Altitude 136m a.s.l
The steep start of Certain Surprise at Split Rock Quarry © Mark Glaister
Good concentration of excellent routes, both trad and (hard) sport, generally requiring a disproportionate amount of power.
Split Rock is reached from the main Wells to Wookey Hole road. For safety reasons, the following is the only permitted approach: about one mile from Wells town centre there is a sharp bend to the right just past the EMI works, and about 300 metres after there is a narrow road to the right which is followed for about 400 metres to a parking area on the left in front of the gate to the quarry itself. Do not block the farmer's entry to the field opposite -- instead, if the car park is full, return to Wells and approach by foot. Do not turn right onto the main road after leaving the crag; nor attempt to access the crag coming from Wookey Hole.
|Currently a Jackdaw nesting in the crack of Certain Surprise. Wasn't too happy to see us on nearby routes.|
whenry - 18/May/15
|Smart little spot, great, dynamic and generally well protected climbing on the E3's.|
Jon_Warner - 15/Apr/09
|Sam's comment is right. Follow Milton Lane rightwards (not left as described in new guide) to an obvious gate / junction where the tarmaced quarry track goes left. Park without blocking anything and an easy stroll leads along the track(s) to the quarry. P.S. Video Kills is amenable and awesome and worth popping in for.|
Fiend - 01/Oct/07
|its probably best to approach from wells up milton lane, which comes off ash lane. either walk or drive, parking on the left at the top of the lane, and walk straight ahead along footpath through woods, or bear left on new road to more parking as detailed above, and approach up path through woods.ps. currently a bird nesting (with hatched chicks) in the crack of certain suprise.|
Sam - 01/Jun/04