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Brean Down (Fort Crags)

Somerset, ENGLAND

Climbs 63 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 8m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Totally different from the landward crags at Brean. Hard, textured rock reminiscent of The Gower.

Excellent trad climbing in an atmospheric situation.

Access notes
Walk out along the path on top of the down until the fort at the end of the headland comes into view.

Turn left at a concrete gun emplacement near the path and scramble down to the west of the first cliff (Red Slab Wall).
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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1.1mm rain
Sunny periods
13 °C
19 kph

0.6mm rain
Sun
14 °C
13 kph

0.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
20 kph

1.6mm rain
Cloudy
14 °C
21 kph

0.6mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
10 kph
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Guidebooks
South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012), Avon and Cheddar (2004), Avon and Cheddar (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 SHELTER CHIMNEY AREA  
2Shelter ChimneyVD 2
3Just Climb SomethingM 2
4Chimney SweepHD 1
5Roadbike HeadcaseS 4a 1
6DaughterD 1
7Daddy RouteVD *2
 RED SLAB AREA  
9Obvious CrackHS 4c 1
10Finger CrackVD 22
11Pining for PembrokeVD 2
12Romuth BeckoningE1 5a 2
13Curving CrackVD 17
14EavesdropVD 18
15One False MoveE5 6a 2
16BirthmarkE1 5b 9
17In the SoupE1 5b *7
18BackstairsS 9
19Gone FishingHVS 5a 9
20Well-honedHVS 4c *22
21Red Slab CrackVD 24
22Red Slab CentralHVS 4c 18
23Red Slab CornerS 31
24Red Wall Crack (Left)VS 4c 5
25Red Wall Crack (Right)VD 9
 BROKEN CLEFT  
27Dead Man's HandshakeE5 6a/b * 
28Genetic Love AffairVS 4b 2
29The Big ChillE1 5a 2
30Pint Handle CrackHVS 5a 3
31Save the Down from MankindE1 5b 2
32HoneycombE1 5c 8
33Me' shellE2 5c **6
34She MaleVS 4c **2
 Climb nameGradex
35ApparitionVS 4b *13
36True IdentityHVS 4c 1
 OCHRE STRIP  
38BlockedVS 4b 2
39OK CrackS 5
40DeceptionVS 4b 5
41Ochre GrooveVD 5
42BereavedE1 5b 5
43BequeathedE1 5c *5
44BeholdenE1 5b  
45Cynical of SuccessE3 5b  
46Operation RudderVS 4b *4
47Blind Man's ParadoxE1 6a 2
48Blind Man's Paradox IndirectHVS 5a *1
49RetardisVS 4c 4
50TravestyE5 6a * 
51TheopolisE2 6a  
52Black ComedyE1 5b 5
53SatyreE3 6a *3
54Fun With PyroE2 5c 2
55Overgrade, Undergrade: Wobbling FreeE1 5b 4
56Needs MustHS 4b 2
57Bongo Workshop BashE2 5b  
58Ben BaddooE2 5b  
59Purge the Week AwayE2 5c  
60The Brean Bone ChamberE3 6a  
61PinnochioE2 5b  
62NosejobE3 5c  
 HOTACHES BUTTRESS  
64The Naughty StepVS 4c *2
65Have-a-go HeroE4 5c *1
66HotachesE1 5b *4
67Creak MachineE2 6a *1
68Squeaky CleanE4 6a **1
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Brean fort crags regeneration Team are hard at work - Some great sea cliff trad routes are being cleaned up and repeated that are well worth climbing. Of particular note is Hotaches Buttress.
Stanners - 19/Aug/14

What a gorgeous place, and what lovely grippy rock! The way down was a bit of a puzzle; when you turn left off the path towards the fort you go down a bit and there is a little building (gun emplacement), and the scramble down is in front of that.
BusyLizzie - 28/Apr/13

I couldn't find it. I couldn't work out where to go to Ab down and therefore didn't climb at the Fort Crag, ended up on the beach. A solid description from someone who knows would be useful, I found the description in the CC guide to be utterly useless.
puppythedog - 31/Mar/12