Holwell Quarry

Climbs 14 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
A disused quarry of excellent granite. Needs a very long period of dry weather and most of the climbs require a good, regular clean.

The crag is home to a number of hard, bold slabby walls with the potential for more.

It's also been known to freeze in the winter to give some dubious ice routes.

Approach notes
From Haytor head north west cross granite railway, descend a steep slope to reach a section of the railway that leads to the quarry mouth

South Devon and Dartmoor (1995)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1The Chryswalke ConnectionVS 4b 1
2XmandiferHS 4a 4
3Spear of DestinyHVS 5b  
4Obscured by CloudsE6 6c ** 
5Lost WorldE5 6b * 
6A Fall of MoondustE2 5c  
7SaversnakeE3 5c 1
8Le Dernier CriE6 6a **1
9Brief EncounterVS 4c  
10JazooHVS 5b  
11You May Be the Face I Can't ForgetE4 5c **1
12Spasm ChasmVS 4c  
13Soft Option *S 4a  
14Sausage LossageHVS 5a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Some years there are some ice climbs in this quarry - unsure which of the lines or grades
DCIGadget - 24/Jun/11