Climbs 56
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 113m a.s.l
Faces SW

Bouldering in Leicestershire © BigMac

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.


Topo here:
ERU - 25/Nov/13
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 
2Forest wallVD 86
3Forest wall sit-startf6A 5
4Definitely NotE2 5b 25
5Small Wall Eliminatef7A **8
6Definitely Maybef7A+ **7
7Stake Housef7A 32
8Stake House (stand start)f5 6
9Heathen Chemistryf7C+ ***4
10LSMC WallVS 5a 22
E3 6b 6
12SorcererE1 5b ***53
13High Traversef6C **11
14Low Traversef7B 1
15Sorcererf5+ *60
16SaucyE3 5c **23
17Saucy (boulder problem)f5 **58
18Saucy (sit-start)f6B ***41
19Sourcierf7A 8
20Saucy Sorcererf7A+ 2
21Sorcerer Directf6C+ **25
22Magicianf7B+ **5
23Bad Jujuf7C+ ***2
24Enchantressf7C ***18
25The Angelic Conversationf7A+  
26To Mega Therionf7B  
27SorceressE6 6b ***5
28Sorceress (boulder)f7A+ ***43
29Sorceress (stand start)f6C 13
30Dark Magicf7B ***2
32Lucid intervalf8A 1
33Lucid Interval Sit Startf8A+ **1
34Notes to selff8A+ 2
35Twenty Onef8A+ 1
36Own narrativef7B+ **11
37Witchcraftf7C+ ***5
38Squishy squashyf7C+ **2
39Anti-hero (Full)f7B+ ***12
40Cracked upf7B ***30
41Missing inkf7C+ 2
42The Warlockf8A+ 1
43In Search Of Tylerf8A+ ***1
44Black Artf7C+ **4
45Apartheidf8A ***2
46In Search Of Blamef8A 4
47Necromancerf8A ***1
48Problem 16f7A+  
49NeurosisE5 6a **2
50Neurosis (boulder)f6B **2
51Top SliceA2 1
52Top Slice7c+  
53Metal Spike Routef6C+ *2
54Heathen Chemistry (stand start)f7B 2
55Sorcerer Arete *f7A+ 2
56Relentless *f8B 1
57Ladybird Orgy *f8B+ 1
58Squishy Ink *f8A 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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