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Climbs 98
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 113m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Fighting all the way on the first ascent of Relentless 8B © Aidan Nelson

Crag features

Old slate quarry. Best routes: "Sorcerer" E1 5b***, "Sorceress"E6 6b*** ( Old aid route, some bolts). [Al Smith] Definitely Not E2 5b * and Saucy E3 5c ** also good. Sorceress apparently de-bolted.

 

**URGENT UPDATE - PLEASE READ**

During recent years Forest Rock has grown from a small local crag to a popular hub of hard Bouldering. While this has been great for development keep in mind it is based in the village between multiple houses. Unfortunately one of the locals isn't too fond of climbers (or anyone?) being there and making any sort of noise. This has resulted in multiple confrontations over the years and especially during the current pandemic. 

To keep track of any issues the Leicestershire Climbs Facebook page has created a post for people to keep track of any issues. If confronted stay polite, stay calm and assess the situation appropriately on whether or not you feel like it's best to leave to avoid potential access issues. And then leave a comment on the following post including date, time and a brief explanation of the situation - https://www.facebook.com/108132692616374/posts/2927450847351197/

Approach notes

Forest Rock is in the centre of Woodhouse Eaves by "The Forest Rock", Public House.. which is now converted to something else [06/06]. Park in old car park just past the war memorial.

Restricted Access

Access to the crag is sensitive given that is is very close to nearby houses - residents have in the past confronted climbers and asked them to leave.

Please make a particular effort to be quiet at this crag (especially avoiding shouting and bad language), take all litter home with you and don't use the crag or it's surrounds as a toilet. Keeping a low profile here is a good idea to help develop good realtionships with local residents and avoid access issues in the future.

Two useful links for further info are the online version of the Cicerone Leicestershire Climbs guidebook and the new Leicestershire Climbs website.

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