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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Climbers advised over correct route

Climbers when they go climbing have been advised to make sure they do not wander off-route when descending from a popular cliff in Wales.

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has noted it owns the cliff face of Craig Bwlch y Moch and its base, but not the surrounding land.

It has asked members to descend using two recognised routes and not to cross a fence onto land belonging to a nearby farm, or the adjacent Portreuddyn Castle.

Located near Tremadog in snowdonia, the cliff was gifted to the BMC by the Williams family, which ran the "iconic" nearby cafe before mountaineer Eric Jones took it over in the 1980s.

The BMC recently launched its own countryside access charter, which it argued would help safeguard rural land for walkers, climbers and other users.

It was produced during the debate about the possible sale of Forestry Commission land, an idea the government decided to drop amid widespread opposition. Have you ever climbed at Craig Bwlch y Moch?

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