Climbs 58
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 38m a.s.l
Faces SE

josh doing shallow water soloing © Mark Duncan

Crag features

Situated in front of the University of Nottingham's Trent Building, this clean, solid, quarried sandstone wall, provides a number of delicate, fingery climbs. The wall is set on three tiers, each a couple of metres high, with the top two tiers being the most intensely developed (the bottom tier, being immediately above the water, exacts a higher price for failure than the other two tiers, both set above paths - the only shallow water soloing the County). The two most popular problems are probably traverses of the left and right hand sections of the top tier, with the traverse of the central tier, 'New Traverse', proving a slightly more challenging prospect. Old guide at: [Jon Leighton 7/06] New guide under development

Approach notes

Enter campus via the North entrance on the A52 / A6514 roundabout. Follow the main drag heading towards the Trent Building in the centre - distinctive by its clock tower. Park in the pay and display car parks - free after 5pm and on weekends. Walk downhill (South) until you reach the lake. The walls are directly below the Trent Building.


No guides found for this crag

Also noticed that two new benches have been installed on the main terrace directly under such problems as Wilson's Eliminate thus making the starts inaccessible and the landings a bit tricky!
pebblespanker - 20/Sep/11
Great little stamina venue, somewhat fingery lol and lovely to return after nearly 30 years! Am curious to know when the last time it was sandblasted and when the grades were last checked ... Walk Tall in particular is a bit naughty for 6a :)
pebblespanker - 20/Sep/11
Login as Existing User to add your comments

Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Upper Left Tier 
2Walk Tallnone 6a 5
3Top Left Wall Traversenone 5b 20
4Mantleshelf Problem 2none 6b  
 Upper Right Tier 
6Top Right Wall Traversenone 5c 7
7Crab Walknone 6a  
 Lower Left Tier 
9Underneath The Archesnone 5c  
10Left Left Cornernone 4b 5
11New Traversenone 6a  
12Left Left Aretenone 4b 5
13Nitheringnone 5b 1
14Prince Charles Jumps off the Wardrobenone 6b 1
15Original Traversenone 5b 5
16Back Flipnone 5a 3
17Left Wallnone 5c 3
18Left Aretenone 4b 8
 Center Tier 
20Private Eyesnone 5c  
21Trent Cornernone 5a 6
22Turn to Stonenone 6a  
23Smithers Eliminatenone 6a  
24Neil's Dynonone ?  
25Left Hand Pillar of Brocillardnone 6b 6
26Abraxasnone 7a? 1
27Wilson's Eliminatenone ?  
28Kendrick's Eliminatenone 5c  
29Allinson's Eliminatenone 6b  
30Portland Cornernone 5a 4
31Viennese Oysternone 6a  
 Lower Right Tier 
33Right Aretenone 4c 9
34Eliminissonone 5a 3
35Right Wallnone 4c 8
36Undercutternone 5c  
37Reach AroundV4  
38Crankaholicnone 6a  
39Right Right Aretenone 4b 8
40Right Right Cornernone 4b 8
41Cusionone 5a 1
42Yogi Bear Jamsnone 5b 2
43Easy Aretenone 4b 6
44Just Another Problemnone 5b 1
45Underneath The Archesnone 5c  
46Green Wallnone 4b 1
 Left Waterfront Tier 
48The Ice Experiencenone 5a  
49Ice is Nicenone 5c 1
50Runaroundnone 5b  
51Swoop Aretenone 5a 2
52Unknown CornerV2  
53Swinging by the Knees from the Chandeliernone 5b  
54Where's the Burn Marks?none 5b  
 Right Waterfront Tier 
56Hey You There in the Jailnone 5a  
57Sex is Best on the Edgenone 5a  
58Summertimenone 5b  
59Regal Red Breastnone 5a  
60Mordwardnone 5c  
61Vestigal Wallnone 5b  
62Vona Ogregnone 5a  
63Crazy Frenchmannone 5a  
64Soggy Bitsnone 6a 1
65Minus 2 *V6 ***1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer str1nger