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Croft Crags

Situation and character

Located on the banks of the river Soar the crags of Croft village are a perfect spot for an evening’s bouldering. The problems are up to 5m in height and the grades range from V0 – V7.  The rock type is granite. The landings are good.


It is best to park on Huncote Road outside the Heathcote Arms. You can approach the crag from two directions.

1. From behind the bus stop by the river on Station road there is a path. This takes you straight to the crags quickly and easily (as long as the stingers aren’t too high).

2. Walk out of the village towards Huncote.  After 100m take the footpath down the side of the church on the left side of the road. Follow this over the bridge and head back left towards the village.


There are no known access issues here.




1. Devils Feather V7

A rising traverse on thin breaks from left to right finish up "Dogs life".

2. Twinkle toes V5

Standing start. Climb thin breaks direct to top break.

3. Crofter V4

Standing start from crimps in middle break.  Climb direct to top break.

4. Dog’s life V2

Standing start.  Climb direct to the top break.

5. Dog V0

Climb direct

6. Doggy V0

Climb direct

7. Dogger V0

Climb crack feature leftwards

8. Dogging V2 A good warm up. Traverse the wall from right to left starting right of the right arête on a good hold. Keep low and traverse left to finish up Dogs Life.