Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 230m a.s.l
A minor quarry of local interest only. If you like your routes steep, technical and sustained you could do worse than spend an afternoon here. Nearly every route kicks in as soon as you step off the floor, and rarely lets up before you're sitting on the top.
Although only a minor venue, the crag can be a useful retreat from the wind, being relatively sheltered. Almost all the climbs are on southwest-facing walls, and the crag can be a sun trap on fine afternoons.
Many of the routes are overgrown with ferns and/or heather. Some of the horizontal breaks have a lot of grit that washes into them after rain and may, therefore, need brushing.
From the parking on Bute Street, follow the pleasant lane past smallholdings, past the reservoir dam, through the turnstile and turn right to follow the track bearing left into the quarry.
|fingery climbing is the order of the day here, whilst the gear is good up to the halfway break it tends to get a bit more sparse above this. if you don't like crimpy holds then there are plenty of undercuts/sidepulls to make use of.
The Arete is worth calling in for if you're close by|
JamieSparkes - 10/Sep/10
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