Thorny Bank Hill Quarry

Climbs 39 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces SW

Crag features
An clean exposed south west facing limestone quarry. The rock is very rough, almost like gritstone, and a little loose looking in places.

Online topos availabe at and in the PDF linked at the bottom

Access notes
Access is described as sensitive. Another part of the site is apparently still a working quarry.


Out of print: North East England (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Stick or TwistE1 5b *2
3Stacked DeckHS 4c 3
5Owd BartleVS 4c 6
6Cobscar WallE2 5c **3
7Tumbling DiceE1 5b **2
8Dawson's DownfallE2 5c ***3
9Winning StreakE1 5b ***6
10The StripE1 5b *2
11Apedale RoadHVS 5a *4
12Apedale Road VariationHVS 5a 2
13Crocodile SandwichE2 5c **2
14House Of CardsE1 5a 2
15Roll The BonesE2 5b * 
16No Cause For AlarmE1 5b 2
17IndrecE2 5c **2
18Chaytor RakeHVS 5b 4
19It's Good CrackE1 5b **4
20Odd-JobE1 5a 3
21Pussy GaloreE2 5c *2
22The ScropesVS 4c 4
23GrapeshotVD 5
25Forgotten CrackVS 4c 2
26Big Rock Candy MountainE1 5b *2
27Fern CrackVS 4c 2
29Shy AreteVS 4c **3
30Unnamed CrackE2 5c * 
31Unnamed CornerHVS 5a 2
32The Flashing Blade6c ***1
33Hibbert's RouteE4 6a *** 
34Richardson's RouteHVS 5b 2
35Scooper Dooper 1VS 4c 3
36Thumbs UpVS 4c 2
37GordonE3 5c ** 
38MassacreHVS 5a 2
39Starting PointE3 5c * 
40Private PileHVS 5b 2
41Full Metal JacketHVS 5b 2
43EteraHVS 5a 2
44TarmaceveVS 5a 2
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Went here today and there is a big sign saying No Public Access, including equestrian, climbing, walking, motorbikes and vehicles. Went to have a look at the crag and a man in hi-vis orange overalls was wandering around. I assume it is well monitored!
Matt Bill Platypus - 02/Aug/09
Good climbing and gear on the routes on the left. The rock is clean but the alder bushes at the bottom will need cutting down before long as they'll start to spoil the routes.
petellis - 21/Jul/09