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Bector Wood (The Holcombe Quarries)

Somerset, ENGLAND

Climbs 37 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces ?

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Guidebooks
Avon and Cheddar (2004), Avon and Cheddar (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Professor Smith's WarningE4 6a  
2Barefoot in the Quarry (at Night)4+ 89
3Crocker Free Zone5+ 53
4Retroactive5+ 59
5A Taste for Disorder6a+ 10
6Outside, It's America6a 18
7Take the Bull By Its Horns6c 18
8Old Codger7a *13
9Killer Instinct6c+ *4
10Confetti Train6c *1
11Closed Conspiracy7b+ *1
12Execution7b+  
13Not Flocking6b 9
14Easy and Slow6a 42
15Koto Globo6a 17
16Powder Monkey6a+ 19
17Hard and Fast5+ 45
18Mistress of Measurement6a+ 26
19Vicious Eyes5 *53
 Climb nameGradex
20On a Mission6c 20
21Peck Deck6c+ *16
22Its Got to Be Funky6c *21
23Minstrel in the Gallery7a+ *14
24The Jester7b+  
25Head Intrinsica (The Awakening)7b+ **10
26Fistful of Steel7b+ *1
27Never Mind the Width6a 38
28Rustic Flux6c+ *5
29Esotrinsica6a 8
30Moderately Green4 47
31A Family AffairE4 5c 1
32Long Time Coming4 60
33Vicious Eyes Direct6b+ 2
34Often OverlookedHVS 5a *3
35Does Size Matter5+ 13
36Second Time Around4 28
37Between the Lines *HVS 5b ** 
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Climbed here this evening and lead second time around, longtime coming, and does size matter. This is a superb place for my first few lead climbs.
Shakey79 - 19/Jun/12

The two new routes in Bector Wood Quarry are,"Second Time Around",F4 12m, left of "Long Time Coming"and to the right is the superb expidition "Does Size Matter"F5+ 20m.Both climbs had first ascents by Gordon A Jenkins and Yvonne Jones.
deepstar - 29/May/10

Two new climbs have appeared in the area around 'Long Time Coming' recently. Does anyone know the grade of these climbs, especially the one to the right which follows the large crack line? Thanks for the info TommityP, will steer clear for a while.
Mendip Marty - 14/Apr/10

Climbed here on 6th April 2010, and the owner very politely asked us to finish our evenings climbing but never come back, and make others aware not to climb on this venue. On talking to some local climbers who know the owner and have never had issues before, this is due to the planning permission the owner of the land (that is Bector wood and Cooks wood) has invested money in and is trying to obtain. He is worried a climbing injury could put this situation in jeporady. Please deal with this issue sensitively as it would be a shame to lose another climbing venue. If the planning permission does not go ahead it is possible the owner may review the situation, or at least turn a blind eye to considerate climbers.
TommityP - 14/Apr/10

Some good routes once you get in past the big fences and nasty signs. Bolting is a little funny in places and ccational sections of loose stuff but worth a visit especially in the summer when it gets the sun.
Matt Tranter - 24/May/07