Typical winter conditions in Cherry Hinton chalkpit, Cambridge © Richard J
This is a disused chalk quarry - totally ideal for dry tooling! The main section of the quarry is between 20 and 70 feet high and there are a number of obvious lines. The rock is pretty loose and sane people would only want to top rope. There are good belays on trees and a fence at the top. [Daniel Jaeggi]
Principally used by Cambridge MC, as it's closer than Snowdon. No guidebook - nobody would be *that* anal... but there is an online description of various "routes" at <a href="http://www.cumc.uk.com/content/journal_85_cherryh" target="_blank">http://www.cumc.uk.com/<WBR>content/journal_85_cherryh</a>
Some may have fallen down since then.
The quarry is almost unusable as of 05/02/11. Climbing is forbidden and the reserve is in awful condition with litter all over. [Jack K]
The quarry is now open to the public as a nature reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust, since Summer 2009. Access via a pedestrian gate to the NW.
The tops of the cliffs are so overgrown with brush that it is hard to find decent places to even toprope. [Dale Drake 7/06]
Also used as a mountain bike trail.
No guides found for this crag
|ok for top roping or abseiling though suspect one runs the risk of being kicked off as it is a nature reserve, but then so is Yosemite :-/|
adsthebads - 05/Jun/14
|This area is soon to be turned in to a nature reserve.
Act quick if you want to climb here.
devilman - 06/Apr/09
|Guide to "routes" can now be found at: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/cumc/journals/85/CHERRYH.html rather than the link above.|
neilfish - 20/Mar/07
|Map link is incorrect. The Chalks pits are just on the outskirts of Cherry Hinton itself, not near Linton.|
Tom Handley - 28/Nov/05