Fairy Cave Quarry

A guide to the limestone slab climbing of Fairy Cave Quarry (between Stoke St Michael and Oakhill in the limestone of the Mendip Hills of Somerset). Illustrated with photo topos and photo action shots. 

A guide to the limestone slab climbing of Fairy Cave Quarry (between Stoke St Michael and Oakhill in the limestone of the Mendip Hills of Somerset).

Since its relatively recent development, Fairy Cave Quarry has rapidly gained popularity, and is now the area's Mecca for 'trad' slab climbing. On first acquaintance one may be alarmed at the amount of choss, but this is a large place, and there are extensive areas of high-quality limestone slabs to be found. These slabs, which reach a height of 40 metres, provide excellent, solid climbing, free from pegs and other fixed gear.

Though the climbs are north-facing, they are quick to dry. Some of best climbs are Rob's Crack (VS), Moving Target (E3), Glacial Point (E4) and Strictly Ballroom (E1), and the there are almost 150 climbs in total, mostly in the VS - E2 range.

Illustrated with photo topos and photo action shots.

Card cover, 16cm x 10.5cm, 72 pages.

Published 2012.

ISBN: 978-0-901601-95-7.

Unfortunately now out of print with no known date for reprinting. However, selected climbs at Fairy Cave Quarry are included in the CC guide South West Climbs Volume 1.

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