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Climbs 233
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 99m a.s.l
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Pitch 1, Crumble. © deepstar

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Leigh Woods is owned and managed by the National Trust which permits climbing on a conditional basis. Read the access notes carefully, this is a sensitive site for conservation.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 20 April to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the whole of Quarry 5, where the peregrines that were previously nesting on Avon Gorge Main Wall have relocated to.


Does anyone have any topos for Quarry 3?
Ale152 - 08/Jun/20
Quarry 5 is massively vegetated. Walking to the upper tiers is a dirty adventure. Grey wall is bold, except for the a couple of routes at the left where there is protection but rock is loose. The main section would be nice to have it bolted. Maybe it does a few worthwhile routes. I think that going bold, putting shitty or no protection, until you find a couple of pitons for the crux, it is not what trad is about. It is just nonsense, unnecessary risk.
FerClimbs - 04/Jul/19
There are birds nesting in the far right section of quarry 3. Avoid climbing here for at least 8 weeks i.e. wait until mid june
jld579 - 27/Apr/18
Wow! I am really impressed by the shear volume of climbing here. :O
That Dude With The Beanie - 12/Apr/17
Hold your horses, it is almost definitely going in the new Avon guide. Theres a lot of rare plants and trees in the quarries so much surveying and negotiation is going on.
Mark Davies PK - 04/Aug/14
why is climbing discouraged here but tree climbing is encouraged and mountain biking celebrated? having just climbed a lovely little route here maybe its time to go public with the rest.
leland stamper - 03/Aug/14
The "secret" part of Leigh woods is going to be well worth several visits once all is revealed. Seriously can't wait!
Stanners - 16/May/12
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