Finedon Slabs

Climbs 27 – Rocktype Artificial – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
The "rock" is actually concrete - the remains of an ironstone crushing plant whose cracked and weathered remains now provide Northamptonshire's only entry in a climbing guide. A perfect opportunity to use the word "esoteric". [Liz Asquith]

[OS reference is approximate; better one welcomed - UKC Ed.]

try 914723

Access notes
From the junction of the A6 and A510 at Finedon, turn into Orchard Rd, and then into St mary's Avenue. About 100m down the lane, turn left onto a footpath, and follow this for another 100m until the crag is reached.

It's in the "Pocket Park", which is a wooded ex-quarry. The flat top of the "slab" is clearly visible in the aerial photo.

guidebook => "Leicestershire climbs" - Cordee


Out of print: Leicestershire Climbs (1993)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1SwastikaVS 4c
2HitlerHVS 6a
3Orchard CrackM 3c
4The UFO has landedVS 5b
5Down UnderVS 5b
6Love Over GoldVS 6a
7Cresta RunS 4b
8Dolben ArmsVS 4c
9BullyV1 5b
10Obelisk RiseE1 5c *
11The ObeliskHVS 5a
12Men at WorkE2 6a **
13Mulso ArmsM 3c
14Down in the SewerS 4c
15Gladstone WallS 4b
16SpectraS 4c
17PulsarHS 5a
18Easy StreetM 1c
19Telegraph RoadHVS 5c
20Shoot the MoonHVS 6a
21QuasarVD 3c
22RedshiftHVS 5b
23Stairway to HeavenHVS 5c
24PollyHVS 5c
25BlueshiftVS 4b *
26HammerheadE1 5b
27Girdle TraverseHVS 5c
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Are you sure it doesn't exist? You can still see it on Google Maps which I am sure is more recent than 2004.,+Northamptonshire,+UK/@52.3407183,-0.6586628,129m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x4877a0341d853929:0xabcccbde5fc88d82
ByEek - 24/Jan/14
We had some fun here today... it's more scrambling than climbing, but then I am seriously starved of climbing. :-)
RobC1 - 06/May/07
Sad to say, there is a guide book covering Finedon Slabs - "Hitler's Buttock" just about says it all.... It actually used to be quite good practice (10 years ago), but was a right mess last time I visited
Brian S - 04/Oct/06
In reply to Colin: You mean it was once useable! Tried to seek it out in desperation once when I lived in Towcester. Biggest anti climax in the world. Just turned around and came back. You would have to be seriously starved of climbing to consider climbing here.
Jon Dittman - 28/Feb/06
I used to live in finedon, and tho i know nothing about climbing, this 'slab' is actually just a wall. it is behind a few houses, on the entrance into the country park, (if it can be called that). it is vertical, but i wouldnt say it was worth travelling to! and from what i remember, the council have locked it up behind a wire fence!!
CHARMAINE - 01/Dec/05
Still there behind the houses but in a real mess would need a lot of work to get it useable again.
Colin Barwell - 06/Dec/04
DOESN'T EXIST!! It has been turned into a housing estate and has all been removed.
t horne - 09/Nov/04
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 27/Mar/2011

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