The Brand

Climbs 32 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 100m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features

Good, long routes on steep slate above a pond. This crag is on private land - in fact it is in someone's back garden!

Best climbs:"Mango",18m (VS 4c). "Branded", 17m (E8 6c), "Need a Re-eeewind", (E3/4 5c) and Rhythm Collision, 21m (E5 6b). In fact they're all excellent!

Access notes

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THIS CRAG WITHOUT FIRST GETTING PERMISSION - this is EXTREMELY important. The owner was Sir Andrew Martin, ex Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. Sadly Sir Andrew has died since the publication of the last guidebook. I believe that Sir Andrew's widow is sympathetic to climbers but it is a long time since I have heard any info. about this crag so tread carefully. [Al Smith 4/01]

The telephone number to contact is 01509 890 269, and climbing is still permitted, as long as the group size is kept small, the weather is good, and permission is sought prior to climbing [N Ward 03/02]

This is still the number to call. The landowner is very friendly but is understandably keen to understand your level of experience.


Out of print: Leicestershire Climbs (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1FisherVS 4c 4
2SailawayHVS 5a ***17
3MangoVS 4c ***31
4ModularE3 6a ***7
5Third Time LuckyHVS 5a 5
6Loose LeafE1 5a 8
7Suffragette CityE4 5c 3
8Dinghy DaysVS 4c *5
9BrandedE8 6c ***5
10Rurp The Wild BerserkE6 6b 3
11Fish Out of WaterE2 5c **16
12Fast ForwardE5 6a ***4
13Need a ReeewindE3 5b/c **4
14Rhythm CollisionE5 6b ***5
15SplashE3 5c **8
16The CornerE3 6a 2
17Tank FlyE3 6a 1
18Burley but SensitiveE5 6b **4
19EjectedE5 6b 2
20Boss WalkE6 6b ***2
21Shed of DreadE8 6c ***2
22Amelia RoseE6 6b ***1
23Scabby BananaE6 6b **1
24Man from AtlantisE6 6b **1
25Gujerati GirlE5 6b  
26Fruit EliminateE3 5c 1
27ZakuroE4 6a *2
28Happy FluteE5 6a **1
29The Last PostE5 6a **1
30The Last Post DirectE5 6b ***1
31BasherE6 6b **1
32Modular Indirect Start *E1 5c *1
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Fab crag but please please give the owner a call. Really nice gent, very accomodating to let people climb in his beautiful garden for a small charity donation. Need at least an HVS leader to be worthwhile.
philhilo - 21/Apr/11