Sandstone outcrops of the Forest of Dean

Sandstone outcrops of the Forest of Dean, 188 kb
Author Martin Crocker
Published The Climbers' Club (2006)
ISBN 978-0-901601-78-0


Climbers club guide. Pebble pulling. [n0ph33r] Publication of early development at Huntsham Crag and Near Hearkening Rock in the 1999 Symonds Yat guide led to an explosion of exploration of the numerous sandstone outcrops and boulders throughout the northern sector of the Forest of Dean. This guide describes about a thousand short climbs and bouldering routes of between 5 and 12 metres on natural sandstone that in places attains top gritstone quality. 184 pages of text, illustrations and colour photographs, including a historical, first ascents list, index …and list of project for the next generation!

Crags covered by this Guide
Gloucestershire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
East Dean Edge50Sandstone (hard)W
Huntsham Crags215Sandstone (hard)E
The Wyastone70ConglomerateSW
Gwent crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
The Suckstone19Conglomerateall
Hereford & Worcester crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Chase Wood75Conglomerate?
Coppet Hill173Sandstone (hard)NW
Penyard Park North82Sandstone (soft)NE