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Beacon Hill

Leicestershire, ENGLAND

Climbs 45 – Rocktype Hornstone – Altitude 248m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
The rock polishes easily and becomes slippery. Most routes about 6m in length but up to 10m in places. Best routes: Moonshot (E1 5b***), Starship Trooper (E16a***). [Al Smith]

Access notes
From J22 of M1 take A50 towards Burton-on-Trent to 1st. roundabout.Turn R along B591 towards Copt Oak. Turn R after 2mi, still the B591. Beacon Hill car park is signposted on L after 2mi. Please note car park closing times and don't get locked in.

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Guidebooks

Out of print: Leicestershire Climbs (1993)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1PropVD 94
2AutoHVS 5a *19
3And You and IE2 6a **13
4Is There A Better WayS 4a 89
5MarineD 103
6FireS 4a 111
7ShaftD 104
8BalsoonHVS 5a *35
9To Be OverE1 5c **22
10LimboVS 4c *42
11Death Valley NightsHVS 5a 43
12Hot Rails to HellHVS 5a 50
13Right CornerVD 59
14Left NostrilVD 50
15NostrilVD 74
16Slippery SlabsVD 73
17On the Silent Wings of FreedomE2 6a 13
18MoonshotE1 5b ***92
19Moonshot DirectE1 6a 35
20Cookie MonsterE1 6a 5
21V GullyVS 4b **68
22Circus of HeavenE1 5c *15
23Right ArêteHVS 5a 37
 Climb nameGradex
24Outside WallS 4a 97
25Starship TrooperE1 6a ***82
26Collywobble CrackHS 4b 72
27Third Time LuckyE1 5c **96
28The Last StrawHS 4b 114
29RelayerE1 5c 57
30Ten Pin WallHS 4b 33
31The GullyD 91
32The Camel's BackHVS 5a 31
33The Heart Of The SunriseE1 5c *44
34StarlightHS 4b 106
35Forest WallVD 67
36Forest slabsD 86
37Jack In The BoxHS 4b *123
38Silk and SatinHVS 5c **104
39BowVD 148
40FrottageS 4a 24
41BowlineV0- 4a 34
42Tippy Toe TraverseV1 13
43Sprint StartV1 5c 6
44PIllar *VB 3c 5
45Harley Street *VB 4a 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Lovely spot for an evenings bouldering, but not enough to keep you occupied for more than a day. Will be taking the family next time as it's a great spot for a picnic and some nice areas for the kids to climb on. Boulder Britain has a couple of pages detailing the main boulder problems.
tom_greenwich - 14/Aug/12

2.50 parking now.
Phil Lyon - 16/Jun/11

Fab venue, top rope or solo/boulder. Park for 1.50 up until 7/8?, then exit anytime (left at 10.30pm). Shiny rock very soft so takes a polish but not an issue. Enjoy.
philhilo - 25/Jul/10

good bouldering/ soloing venue, catches the evening sun. Some of the landings require a bit of padding. there are spaces to park on the road by the entrance if you dont want to be locked in.
dreadheadmatt - 13/Apr/10

went there today 10-9-08 parking now 1.50 - nice little venue for an evening
Ian Archer - 10/Sep/08

Went there last night (28/06/05) Bouldered about a bit on first outcrop. Not bad evening venue, good location, kite flying possibilities. You have to pay a pound to get into the car park, worth it as the parks really well kept and very tidy.
Lancs Lad - 29/Jun/05