Split Rock Quarry

Well concealed on the lower slopes of the rolling tree-covered Mendip Hills is this gem of a quarry. There are only a few routes here but the quality of the rock and climbing is fantastic and, for any team up to the task, a visit will be well rewarded. The routes are predominantly traditional, albeit with a smattering of fixed kit in the form of threads, pegs and bolts. The well-featured rock face gives the climbs a great deal of diversity, often linking pockets, cracks and breaks via thin face holds. Protection is normally good and the climbing is sustained and technical plus, on the harder lines, it is extremely fingery. The quarry is also popular with cavers, rescue teams and management training groups who use the cliff for practice and instruction from time to time.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
Sahara Certain Surprise Wall 1 E5 6b
2
Crimson Dynamo Certain Surprise Wall 2 E6 6b
3
Rustic Wall Direct Certain Surprise Wall 3 E3 5c
4
Red Rag to a Bull Certain Surprise Wall 2 E5 6b
5
Certain Surprise Certain Surprise Wall 3 E3 5c
6
Corsican Days Certain Surprise Wall 2 E3 5c
1
Smashing of Amps Tricky Dicky Wall 3 7c+
2
Tricky Dicky Tricky Dicky Wall 3 E5 6a

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