Restrictions apply from
Reason: Nesting Birds
A owl is currently nesting in Roof Route - this route and Groove Route (which shares the same start) should be avoided unitl the nest is vacated. The species hasn't been confirmed, but from several descriptions of the size and colour, it is highly likely that it is a tawny owl. Tawny owls have been known to viciously attack people climbing near their nest in the past, so please steer well clear of these routes until 22nd June when the chicks should have fledged, both for the chicks benefit and your own!