/ good gritstone north west suggestions
Looking for a suggestion of a gritstone destination in the northwest ideally not too far from kendal.
Ideally lots of lower grades VD-VS
Had a search on the crags page and found lester mill quarry which seems to have plenty of the right grades but no idea if its any good
pule hill rocks looks like it could be an option as well ?
Picture here of early days at Lester Mill
For sheer quality head for the Chew valley near Oldham. The new guide is brilliant.
Head down to Skipton? Rylstone, Crookrise
The Chew is miles away
Cheers guys for all the suggestions. Going to give wilton 3 a try as I have lancashire rock.
> Cheers guys for all the suggestions. Going to give wilton 3 a try as I have lancashire rock.
Just to warn you it might be a tad grubby in places due to all the rain washing dirt down the routes. Don't let it put you off, but if it turns out you really can't bear it then head to over to the other quarries to hunt out some routes that shouldn't have suffered from any run-off.
Throsher, Fingernail, Flywalk, and other routes on the inside of the Prow should all be ok. Not so certain about 999, but if it's dry then it's definitely worth doing.
Hi chuck, Wiltons are my local crags so get in touch when you want the grand tour.
> Head down to Skipton? Rylstone, Crookrise
> The Chew is miles away
Yes sorry didn't read the Kendal bit!
> Yes sorry didn't read the Kendal bit!
Good though! Although haven't been for ages.
Cheers for all the input guys had a great time at wilton 3.Was generaly impressed with the whole are and would definitely go back again. Could do with some tlc when it dries out as it was quite green in places
Did the following routes
Meeny VD ( crack seemed a bit hard for VD)
Barbecue S - good
Mo HS - good
Justine S ( unpleasnt to say the least)
Shivers arete E1 - some guys let us have a go on thier top rope and even I managed it after a couple of go's at the top bit
Was a bit of seepage on the whole but enough to go at. A fair bit of mud in some routes. Had a look in wilton 1 before going home and it looked like the lost world and quite wet.
Well worth the trip and dried out surprisingly well considering the roads were still wet on the way there.
Good stuff - sounds like typical Wilton after lots of rain! I thought Justine was enjoyable if unspectacular when I did it, though. I find Spring and Summer is when it's in its best nick, although you may have to fend off the midges.
Troy Quarry is a bit nearer to you & dries much quicker than The Wiltons, Good, well protected routes at the grade you are looking for...
Why would you travel from the Lakes to some grotty quarry in Lancashire?
Cadshaw castle crag is out of the way and natural grit rather than the more usual Lancs quarried. It can get midgy and there is some suspect rock and polish there but there are lots of routes VD to HS, quiet, top ropable if you want to try a harder route and belay stakes across the top. I often go there soloing and its always quiet.
Elsewhere on the site
Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. Initially made from... Read more
Every so often you meet someone in climbing that makes you take a step back. Someone with a fire in their eye, passion in... Read more
A pack designed for year-round ascents. Super light, flexible, strippable and seasonally versatile you can rely on this perennial... Read more
Manchester Climbing Centre is showing Reel Rock’s Valley Uprising on Tuesday the 11th of November at... Read more
Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days,... Read more