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Wintour's Leap Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 100'
Location: 51.6637, -2.6641 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Jun 21, 2011
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Description 

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!.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 11.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Butterfly

Butterfly 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Fly Wall
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

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Rock Climbing Photo: The outlook over the River Wye from the cliff. (ph...
The outlook over the River Wye from the cliff. (ph...

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