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Granitethorpe Quarry

Leicestershire, ENGLAND

Climbs 17 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
Vegetated slabs up to 30m in length and smaller, steeper buttresses above a flooded pit. Watch very large carp cruise through the jade green water on a sunny day. Some question over the grading of later climbs ('90 to '92). Best route: "The Weatherman"VS4c, 30m.** [Al Smith]

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Out of print: Leicestershire Climbs (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1HydroVD 3
2Spaff is the new poffHVS 5a 1
3PathVS 4c  
4Beaver SatileE1 5b  
5The Beaver BusE2 5b 1
6Ride the Beaver!E2 5b 2
 Climb nameGradex
7HydrotacticHS 4b 1
8The WeathermanS 4a 2
9The RipperHS 4c 2
10Ooh How Severe!HS 4b 3
11Straight UpS 4a *3
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Access notes
Located just outside Sapcote village. Sapcote is situated midway between Hinkley and Leicester, alongside the M69.From J2, M69 take B4069 to Sapcote. From south take J1, M69 onto A5, turn left onto B4114 through Sharnford. Then left onto B4069 for Sapcote.

Take the Leicester rd. through the village. Towards the outskirts there is a track leading left between houses. This becomes a Bridleway (passes some garages ). Follow the Bridleway until you see the tree-ringed quarry on the left.

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A new high and sharp fence/barrier seems to have been put up in the place where the Leicestershire Climbs website says you can gain access to the quarry (just behind the gate as you walk clockwise around the quarry in the NW corner.) There weren't any signs saying keep out or anything, but clearly some people don't want anyone going in there.
tim newton - 04/Mar/13

One of the worst climbing venues I've visited! Scenic spot for a wild swim, but I'd rather climb at Stannington Ruffs...
TonyM - 08/Oct/11

Some pleasant climbs although a tad vegitated in places. Well worth an evenings visit. Take an ab-rope and its worth having a nut-key to clear placements when leading. See the Leicestershire climbs website.
Nic DW - 23/Jun/11

Its very overgrown, was there this summer, but it is a shame as the routes seem to look quite good. Would benefit hugely from some time with a trowel and just some regular climbing traffic.
Steven Andrews - 09/Nov/09

Big signs up saying PRIVATE and TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSICUTED. Barbed wire fence has been pushed down but it does not look like a proper right of way. Went and looked down the slope but could not see any rock faces which are accessable unless you have a boat!
Lathama - 30/Dec/04

Very overgrown. Have just been, and only found two routes in good condition.
mark cousen - 10/Mar/03