As is clear the main
crag consists of a cliff composed of four tiers the bottom two of which form the
climbing so described. The terrace above these merged
tiers is densely vegetated which has led to the
majority of routes being
equipped with lower-offs. In an effort to popularized the crag most of the routes
again posses some form of fixed protection (mostly bolts) and in a lot of
cases are complete sports routes.
For the remaining routes it is necessary
to carry some form of natural protection: small and medium wires
but it is important to stress that this situation is under review with the intention
even the easiest routes with fixed protection.
Escarpment is in a similar stage of flux although the majority of routes do carry
some form of fixed
protection. Again this situation will be under review
once the Foot and Mouth epidemic has ceased.
Main Crag is a peculiar cliff in that it takes very little seepage during the
winter months and dries very
quickly after rain. Its northwest facing nature,
together with its setting in a relatively sheltered valley, also
a very pleasant place to climb
The Escarpment does suffer seepage problems
in the winter but once dry, give it roughly a week, will stay
dry in the
rain if required.