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
2 Top Left Wall Traverse V3 ** 23
3 Walk Tall V5 6
4 Spider Crack ArĂȘte V2 2
  Upper Tier Right
6 Crab Walk V6  
7 Top Right Wall Traverse V5 * 8
8 Minus 2 V7 *** 1
  Lower Tier Left
10 Jack in a Box V5 *** 2
11 Jack in a box- static version V3 *** 2
12 Mark's Dyno V2 * 2
13 Bridging the Gap V3 ** 3
14 Mini ArĂȘte 1 V0- 3
15 Left Left Corner V0- 10
16 Left Left Arete V0- * 8
17 New Traverse V5  
18 Prince Charles Jumps off the Wardrobe V8 1
19 Back Flip V3+ * 5
20 Left Wall V3 7
21 Left Arete V0- * 14
  Cental Tier
23 Mantle V3 * 3
24 Two's Company V3+ * 1
25 Three's a Crowd V4 ** 1
26 Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder V5 **  
Climb name Grade
27 Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder- Variation V3 **  
28 Left Hand Pillar of Brocillard V6 6
29 Abraxas V9 1
30 Original Traverse none 5b 5
  Lower Tier Right
32 Right Arete V0 12
33 Eliminisso V2 3
34 Right Wall V0 11
35 Reach Around V4 * 1
36 Right Right Arete V0- 9
37 Right Right Corner V0- 9
38 Face off V2 *  
39 Cusio V0+ 1
40 Yogi Bear Jams V3 * 3
41 Easy ArĂȘte V0- 7
42 Just Another Problem V1 1
43 Green Wall V0- 2
  Unconfirmed/unclimable problems
45 Mantleshelf Problem 2 none 6b  
46 Underneath The Arches none 5c  
47 Nithering none 5b 1
48 Private Eyes none 5c  
49 Trent Corner none 5a 7
50 Turn to Stone none 6a  
51 Smithers Eliminate none 6a  
52 Neil's Dyno none ?  
Climb name Grade
53 Wilson's Eliminate none ?  
54 Kendrick's Eliminate none 5c  
55 Allinson's Eliminate none 6b  
56 Portland Corner none 5a 5
57 Viennese Oyster none 6a  
58 Undercutter none 5c  
59 Crankaholic none 6a  
  Left Waterfront Tier
61 The Ice Experience none 5a  
62 Ice is Nice none 5c 1
63 Runaround none 5b  
64 Swoop Arete none 5a 2
65 Unknown Corner V2  
66 Swinging by the Knees from the Chandelier none 5b  
67 Where's the Burn Marks? none 5b  
  Right Waterfront Tier
69 Hey You There in the Jail none 5a  
70 Sex is Best on the Edge none 5a  
71 Summertime none 5b  
72 Regal Red Breast none 5a  
73 Mordward none 5c  
74 Vestigal Wall none 5b  
75 Vona Ogreg none 5a  
76 Crazy Frenchman none 5a  
77 Soggy Bits none 6a 1
78 Lower tier right traverse VE ? **  

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