The Suckstone

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.

Guidebooks
Sandstone outcrops of the Forest of Dean (2006),
Out of print: Symonds Yat (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 SOUTH FACE 
21none 5c
32none 6b
4Bramblenone 5c
54none 3c
65none 5a
 WEST FACE 
8Tourist routenone 4a-4c
97none 5c
108none 6c?
11Woofer Wownone 6a
1210none 6a
 EAST FACE 
14The AreteVS 4c
1512E1 5a
1613HVS 4c
1714E1 5a
1815VS 5a
1916HS 4b
2017none 5a
2118none 4c
2219none 3a
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Note on the route in mentioned, the crag is a mile and a half from the road - if anyone else is planning to take their kids there, please bear in mind and adjust the approach time accordingly. Lovely walk though x
piersaitman - 10/Nov/14
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
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