James working the cave roof project at the Toll Road Crags. © Beastly Squirrel
Toll Road crags are a selection of limestone buttresses, walls caves and overhangs found in several small sectors spread out along the Weston Super Mare to Sand Bay coastal Toll road. The rock is solid and often pleasingly wave smoothed, and provides a variety of powerful and interesting problems. The locations are surprisingly secluded with great views out to sea. The majority of the bouldering is only affected by 9m+ tides, the 2nd highest in the world.
Credit should go to Dan Savory for discovering and developing the area.
Thanks to EsotericBouldering.com for the info!
Drive to Weston-super-mare and head for the sea front and keeping the pier to your left,follow this road for about three miles past a newsagents on your right and a row of hotels on your left. Past these hotels the road bends to the right and up a small gradient about twenty yards to a t junction. turn right at the junction and about thirty yards down on the left is a little cafe,parking is a bit awkward so try to park safley as possible.
Cafe Sector: Park by cafe. Walk through cafe gardens down to beach.
Metal Steps Sector: Park in the first obvious lay bye on and walk down to fishing ledge, then down metal steps.
Fisherman's Ledge Sector: As for metal steps sector but walk east along the beach to the caves (5mins walk)
Lone Cave/Paul's Wall: Either access from metal steps and walk east (about 15-20mins walk) OR park in large wooden lay bye further up the road, walk along path along road then scramble down to another fishing ledge and walk west.
Little Cove: As for Lone Cave but walk east for 5mins.
Vector Slab: As for Lone Cave but walk east for 10mins.
ADVICE: It's easier and quicker to walk on the sand 10m away from the rocks then right up close to the rocks. Check the tide times before heading out.
|A little too esoteric for me. Lots of bugs and crabs along with wet rock. Maybe visited at the wrong time. Shame though a few problems looked good but take more than one boulder mat for bad landings!|
megamonkeyman - 16/Sep/14
|No problem, just organised the problems and added some access notes to each section. Also tweeked the grades so all should be accurate now, anyone wants them changed just message me via email/facebok/twitter/blog or whatever.|
Beastly Squirrel - 23/Jun/13
|Thanks for becoming the moderator James, I am sure we will get a more accurate order for the problems etc. now its under your stewardship.|
tombeasley - 18/Jun/13