Honley Quarry

Climbs 46 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 129m a.s.l – Faces NE

Crag features

High concentration of climbs from 8-15 metres in a small quarry just outside Huddersfield. There are some with good overhangs and plenty of places for trad protection. At the top of each climb there is a fence a few meters back from the top that has large stone posts that are great for using as anchors. The quarry can be used for leading or top roping.

Approach notes

From Huddersfield travel out to Netherton and then take the back road to Honley. Follow the road to Moll spring and park next to Honley Old Wood.

YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999), Kirklees Climbing Website,
Out of print: Huddersfield Area (2002)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1BarkadVS 4c * 
2Problem 1VB 4c  
3Problem 2V0-  
4Problem 3V0  
5Problem 4V1 5b  
6Phil's Traverse *HVS  
7The Devil's Steps *MVS 4
8SuperstitionE1 5b 2
9Ladders *VD 6
10Joe's Chimney *D 2
11Square Head Phil *MVS 3
12Zig And Zag *MVS 7
13White Crack *MVS 2
14Escape Route *VD 2
15Smoking Slab *E1 3
16Watch Yer Back *E1 1
17Sore Fingers *E1 3
18Sticky Bun *E1 2
19Birch Climb *MVS  
20Arete Edge *MVS  
21Arete's Revenge *VS  
22Tress Pass *MVS  
23Bottle Neck *MS  
24Elasta Plast *HVS  
25What Tree *MVS  
26Jammer *HVD  
27Sue's Chimney *HVD  
28Shedpoojsize *E2 5b * 
29Triple Bad Acid *E2 5c *3
30My God Rides A Skateboard *E4 5c **4
31Straight Outta Cleckheaton *E5 6b **1
32The Dog's Buscuits *E4 5c **5
33Millions of Dead Christians *E4 6c ** 
34Jesus Loves America *E3 6a ** 
35Joker Hysterical Face *E4 6b ** 
36Undilutable Slang Truth *E6 6c ** 
37My Brain is In The Cupboard *E3 5c ** 
38Problem 5V0 5a  
39Problem 6V2 5c  
40Problem 7V0 5a  
41Jenny's corner *MVS 4b 1
42The Can Can *HVS 5b 1
43Better Than Video Games *VS 4c 1
44Kim Saigon *MVS 4b *2
45Evensong *HVS 5b 1
46Asbestosis *f7A 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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The trees in the quarry have now been felled, this has significantly improved the venue, the rock is drying out and will be a lot easier to clean. Feel free to garden a route next time you visit!
Alex Thompson - 26/May/14
went to honley wood today, we set a top rope up because of the growth on the rock, had a good day though, helmet advised
gorza011 - 11/Jun/11
Has anybody been here since last year?
adi bryant - 17/Jun/10
I went for a walk up there yesterday looks like a really good crag just needs some TLC.
grubes - 24/Aug/09
I'm looking to organise a clean up at the moment, will be posting on the Forum shortly!
Alex Thompson - 10/Aug/09
I'm also happy to help with a cleanup if you drop me a line with a date/time.
bullethead - 30/Jul/09
Hi, I saw you post about a honley crag clean up, i can help, let me know ifyou organise a date/time
Simonj - 28/Jul/09
We are looking for people to help the cleanup of this quarry this summer. It is mainly vegetation build up that is the problem and moss on the rock.
JamesClare - 19/Jul/09
The asbestos are a few tiles from the roof of the quarry building that used to occupy one of the bays, these are now pretty much covered by vegetation. Also there's a lot less rubbish than I expected. The off-vertical walls are starting to green up as trees are cutting off light to the walls. Just needs a little TLC and this would be a quality venue!
Alex Thompson - 19/Jul/09
I would not recomend climbing here due to the asbestos dumbed around the quarry, which is a shame because, if given a quick clean, many of the routes here would be worthwhile.
Neftechalar - 08/Oct/07