Yarncliffe Quarry

Climbs 55 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 259m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features

A small quarry with two distinct sections. The LH is slabby, clean/polished (sometimes sandy) and slabby. Easy routes, Ant's Arete (HS 4a), Ant's Crack (S, worthwhile but popular with Outdoor Groups). RH section is steeper and although a bit dirty/green offers some great jamming routes, Sulu, STP and Fallpipe (all VS 4c), and Zapple (HVS 5b). Best route is the rarely climbed magnificent arête, Creme de la Creme (E5 6b)

Yarncliffe has just been treated to a clean up (March 2010). Many of the trees that were shading the crag have been removed or trimmed, and the routes cleaned up significantly. This should allow them to dry out and hopefully stay good - if people climb them!

Approach notes

Situated near to the Fox House Inn - Grindleford Rd (B6521). Very limited parking at the entrance, otherwise walk from parking further north (top of Padley Gorge OS ref. SK 258800. Well served by buses.


Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Eastern Grit (2015), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Froggatt to Black Rocks (2010), Peak NE Pokketz (2007), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Climbs - Froggatt (1991),
Out of print: Eastern Grit (2006) (2006), Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Gritstone East (2001)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Ant's AreteVS 4b *427
3Aphid's WallE1 5a *183
4LatecomerHS 4b *631
5Latecomer Direct StartV0 5a 66
6Soldier AntE3 5b *69
7Ant's CrackS 4a *705
8Ant's WallHS 4a **512
9Formica SlabHVS 4c 106
10Angular ClimbHVD 414
11CentipedeHVD 18
12Hidden CrackVS 5a *79
13Wake Me If I DieE1 5b 4
14Highway 61 RevisitedV1 5b 7
15Cardinal's AreteVS 4c *506
17Outdoor Centre RouteVD 237
18Cardinal's SlabVS 5a *191
19Hoey's Innominate (aka Threatened)HVS 5a 37
20Cardinal's CrackVS 4b *266
21Chalked UpE1 5a *51
22Griffins WallHS 4b 6
23Caterpillar CornerS  
24SuluVS 5a *90
25Rhythm of CrueltyE4 5c *11
26Capital CracksVS 4c *159
27Pedestal AreteHS 4b *68
28For The Final TimeE1 5b 4
29Pedestal CrackVS 4b 2
30Scoop-A-PoopHVS 5b 6
31Non-stop NightmareE1 5b 6
33Flying Without WingsE5 6b  
34The Inverted JigsawE1 5b 4
35S.T.P.VS 5a 45
36Rubble TroubleE3 5c  
37Short ArêteS 2
38Bow Shaped WallHVS 4c 2
39Creme de la CremeE6 6b ***10
40Crème de la Crème Startf7A+ 6
41THEM!f7C+ *3
42Five MinutesE2 5b  
43Fall PipeVS 4c **49
44Zapple Left-handHVS 5a ***27
45ZappleHVS 5b ***307
46ZappaE4 6a  
47Trised CrackVS 4c 11
48StormfactorHVS 5b 2
49Flaky ClimbVD 10
50The SpurVS 4b 3
51The RowelVS 4b  
52Short CrackVS 4c  
55Ants in Your PantsV0 5a 2
56Blonde on BlondeV1 5b 2
58MossatrocityV9 6c 25
59Mossatrocity Standing Startf7A *16
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