Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 35m a.s.l
Phil Black leading with Ali Martindale 'birthday' belaying © steveboote
Former quarry, up to 60ft high, quite steep.
Re-Bolted - September 2011.Most routes have been generously bolted with the majority of climbs having the new style 'Rams Horn' lower off's.
You can gain entrance to the quarry by walking to the rear of the Travellers Arms pub: (outside right back) is fence and path to the quarry, about 5 minutes walk. Nearest station is Runcorn (main) and also local town buses about 1/2 a mile away. Follow signs for the Runcorn hill. You can find Travellers arms about 300 yards up western point road...
There is a free car park up the hill, which is signposted. You'll know you're in the car park when you see tennis courts below.
Be warned! - Lots of glass on the floor at the base of the walls and sometimes on the wall itself.
For up to date route information and topos, please check the Cheshire Wiki.
For the "By The Iron Bridge" buttress, walk to the right, past all of the routes, and keep following the path to the right until you get to the green iron bridge. Walk down the path and the routes are in front of you. Bring a bouldering mat.
From the dual carriageway around Runcorn, take the exit on the NW corner, over the road and up the hill to a T-junction. Take the second R. The crag is on the hill on the W side of Runcorn, near The Traveller's Rest pub.
The second R from the T-junction should lead to the quarry in about 300m, on the R. (More precise details welcome; 1989 description.) There is a car park situated jut above the tennis courts here between the two covered reservoirs. From this car park , there are three or fours paths. If you follow the path that has the sign next to it saying "Cliff edge 90m" you're on the right track. Follow this along to the right and then drop down and you'll be at the furthermost side of the quarry.
Be sure to read any BMC access notes on this crag.