Forest Rock

Climbs 45 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 113m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Old slate quarry. Best routes: "Sorcerer" E1 5b***,

"Sorceress"E6 6b*** ( Old aid route, some bolts). [Al Smith]

Definitely Not E2 5b * and Saucy E3 5c ** also good. Sorceress apparently de-bolted.

Access notes
Forest Rock is in the centre of Woodhouse Eaves by "The Forest Rock", Public House.. which is now converted to something else [06/06]. Park in old car park just past the war memorial.

Forest Rock is Public Open Space, you have a perfect right to climb here so please ignore the "No Rock-Climbing" signs. However, please be sensitive to the locals, no bad language, noise etc.


Out of print: Leicestershire Climbs (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Forest wallVD 61
2Definitely NotE2 5b 21
3Small Wall EliminateV6 **2
4Name UnknownV6 8
5Definitely MaybeV7 **3
6Stake HouseV6 12
7Stake House (stand start)V5  
8Heathen ChemistryV10 1
9LSMC WallVS 5a 16
10SenselessE3 6b 7
11SorcererE1 5b ***49
12High TraverseV4 **8
13Low TraverseV8  
14SorcererV1 *29
15Sorcerer EliminateV7 4
16SaucyE3 5c **21
17SourcierV6 1
18Saucy (sit-start)V4 ***20
19SaucyV2 **26
20MagicianV10 **2
21Bad Jujuf7C+ 2
22Sorcerer DirectV5 **12
23Sorcerers ApprenticeV5 3
24Sorcerer's ApprenticeE4 6b 2
25Enchantress (route 11)f8A ***8
26SorceressE6 6b ***2
27SorceressV7 22
28Sorceress (stand start)V5 2
29Dark Magic (13)V8 1
30Problem 15V3 1
31Antiherof7B+ *7
32Squishy squashyV10 **2
33Cracked upV8+ ***10
34In Search Of TylerV12 ***1
35Black Artf7C+ **1
36Apartheidf8A ***1
37In Search Of Blamef8A 1
38Own narrativef7B+ **3
39Necromancerf8A ***1
40WitchcraftV10 ***2
41Problem 16V7  
42NeurosisE5 6a **2
43NeurosisV4 1
44Top SliceA2  
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ERU - 25/Nov/13
I visited the crag a couple of times recently. It's in great condition, and there's a nice grassy landing for the majority of routes outside the cave. The bolts remain intact for the E5 and E6 that come out the cave, but the hangers have been removed!
JackMetcalfe - 06/Aug/10
Visited the other day, some guy was boasting of chopping bolts. all the same, great small crag on a sunny day if your local.
Gazleah - 03/Mar/09
Cool little crag in an unusual village setting. Despite looking green all the main routes are in fine condition in dry weather and the good sharp little holds are all clean. An evening leading the mid-grade routes (all good - Sorceror is notably substantial for a small crag) followed by refreshments in the pleasant Pear Tree Inn should put a smile on one's face.
Fiend - 22/Jun/06