Peak District Closed Due to Fire Risk

by BMC Following a prolonged dry spell, the fire index has reached a critical level and it´s looking like all open moorland in the Peak District will be closed from today and over the weekend.As occurred last year, climbers and walkers will still be able to use public rights of way and access certain climbing edges. OPEN CRAGS Roaches (including Skyline), Hen Cloud, Ramshaw, Windgather, Stanage (Popular to Plantation), all Burbage Valley, Millstone and other quarries, Froggatt, Curbar, Birchen. CLOSED CRAGS Castle Naze, Bamford, Stanage (End to High Neb), Kinder, Bleaklow, Derwent Edges, Chew, Baslow, Gardoms, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe. OTHER CRAGS Wharncliffe, Rivelin and Black Rocks are outside the National Park. They may be closed but no information is known at the moment. Please check signs at the crags. Watch this space for updates. Wherever you climb it is a very good idea to avoid any naked flames, including firing the barbecue up at Slipstones. See this thread here. If yousee anyone else smoking or preparing a barbeque, then point out to them the error of their ways. ( Source: BMC ) No items available News headlinesBrowse 3 months of news No more recent news… May 2007: Calling All Climbing Musicians and Musos Spinal Crack Repeated Peak District Closed Due to Fire Risk April 2007: Scarpa Youth Academy Team – Winners James Pearson, Trauma E9 7a, his account. Longstone Edge Saved Friday Night Video: Alpine Gear and a Video Guidebook E-grades for American Highball Boulder Problems Lucy Creamer new Font 7c+ traverse Another Unconventional Ascent For Ben Cossey Miliband bonds with BMC and the BMC AGM Hugh Banner Dies Andy Earl bags high quality ´Super Bloc´ in Northumberland Potter, Delicate Arch, a Rap Song and a Lawyer IFSC European Bouldering Championships: Bulgaria Ed Drummond in Llanberis on Thursday Jack Geldard Climbs New E8/9 in Cwm Idwal Friday Night Video: Slacklining and Scottish Winter Brits in Bulgaria Balance It Is for Schirrmacher Festival to celebrate ´best ever´ Cheddar climbing regime The Alps´ 82 Biggest Peaks in 102 Days Mountain Rescue Establishes Basecamp James Pearson Flashes Another Font 8b Friday Night Video: Chris Sharma Bouldering Access Problems Climbers´ Club Range West Online Guide Available Some Bouldering News: Wales, Lakes, Switzerland, Peak Yorkshire Limestone Renaissance…For Punters Third 8c By Aleksandra Taistra Gear In The Menu Bar at UKClimbing.com Pex Hill Wiki Steve McClure…pure 8b+ onsight Parry Does Well At IFSC Climbing Worldcup at Erlangen, Germany Gogarth – The Glorious First Festival Lies about Shingu Charpa (5600m), Karakoram, Pakistan March 2007: 1,600ft Desert Tower: Winter Chatyn Ascent: Jet-powered human flight State of the BMC….."´if it works don´t fix it." Sellers flashes Balance It Is DMM Phantom Carabiner. The world´s lightest? Queen Guitarist Rocks for Rock Climbing BMC Youth Climbing Series results – round 2 VIDEO: Gaz Parry On Two Font 8b´s Tremadog Festival Comp News: Climbing Works Cliff Vegetation Study Means No Climbing Fun Today: Tremadog, Sheffield, Ambleside Katherine Schirrmacher Personal Bouldering Best The Hard Rock Challenge So You Think You Are Hard? Lake District Via Ferrata Dean Potter And Patagonia Part Ways A Coffee-Fuelled Gaz Parry Hits South Lakes Chamonix Alpine Report North Wales Bouldering News. World Dyno Record Broken Sheffield Adventure Film Forum Returns Danion and Lama win European Bouldering Championship David Barrans qualifys at the Bouldering Championships Congratulations to Sir Ran….Success On The Eiger IFSC European Bouldering Championships: Women Live action from the European Bouldering Championships Eiger News: Bullock, Steck, Fiennes, Harlin III Become A Sponsored Hero American Alpine Club Journal Available Online 3PeaksAfrica For Comic Relief Rockfax Pokketz Guidebooks Two 8c+´s in a day for David Graham Alan Mullin Passes Away Sea of Change Sweeps the Climbers´ Club Countdown to CLIMB 2007 Ben Cossey, The True Master of The Master´s Edge? Stewart Watson, 4th ascent of Ben Moon´s Voyager, Font 8b Jordan Buys On Form and Cranking: Onsights E8 Parry Climbs Last Great Parisella?s Cave Problem: Font 8a+ Marketing Department loses the plot Dave MacLeod All Round Climber To Limit Long Falls Off Angel´s Share New Winter Routes on Winter Meet Holding On – From Cancer to the Seven Summits How To Become A Super Climber Controversy Still Follows Maestri´s "murder of the impossible" DMM to manufacture alloy offset nuts Pembroke DWS Fest and Gower Bouldering Wiki Longstone Edge Public Inquiry – "a thoroughly depressing affair" February 2007 headlines…