Climbs 15
Rocktype Slate

Faces E

Christ © mark20

Crag features

Steep smooth slate mostly up groove lines though harder wall climbs on the back wall. Once bold local test pieces are now bolted with lower offs to increase traffic and keep the rock clean. There is a golf course behind the crag so don't top out else this may annoy golfers and cause problems with access.

Approach notes

Look in lecistershire climbs: http://www.leicesterclimbs.f9.co.uk/hangingstoneI.htm. this details access.

PLEASE NOTE ROUTE 5, HELLOVERHANG. THIS MENTIONS ROCK FALL. I WAS THERE LAST WEEKEND (23/05/09) AND HAD A VERY LUCKY ESCAPE WITH A FRIEND WHO WAS SLIGHTLY INJURED BY A LARGE BLOCK WHICH CAME AWAY AS HE PULLED UP ON IT. LUCKILY ONLY HIS HAND WAS INJURED COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. BE VERY CAREFUL IN THIS AREA AND VIGILANT IF YOU ARE DOWNHILL FROM THIS CLIMB.

Guidebooks

Great crag. The routes on the back wall are excellent. Plutonium is missing a crucial hold now and Christ has so much loose rock at the top that I deem it unsafe. Plenty of other routes to play with though!
Jamiewalkerjones - 06/Jul/17
Sweet crag, currently in condition. Approach is fine and quite well trodden now. Apart from the climbs at 5a, the rest of the routes are solid and much better than most quarries!
Mark Duncan - 06/Mar/17
Nice secluded area but it can be overgrown so take a pair of shears! Some of the slate was pretty loose on a few climbs but generally most of the holds were pretty stable.
issueskid - 23/Jun/14
Its just confusing as the above tick list does not correspond with the topo.
Nev Hallam - 18/Oct/11
The new route is pretty much Weekend Warrior with bolts. See the below link. Cheers
mark20 - 16/Oct/11
Can admin please check the above tick list in relation to the topo as its missing a route titled 'new route' which should be route 4 on the list. This places all further routes out of place with topo.
Nev Hallam - 16/Oct/11
See new Leics site for more info http://www.leicestershireclimbs.co.uk/Hangingstone_Quarry.html
mark20 - 14/Nov/10
take some decent footwear when you go. i ended up eith 18 stitches in my foot because i never
Gazleah - 28/Oct/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Deep Cold Water 7a 5
2 Ground Zero / Old Rock 'n' Roller 6b *** 53
3 Weekend Warrior 6c ** 21
4 Sheer Heart Attack 6c+ *** 19
5 Name Unknown 7c 2
6 Helloverhang 5a 48
7 Vertex 4c 73
8 Pertex 4c 54
9 Christ Almighty 6b+ *** 30
10 Plutonium 7a+ ** 36
11 Holy Ghost 6b+ ** 53
12 Crypt 6a ** 86
13 Christ 6a+ * 46
14 Alibi E1 5a 1

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