Altitude 256m a.s.l
Tottering.. © davidalcock
Leckhampton hill is possibly the definitive local esoterica. Quarried Oolitic limestone up to 20m, composed of loose crumbly megablocks. Most of the climbing is in Trye's Quarry, tucked away below the main cliff face, about 100 yards south of the Devil's Chimney.
The main cliff face is extremely loose, and an SSSI - climbing is not recommended, or appreciated by the council, who own the land, despite the two rotting belay stakes at the top of the cliff.
Trye's Quarry has more solid rock, the first routes being climbed by the GMC. There are some small trees for belays, and allegedly some more stakes - inspection of the top-outs before climbing is highly recommended. Although the rock is generally more solid, visitors should note the large hanging block towards the north end of the quarry - anyone climbing Joet will quickly appreciate how precarious it is.
Some boulder problems on good rock have been developed (but not recorded) towards the south of the quarry (best approached from the southern car park and dropping down into the quarry via the small path), and some more easy problems can be found by the car park.
Climbing on the Devil's Chimney pinnacle is strictly forbidden.
Adders have been reported below the cliffs in the summer months.
A popular path runs below the crag, and climbers should try to avoid dislodging anything with the potential to crash on to the path.
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