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Cherry Hinton Chalk Quarry Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 12 – Rocktype Chalk – Altitude ? – Faces SE
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]
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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.
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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