The BMC own this popular sport climbing venue and the site is actively managed for the benefit of climbers and local nature interests. The rock in Horseshoe Quarry varies from good quality, solid rock to some areas which can be loose and hollow. As with all climbing, both climbers and belayers should be aware of this and pay close attention at all times and use of helmets is advisable. All fixed gear in place at Horseshoe has been installed by climbers unknown and is not subject to formal inspection by the BMC. As with any other crag, climbers should evaluate any fixed gear used and make a personal judgement about its quality and trustworthiness.