Geologists have been spotted dangling from cliffs in the city as they work to prevent dangerous rock falls.

Five rock specialists in orange high-vis suits have been carefully scaling the cliff faces between Brighton Marina and Saltdean since February 20.

They must cover around 5,000 metres of rock while hanging 30 metres in the air.

Work was halted in April to allow birds to nest in the cliffs and will be resuming in September with roughly half of the project left to go.

The Argus: They have around 5,000 metres of cliff to coverThey have around 5,000 metres of cliff to cover (Image: CAN Geotechnical)

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Project manager Andy Pope, of CAN Geotechnical, said: “The first priority is to make the area safe by identifying and removing any loose material, such as chalk and flints.

“Once this has been completed, we will be carrying out a geotechnical inspection which will provide a detailed report on the condition of the chalk face to give an informed assessment of the area.”

“It is extremely satisfying for the team to work on a project of this nature. The chalk cliffs are part of our heritage and synonymous with the region and specifically Brighton.”