Climbs 75
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 113m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Fighting all the way on the first ascent of Relentless 8B © Aidan Nelson

Crag features

Old slate quarry. Best routes: "Sorcerer" E1 5b***, "Sorceress"E6 6b*** ( Old aid route, some bolts). [Al Smith] Definitely Not E2 5b * and Saucy E3 5c ** also good. Sorceress apparently de-bolted.

Approach notes

Forest Rock is in the centre of Woodhouse Eaves by "The Forest Rock", Public House.. which is now converted to something else [06/06]. Park in old car park just past the war memorial.

Restricted Access

Access to the crag is sensitive given that is is very close to nearby houses - residents have in the past confronted climbers and asked them to leave.

Please make a particular effort to be quiet at this crag (especially avoiding shouting and bad language), take all litter home with you and don't use the crag or it's surrounds as a toilet. Keeping a low profile here is a good idea to help develop good realtionships with local residents and avoid access issues in the future.

Two useful links for further info are the online version of the Cicerone Leicestershire Climbs guidebook and the new Leicestershire Climbs website.

Guidebooks

The majority of the routes here are a grade or two out of my league at the moment, the topo guide on leicsclimbs is hard to follow so i have no idea what to aim for, i would like this venue to be long term project, does anyone have a proper topo???
Allterraindude - 24/May/18
I visited the crag a couple of times recently. It's in great condition, and there's a nice grassy landing for the majority of routes outside the cave. The bolts remain intact for the E5 and E6 that come out the cave, but the hangers have been removed!
JackMetcalfe - 06/Aug/10
Visited the other day, some guy was boasting of chopping bolts. all the same, great small crag on a sunny day if your local.
Gazleah - 03/Mar/09
Cool little crag in an unusual village setting. Despite looking green all the main routes are in fine condition in dry weather and the good sharp little holds are all clean. An evening leading the mid-grade routes (all good - Sorceror is notably substantial for a small crag) followed by refreshments in the pleasant Pear Tree Inn should put a smile on one's face.
Fiend - 22/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Main Face
2 Forest wall VD 107
3 Forest wall sit-start f6A 15
4 Definitely Not E2 5b 30
5 Small Wall Eliminate f7A ** 19
6 Definitely Maybe f7A+ ** 10
7 Definitely More V8 *  
8 Stake House f7A 49
9 Metal Spike Route f6C+ * 4
10 Stake House (stand start) V5 16
11 Heathen Chemistry f7C+ *** 5
12 LSMC Wall VS 5a 28
13 Senseless
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E3 6b 9
14 Sorcerer E1 5b *** 58
15 High Traverse f6C ** 14
16 Low Traverse f7B 1
17 Sorcerer f5+ * 87
18 Sorcerer Arete f7A 8
19 Saucy E3 5c ** 26
20 Saucy (boulder problem) f5 ** 78
21 Saucy (sit-start) f6B *** 59
22 Sourcier f7A 13
23 Saucy Sorcerer f7A+ 4
24 Awen f7B  
25 Sorcerer Direct f6C+ ** 32
26 Magician f7B+ ** 7
Climb name Grade
27 Bad Juju f7C+ *** 3
28 The Angelic Conversation f7A+ 2
29 To Mega Therion f7B  
30 Dark Magic f7B *** 2
  Cave
32 Enchantress f7C *** 28
33 Sorceress (stand start) f6C 23
34 Sorceress (boulder) f7A+ *** 62
35 Sorceress E6 6b *** 6
36 Lucid interval f8A 3
37 Lucid Interval Sit Start f8A+ ** 2
38 One Clear Moment f8A+ 1
39 One Clear Moment Sit Start f8B 1
40 Limit Breaker f8B+ 1
41 Notes to self f8A 3
42 The downgrader f7C ** 1
43 Own narrative f7B+ ** 25
44 Anti-hero (Full) f7C *** 21
45 Black Art f7C+ ** 5
46 Cracked up f7B *** 51
47 Top Slice A2 1
48 Top Slice 7c+  
49 Conjurer f7B  
50 Neurosis E5 6a ** 2
51 Neurosis (boulder) f6B ** 2
Climb name Grade
  Link Ups and Traverses
53 Witch Hunt f8A+ 1
54 Grimoire f8B 1
55 Grim Downgrader f8B  
56 Ascension of Evil f8B 1
57 Hard Rider f8A ***  
58 Easy Rider f7C+ 1
59 Steel Rider f7C+  
60 Joyrider f7C+ ***  
61 Witchcraft f7C+ *** 4
62 Steel Downgrader f8A  
63 In Search Of Blame f8A 3
64 Necromancer f8A *** 1
65 Relentless f8B 1
66 Lost in the Moment f8B ** 1
67 Squishy squashy f7C+ ** 6
68 Apartheid f8A *** 3
69 In Search Of Tyler f8A+ *** 1
70 In Search Of The Enchantress f8A+  
71 Twenty One f8A+ 1
72 Thirty Three f8A+  
73 Siren's Call f8A+  
74 Tyler's Relentless Onslaught f8B 1
75 Missing ink f7C+ 2
76 Squishy Ink f8A 1
77 The Warlock f8A+ 1
78 Ladybird Orgy f8B+ 1

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