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Climbs 52
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 26m a.s.l
Faces W

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Dave Henderson on the fingery and technical wall climb of Living Dead (7b) Uphill Quarry © Mark Glaister

Crag features

Some exceptionally steep and difficult face-climbs on limestone, some bolt-protected desperates. Fast-drying, good winter venue.Now with even harder climbs and a whole bunch of lower grade climbs. A bunch of belay bolts have now been installed along the cliff top edge, courtesy of Weston Super Mare Council and Mendip Outdoors, making the climbing much more accessible.

Approach notes

The quarry owners, Woodspring District Council have
formally granted permission to climb, on the condition that climbers do not venture onto any climbs to the right of Graveyard Gate, with the sole exception of Meet Thy Creator. The quarry is a SSSI. Climbers are also asked to respect fences and other facilities put in place to protect the general public.

Uphill Village is clearly signposted from Weston-Super-Mare. The solitary hilltop church can be seen from miles around. Access to the quarry is gained via an opening in the massive sea defence wall at the end of Uphill Way. The access lane is shared by Uphill boat yard, and must not be blocked. Adequate car-parking space exists to either side of the sea wall. Cool cafe and also a campsite!

Restricted Access

The best climbing faces are available to climbers but access is not permitted to the right of ‘Graveyard Gate’, (with the exclusion of ‘Meet Thy Creator’) to help protect rare plants.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

Please do not block the road to the crag - the land is shared with the Uphill boat yard and access may be harmed by inconsiderate parking.

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West Country Climbs

West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.
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More Guidebooks:
South West Climbs - Volume 1 (2012)
Avon and Cheddar (2004)

Out of print:
Just to make very clear - according to a recent encounter - Graveyard gates IS out of bounds... we were asked to leave.... I don't think this is clear in the guidebook, or on RAD
richardadventurecafe - 01/Dec/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Gateway Buttress
2 Cave Chimney
HVS 5a 5
3 Behind the Boatshed
E3 5c 1
4 Carpe Canem HS 4b 17
5 Groove and Slab
HS 4a 15
6 Fast Track
E2 6a 3
7 Brexit Stage Left MS 4a 20
8 Tout le Monde Sur le Bacon VD 14
9 Roberts The Bruce VD 13
10 Summerfield
M 10
11 Comique Direct S 12
12 Comique Arete VD 11
  The Great Yellow Wall
14 Liam Neeson S 4a 6
15 Uphill Racist Scum S 4a 7
16 Boaty McBoatyard Face HVS 4b 6
17 Marks route 2
HVS 5b 4
18 Curvy Linear HS 4b 7
19 Saint Nicholas VD 3c 10
Climb name Grade
20 Uphill Struggle VS 5b 6
21 Two Weevils VS 4b * 12
22 The Lesser of Two Weevils S 4a 11
23 Uphill Corner
HS 4a 20
24 The Terminator
E3 6a 23
25 Images of War
E3 5c 43
26 A Lesser Evil E4 6b * 8
27 Suburbia
7a 4
28 Exhumed
E5 6b  
29 Life and Times
E5 6a * 5
30 The Enlightenment
E6 6a ** 11
31 The Handsome Jim Experience 7c ** 9
32 The Jimi Hendrix Experience E6 6b *** 20
33 Clip up - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 7b+ 1
34 Boat Percussion
E5 6a 3
  The Pedestal Face
36 Seven-eighths HVS 5/b * 23
37 The Haunting
E4 5c 1
38 Marks Route
E2 5c * 2
Climb name Grade
39 Uphill Racer
E5 6a ** 7
40 Uphill Buoy Racer E5 6c * 2
41 Living Dead 7b *** 83
42 Chiming for You 7a+ *** 94
43 Chimes from the Grave 6c * 3
44 Risen From the Grave 6c ** 10
45 Anastasis 7c ** 2
46 Premonition
E4 6a * 3
47 Subhuman
E4 6b 7
48 Tombstone HVS 5a/b * 12
  The Multicoloured Wall
50 Inhuman
51 Turn in the Grave
E5 6a ** 2
52 Crematorium
E4 5c/6a * 10
53 Taking a Line for a Walk
E2 5b 1
54 Get It While It's Hot
E2 5b *  
55 Graveyard Gate
HVS 4c * 7
  The Right Flank -out of bounds
57 Meet Thy Creator
E4 6c  

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