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Brean Down (Fort Crags)

Somerset, ENGLAND

Climbs 53 – 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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1.4mm rain
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21 °C
12 kph

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21 °C
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Sunny periods
19 °C
19 kph

1.9mm rain
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18 °C
14 kph

0.0mm rain
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20 °C
17 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
1Just Climb SomethingM 2
2Daddy RouteVD *1
3Chimney SweepHD 1
4Finger CrackVD 22
5Curving CrackVD 17
6EavesdropVD 18
7One False MoveE5 6a  
8BirthmarkE1 5b 8
9In the SoupE1 5b *5
10BackstairsS 9
11Gone FishingHVS 5a 9
12Well-honedHVS 4c *20
13Red Slab CrackVD 23
14Red Slab CentralHVS 4c 16
15Red Slab CornerS 31
16Red Wall Crack (Left)VS 4c 5
17Red Wall Crack (Right)VD 9
18Dead Man's HandshakeE5 6a/b * 
19The Big ChillE1 5a 1
20Pint Handle CrackHVS 5a 1
21Save the Down from MankindE1 5b 2
22HoneycombE1 5c 6
23Me' shellE2 5c **5
24ApparitionVS 4b *13
25True IdentityHVS 4c 1
26OK CrackS 3
27DeceptionVS 4b 5
 Climb nameGradex
28Ochre GrooveVD 3
29BereavedE1 5b 3
30BequeathedE1 5c *4
31BeholdenE1 5b  
32Cynical of SuccessE3 5b  
33Blind Man's ParadoxE1 6a  
34TravestyE5 6a * 
35TheopolisE2 6a  
36Black ComedyE1 5b 1
37SatyrE3 6a *1
38Fun With PyroE2 5c  
39Overgrade, Undergrade: Wobbling FreeE1 5b 1
40Bongo Workshop BashE2 5b  
41Ben BaddooE2 5b  
42PinnochioE2 5b  
43NosejobE3 5c  
44Purge the Week AwayE2 5c  
45The Brean Bone ChamberE3 6a  
46Pining for PembrokeS 1
47DaughterD 1
48Roadbike HeadcaseS 4a 1
49Tired of Looking atTach OtherE5 6b 1
50Groove BoatE1 5b 1
51Shelter ChimneyVD 1
52Tightfisted JR *HVS 5a  
53Balmy Night on The Down *VS 4b 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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