Climbs 50
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 420m a.s.l
Faces S

About to hit the deck from 19 metres. © Franco Cookson

Crag features

A splendid quarry, like an unspoilt (unpegged) mini Millstone Edge. Strong features; square cut aretes, grooves and clean cut jamming cracks. Nice clutch of routes between HVS and E3. Best HVSs are Poteen (5b), The Old Triangle (5a), Kershaw's Krackers (5c). The Arete (E2 5b), Sinn Fein (E3 5c) and Guns and Drums (E5 6a) being particularly fine hard routes. Only problems are seepage from the cracks after rain and a bit of veg. at the start of some climbs.

Approach notes

From Tintwistle (WSK 023974) head east on the Woodhead Pass Rd (A628) for about 1 mile. On the right is a reservoir access road and opposite the old quarry track. Once located head back 300 yards to a layby (DO NOT block the reservoir access track). Follow the old track as it winds up the hill to reah the quarry in 20 min.


Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Over the Moors (2012)
On Peak Rock (2003)
Peak Climbs - Kinder and Bleaklow (1990)

Out of print:
O gradey's offers the best whipper in the north.
Franco Cookson - 10/Aug/12
A pleasant 15 min walk up to the quarry and great views are possibly the only reason (besides the layback classics and The Arete) to take time out of one’s busy climbing schedule to sample Tints delights. The old triangle was a seeping snot fest despite previous sustained great weather, as for its 2 stars and 5a tech grade ill have to agree to disagree. Knobblekerry corner a 4c??!! Lack of gear for the last 15m while climbing from one shrubbery to the next is eerie. In short:- you’re in the peaks with the best climbing substance known to mankind beneath you, do the grit and yourself a favour and go someplace else.
tommakin - 21/Apr/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1LeviE1 5b *7
2LeprechaunVS 4c 7
3ScimitarHVS 5b *29
4PoteenHVS 5b **16
5Sinn FeinE3 5c **5
6The Old TriangleHVS 5a **35
7Nil Carborundum IlligitimumE3 5c *8
8The AreteE2 5c ***88
9O'Gradey's Incurable ItchE5 6c **1
10The Little SpillikinE3 6a *6
11Gerry Adams' BeardE4 6b *1
12Kershaw's KrackersHVS 5c **28
13Stiff Little FingersE1 5b *7
14CornflakeVS 4c **33
15SoapflakeVS 4c *5
16Knobblekerry CornerVS 4c *14
17Nosey ParkerE4 6a ** 
18Black MichaelVS 4c 6
19Sham-rockVS 5a 1
20Good Things Come to Those Who WaitE3 5c * 
21Guns and DrumsE4 6a **3
22Wall and GrooveHVS 5a *3
23The Peace ProcessE5 6b *1
24Fenian WallE4 6a * 
25Republic GrooveHVS 5a 1
HS 1
27Knocknagowan GrooveS 3
28Dublin cracksS **4
f7A **2
31Dream Chaser
f7B 1
32Gobbin GroveVS 4c *1
33No Namef5  
34Shillelah GroveHVS 5a 1
35WeedkillerHVS 5b 1
36Kilkenny Crack *HVS 5a *1
37Tipperary Crack *HVS 5a *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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