Climbs 48
Rocktype Hornstone
Altitude 248m a.s.l
Faces NW

Walking in - Beacon Hill, Leicestershire © Menna Pritchard

Crag features

The rock polishes easily and becomes slippery. Most routes about 6m in length but up to 10m in places. Best routes: Moonshot (E1 5b***), Starship Trooper (E16a***). [Al Smith]

Approach notes

From J22 of M1 take A511 to 1st. roundabout. Turn R along B591 towards Copt Oak. Go through Copt Oak and then take the third right onto Beacon Road. Go straight over at the crossroads, the car park is on the left after a short distance. Parking has recently changed from pay on entry to a pay on exit system with new charges:
Up to 1 hour - £2
1 - 3 hours - £3
Over 3 hours - £4

Guidebooks

Lovely spot for an evenings bouldering, but not enough to keep you occupied for more than a day. Will be taking the family next time as it's a great spot for a picnic and some nice areas for the kids to climb on. Boulder Britain has a couple of pages detailing the main boulder problems.
tom_greenwich - 14/Aug/12
£2.50 parking now.
Phil Lyon - 16/Jun/11
Fab venue, top rope or solo/boulder. Park for £1.50 up until 7/8?, then exit anytime (left at 10.30pm). Shiny rock very soft so takes a polish but not an issue. Enjoy.
philhilo - 25/Jul/10
good bouldering/ soloing venue, catches the evening sun. Some of the landings require a bit of padding. there are spaces to park on the road by the entrance if you dont want to be locked in.
dreadheadmatt - 13/Apr/10
went there today 10-9-08 parking now £1.50 - nice little venue for an evening
Ian Archer - 10/Sep/08
Went there last night (28/06/05) Bouldered about a bit on first outcrop. Not bad evening venue, good location, kite flying possibilities. You have to pay a pound to get into the car park, worth it as the parks really well kept and very tidy.
Lancs Lad - 29/Jun/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Prop VD 114
2 Auto HVS 5a * 23
3 And You and I E2 6a ** 15
4 Is There A Better Way S 4a 114
5 Marine D 124
6 Fire S 4a 138
7 Shaft D 124
8 Balsoon
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HVS 5a * 38
9 To Be Over
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E1 5c ** 23
10 Limbo
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VS 4c * 49
11 Death Valley Nights
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HVS 5a 52
12 Hot Rails to Hell
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HVS 5a 62
13 Right Corner
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VD 74
14 Left Nostril
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VD 65
15 Nostril
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VD 96
16 Slippery Slabs
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VD 89
17 On the Silent Wings of Freedom
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E2 6a 17
18 Moonshot
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E1 5b *** 105
19 Moonshot Direct
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E1 6a 47
20 Cookie Monster
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E1 6a 6
21 V Gully
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VS 4b ** 76
22 Circus of Heaven E1 5c * 19
23 Right ArĂªte HVS 5a 43
24 Outside Wall
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S 4a 109
25 Starship Trooper E1 6a *** 100
26 Collywobble Crack
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HS 4b 85
27 Third Time Lucky E1 5c ** 129
28 The Last Straw HS 4b 143
29 Relayer E1 5c 71
30 Ten Pin Wall HS 4b 38
31 The Gully
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D 112
32 The Camel's Back HVS 5a 39
33 The Heart Of The Sunrise E1 5c * 65
34 Starlight
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HS 4b 141
35 Forest Wall
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VD 79
36 Forest slabs D 104
37 Jack In The Box HS 4b * 168
38 Silk and Satin HVS 5c ** 139
39 Bow
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VD 186
40 Frottage S 4a 28
41 Bowline V0- 4a 37
42 Tippy Toe Traverse V1 17
43 Sprint Start V1 5c 7
44 PIllar * VB 3c 6
45 Harley Street * VB 4a 4
46 Traverse * VB 1
47 Coriander Traverse *
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VB  
48 Bat out of Heel * E1 5c **  
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