Beacon Hill

Climbs 48 – 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]

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.

Guidebooks

Out of print: Leicestershire Climbs (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1PropVD 101
2AutoHVS 5a *21
3And You and IE2 6a **14
4Is There A Better WayS 4a 97
5MarineD 109
6FireS 4a 118
7ShaftD 111
8BalsoonHVS 5a *38
9To Be OverE1 5c **23
10LimboVS 4c *46
11Death Valley NightsHVS 5a 49
12Hot Rails to HellHVS 5a 57
13Right CornerVD 62
14Left NostrilVD 53
15NostrilVD 80
16Slippery SlabsVD 79
17On the Silent Wings of FreedomE2 6a 16
18MoonshotE1 5b ***102
19Moonshot DirectE1 6a 39
20Cookie MonsterE1 6a 6
21V GullyVS 4b **71
22Circus of HeavenE1 5c *18
23Right ArÍteHVS 5a 39
24Outside WallS 4a 100
25Starship TrooperE1 6a ***89
26Collywobble CrackHS 4b 77
27Third Time LuckyE1 5c **104
28The Last StrawHS 4b 123
29RelayerE1 5c 62
30Ten Pin WallHS 4b 34
31The GullyD 94
32The Camel's BackHVS 5a 32
33The Heart Of The SunriseE1 5c *49
34StarlightHS 4b 116
35Forest WallVD 69
36Forest slabsD 90
37Jack In The BoxHS 4b *138
38Silk and SatinHVS 5c **117
39BowVD 156
40FrottageS 4a 25
41BowlineV0- 4a 35
42Tippy Toe TraverseV1 15
43Sprint StartV1 5c 7
44PIllar *VB 3c 6
45Harley Street *VB 4a 3
46Traverse *VB 1
47Coriander Traverse *VB  
48Bat out of Heel *E1 5c ** 
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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