Approached by abseil or by scrambling down the obvious easy flakes below the drainage gully at the low point looking across at the western cliffs from the path above the lower middle buttress. There is a (sometimes vague) path that starts approximately below the MCSA hut which leads westward and down to the top of the scramble. There is a large block to the west of the scramble marking the top of the west facing Angel Dust wall.

Note that the large pillar that formed the Sewer chimney referred to in previous guides collapsed after an earth tremor in January 1994. As a result, the climbs Rigor Mortis, Sewer and Spiral no longer exist.

Access issues inherited from Monteseel

No form of booking, notification or registration is required to climb at Monteseel. Although the public currently has right of access to these crags, the usual norms of civilised behaviour obviously still apply.

Ethic inherited from Monteseel

Climbing is allowed as long as no plants are damaged. No bolting is allowed. Most pegs have been cut. No damaging the rock in anyway. There are people living below so no throwing things off the cliff. There are also people living above the cliff so be respectful.


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