Sandstone outcrops of the Forest of Dean

Sandstone outcrops of the Forest of Dean
Author Martin Crocker
Published The Climbers' Club (2006)
ISBN 978-0-901601-78-0



Climbers club guide. Pebble pulling. [n0ph33r]

Publication of early development at Huntsham Crag and Near Hearkening Rock in the 1999 Symonds Yat guide led to an explosion of exploration of the numerous sandstone outcrops and boulders throughout the northern sector of the Forest of Dean. This guide describes about a thousand short climbs and bouldering routes of between 5 and 12 metres on natural sandstone that in places attains top gritstone quality.

184 pages of text, illustrations and colour photographs, including a historical, first ascents list, index …and list of project for the next generation!

Crags covered by this Guide
Gloucestershire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
East Dean Edge 50 Sandstone (hard) W
Hope Mansel 80 Sandstone (soft) NW
Knacker's Hole 2 Sandstone (soft) NE
Near Hearkening Rock 72 Sandstone (soft) W
Gwent crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
The Suckstone 21 Conglomerate all
Herefordshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Chase Wood 75 Conglomerate ?
Coppet Hill 196 Sandstone (hard) NW
Huntsham Crags 411 Sandstone (hard) E
Penyard Park North 83 Sandstone (soft) NE
The Wyastone 110 Conglomerate SW

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