Pigeon's Cave

The Ormes

A super steep cave for climbers with big arms!  Also includes the bouldering area on the beach to the west. 

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 54
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SH778838

Restrictions apply from 15 September - 14 November.

Reason: Other

Seals are breeding here again in 2019 and have young pups on the beach. Please do not approach the seals and do not get between the seal pups and the mother, as this could cause the pup to be abandoned.  Seals can also be quite aggressive when defending their young! Seals are protected species and distrubance when pupping is an offience.  Climbers are  asked to avoid the routes and bouldering in the cave and on Pigeon's Beach to the west until the end of November.  

 Restrictions are back in place for 2019  Thanks to all for observing the restrictions.

Area information

The Great Orme Due to the proximity of the public highway at Upper Pen Trwyn (Great Orme) and the breeding bird colonies, a number of special arrangements have been agreed between the BMC and the local authority to reduce the risk to the public and to conservation. The whole of the Orme is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an European Special Area Of Conservation whcih mean that the natural features are legally protected. - Climbing above the Marine Drive (Upper Pen Trwyn, Great Orme) is only permitted after 6.00pm during all Bank Holiday weekends and school summer holidays (15 July to 8 Sept). - Green and red marker posts indicate the open and restricted areas. Also see the Onsight North Wales Limestone guidebook. - The bolt lower-offs at UPT were installed by the BMC so climbers do not need to exit over unstable cliff top. - The Marine Drive is a one-way road, do not drive back down the road towards the gate-house after climbing - this could jepordise access. There have been recent issues with cars blocking the Marine Drive near to Parisellas cave, and climbers are requested to be aware that large vehicles (inc. double decker buses!) do need to be able to get past. -some of the crags that lie below the Marine Drive are also subject to seasonal climbing restrictions due to nesting birds, refer to individual crag entries for more info. West Shore crags - including Craig Heulog. No climbing permitted at any of these crags (above or below the Marine Drive) due to very high conservation interest. The Little Orme The restrictions for public safety at the Great Orme (Upper Pen Trwyn) do not apply to the Little Orme. However, a number of the crags are restricted for nesting seabirds - see individual crag entries for more info.

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