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

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 Climb nameGrade
1Forest wallVD 64
2Forest wall sit-start *V1  
3Definitely NotE2 5b 21
4Small Wall EliminateV6 **2
5Name UnknownV6 8
6Definitely MaybeV7 **4
7Stake HouseV6 13
8Stake House (stand start)V5 1
9Heathen ChemistryV10 1
10LSMC WallVS 5a 16
11SenselessE3 6b 7
12SorcererE1 5b ***49
13High TraverseV4 **8
14Low TraverseV8  
15SorcererV1 *34
16Sorcerer EliminateV7 4
17SaucyE3 5c **22
18SourcierV6 2
19Saucy (sit-start)V4 ***23
20SaucyV2 **33
21MagicianV10 **2
22Bad Jujuf7C+ 2
23Sorcerer DirectV5 **13
24Sorcerers ApprenticeV5 3
25Sorcerer's ApprenticeE4 6b 2
26Enchantress (route 11)f8A ***8
27SorceressE6 6b ***2
28SorceressV7 23
29Sorceress (stand start)V5 3
30Dark Magic (13)V8 1
31Problem 15V3 1
32Antiherof7B+ *7
33Squishy squashyV10 **2
34Cracked upV8+ ***12
35In Search Of TylerV12 ***1
36Black Artf7C+ **2
37Apartheidf8A ***1
38In Search Of Blamef8A 1
39Own narrativef7B+ **3
40Necromancerf8A ***1
41WitchcraftV10 ***3
42Problem 16V7  
43NeurosisE5 6a **2
44NeurosisV4 1
45Top 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