Climbs 29
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 188m a.s.l

Haresfield Beacon, Cave Problem (Edited Version) © Bunchuk


Had a fun afternoon here in the sun. Thought id leave some notes for the approach. Take the path out of the car park and keep to the left. Follow the shale path through the small wood for few 100yards. You will see a farmers wall down the hill on your left. keep walking till you see the fence in front of you. There is a hole in the mesh fence which is the entrance to the crag. Ta' Shaun
Cigaro - 03/Jun/15
Re: the grades. They are British tech grades not font bouldering grades and there seems to be some overlap with the V grades because of this.
megamonkeyman - 18/Jun/14
Stopped off on the way through to somewhere else to investigate - small, easy access, crag - but bit of a choss-fest on the left and on the top outs, reasonably highball in parts so take a pad. Nice enough for a quick session to break up a long journey, but not worth a full day out.
chrisweight - 17/Jun/14
The grades don't seem to correlate to this ( very well. I wonder if this is some kind of local dialect grading system. Probably my bouldering inexperience showing.
Mark Collins - 28/Jul/13
Nice spot, sheltered and sunny. Grades seem a bit exaggerated though. Lovely spot to take the kids.
davidalcock - 08/Jun/13
Dropped by today, ideal location for those passing through on the M5 and want a short (sub ten minute) walk in, good bouldering and a sun trap. It's easy to locate, the climbs are self explanatory and you can happily shake off that excessive driving vibe with a spot of action!
Ben Ranson - 05/Apr/13
rode up there today to scope it out the quarry looks good plenty of routes and a good chill spot at the bottom where you can have a fire, looked at gandalfs as well the big slab on the far right is fun good sloper practise
matt davies - 10/Jun/12
Many of the boulder problems here are covered in the new North Cotswold Bouldering Guide available from Base Cubic. Also covers Cleeve, new area 'Gandalfs' and Elephant Stone.
DaveX - 06/Apr/12
MARCH 2012: Someone's had a fire at the foot of Blocky Crack and Stepped Wall and tried cooking many beer bottles, unsuccessfully. Watch out for broken glass underfoot! Cleared it up as best we could.
kabalski - 16/Mar/12
Nice little bouldering spot, don't be put off by first appearences.
Malpractise - 24/Apr/11
a bit, just interest what the small overhnaging boulder prob is at the far left of the crag?
Bunchuk - 07/Dec/09
There are lots of eliminates, traverses etc with different names and grades, getting a consensus all the obvious lines have been climbed at a range of grades. Any help?
tombeasley - 20/Nov/09
Does anybody have any info on the lines here? Even rough guesses?
Bunchuk - 19/Nov/09
It's actually Haresfield quarry, the beacon is further north were Little Haresfield can be found. South facing.
Mark Davies PK - 27/Oct/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Left-Hand Bay 
2Overhanging Crack
V0- **54
3Left Arete
V2 20
4Left Edge
V0+ 22
5Finger Crack
V2 23
6Hanging Crack
V4 12
7Wall between
V3 7
8Blunt Right Arete
V2 35
9Right Wall
V0 37
10Descent Crack
VB 56
11Steep Wall
V3 17
12Flake Crack
V2 28
13Blocky CrackVB 58
14Stepped Wall
V3 13
15Flowstone Wall
V2 32
16Just left of the Cave.V3 9
17Long Wall
V1 39
18Long Traverse
V4 51
 Lower Wall 
20Left Crack
V1 27
21Knobbly Wall
V3 23
22Curved Crack
V0- 34
23Layback Arete
V4 24
24Hard Traverse
V4 *18
25RafikiV7 *13
26Step LadderV3 4
27Mantel and CrackVB 4
28Little PinnacleVB 5
29The Dish V6 3
30Undercut wall (left exit) *f4+ 1
31Undercut wall (direct) *f5 1
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