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Climbs 56
Rocktype Hornstone
Altitude 248m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Evening solo © Nicholas Livesey

Crag features

A mixture of boulder problems with good landings, unprotectable solos and short trad routes. Most routes about 6m in length but up to 10m in places. Some outstanding problems in the f5 to f6B range.

Topo available at Leicestershire Bouldering.

Approach notes

Parking Charges (card payments accepted, no entry after 8PM).
Up to 1 hour - £2
1 - 3 hours - £3
Over 3 hours - £4

If coming after hours park on Dean's Lane.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 April to 31 August

Reason: Nesting Birds

The Beacon Hill rangers have restricted access to part of the park between April and August 2021 for conservation reasons:  "to protect the ground nesting birds which use this area for breeding - and to allow the vegetation to recover and flourish"

The area with this temporary restriction is Jewel Hill and includes the two popular lower crags - Number Three Crag and Number Four Crag.

Beacon face left, Beacon face right and Summit crag are still open to the public and rock climbing is still permitted there.

Guidebooks

Lovely spot for an evenings bouldering, but not enough to keep you occupied for more than a day. Will be taking the family next time as it's a great spot for a picnic and some nice areas for the kids to climb on. Boulder Britain has a couple of pages detailing the main boulder problems.
tom_greenwich - 14/Aug/12
£2.50 parking now.
Phil Lyon - 16/Jun/11
Fab venue, top rope or solo/boulder. Park for £1.50 up until 7/8?, then exit anytime (left at 10.30pm). Shiny rock very soft so takes a polish but not an issue. Enjoy.
philhilo - 25/Jul/10
good bouldering/ soloing venue, catches the evening sun. Some of the landings require a bit of padding. there are spaces to park on the road by the entrance if you dont want to be locked in.
dreadheadmatt - 13/Apr/10
went there today 10-9-08 parking now £1.50 - nice little venue for an evening
Ian Archer - 10/Sep/08
Went there last night (28/06/05) Bouldered about a bit on first outcrop. Not bad evening venue, good location, kite flying possibilities. You have to pay a pound to get into the car park, worth it as the parks really well kept and very tidy.
Lancs Lad - 29/Jun/05
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