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.

Routes

7 trad routes (E3...E6)
1 sport route (7c+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Certain Surprise Wall
A fabulous wall of red-stained limestone peppered with a multitude of pockets, thin cracks and deep...
6
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Tricky Dicky Wall
A sheer wall of compact limestone scored by a thin crack and split by a couple of narrow ledges.
2
Trad
 
Level

5 mins

sheltered
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