Wednesday 13 March 2019

Clearance Work - Birch Tree Wall - Harrison's Rocks

Work was undertaken above Birch Tree Wall (RF p.262) on Saturday 2nd March 2019. This continued on from what was done above Wanderfall on Saturday 16th February 2019 and additionally the work back in the winter of 2017/2018. The work was undertaken by members of the HRMG with the aim of reactivating this area for climbers. 

Again substantial amounts of earth were removed, as well as a complex and intertwined root systems which derived from the original but now long gone birch tree. This took the most amount of time and this was difficult to remove. The work has again revealed the original shelf and brings the climbs on this wall back into a purist climbing state.

Time is now needed for the rock to perform some natural cleaning (which the past week may have helped with) and time to weather.