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Irby QuarryMerseyside, ENGLAND
Climbs 30 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude ? – Faces SW
There are currently a few stakes in place on the wall you face upon entering the quarry. These can be accessed by going to the second wall, and on the LH side of this scrambling up a small path and walking round the top of the quarry, but whilst doing this *be very careful*.
There is currently work being carried out by the persons who owns house at top of left wall. They have bought land leading right up to boundary of quarry and all the way along left side. He is planning to put horses there and possibly building in the future.At top of left wall the small middle fence post has been damaged and the post to the right is unstable. There is also a lot of glass and rubbish around to damage ropes, equipment etc. (last checked 14/08/10).
The stakes at the moment are in pretty good condition. Traversing round the quarry proves a pretty interesting problem, but should only be attempted in dry weather. The main wall does not dry very quickly, but the other wall on the left faces the sun and therefore dries pretty quickly, but is not advisable to go after rain. For those who care the Quarry is owned by the National trust, not the council! ENJOY.
The quarry is in fact owned by the local authority this can be clarified by visiting the ranger in Royden park. He will show you the map of area and the boundaries of national trust area. The quarry being very close to national trust border, that may be where the confusion lies. A date is being decided in the next couple of weeks for meeting for all local climbers to attend and get there thoughts and ideas expressed. will post date
work has started on the quarry to clear and improve the area. anyone interested in helping out on work days please make yourself known to Paul the ranger in Royden park. Work will probably carry on in new year now due to weather and holidays all help is much appreciated.
Climbs at this crag
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Take the A540 NW from Heswall for 3mi, then R onto the B5140 towards Frankby. After 0.7mi at a junction by a pub turn R onto a smaller road to Irby Hill. The crag is on the R after 400m; take the footpath through a large wooden gate and up a lane to the foot of the quarry, upon entry the main wall is dead ahead and there is a smaller wall to the left hand side.
Be sure to read the BMC notes.