Restricted Access

'Private Land' signs have appeared at some points along the boundary with the A635 road which has led to some confusion over whether access is permitted or not. This land is designated as Open Access and the public have a full legal right to access is for recreation on foot, including climbing. Please keep dogs on a lead to help avoid future difficulties.


Rockfax Description
Climb mixed rock and veg into the open groove (ancient bolt) then follow this to a tricky exit round the capping overhang. The best route of its grade in the quarry and high in the grade. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Suffered from rockfall May 2013 - possibly E2 5c now

FA. Bill Birch 1969. FFA. Steve Bancroft 1978.


ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors) , Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour , Definitive *** Peak Grit


User Date Notes
JTL 18 Sep, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: come on this is struggling to be worth a star, ice axes helpful at the start
Show beta
βeta: come on this is struggling to be worth a star, ice axes helpful at the start

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High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
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High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
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Votes cast 13
Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest

Grade: E1 5a ***
(Wilton 1)

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