Climbs 33
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces SE

Dale Comley soloing Fluorescent Adolescent, E6 6a/6b, Leicestershire, UK © Crimpington Bear

Crag features

Good, long routes on steep slate above a pond. This crag is on private land - in fact it is in someone's back garden!

Best climbs: Mango,18m (VS 4c). Branded, 17m (E8 6c), Need a Reeewind, (E3/4 5c) and Rhythm Collision, 21m (E5 6b). In fact they're all excellent!

Access Advice

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THIS CRAG WITHOUT FIRST GETTING PERMISSION - this is EXTREMELY important. The owner was Sir Andrew Martin, ex Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. Sadly Sir Andrew has died since the publication of the last guidebook. I believe that Sir Andrew's widow is sympathetic to climbers but it is a long time since I have heard any info. about this crag so tread carefully. [Al Smith 4/01]

The telephone number to contact is 01509 890 269, and climbing is still permitted, as long as the group size is kept small, the weather is good, and permission is sought prior to climbing [N Ward 03/02]

This is still the number to call. The landowner is very friendly but is understandably keen to understand your level of experience.


Fab crag but please please give the owner a call. Really nice gent, very accomodating to let people climb in his beautiful garden for a small charity donation. Need at least an HVS leader to be worthwhile.
philhilo - 21/Apr/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Fisher VS 4c 4
2 Sailaway HVS 5a *** 22
3 Mango VS 4c *** 42
4 Modular E3 6a *** 10
5 Modular Indirect Start * E1 5c * 2
6 Third Time Lucky HVS 5a 9
7 Loose Leaf
E1 5a 8
8 Suffragette City E4 5c 3
9 Dinghy Days VS 4c * 5
10 Branded E8 6c *** 5
11 Rurp The Wild Berserk E6 6b 3
Climb name Grade
12 Fish Out of Water E2 5c ** 18
13 Fast Forward E5 6a *** 4
14 Need a Reeewind E3 5b/c ** 4
15 Rhythm Collision E5 6b *** 5
16 Splash E3 5c ** 10
17 The Corner E3 6a 2
18 Tank Fly E3 6a 1
19 Burley but Sensitive E5 6b ** 5
20 Ejected E5 6b 3
21 Boss Walk E6 6b *** 2
22 Shed of Dread E8 6c *** 3
Climb name Grade
23 Amelia Rose E6 6b *** 1
24 Scabby Banana E6 6b ** 2
25 Man from Atlantis E6 6b ** 1
26 Gujerati Girl E5 6b  
27 Fruit Eliminate E3 5c 1
28 Zakuro E4 6a * 4
29 Happy Flute E5 6a ** 1
30 The Last Post E5 6a ** 1
31 The Last Post Direct E5 6b *** 1
32 Basher E6 6b ** 1
33 Fluorescent Adolescent * E6 6b ** 1
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