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


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
1PropVD 114
2AutoHVS 5a *23
3And You and IE2 6a **15
4Is There A Better WayS 4a 112
5MarineD 122
6FireS 4a 136
7ShaftD 122
HVS 5a *38
9To Be Over
E1 5c **23
VS 4c *48
11Death Valley Nights
HVS 5a 51
12Hot Rails to Hell
HVS 5a 61
13Right Corner
VD 70
14Left Nostril
VD 62
VD 94
16Slippery Slabs
VD 87
17On the Silent Wings of Freedom
E2 6a 17
E1 5b ***108
19Moonshot Direct
E1 6a 45
20Cookie Monster
E1 6a 6
21V Gully
VS 4b **77
22Circus of HeavenE1 5c *19
23Right ArĂªteHVS 5a 42
24Outside Wall
S 4a 109
25Starship TrooperE1 6a ***102
26Collywobble Crack
HS 4b 84
27Third Time LuckyE1 5c **124
28The Last StrawHS 4b 142
29RelayerE1 5c 69
30Ten Pin WallHS 4b 38
31The Gully
D 111
32The Camel's BackHVS 5a 39
33The Heart Of The SunriseE1 5c *63
HS 4b 140
35Forest Wall
VD 78
36Forest slabsD 103
37Jack In The BoxHS 4b *164
38Silk and SatinHVS 5c **135
VD 183
40FrottageS 4a 28
41BowlineV0- 36
42Tippy Toe TraverseV1 17
43Sprint StartV1 7
44PIllar *VB 6
45Harley Street *VB 4
46Traverse *VB 1
47Coriander Traverse *
48Bat out of Heel *E1 5c ** 
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