Climbs 56
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 77m a.s.l
Faces W

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New Forestry track to Mounton © Mark Davis

Crag features

All details can be found in the Climbers' Club Wye Valley Supplement 2012

June 2018: There is a lot of loose rock on the crag and evidence of some VERY big rock falls. Care required. 

Approach notes

August 2013: The route described in the 2012 supplement from the layby along the river is no longer viable. The turn up through the forest to the crag has been blocked by new barbed wire fencing put in place by the new landowner of the footpath who does not want people to cross it.

The only approach is to park in Great Barnets wood carpark and take the main wide track south (signposted Mounton Brook) through the woods then after 10 mins and 100 metres after a very sharp right-hand bend a path is taken on the left which leads down to the crag. 15-20 mins approach time.

Update, June 2018: Follow the main track as far as ST 50997 93695 then turn right down the track to the bottom of the crag (will upload a photo of location of right turn on OS app). 

Easy to get to if you follow the directions given here, rather than the ones in the guidebook. Bramble encroachment is getting to be a problem. LO wall is just about accessible, but protect your legs and take gardening equipment. Neighbourhood watch area looks completely engulfed. Sprawl Walls and Spectacle buttress are still relatively accessible and have some nice climbs. Lady Mill Buttress may also be slightly engulfed by brambles.
Country_Boy - 06/Jun/19
Warning about VERY big rock falls is totally unjustified. There is a little loose but nothing out of the ordinary for he general area. In fact the place was much nicer in this visit, potentially due to a lot of trees being felled allowing light in. As I said before this place just need traffic. A very nice secluded crag.
Felix Ottey - 29/Apr/19
A lovely spot. Plenty of space in the car park and a nice walk down through bluebell woods. Not sure we took exactly the right route as we ariived at the bottom of the crag from the south, but hey, it wasn’t difficult to find. Some good routes, and some that are pretty poor, but it’s definitely worth a visit.
Country_Boy - 21/Apr/19
Really cool peaceful place away from the crowds. It really is a shame it doesn't seem to get just a little more traffic though.... get down there guys! I'll be back for sure.
Felix Ottey - 02/Oct/16
love this place
hands solo - 27/Aug/14
Cherry Bomb top of the pops at the moment :)
Mark Davies PK - 04/Jul/14
Double Dip wall is looking sadly neglected. It's a shame as the climbing here is excellent.
Paul Robertson - 03/Jul/14
The vegetation is starting to encroach at the base of Overhanging Wall. Neighbourhood Wall area is the driest section with the worst access. Otherwise a great little venue, worthy of a several visits.
riddle - 01/Jun/14
Easier to find, I think, if you skirt the wood to the right from the car park as the book says, but then take the broad track left where there is a clearing (gate into field on your right), and turn right again down another broad track which takes you to the right-hand end of the crags.
BusyLizzie - 15/Dec/12
This place is the very devil to get to
Dan63 - 31/Jul/12
great new crag with some quality climbs.
Stanners - 20/Nov/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Young Marble Giants E3 6a 3
2 Colossal Youth E5 6b ** 2
3 Stone Surfer
E5 6b  
4 Double Dip Recession
E3 5c ** 5
5 The Curse of the Timelords
E3 6a * 1
6 The Writers' Room
E3 5c * 1
7 Wall of Worry
E5 6a * 3
8 The Thrill of the Woods on a Windy Day
E1 5b * 14
9 Anxious Times
E1 5b 1
10 Pardon Me for Breeding
HS 4a 10
11 Lillies of the Field
S 4a 16
12 Birds of the Air
HS 4b 8
13 Vain Jane
E2 6a 4
14 Linehan's Personality Void
S 4a 10
15 Eyes in the Trunk
HS 4b 8
16 A Date with Hammy
VS 4c 10
17 Pastoral Imperfect
E1 5b 6
18 Twilight Groove
VD 3
Climb name Grade
19 Neighbourhood Watch Wall
VS 5a 1
20 Neighbourhood Watch Groove
D 1
21 Burglary Corner
D 2
22 The Burglar Who Stole Nothing
VS 4b 2
23 A Funny Kind of Nothing
E2 6a * 2
24 The Rock Trundling Machine
HS 4a  
25 The Rock Liberation Front (Bristol Division)
HVS 5a 1
26 Samhain Approaches
VS 4c 4
27 Frightened Field Mouse
HS 4a 3
28 Mounton Rib
VS 4c 5
29 Mounton Crack
VD 1
30 Andoneus
VS 4c 9
31 Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb
E1 5b * 21
32 Queens of Noise
HVS 5a * 20
33 The Lost Valley
VS 4c 13
34 Paper Mill Wall
HS 4b 12
35 The Petzl Roctrip Comes to Mounton
VS 4c 1
36 Mounton Everest
HVS 4c 1
Climb name Grade
37 Bored Seth
HVS 5a 1
38 All Hallows
HVS 5a 1
39 The Mud Skipper
HS 4b 1
40 The Puddle Jumper
VD 13
41 Mounton Snowdon
VD 10
42 Ancestor
E2 5b 4
43 Cart before the Horse
VD 16
44 Brian's Road to Recovery
VS 5b 5
45 Trouble at Mill
S 8
46 Askew on Treadle
HVS 5b 6
47 Hard as Snails
E1 5a 2
48 Snog, Marry, or Avoid
VS 5a * 10
49 Head over Heels
E1 5c * 4
50 A Consultation with Mr Blewitt
E4 6b * 4
51 Dew Point
HVS 5a * 17
52 Somebody Please Shoot That Bastard Yapping Dog
S 4b 2
53 The Runnel Stone Boy
E1 5a 4
54 Last Hope
HS 4a 2

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