/ Crag near Great Witley in the West midlands

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james.slater - on 23 Jan 2013
Does anyone know about the crag near great witley, its obvious from the road and looks like sandstone, but cant find anything about it! Im guessing its on private land?
Mad Hatter 1988 on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to vertigo714:

I've seen that from the road too. I had a look on the internet and couldn't find anything about it, not even a vague mention.


Will be interested to see if anyone knows anything.
matthewjc - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to vertigo714:

There was some stuff available online re the Malvern craggs featured on the now defunct 'West Midlands Rock' website, although I cant remember if this one was mentioned)

Might be worth dropping the author - Doug Kerr mail ( he posts on here from time to time and has answered queries from myself)

Not much help i know but it may be a start...

In reply to vertigo714: Do you mean Shaver's End Quarry - the end of Abberley Hill? http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/76932

If so, you can get into it with no problem, but the rock is utter choss. It's some sort of limestone IIRC, which is why it was quarried.

It's of interest to geologists but not to climbers. I've even been up there during a cold winter snap wondering if you would get any seepage ice lines (this was from the same time in Kidderminister http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=162696 ) but not even that. It's a good run or mountainbike ride along the top of the hill though.

Southstone rock is not so far away, and that's worth a look for climbers in the area.
Mad Hatter 1988 on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to vertigo714: that's the one I'd seen. Looks alright from a distance at least.

I'm still trying to find somewhere local to Dudley kind of way that isn't ipikins rock, tried and failed down there.
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james.slater - on 23 Jan 2013
In reply to TobyA: Thats the one, cheers! It doesnt look particulaly inspiring but nice to know its total choss! Will stick to the wye valley!

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