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Central Quarry

Lancashire, ENGLAND

Climbs 27 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 100m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
Short (30 to 80ft) but good quality. Sheltered [Paul Robins]

Access notes
No access problems.

Be friendly to the woodcutter who works in the quarry!

Visited 21/6/09 - a large portion of the main wall area has recently been blasted away and the rubble used to create a heavy vehicle access ramp to the top of the quarry. Area of lower tier near quarry floor also blasted. This may have impacted stability of adjoining rocks - may also suggest further blasting likely in future?

The top-outs of the remaining climbs are very heavily vegetated.

Weather forecast

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1.0mm rain
Mainly cloudy
19 °C
12 kph

0.1mm rain
Sun
20 °C
14 kph

0.8mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
21 kph

3.9mm rain
Cloudy
17 °C
11 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
17 kph
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Guidebooks
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Rubber BulletVS 5a 1
2Spy??  
3Camina?? 1
4Lode Star?? 1
5Lode Star Direct??  
6Pot-Pourri?? 3
7Mad Barney?? 2
8Paul Can't Climb??  
9Bizz Energy?? 2
10Verboten?? 2
11SabreE1 5b * 
12The BirchHVS 5b ***2
13Riding High??  
14Pale Face??  
 Climb nameGradex
15Gibberish Crack?? 1
16Little Matchstick Owen's Route?? 1
17A Thing of Hate?? 1
18Sword??  
19Sword Direct Finish??  
20Let's Do It??  
21A Fist Full of Stakes??  
22Pale Face Cometh??  
23Kissing the Gunner's Daughter??  
24Vendetta??  
25Co-Axial??  
26SPGVS 4b 1
27Rough RelativeE2 5c 1
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As a small update I reported the access issue to Les Ainsworth of the BMC. The site is on CRoW land so Les is going to raise the issue with Lancashire County Coundil as there should be the free right to roam the quarry. Apparently it will take a while to get a response so in the mean time be very careful if you are wanting to access this quarry.
monkeymark - 22/Nov/10

Just been to visit this quarry to have a look for next years adventures. We accessed the quarry via an old gate about 15 meters to the right of the main entrance grate but once inside we were told to get off the land by a someone who claimed to own the site and that it was private land. The quarry is not currently in the BMC RAD Database.
monkeymark - 21/Nov/10