Climbs 29
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 155m a.s.l
Faces all

Rainmaker © BALD EAGLE

Crag features

Quaried limestone slabs.

Many of the routes on the main slab are bolted.

Approach notes

Approach from Ruspidge road by taking the last turning on the left before the twin pubs, Tramway road at a small converted chapel. Go along until parking bay on right.
Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 June due to nesting birds. See the BMC access notes for more details.

Access Advice

There have been occasional problems with locals claiming ownership - see below.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrine are nesting - please do not climb here during the seasonal restriction.


Just had a great days climbing at Shakemantle, however I would like to say how disappointed I am at the amount of rubbish left behind, I'm not saying its all from climbers but some of it is, we all moan when the land owners stop the climbing on these sites because of damage and or litter left there come on guys its not difficult is it you carry it there, carry it back with you and help to keep these sites open and don't spoil it for everyone else.
Jools050670 - 25/Jul/15
The 4th bolt on Rain Shadow is currently missing its hanger.
Tom F Harding - 01/Nov/14
Not Sandstone, defo Limestone, but not particularly solid, the bedding plane exfoliates like a Marl. The VS is great and deserves a star or two. the sports routes are absorbing too.
alan rosier - 08/Sep/13
Upper tier is a great. Nice shiny bolts. Well worth a visit for a couple of routes. "Ruth is Stranger than Friction" - 6a. "Rain Shadow" - 6b.
balloonbed - 16/Aug/10
didn't look much at the upper tier. Lower tear was dirty, crumbly and not the best afternoon's climbing :-)
puppythedog - 10/Jul/10
i was there today and all the bolts are new and shiny
Ffej - 27/Sep/09
Had a good day out yesterday with the boys & well worth a visit if you climb above VS. Nearly all the bolts are missing, only the stubs remain, except for the E1 Acid Rain where 3 bolts (no peg runner) are in place. Missing peg runner on Rain Maker as well!
BALD EAGLE - 14/Jul/08
Nice location and outlook (esp for a quarry!!) Climbing OK if you like delicate slabs with bolt stubs for protection and russian roulette holds
The Pylon King - 25/Sep/06
The hangers that are missing are the ones that are not in the original topo. Using the bolts that have hangers in place mean that there are some long runouts - but that is why the grades are mostly E1/E2!
BruceW - 07/Feb/06
Went here last Sunday for the first time and it's worth at least one visit for those who climb VS or above though the single VS seemed very low in the grade (plenty of wire placements). Apart from a couple of small crack climbs (VS and HVS) the climbing is all open slab on small holds and smears with plenty of bolts. Many hangars are missing though so make sure you bring some wires (to hang) as well. The starts and some of the smears are getting polished and worn. Good belays at the top - blocks and trees.
mikelaing - 05/Sep/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Tango & Trash VD 11
2 Unnamed MS 12
3 Acid Rain E1 5a 160
4 Rain Maker E1 5b * 115
5 Rain Dance
E1 5b 143
6 Ruth is Stranger than Friction E1 5b 15
7 Dust Storm VS 4b 161
8 The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Plain... HVS 5b 60
9 Rain Machine
E2 5b 34
10 Rain Shadow
E1 5c * 75
11 Eczema
E2 5c * 66
12 Phlebitis
E1 5a 39
13 Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head E2 5b * 12
14 Thank you Laura VS 4b 14
15 Trash E1 5a 15
16 Thin Air E1 5b 3
17 Garbage Grinder HVS 4c 9
18 The Bin VD 13
19 Mikey's Match VD 4a ** 2
20 No Use Crying S 8
21 It's A Rock Out HD 4a  
22 Recycle HS 3
23 Wasted VD 8
24 Landfill D 4
25 Pony and Trap VD 5
26 Death Disco E3 5b 6
27 We are all living beyond our means HVS 4c 3

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