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Bouldering out of bounds

Monday 29th April 2019, 1:28pm

Climbers wanting to do some bouldering at Wolfcrag Quarry at Bridge of Allan during the May Bank Holiday weekend, are advised to look elsewhere that weekend.

Filming is scheduled to take place in the quarry and the film company has been granted an exemption from access rights for Saturday 4th May to Monday the 6th (inclusive).

There will be activity at the quarry for the next few weeks, until 10th May, and although access will not be prevented, they may be areas that are not accessible for short periods of time.

The graffiti on the crag was cleaned as part of the wider works the film company undertook to prepare the site. They used some sandy mixture which has left hand holds gritty and hard on the skin. They have agreed to remove any remaining grit from the rock face when they do their wider site clean-up at the end of filming.

Please also note that a geo-technical assessment of the rock face was undertaken as part of the risk assessment for the filming. A result of this is that they have identified a couple of large, undercut blocks in the sandstone that are held precariously. Climbing ethics advise self-regulation and self-risk assessing and we recommend all those bouldering there to assess rock stability before and during climbing, and particularly after heavy rain.