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Restricted Access

Access for climbing has been banned here in the past. However, following recent negotiations with Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, (the company who lease the quarry), climbing access is now allowed on the following basis:

  • Climbers must obtain a key by visiting the MOP offices situated at the ski slope (very close to the quarry): Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, North Somerset, BS25 5PQ. Phone 01934 834 877 and is open 9am-8pm weekdays and 9am-6pm weekends. The key must be returned once you finish climbing. Should the office be closed please post the key through the letterbox.
  • MOP will fund a supply of keys but if too many are not returned or lost this could jeopardize the agreement.
  • Climbers must not hinder MOP’s commercial activities within the quarry.
  • MOP reserve the right to remove loose rock and place fixed equipment as required by their commercial operations.
  • Commercial organisations must discuss access with MOP prior to visiting the quarry.

Although it is relatively easy to enter the quarry without a key it is essential that anyone visiting the quarry adhere to the agreement outlined above.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

Peregrines have been reported here, usually nesting opposite the slab routes - please take care during the spring not to disturb them.
20m. One of the best routes on the lower lift giving some very nicely sustained and relatively well protected 4c/5a climbing direct up the tallest part of the slab. Start just right of some drooping rusty metalware and climb into a horizontal gash. Climb straight up the slab past three 10mm bolts and a bomber rock 8 near the top.

M Davies/R Stanfield 31/May/2015.

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