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
1FisherVS 4c 4
2SailawayHVS 5a ***23
3MangoVS 4c ***47
4ModularE3 6a ***9
5Modular Indirect Start *E1 5c *2
6Third Time LuckyHVS 5a 8
7Loose Leaf
E1 5a 8
8Suffragette CityE4 5c 3
9Dinghy DaysVS 4c *5
10BrandedE8 6c ***5
11Rurp The Wild BerserkE6 6b 3
12Fish Out of WaterE2 5c **18
13Fast ForwardE5 6a ***4
14Need a ReeewindE3 5b/c **4
15Rhythm CollisionE5 6b ***5
16SplashE3 5c **10
17The CornerE3 6a 2
18Tank FlyE3 6a 1
19Burley but SensitiveE5 6b **5
20EjectedE5 6b 3
21Boss WalkE6 6b ***2
22Shed of DreadE8 6c ***3
23Amelia RoseE6 6b ***1
24Scabby BananaE6 6b **2
25Man from AtlantisE6 6b **1
26Gujerati GirlE5 6b  
27Fruit EliminateE3 5c 1
28ZakuroE4 6a *4
29Happy FluteE5 6a **1
30The Last PostE5 6a **1
31The Last Post DirectE5 6b ***1
32BasherE6 6b **1
33Fluorescent Adolescent *E6 6b **1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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