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Brean Down (Fort Crags)

Somerset, ENGLAND

Climbs 55 – 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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2.8mm rain
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18 °C
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6.8mm rain
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0.2mm rain
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18 °C
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0.4mm rain
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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
 BARRACKS AREA  
2Just Climb SomethingM 2
3Daddy RouteVD *1
4DaughterD 1
5Roadbike HeadcaseS 4a 1
6Chimney SweepHD 1
7Shelter ChimneyVD 1
 RED SLAB AREA  
9Obvious CrackHS 4c  
10Finger CrackVD 22
11Pining for PembrokeS 1
12Curving CrackVD 17
13EavesdropVD 18
14One False MoveE5 6a  
15BirthmarkE1 5b 9
16In the SoupE1 5b *5
17BackstairsS 9
18Gone FishingHVS 5a 9
19Well-honedHVS 4c *22
20Red Slab CrackVD 24
21Red Slab CentralHVS 4c 16
22Red Slab CornerS 31
23Red Wall Crack (Left)VS 4c 5
24Red Wall Crack (Right)VD 9
 BROKEN CLEFT  
26Dead Man's HandshakeE5 6a/b * 
27Genetic Love AffairVS 4b 2
28The Big ChillE1 5a 1
29Pint Handle CrackHVS 5a 2
 Climb nameGradex
30Save the Down from MankindE1 5b 2
31HoneycombE1 5c 8
32Me' shellE2 5c **6
33She MaleVS 4c **2
34ApparitionVS 4b *13
35True IdentityHVS 4c 1
36Balmy Night on The DownVS 4b 1
 OCHRE STRIP  
38OK CrackS 3
39DeceptionVS 4b 5
40Ochre GrooveVD 3
41BereavedE1 5b 3
42BequeathedE1 5c *4
43BeholdenE1 5b  
44Cynical of SuccessE3 5b  
45Blind Man's ParadoxE1 6a  
46TravestyE5 6a * 
47TheopolisE2 6a  
48Black ComedyE1 5b 1
49SatyrE3 6a *1
50Fun With PyroE2 5c  
51Overgrade, Undergrade: Wobbling FreeE1 5b 1
52Bongo Workshop BashE2 5b  
53Ben BaddooE2 5b  
54PinnochioE2 5b  
55NosejobE3 5c  
56Purge the Week AwayE2 5c  
57The Brean Bone ChamberE3 6a  
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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