Altitude 23m a.s.l
Infantile Disorder 3 © kevin stephens
In spite of a pleasant outlook, quality climbing on solid rock and stainless-steel bolts, The Gallery retains an impressively austere air that will not appeal to the timid. The rock is an unusual form of micro-diorite which offers few incuts or jugs but instead a profusion of large slopers, sidepulls and undercuts. Many of the climbs cover steep ground, but the moves will feel a lot less strenuous for the inventive and technically adept. The routes are often long, some requiring a 60m rope to lower off from.
The main crag faces northwest and gets the sun from early evening in summer. It is an exposed spot and can be extremely windy. The routes are quick to dry and there is not much seepage.
Park in the large layby on the left before the tunnel entrance. Cross the road and follow the cycleway around to the crag in 5 mins.
|Approach Iskara by carefully crossing the road as described in the guidebook. Climbing up the retaining mesh above the cycle path leaves you in the middle of nowhere on steep, slippery grass!
There's a Peregrine Falcon roost/plucking point (not a nest) part way up this route, so expect bits of dead seagull and plenty of guano.
Definitely not a crag for windy days.|
Pete_Frost - 25/May/19
|Really interesting crag with a unique style of climbing that is so different to limestone. Avoid on windy days.
A few routes have bolt hangars missing for some reason: Swiss Tony and maybe Fever Pitch.|
stp - 23/May/17
|Great local crag, especially for training. It deserves more traffic!|
dswansonlow - 09/Dec/13
|Emperor's new clothes?! We will not be returning.|
Bulls Crack - 08/Jul/13
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