Sandford Quarry

Climbs 110 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
Brutal scene of extraction, but with some worthwhile lines. Sparsely protected, slab climbs, usually bold, on generally sound rock although there are a few better protected routes as well. Single-pitch to 35 metres.

Best time to visit is on sunny summer evenings.

Approach 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.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2CreepE1 5a 1
3CrawlerE4 5b/c **1
4Brain DonorE1 5a 2
5Le Poudin NoirE3 5c **12
6Le Poudin Noir DirectE3 5c **2
7Soixante-neufHVS 5a 2
8The RampD 6
9The Ramp Direct.HS 3
10Quarrel in the QuarryVS 4c *1
12Jez AreteE3 5b 1
13Cardigano!VS 4b 7
14Cardigano! Cardigano!VS 4b. 3
16The moderate path to the entrance to hell.M  
17HellraiserE4 5b  
18A Vision of HellE3 5b  
19A Date with EternityE2 5a 1
21Gaping GillE4 5c  
22Semantic DeconstructionE1 5b  
23DerelictionE3 5b  
24IsolationE3 5b 1
25DesolationE1 5a  
26GraduatesE3 5b 3
27AnnihilationE2 5c 5
29The Italian JobHS 4b 1
30Honky Tonk HighwayHVS 4c 1
31ScarcityHVS 4c 3
32The CrushHVS 4c 2
33E for ExterminationE2 5a 2
34SensationsE2 5a *13
35Shit; What Have I Got Myself Into?!E2 5a 1
36Subvert and SurviveHS 4b *4
37Typically DeepHD 1
39Regular Boy ScoutE1 5a  
40Handbuilt for SpeedE1 5b 1
41Blow JobE2 5b 8
42Softly SoftlyHVS 4c 16
43PremiereE2 5b 11
44Sponsored byE3 5b 6
45Wo's On?VS 4a 17
46DustHS 26 DustVS 4a 26
48FellatriceHVS 5a  
5061 Today.S 3
51MarigoldVS 4b 3
52The Soft EndHVS 4c 2
53Dead GloveHVS 5b 11
54As Limp as a Wimp on a CrimpE1 5a/b 3
55Anarchists Are ResponsibleVS 4b 2
57Hodor.D 15
58Texting on HorsebackHVS 4c 3
59Mucky PupHS 4b 10
60First OffenceE2 5b *14
61Captain BuddleiaHVS 5a 9
62CurvaceousVS 4b 24
63Hotblack DesiartoS 4b 11
64Easy RouteS 4a 10
65DoinnggggHVS 4c 3
66Fridge HidE1 5a 3
67BoinnggggHVS 5a 3
68Don't PanicE1 5b *10
69Panic Ye NotE2 5b *2
70MicrosoftE2 5b *9
71After DarkHVS 5a 6
72Flying ToastersE1 5a 5
73Shot Down in FlamesE2 5c *9
74IconE1 5a 13
75Polished OffE3 5c *14
76Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome HereE3 6a *4
77Eco-lineE1 5c 19
78Semi-redundantE1 5b 6
79MindwarpE2 5c 2
80MysteryE1 5b 2
81All Over Easy.HS 4b 6
82Death by Concrete.HVS 4b. 2
83Tory Elimination Plan 1VS 4b 1
84Seth's First School DayE1 5b 2
85Breakfast at Milliways.VS 5b 5
86The Big Bang Burger BarHS 4b 21
87CJD.VS 5c. 2
88ScrapieHVS 5a  
89BSEE1 5c  
90Whip U for PleasureHVS 4c  
91BracketsHVS 5a 33
92A Pensionable QuestionHVS 5a 4
93Sandford Levvy Auxiliary Unit PatrolHVS 4c 1
94Black as the Ace of Spades and Twice as TrickyE2 5a 5
95Bonus in RetirementE1 5a 3
96King Of Sandford HillHVS 5a **5
97Kill CameronE1 5a 4
98FinettaVS 4c *3
99Designed to KillHVS 4c 2
100Emily's Six TomorrowE4 5c * 
101A Little Peace and QuietE3 5b *2
102Living DangerouslyE1 5a 2
103Matty Martin RIPHVS 5a *3
104Ask the TommyknockersE1 5c 3
105U KnowVS 5a 6
106Ghosts of the PastE2 5c  
108TyrionS 4b 4
109Hot FuzzS 4a 6
110Niamh's a grown up.MVS 4b 2
111Erectile dysfusionD 1
112Eater Of WorldsHS 4a 3
113Wall Of FleshHS 4a 3
114Who Needs Sex When You've Got Sandford?VS 4c 2
115No petite mort at the end of the dayS 4a 2
117Sunny side descentM 1
118The Weston WarriorE1 5b *3
119Captain SeedyE1 5b *2
120The Quartz Bicycle.XS 4c  
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Sampled a selection of the newer routes to the right of the lower lift today. Caution required near with the top of some routes as per any new climbs but all nice climbing, particularly ‘King of sandford hill’. Excellent job on cleaning and gearing. Much appreciated.
AndThenIWasFlying - 12/Jun/15
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