/ Lancashire Quarries.
Trowbarrow is definitely do-able by public transport
> Trowbarrow is definitely do-able by public transport
Did that loads of times in my student days.
I'll compile a list of doable places, hopefully I'll meet other climbers while I'm there, then I can go on the good ol' bicycle.
Its the 125/126
Knowle Heights, Darwen - about 200m from station
Billinge Hill, Cherry Tree - about 2km from station
Hoghton, Pleasington - about 2.5km from station
Healey Nab, chorley - about 2km from station (Stronstrey bank another 1km)
Horrobin (undeveloped), Adlington - about 2km from station
Parbold, Parbold - about 1.5km from station
Egerton, Bromley Cross - about 2km from station
Esoteric, yes. I've not climbed at Billinge but it looked like it would be alright in dry weather. I've had some fun bouldering at Knowle Heights - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yugxPv2KzO4
Just off Horrobin lane.
> Just off Horrobin lane.
Do you have any more info on this spot? It's really close to where I grew up and my dad still lives round there so would be good to have somewhere to nip round to when I go to visit. I assume it's just bouldering?
Routes as well. 10-12m high, in a leafy quarry. A decent looking arete, a vertical wall and an overhanging wall which apparently never dries. Most stuff needs a bit of a clean - I don't know what, if anything, has been climbed.
It's not on the crags map. It's not Anglezarke.
Is the map you linked the exact location? I vaguely remember there being something crag-like in those trees at the centre of that map but it was a long time ago. I don't remember seeing anything upto 10m or so though.
Yeah, that's the spot. I don't know the exact height, but too high for bouldering!
I'll definitely check it out next time I'm in the area then. Unfortunately I'm pretty new to climbing and my outdoor experience is pretty much limited to bouldering at the moment but it'll still be interesting to have a look.
Thanks for the info.
There is some bouldering potential as well, but it needs cleaning.
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