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Westdown Quarry Somerset, ENGLAND
Climbs 25 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces E
A small slab of slightly flakey rock with an unusual concentration of low grade routes.
There has been some new routing recently, the details are below. The new routes have not been repeated to my knowledge, so grades are premiminary. If you have any more information let me know.
[Possibly going to be developed - see Somerset County Council planning application at http://tinyurl.com/3e4pao - UKC Ed]
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Avon and Cheddar (2004), Avon and Cheddar (1992)
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The quarry is privately owned, and although there is a public footpath running through it, there is no right of way to th crag. However, no access problems have been reported, so a low profile is a good idea to keep it this way.
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I agree with James' comments. I've climbed there a few times over Mar-Jul 2012 and will look into any development updates.|
AndyManders - 11/Jul/12
Access seems quite easy for walkers or pro-looking climbers, when we visited. Security guard vistis site from time to time, but is happy to let people climb as long as the look as if they know what there doing, and is happy to chat. Did not have problem with us clearng the main crag a bit as well. Thankfully he manages to keep the motocross croud out, but watch out for the odd mountain biker being chased out. overall the main slab 'funny names' as the A&C guidebook cals it is worth a visit for impoving climbers looking for a good day of D->S climbing with some good moves. The crag does still need some clearing as much of the protecting is fully of soil/plants. We have tried to clear out enought to make a safe climb on some routes, but the trees at the bottom could do with a prune - any help appreciatedas the security did not mind us walking out with loads of logs for our fire!
jamescronin - 19/Oct/09
Not developed.Went there yesterday.Nice for a walk, but climbs are very poor.
bazzag - 24/Aug/08
Was this crag developed on? cannot find anything on RAD about access restrictions etc?
Beans - 21/Apr/08