Wintour's Leap Rock Climbing
General view of Wintour's Leap (photo by Phil Asht...
The largest crag in the area. Quarried or natural limestone, routes up to 300 feet long. Mainly west facing. Great views over the Wye (a tidal section of the river) - not to be confused with the River Wye in Derbyshire!.
From Chepstow take the B4228 to the village of Wintour's Leap. Park at the top and walk down - on first visit it's best to take the long way round (Lancaut Walk) to get a good view of the cliff.
Weather station 11.0 miles from here
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Featured Route For Wintour's Leap
Butterfly 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Europe
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The first bit of unvegetated cliff you encounter coming down from the quarry and a classic at the grade! The route is clear and involves some enjoyable crack climbing in the fingers and fist size ranges. The route apparently used to feature an overhang that was passed with a fixed point of aid- this has long since fallen off leaving an enjoyable free climb on the stiff side of VS.Climb earthy ledges to a left-facing corner, which is climbed via a wide crack and face holds. Belay at the wide ledg...[more] Browse More Classics in International
The outlook over the River Wye from the cliff. (ph...