Having travelled 11,000 miles, one man was so keen to climb the famous Devil's Slide that he started in a hailstorm. He left a record in the Climbers' Log in the Tavern, where experiences are noted, and suggested new routes for the 60 rock faces which make the island such an important centre for the sport.

Click here for details of year round climbing restrictions and seasonal closures from the 31st March to 15th September.

Please note that several crags and buttresses remain closed until 15th September to protect breeding Fulmar.

Nesting seabirds are sensitive to disturbance and are protected by law. Human activity near nesting colonies can increase the spread of avian influenza. Damaging, destroying or disturbing the nests, birds or eggs of many species is an offence. Always keep over 100m from nesting seabirds, and please let the warden know if any climbing routes take you within 100m of a nest.

Any changes to restrictions will be placed on this webpage. We would recommend checking just before your visit for the lastest restriction updates. 

Please check the noticeboard in the Tavern on arrival for any changes to these restrictions when you arrive.