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Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Bolny © MathewWright1998
A small quarry where sandstone was mined to make the local convent. It comprises of a square cut, U-shaped cliff of sandy, soft sand stone approx. 30 feet high. It is by no means a desirable place to climb, but a definite maybe for some. The small caves (which go back about 4 metres) are very lose and appear to be extremely unstable: I advise to stay clear until I have fully assessed them. The quarry is located in a small forest, thus, trees and branches hinder the climb, along with many midges. Again, not a great place to climb.
The climbing is mostly on pockets with the odd edges here and there. I will develop it as a boulder and highball crag as I don't believe that bolts or natural protection would be safe to rely on. Though if you fancy sticking some bolts in, go ahead. The holds are fantastic but unfortunately very sandy. I will begin to clean the crag so that it is ready for the summer. Any who wish to participate, theres first ascents and lots of them!
For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org [Andy Newman]
Mathewwright1998@yahoo.co.uk [Mathew Wright]
Off the A 51 drive toward Great Haywood. Approx, 50 metres from the Clifford Arms pub is a sports and social club and village hall. Opposite is a small dust track next to a school where cars can be parked. Follow the dust track up to the old stone bridge. Before going under the bridge turn left through the forest and you'll come to a stile. Enter the field and follow the path until you see the forest (this offers good views of the Shugborough grounds) and then in the corner of the forest you'll see a stile. Over that and you're there.
It's unclear is climbing is permitted, or even a good idea here. Now part of the National Trust [Dave Coleman]; details on access would be useful. [UKC ed 6/02]
It is now part of the National Trust [6/02]
No guides found for this crag
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