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

Formica Slab © Phil West

Crag features

A small sheltered quarry that has been popular for years because of its accessibility. If you arrive and there are more than a couple of outdoor centre/school minibuses parked in the gateway it is probably worth looking elsewhere for your sport, though it has to be said Zapple is often free. The quarry and nearby edge (not described here but worth a look if you are interested in unexplored jungle) are named after the millstones that used to be quarried here; an old name for them was querns and the corruption 'yarn'-cliffe (and also 'Wharn'-cliffe) indicates a location of this ancient industry.

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.

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Guidebooks

Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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I will be climbing the currently listed climbs on Saturday 13th and will approve the grades afterward, also add any climbs that we find.
danrhodes1987 - 08/Jun/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Ant's Slab 
2Ant's ArêteVS 4b *464
3Aphid's WallE1 5a *200
4Latecomer Direct Start
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V0 76
5LatecomerHS 4b *697
6Soldier AntE3 5b *72
7Ant's CrackS 4a *792
8Ant's WallHS 4a **580
9Formica SlabHVS 4c 115
10Angular ClimbHVD 459
11CentipedeHVD 18
12Hidden CrackVS 5a *87
13Wake Me If I DieE1 5b 5
14Highway 61 RevisitedV1 8
15Cardinal's ArêteVS 4c *557
 Cardinal's Slab 
17Outdoor Centre RouteVD 259
18Cardinal's SlabVS 5a *210
19Hoey's Innominate (aka Threatened)HVS 5a 39
20Cardinal's CrackVS 4b *292
21Chalked UpE1 5a *61
22Griffins WallHS 4b 6
23Caterpillar Corner
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S  
24SuluVS 5a *104
25Rhythm of CrueltyE4 5c *11
26Capital CracksVS 4c *173
27Pedestal ArêteHS 4b *70
28For The Final Time
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E1 5b 4
29Pedestal Crack
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VS 4b 2
30Scoop-A-PoopHVS 5b 6
31Non-stop NightmareE1 5b 7
 Zapple Area 
33Flying Without Wings
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E5 6b  
34The Inverted JigsawE1 5b 4
35Rubble Trouble
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E3 5c  
36S.T.P.VS 5a 47
37Short Arête
-
S 2
38Bow Shaped Wall
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HVS 4c 2
39Crème de la CrèmeE6 6b ***10
40Crème de la Crème Startf7A+ 6
41THEM!f7C+ *3
42Five Minutes
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E2 5b  
43Fall PipeVS 4c **49
44Zapple Left-handHVS 5a ***36
45ZappleHVS 5b ***375
46ZappaE4 6a  
47Hot RatsE5 6c  
48Trised CrackVS 4c 12
49StormfactorHVS 5b 3
50Flaky ClimbVD 10
51The SpurVS 4b 4
52The Rowel
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VS 4b  
53Short Crack
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VS 4c  
54ContourVS  
 Above Yarncliffe Quarry 
56Ants in Your PantsV0 2
57Blonde on BlondeV1 3
 Padley Gorge 
59MossatrocityV9 27
60Mossatrocity Standing Startf7A *18

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