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The Suckstone

Gwent, WALES

Climbs 19 – Rocktype Conglomerate – Altitude 140m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
A beautiful setting, possibly worth it for the ten minute walk-in alone. And if it's not worth it for that, surely getting a line on the UK's largest boulder has to tick someone's box.

It's not as hard to find as the Indy make out-

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/travel-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-in-the-first-of-an-occasional-series-on-undiscovered-britain-magnus-mills-searches-for-the-suck-stone-a-gigantic-rock-somewhere-in-the-forest-of-dean-1463931.html

On the road from Coleford to Monmouth, a few hundred meters after passing through the village of Staunton, where the double white line in the centre of the road ends, turn into a forestry track on the right. Plenty of room for parking.

Walk past the green metal barrier, take the right hand fork and atfter 10 mins the crags are in the woods on the right.

A final word- it's probably wise to take a nylon brush on any visit. With the low level of traffic- good thing- moss can accumulate- bad thing. You don't want that walk-in wasted, do you?

Access notes
Forestry Commission land. Open access.

Weather forecast

 Today  Fri  Sat  Sun  Mon 

0.6mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
24 kph

0.8mm rain
Sunny periods
14 °C
19 kph

1.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
14 °C
15 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
11 kph

16.2mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
24 kph
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Guidebooks
Sandstone outcrops of the Forest of Dean (2006),
Out of print: Symonds Yat (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 SOUTH FACE  
21none 5c 5
32none 6b 2
4Bramblenone 5c  
54none 3c  
65none 5a  
 WEST FACE  
8Tourist routenone 4a-4c 10
97none 5c 6
108none 6c? 1
11Woofer Wownone 6a 1
 Climb nameGradex
1210none 6a 1
 EAST FACE  
14The AreteVS 4c 18
1512E1 5a 6
1613HVS 4c 8
1714E1 5a 5
1815VS 5a 7
1916HS 4b 4
2017none 5a 3
2118none 4c 5
2219none 3a 7
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Given this a bit of a clean, most of the East face routes are now climbable. Great evening fun... better than the wall!
Ander - 20/Jul/12

Visited today. East face could do with a brushing down. May well return to do just that...
Ander - 10/Sep/11

Visited Nov-09, surprise surprise after this crappy summer/autumn it was utterly covered in moss. Only managed one route (a function of the moss, my stupid lack of a brush for cleaning and my fairly feeble arms...)
Mild Matt - 04/Dec/09