Climbs 27
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)

Faces NW

Hang Hill Quarry © tractorbachcoch

Crag features

A small Sandstone quarry in Bream in the Forest of Dean. Comprehensively developed since the last CC guide, but mostly in poor condition due to tree cover and neglect. There are a few clean routes that offer fierce mid-Extreme wall climbing and are worth more attention.

Approach notes

Behind the village of Bream. Turn east at the cross roads next to the school in village centre, take first right and follow to path opposite bungalows.

The diminutive southernmost crags hosting 'Tree Roots' and other low grade problems can be accessed by a small but obvious dirt path branching off left of the main path 50 or so meters from the entrance of the forest.

The main face hosting the excellent 'Hang em High' can be accessed by climbing over the (unfortunately) flattened fence 100 meters into the forest and scrambling down the manufactured steps and slope. The arena, which hosts Weird Fish wall, is easily accessed by walking north from the main face over or round steep mounds.


Out of print:
Wye Valley (1997)
Lots of tree fall over last couple of months. Fallen tree covering most of the Weird fish wall. I was developing some boulder routes but treefall has ripped off the whole face. Hang 'em high quarry not effected
Croakinglizard - 13/May/13
Worth a visit if you are local to the area.The first eight routes are in the far more open and sunny of the two quarries.Hang 'em High is the obvious and brilliant arete,Hanging Out is worth doing.The second quarry is far more enclosed and in the trees,it gets very little of the sun as a result,it would probably be quite wet in the winter or soon after wet weather.The routes on the Wierd Fish Wall are all good and like the South Wales sandstone.Hung Drawn And Quartered and Dead Souls are also worth seeking out.
guy xavier percival - 05/Jul/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Arena 
2Cullen SkinkHVS 5b 3
3Hung, Drawn, and QuarteredE5 6b *1
4The NooseHVS 5a 2
5Pierrepoint Presentation
VS 5a 8
6Dead SoulsE4 6a *4
7A Strange PlaiceE3 5c *3
8Pissed in the QuarryHVS 5b 1
9Surfing the Ceaseless TideE3 5c *4
10Weird FishE3 5c *2
11Jungle WarfareE2 5b 3
12Serious GrinE2 6a 3
 Main Face 
14Trixie Fire CrackerVD 4b  
15Hanging OutE1 5b 2
16Rhona MitraVS 4b 2
17Hang 'em HighE5 6c **2
18Going for GorseS 4a 16
19Father and SonD 5
20HovisE5 5c 4
21White Handsf6C 2
22White Hands Eliminatef6C+ *2
23Morsef6B+ *2
24Heart of GlassVS 4b 13
25Three Point Drop in the FTSE100S 4a 1
26Birds Eye ArĂȘtef5+ 1
 Tree Root Faces 
28Dirty Hobbit Cavef5 1
29Tree Rootsf4+ 1
30Harvestman Wallf6B+ 1

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