Critically unstable buttress above Comes the Dervish area in Vivian Quarry

This afternoon I popped out to go checkout some routes in Vivian Quarry. Walking to the top of the buttress that overlooks Comes the Dervish at the top of the Manic Strain wall I noticed a pretty severe fault line that had opened up on the ground that was not there on previous years.  Given the recent rock fall in the area I don't think it will be long before the whole buttress to the left of Menapausal Discharge falls down. This buttress is the wall you walk underneath to access Comes the Dervish area. 

I would recommend staying clear of any routes to the left of Menapausal Discharge (e.g Nostromo) and not loitering below the buttress when accessing Comes the Dervish

View from the top of the buttress fault line crevasse can be seen on the right



Crevasse open up on the ground above the buttress

Looking down Menapausal Discharge, looks like the whole section of rock to the left could give way


Fault line opening up

Vivian quarry showing scars from other recent rock fall (see below)

Nov 2013 Rock Fall: www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68481
Nov 2015 Rock Fall www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=70066


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