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Sandford Quarry

Somerset, ENGLAND

Climbs 89 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
Brutal scene of extraction, but with some worthwhile lines. Sparsely protected, slabby climbs, usually bold, on generally sound rock. Could be worse! Single-pitch to 35 metres.

The current owners (2013) are happy for people to climb there as long as they behave sensibly.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
2CreepE1 5a 1
3CrawlerE4 5b/c **1
4Brain DonorE1 5a 2
5Le Poudin NoirE3 5c **11
6Le Poudin Noir DirectE3 5c **2
7Soixante-neufHVS 5a 2
8The RampD 4
9The Ramp Direct.HS 2
11Jez AreteE3 5b  
12Cardigano!VS 4b 5
13Cardigano! Cardigano!VS 4b. 2
15HellraiserE4 5b  
16A Vision of HellE3 5b  
17A Date with EternityE2 5a 1
19Gaping GillE4 5c  
20Semantic DeconstructionE1 5b  
21DerelictionE3 5b  
22IsolationE3 5b 1
23DesolationE1 5a  
24GraduatesE3 5b 3
25AnnihilationE2 5c 5
27Honky Tonk HighwayHVS 4c 1
28ScarcityHVS 4c 3
29The CrushHVS 4c 2
30E for ExterminationE2 5a 2
31SensationsE2 5a *13
32Shit; What Have I Got Myself Into?!E2 5a 1
33Subvert and SurviveHS 4b *4
35Regular Boy ScoutE1 5a  
36Handbuilt for SpeedE1 5b 1
37Blow JobE2 5b 7
38Softly SoftlyHVS 4c 12
39PremiereE2 5b 10
40Sponsored byE3 5b 5
41Wo's On?VS 4a 12
42DustHS 18 DustVS 4a 19
44FellatriceHVS 5a  
4661 Today.S 2
47MarigoldVS 4b 2
48The Soft EndHVS 4c 1
49Dead GloveHVS 5b 10
 Climb nameGradex
50As Limp as a Wimp on a CrimpE1 5a/b 3
51Anarchists Are ResponsibleVS 4b 1
53Hodor.D 11
54Texting on HorsebackHVS 4c 1
55Mucky PupHS 4b 7
56First OffenceE2 5b *11
57Captain BuddleiaHVS 5a 8
58CurvaceousVS 4b 17
59Hotblack DesiartoS 4b 3
60Easy RouteS 4a 6
61DoinnggggHVS 4c 3
62Fridge HidE1 5a 3
63BoinnggggHVS 5a 3
64Don't PanicE1 5b *8
65Panic Ye NotE2 5b *1
66MicrosoftE2 5b *7
67After DarkHVS 5a 6
68Flying ToastersE1 5a 4
69Shot Down in FlamesE2 5c *8
70IconE1 5a 11
71Polished OffE3 5c *9
72Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome HereE3 6a *1
73Eco-lineE1 5c 11
74Semi-redundantE1 5b 6
75MindwarpE2 5c 2
76MysteryE1 5b 2
77All Over Easy.HS 4b 4
78Death by Concrete.HVS 4b. 2
79Tory Elimination Plan 1VS 4b 1
80Seth's First School DayE1 5b 2
81Breakfast at Milliways.VS 5b 5
82The Big Bang Burger BarHS 4b 13
83CJD.VS 5c. 2
84ScrapieHVS 5a  
85BSEE1 5c  
86Whip U for PleasureHVS 4c  
87BracketsHVS 5a 12
88A Pensionable QuestionHVS 5a 1
89Black as the Ace of Spades and Twice as TrickyE2 5a 2
90Bonus in RetirementE1 5a 2
91Kill CameronE1 5a 2
92Designed to KillHVS 4c 1
93Emily's Six TomorrowE4 5c * 
94A Little Peace and QuietE3 5b *1
95Living DangerouslyE1 5a 1
96Ask the TommyknockersE1 5c 2
97Ghosts of the PastE2 5c  
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Access notes
Approach via the A38 southbound from Bristol; turn right onto the A368 Weston-super-Mare road at traffic lights in the village of Churchill. Follow the A368 for two miles, turning left towards Wiscombe at Sandford Church. The quarry is reached on the left after half a mile. Adjacent to the main entrance is Quarry Road. Access to the First Lift, where all of the climbs are located, is via a rough track 100 yards along this on the left. The track may be gated, in which case cars are best left at the entrance.
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I climbed at Sandford yesterday 19/6/13 and noticed that there are Peregrin Falcons nesting on "The Ramp".This is a new nest site as they have always prefered the other (unclimbable) side of the quarry.This would appear to put the routes on the white Slab ie "La Poudin Noir" out of bounds for the moment.
deepstar - 20/Jun/13

Path cleared through the undergrowth to the start of 'Sensations' on Black Slab.
The Pylon King - 03/Sep/12

6.11.11 I cleaned the bottom of the routes between the jungle and the concrete hut,this opens up the climbs "designed to Kill"through to "Ask the Tommyknockers"care required!
deepstar - 06/Nov/11

The section of the Lower Lift between "Brackets" and "Bonus in Retirement" is now Bramble free,great care still needed 15/9/11.
deepstar - 16/Sep/11

There's something very likeable about this quarry. When you climb the routes here its as though you're the only person to have done them in like 20 years. Which makes it really interesting.
Quarryboy - 15/Sep/11

I have cleaned the bottom of the routes between "Brackets" and "Bonus in Retirement" 15/9/11 great care still needed though.
deepstar - 15/Sep/11

I spent Sunday 21/8/11 clearing the bushes and ivy on the left hand side of the Lower Lift between the routes Icon and Mucky Pup this gives access to over a dozen climbs that havent been climbed for many years.Be carefull though these routes still need cleaning and are very loose.
deepstar - 30/Aug/11

The route "brackets" on the lower lift is a real collectors piece,the protection being a line of pipe holders that look a bit dodgy from below but are in reality quite sound.
deepstar - 13/Aug/10

By the way, its Sandford, not Sanford.
mark Readerman - 02/Apr/04

Hi all, Visited on 30/03/04, there have been major clearance of loose rock on the first major slab on the right, dont know how it affects the climbs yet, it was just a flying visit after a session at cheddar, the ground below it has also been cleared of all of the bushes and trees which untill now made it abit dingy, however, its also open up a little more area for a motor cyclist that also uses the place(anybody got any long drawing pins?). The next slab along also has had its base cleared, not sure why, if they were clearing for climbers the last slab would of been better, perhaps they will are doing all of it and will get there in time, fingers crossed. Mark
Mark Readerman - 02/Apr/04