Climbs 48
Rocktype Hornstone
Altitude 248m a.s.l
Faces NW

Walking in - Beacon Hill, Leicestershire © Menna Pritchard

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]

Approach notes

From J22 of M1 take A511 to 1st. roundabout. Turn R along B591 towards Copt Oak. Go through Copt Oak and then take the third right onto Beacon Road. Go straight over at the crossroads, the car park is on the left after a short distance. It costs £2.50, no entry after 8pm. You can leave at any time.


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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1PropVD 103
2AutoHVS 5a *21
3And You and IE2 6a **14
4Is There A Better WayS 4a 99
5MarineD 111
6FireS 4a 120
7ShaftD 112
HVS 5a *38
9To Be Over
E1 5c **23
VS 4c *46
11Death Valley Nights
HVS 5a 49
12Hot Rails to Hell
HVS 5a 57
13Right Corner
VD 64
14Left Nostril
VD 56
VD 84
16Slippery Slabs
VD 81
17On the Silent Wings of Freedom
E2 6a 16
E1 5b ***102
19Moonshot Direct
E1 6a 39
20Cookie Monster
E1 6a 6
21V Gully
VS 4b **71
22Circus of HeavenE1 5c *18
23Right ArÍteHVS 5a 39
24Outside Wall
S 4a 101
25Starship TrooperE1 6a ***89
26Collywobble Crack
HS 4b 77
27Third Time LuckyE1 5c **104
28The Last StrawHS 4b 126
29RelayerE1 5c 62
30Ten Pin WallHS 4b 34
31The Gully
D 97
32The Camel's BackHVS 5a 32
33The Heart Of The SunriseE1 5c *52
HS 4b 119
35Forest Wall
VD 71
36Forest slabsD 93
37Jack In The BoxHS 4b *140
38Silk and SatinHVS 5c **119
VD 161
40FrottageS 4a 26
41Bowlinef3+ 36
42Tippy Toe Traversef5 15
43Sprint Startf5 7
44PIllar *f3 6
45Harley Street *f3 4
46Traverse *f3 1
47Coriander Traverse *
48Bat out of Heel *E1 5c ** 
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