Climbs 30
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 188m a.s.l

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Haresfield Beacon, Cave Problem (Edited Version) © Bunchuk


There is a new fence up around the Quarry. Old one is there still as well. You can follow the fence down to the left and access the lower tier.
Paul at work - 29/Jul/17
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
2 Overhanging Crack
V0- 4c ** 70
3 Left Arete
V2 5c 22
4 Left Edge
V0+ 5b 26
5 Finger Crack
V2 5c 32
6 Hanging Crack
V4 6a 14
7 Wall between
V3 6a 8
8 Blunt Right Arete
V2 5b 41
9 Right Wall
V0 5a 38
10 Descent Crack
VB 4a 68
11 Steep Wall
V3 6a 17
Climb name Grade
12 Flake Crack
V2 5b 35
13 Blocky Crack VB 4b 72
14 Stepped Wall
V3 5c 15
15 Flowstone Wall
V2 5b 41
16 Just left of the Cave. V3 5b 10
17 Long Wall
V1 5a 50
18 Long Traverse
V4 6a 66
  Lower Wall
20 Left Crack
V1 5b 35
21 Knobbly Wall
V3 5c 29
22 Curved Crack
V0- 4c 41
Climb name Grade
23 Layback Arete
V4 6a 30
24 Hard Traverse
V4 6a * 39
25 Rafiki V7 * 15
26 Step Ladder V3 7
27 Mantel and Crack VB 4a 7
28 Little Pinnacle VB 4a 9
29 The Dish V6 3
30 Undercut wall (left exit) * f4+ 1
31 Undercut wall (direct) * f5 1
32 Right Arete * f5 * 1
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