Climbs 20
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 188m a.s.l
Faces NE

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Max looking through the eye of the needle. © tobyk

Crag features

The only pinnacle of any height in Leicestershire; probably the best bouldering in the whole county.

Approach notes

Park at the Charley Road crossroads (GPS Coordinates) and walk down Abbey Road sticking to the pedestrian zone on the right hand side of the road. At the junction with Oaks Road the pedestrian zone disappears so take care. Continue walking down Abbey Road until you see a gap in the wall on the left with a green gate (GPS Coordinates). Walk down this path for a short distance until you come across a stake indicating a public footpath (GPS Coordinates). Rather than go the direction it indicates, branch left down a path which runs parallel with a wall. Follow this for a few minutes to reach Oaks Pinnacle (GPS Coordinates).

To find the Isolated Pinnacle, follow a vague path running to the left below Clint's Cave and Flat Rock. The path runs uphill to the pinnacle (GPS Coordinates).

Oaks Pinnacle is within an area of CROW Act open countryside (hooray).


Lovely Spot! easy access along a well trodden path, bracken was very low, cant wait for another visit to complete some more problems!
wadawads - 24/Mar/15
lovely little spot! It's surprising how long one rock can keep you entertained for! Can't wait to go back and send a few more problems, bracken was low and easy access along a well trodden path. rock a little green but very dry and plenty of grip, may be different in wet conditions I imagine.
wadawads - 24/Mar/15
Went up to day for a spot of sunny afternoon bouldering. Well worth spending an hour or two here. Lovely rock, if somewhat green at times.
williamsf1 - 19/Jul/10
well, the rock itself was great but getting to it was truly painful. the bracken is 5 feet high in some places and brambles fill this at ankle high. my ankles are ripped to shreds :s not a great place to go in the summer but well worth a visit any other time.
wowsteadyon - 02/Jul/08
hi went and climbed here 26-06-08,very good climbing. i found a small cave just to the right of the v3 gave a lovely 6a+ ish problem,good moves good rock available to view on utube search oaks pinnacle.
clintos - 26/Jun/08
This is a cracking spot on a sunny day (like today!) The worst problem is the parking - leave your car either at Charley crossroads and walk back up the road (careful - very fast bit of road) or risk the wrath of the LWRT and park in the "official" car park past the Lodge house to the north west.
normie - 10/Feb/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Left Arete VS 4c * 26
2 Central Route VS 4c *** 44
3 Right Arete VD ** 46
4 Left Face VS 4c 29
5 Black Back VS 4c 29
6 Flat Rock V3 5b ** 26
7 low girdle V0 4b 26
Climb name Grade
8 high grirdle V0 4c 16
9 Isolated Pinnacle left face *
V0- 4b 9
10 Isolated Pinnacle right face *
V0- 4b 9
11 clint's cave * f6A+ 7
12 Flat Rock SS (LH) * f6C * 4
13 Flat Rock SS (RH) * f4+ 5
14 Flat Feet * f6B 4
Climb name Grade
15 Flat Rock SS (LH variation) * f6B+ 2
16 Clints cave extension * f6B ** 5
17 Clints dirty lip * f7A  
18 Flat Campus * V2 2
19 Black Back SDS * V1 3
20 Isolated Traverse * f4 3
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