Forest Rock

Climbs 52 – 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.

Approach 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.

Access notes

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
2Forest wallVD 73
3Forest wall sit-startf6A 1
4Definitely NotE2 5b 21
5Small Wall Eliminatef7A **2
6Definitely Maybef7A+ **4
7Stake Housef7A 24
8Stake House (stand start)f5 3
9Heathen Chemistryf7C+ ***1
10LSMC WallVS 5a 17
11SenselessE3 6b 7
12SorcererE1 5b ***49
13High Traversef6C **11
14Low Traversef7B  
15Sorcererf5+ *42
16SaucyE3 5c **22
17Saucy (boulder problem)f5 **40
18Saucy (sit-start)f6B ***28
19Sourcierf7A 3
20Saucy Sorcererf7A+ 1
21Sorcerer Directf6C+ **18
22Magicianf7B+ **2
23Bad Jujuf7C+ ***2
24Enchantressf7C ***9
25The Angelic Conversationf7A+  
26To Mega Therionf7B  
27SorceressE6 6b ***4
28Sorceress (boulder)f7A+ ***27
29Sorceress (stand start)f6C 3
30Dark Magicf7B ***1
32Lucid intervalf8A  
33Notes to selff8A+  
34Own narrativef7B+ **4
35Witchcraftf7C+ ***3
36Squishy squashyf7C+ **2
37Anti-hero (Full)f7B+ ***8
38Cracked upf7B ***14
39Missing inkf7C+  
40In Search Of Tylerf8A+ ***1
41Black Artf7C+ **2
42Apartheidf8A ***1
43In Search Of Blamef8A 1
44Necromancerf8A ***1
45Problem 16f7A+  
46NeurosisE5 6a **2
47Neurosis (boulder)f6B **1
48Top SliceA2 1
49Top Slice7c+  
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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