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Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry)

Somerset, ENGLAND

Climbs 28 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 136m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Good concentration of excellent routes, both trad and (hard) sport, generally requiring a disproportionate amount of power.

Access notes
NOTE-the farmer has blocked the access mentioned below, and now I would leave vehicles parked in Wookey Hole (pub car park) and hoof it. [Jon Wilkinson 6/03] Otherwise you drive up there and then have the reverse from hell! [Penny Farthing 6/03]

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.

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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Demolition ManHVS 5a 10
2DuneE5 6b *4
3ArakisE5 6b  
4SaharaE5 6b *6
5A Magenta SmudgeE6 6c * 
6Crimson DynamoE6 6b **18
7Rustic WallE3 5c **34
8Video KillsE3 5c ***79
9Red Rag to a BullE5 6b *31
10Medium Very RareE6 6b 2
11Brazen HussyE5 6a 10
12Certain SurpriseE3 5c **96
13Corsican DaysE3 5c *20
14Polling Day BluesE4 6b  
 Climb nameGradex
15Chain Reaction7b+ **3
16Fact or Fission7c **1
17Red Snapper and Chips7c *4
18Smashing of Amps7c+ ***19
19Smashingly ObviousE5 6b ***2
20Tricky DickyE5 6a **18
21Saboteurs of the Underground7b+ 1
22Smarty Marty7b+ * 
23Gary's GiftE2 5c 12
24Open InvitationE2 5b 5
25End GameE2 5b 10
26Split Rock GirdleE5 6b/c ***1
27Stroll in the Park4c *3
28Crocker's Crumbs *E4 6a 1
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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 currently a bird nesting (with hatched chicks) in the crack of certain suprise.
Sam - 01/Jun/04