Altitude 136m a.s.l
The steep start of Certain Surprise at Split Rock Quarry © Mark Glaister
Good concentration of excellent routes, both trad and (hard) sport, generally requiring a disproportionate amount of power.
Split Rock Quarry lies close to the cathedral town of Wells which is best reached from the M5 by exiting at junction 22 and following the A38 and A371, first to Cheddar and then on to Wells. On entering Wells, pick up signs for the A39 to Bristol and follow the road out of the town and turn left onto Milton Lane - a minor road. Follow Milton Lane and cross Ash Lane. A little further up the road, pass Reservoir Lane on the right, continue past some blocks on the left and park on the verges next to a locked, gated track and path on the left. Take care not to block the road. Walk along the path to the edge of the woods and, either follow a path just inside the woods along its edge to the cliff, or a path through the field next to the woods to the same point (5 minutes).
|Still got astonishingly sh1t non-directions written by a fcking imbecile. Wish I'd checked my previous comment before driving around aimlessly failing to make reality match the nonsense. Would the crag moderator please update the approach with the truth, ta!|
Fiend - 03/Sep/16
|Currently a Jackdaw nesting in the crack of Certain Surprise. Wasn't too happy to see us on nearby routes.|
whenry - 18/May/15
|Smart little spot, great, dynamic and generally well protected climbing on the E3's.|
Jon_Warner - 15/Apr/09
|Sam's comment is right. Follow Milton Lane rightwards (not left as described in new guide) to an obvious gate / junction where the tarmaced quarry track goes left. Park without blocking anything and an easy stroll leads along the track(s) to the quarry. P.S. Video Kills is amenable and awesome and worth popping in for.|
Fiend - 01/Oct/07
|its probably best to approach from wells up milton lane, which comes off ash lane. either walk or drive, parking on the left at the top of the lane, and walk straight ahead along footpath through woods, or bear left on new road to more parking as detailed above, and approach up path through woods.ps. currently a bird nesting (with hatched chicks) in the crack of certain suprise.|
Sam - 01/Jun/04
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