Climbs 62
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 41m a.s.l

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Grimy, green arete problem. Nothing special. © Lil_Pete

Crag features

Just north of Ring Road tower (see crag details) is a large boulder tucked up to the left in a gully clearly visible from the path. Note it is tucked away so look behind and left as you walk north about 100 yards. Now cleared of ivy, this boasts a small number of superb gritstone-like boulder problems on slopey pockets.

We've generated a large number of routes on this small boulder which seems daft but when you get on it you'll see why. Its good quality but take care with brushing as a wire brush isnt needed on most of the holds which have been cleaned.

Note the flat wall further around from this boulder, home to a superb dyno and some other good lines.

I've added some more climbs closer to the Hambrook on a small boulder, I've also noticed the wall above a small step, again on the approach to ring road boulder has been cleaned. There are now around 50 boulder problems in the valley.

Find topo by Dan Savory here:

Note, there is some dangerous wire around the top out area of some of the climbs, and when downclimbing a certain gully could be nasty. I'll try and chop it up if I get a chance, otherwise watch out.

Approach notes

The easiest way to locate this is to park at The White Horse Hambrook pub on the Winterbourne to Bristol road. Walk down the road until you reach a style at the end. Note that this is the river Frome, however you also walked past another river. Make sure youre following the river Frome downstream and walk for about 10 minutes, passing 2008 wall off to the right, and some other small rocks. Pass a black metal pipe crossing the river at head height and is a little further downstream. Its off in the woods to the right. It is just upstream of the ring road tower so if you reach this youve walked slightly too far.

There are small birds nesting under the cave with 6 tiny chicks at the moment. Please avoid disturbing
timmr002 - 21/Jul/19
Please dont chalk footholds there is no need at all. Or excessively chalk handholds. Hidden wall is a mess
Cheese Monkey - 11/Jul/14
Added that V1, 'My Name Is Mud', Sounds like it should come just after 'Shelf Traverse' on this list. Also looking at the topos, is 'Dans Dyno' meant to be on the Hidden Wall? Dear Crag Mod please feel free to delete this comment, was just trying to help with placment on the list, Cheers!
Steve nevers - 08/May/13
Had look for the first time today with DaveX, Nice little spot even if i did manage to somehow burst open a knuckle within minutes of getting there! Think i may have added a V1-2 to the rock between the main boulder and the hidden wall, starts in the middle of the rock by the damp crack & overhang straddling the short arete on the left of the crack/overhang, then moves up & left on a line of shallow finger jugs and a mono pocket around the next arete, then across to and up the muddy crack.. Topout was filthy though so climbed down.
Steve nevers - 08/May/13
The amount of chalk left on this is a f*cking disgrace. Sort it out please.
Mark Davies PK - 17/Mar/10
Did the high traverse listed as a project in the topo finishing at the jug of the dyno, would say about v5 but presume it may have been done now p.s i did this about three months ago
BenNorman - 04/Nov/09
Dan Savory's Topo guide now at
richtea21 - 25/Jun/09
There is now a retaining wall/landing zone built up under the nose of the boulder - so you can play around there without worrying about cartwheeling down the stinger/bramble infested slope. Looks like a few people have visited now and its cleaning up nicely. BTW rather than crossing the ring road and going across the fields as shown in Dan's Topo, just follow the cycle path East for 200 metres to the road bridge and take the little path and steps on the right that lead down under the bridge to the riverside path. Turn left at the bottom and the Tower will be 50 metres along (upstream) by the path (5 mins from the parking), then the Boulder another 75 metres along and up the slope on your left. The Cave is about 200m further.
richtea21 - 29/Jun/08
Part of the Ring Road Bouldering circuit, Topo Available here: Thanks to Dan Savory
richtea21 - 26/Jun/08
Nice pumpy (for me!) low level traverse to and across the low cave. Visible from the path through trees about 50m upstream of the tiny footbridge.
richtea21 - 18/Apr/08
Small boulder, but fantastic quality rock in a sheltered east facing location - seems to stay pretty dry too. Currently the landings are a bit slopey but hopefully will be improved next week.
richtea21 - 18/Apr/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 On a prayer V1 5b 89
2 Knuckleduster V5 6b *** 40
3 Knuckleduster Sit Start V6 6b ** 25
4 Living the Dream V6 6c ** 5
5 Traverse left to right V6  
6 Paradise V3 6a *** 25
7 Thunder in Paradise V8 6c ** 3
8 Paradise sit start
V8 6c 1
9 Central Arete V1 5b ** 109
10 Left nostril/ Nose picker V4 6b * 10
11 Nose sit start V3 6a *** 76
12 Five foot voyage V2 5c ** 51
13 Nose/Five Foot Voyage link up V4 6a ** 31
14 The Wall V2 5c 54
15 Eat Your Heart Out, Sausage Fingers! V6 6c *** 9
16 Eat Your Heart Out, Sausage Fingers! (V5 Version) V5 * 8
17 The leap of faith f6B+ ** 2
18 Mini Arete V2 5c ** 98
19 Lysdexic Pride f6B+ * 2
20 Mini Sit Start V4 6b ** 32
21 The Underpass V5 6b 12
22 The Undertaker V5 6b * 9
Climb name Grade
23 Undercrackers V6 6b ** 7
24 Smilers Slap V6 6c **  
25 Paradise Lost V5 6b *  
26 Under My Skin V8 ** 3
27 Shelf fish V3 6a 11
28 Friction Day V5 6b *** 1
29 Shelf Traverse V5 6b ** 7
30 My Name Is Mud V1 5
  Hidden wall
32 Left Wall V2 5c 59
33 Central Wall V2 5c ** 68
34 Happy Slapping V6 6c ** 17
35 Rise and Shine V4 6b 33
36 Dans dyno V8 6c ** 2
37 Pocket to me V1 5b * 49
  The Cave
39 Youch V6 ** 18
40 Cave Roof V2 5b * 68
41 Dinner plate roof
V1 5b * 94
42 The Rocker
V4 * 35
43 Throw up V3 6a 54
44 Edge of it all V4 6b 43
Climb name Grade
45 Creaky Roof Traverse V4 6a 30
46 Creaky Cop Out f5+ * 11
47 Escape from The Moronic Choice Monster * VS 4c 1
48 Clean Hand Traverse * f5+ 5
  2008 wall
50 Chased by a raincloud V0 5a 12
51 unknown arete V3 6a *** 12
52 Stinks of Piss f6B 2
53 Drone Zone f6A 5
54 Unknown sausage fingers 2 V4 6b * 5
55 Follow the leader V0 5a * 4
56 Hippy V1 5b * 4
57 Fascist V2 5c 2
58 Staying Power V6 6b/c ** 1
59 Drone Zone Sit f6B 2
60 Stream of Unconsciousness * HVS 5b 1
61 Geocache ArĂȘte * HS 4b 1
62 Geocache Wall *
HS 4a 2
63 Hanbroc prow *
VS 5a 2
64 Streamside shuffle *
VD 1
65 Stone by the stream *
D 1
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