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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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 *456
3Aphid's WallE1 5a *188
4Latecomer Direct Start
V0 73
5LatecomerHS 4b *676
6Soldier AntE3 5b *72
7Ant's CrackS 4a *763
8Ant's WallHS 4a **546
9Formica SlabHVS 4c 113
10Angular ClimbHVD 444
11CentipedeHVD 18
12Hidden CrackVS 5a *84
13Wake Me If I DieE1 5b 5
14Highway 61 RevisitedV1 7
15Cardinal's ArêteVS 4c *542
 Cardinal's Slab 
17Outdoor Centre RouteVD 252
18Cardinal's SlabVS 5a *201
19Hoey's Innominate (aka Threatened)HVS 5a 39
20Cardinal's CrackVS 4b *279
21Chalked UpE1 5a *56
22Griffins WallHS 4b 6
23Caterpillar Corner
24SuluVS 5a *96
25Rhythm of CrueltyE4 5c *11
26Capital CracksVS 4c *169
27Pedestal ArêteHS 4b *70
28For The Final Time
E1 5b 4
29Pedestal Crack
VS 4b 2
30Scoop-A-PoopHVS 5b 6
31Non-stop NightmareE1 5b 6
 Zapple Area 
33Flying Without Wings
E5 6b  
34The Inverted JigsawE1 5b 4
35Rubble Trouble
E3 5c  
36S.T.P.VS 5a 47
37Short Arête
S 2
38Bow Shaped Wall
HVS 4c 2
39Crème de la CrèmeE6 6b ***10
40Crème de la Crème Startf7A+ 6
41THEM!f7C+ *3
42Five Minutes
E2 5b  
43Fall PipeVS 4c **50
44Zapple Left-handHVS 5a ***28
45ZappleHVS 5b ***321
46ZappaE4 6a  
47Hot RatsE5 6c  
48Trised CrackVS 4c 12
49StormfactorHVS 5b 3
50Flaky ClimbVD 10
51The SpurVS 4b 4
52The Rowel
VS 4b  
53Short Crack
VS 4c  
 Above Yarncliffe Quarry 
56Ants in Your PantsV0 2
57Blonde on BlondeV1 2
 Padley Gorge 
59MossatrocityV9 27
60Mossatrocity Standing Startf7A *19

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