/ Cleadon Hills/Quarry
going bouldering in the cleadon area of the next few weekends as it is local and i do not have a vehicle at present, is there any need to take a bouldering mat as ive heard the problems are only 4m long. And any directions making it easier to find cleadon quarry crag would be helpful.
Any knowledge would be appreciated.
Mats are handy at all the Cleadon bits, mainly due to the landings, i.e. flat as a pancake but normally resembling a nightclub bottle bin. Weíve even found splintered glass stuck to the rock in some spots. Donít let this put you off though, you can still normally have a decent scramble about. Let me know where youíre coming in from and Iíll give you directions.
Ok, I assume youíll be jumping on the 35 bus? Keep an eye out for The New Ship pub and get off at the second stop after, opposite a fenced footy/basketball court. Cross over the road and head up Quarry Lane. Keep going and youíll come to some football pitches on Cleadon Rec where the hill flattens out, the quarry is at the back, you canít miss it. The other Cleadon crag, on Cleadon Hills, is more difficult to find and probably isnít worth the trouble; itís tiny and is probably so overgrown that access will be an issue. When the weather dries out a bit The Cove at Marsden is much better than both.
More details about climbing on The Cleaden Hills can be found at www.climbonline.co.uk
any feedback would be appreciated.
that mini guide is very useful, for the approach, thanks. Joe
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