Climbs 70
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 38m a.s.l
Faces SE

josh doing shallow water soloing © Mark Duncan

Crag features

Situated in front of the University of Nottingham's Trent Building, this clean, solid, quarried sandstone wall, provides a number of delicate, fingery climbs. The wall is set on three tiers and the best problems are the traverses on the top tiers, but fun can be found on the lower tier with more traditional ‘up’ problems. It is constructed of quarried sandstone with all walls being just off vertical. The walls get to a whopping 3 meters in height, so naturally lends itself to bouldering and in most cases, for the competent climber, a pad isn’t needed. A guide has been recently developed in 2016 and can be found here...  Link now working 22/11/16


All climbs should finish not on the top of the lintel but standing up and reaching round for the back of the lintel (extending the problem), where appropriate or stated otherwise.*

Approach notes

Park in the two main carparks by the lakeside arts centre and walk along the north side of the lake, or park in the carpark next to the Trent Building (after 4pm only and on weekends.) and walk down the side of the building, down the grassy bank. The wall is below the clock tower.


No guides found for this crag

Also noticed that two new benches have been installed on the main terrace directly under such problems as Wilson's Eliminate thus making the starts inaccessible and the landings a bit tricky!
pebblespanker - 20/Sep/11
Great little stamina venue, somewhat fingery lol and lovely to return after nearly 30 years! Am curious to know when the last time it was sandblasted and when the grades were last checked ... Walk Tall in particular is a bit naughty for 6a :)
pebblespanker - 20/Sep/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Upper Tier Left 
2Top Left Wall TraverseV3 **22
3Walk TallV5 6
4Spider Crack ArêteV2 1
 Upper Tier Right 
6Crab WalkV6  
7Top Right Wall TraverseV5 *8
8Minus 2V7 ***1
 Lower Tier Left 
10Jack in a BoxV5 ***2
11Jack in a box- static versionV3 ***2
12Mark's DynoV2 *2
13Bridging the GapV3 **3
14Mini Arête 1V0- 1
15Left Left CornerV0- 8
16Left Left AreteV0- *7
17New TraverseV5  
18Prince Charles Jumps off the WardrobeV8 1
19Back FlipV3+ *5
20Left WallV3 7
21Left AreteV0- *13
 Cental Tier 
23MantleV3 *3
24Two's CompanyV3+ *1
25Three's a CrowdV4 **1
26Over the Shoulder Boulder HolderV5 ** 
27Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder- VariationV3 ** 
28Left Hand Pillar of BrocillardV6 6
29AbraxasV9 1
30Original Traversenone 5b 5
 Lower Tier Right 
32Right AreteV0 11
33EliminissoV2 3
34Right WallV0 10
35Reach AroundV4 *1
36Right Right AreteV0- 8
37Right Right CornerV0- 8
38Face offV2 * 
39CusioV0+ 1
40Yogi Bear JamsV3 *3
41Easy ArêteV0- 6
42Just Another ProblemV1 1
43Green WallV0- 1
 Unconfirmed/unclimable problems 
45Mantleshelf Problem 2none 6b  
46Underneath The Archesnone 5c  
47Nitheringnone 5b 1
48Private Eyesnone 5c  
49Trent Cornernone 5a 7
50Turn to Stonenone 6a  
51Smithers Eliminatenone 6a  
52Neil's Dynonone ?  
53Wilson's Eliminatenone ?  
54Kendrick's Eliminatenone 5c  
55Allinson's Eliminatenone 6b  
56Portland Cornernone 5a 5
57Viennese Oysternone 6a  
58Undercutternone 5c  
59Crankaholicnone 6a  
 Left Waterfront Tier 
61The Ice Experiencenone 5a  
62Ice is Nicenone 5c 1
63Runaroundnone 5b  
64Swoop Aretenone 5a 2
65Unknown CornerV2  
66Swinging by the Knees from the Chandeliernone 5b  
67Where's the Burn Marks?none 5b  
 Right Waterfront Tier 
69Hey You There in the Jailnone 5a  
70Sex is Best on the Edgenone 5a  
71Summertimenone 5b  
72Regal Red Breastnone 5a  
73Mordwardnone 5c  
74Vestigal Wallnone 5b  
75Vona Ogregnone 5a  
76Crazy Frenchmannone 5a  
77Soggy Bitsnone 6a 1
78Lower tier right traverseVE ** 

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