Climbs 61
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 122m a.s.l
Faces W

Great Crack is indeed great © Mr. K

Crag features

A sadly neglected and rather overgrown venue, best visited early in the year before the foilage and ants come out. If some of the trees were removed, and some drainage diverted this would be one of the best quarries in the Peak, with some superb cracklines up to 25m long. Home to the excelent Great Crack HVS 5a, a jammers paradise, and three brilliant steep thin cracks at E5/6; Mr Franik, Repo Man and Get Rich Quick. Pride of place however is Dharma, Dawes' stunning wall climb.

Approach notes

Follow the A6 to The Derwent Hotel (SK 332544) head to Crich, but after 100m turn left along a minor road to Robin Hood/Holloway. After approx 1/4 mile pull onto a parking area on the left where a track leaves the minor road. Cross the road and head up the diagonally trending footpasth into the quarry (3 min). No access problems.

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why is dukes quarry shown on ukc map east of ashbourne?and not at whatstandwell
nick w - 15/Apr/09
Wow. Visited this at the weekend - like finding another millstone that will sadly never get used!
petellis - 18/Aug/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Duke's Quarry Routes 
2ArsenicHS 4c *2
3StrychnineHS 4c  
4Myrtal Seven PinsVS 4c  
5Un-named areteVS 4b 1
6Fat CrackS 4a 1
7The BlusherHVS 5a *1
8Red Wall Direct
VS 4c 5
9Red WallVS 4c  
10Hornswoggle FlakeS  
11Central TineVS 4b *8
12Left TineVS 4c  
13Right TineS 4c 2
14Barley MowVD  
15Kens cornerVS  
16The DukeHVS  
17Woodlice CrackVS 4c 1
18Great CrackHVS 5a ***80
19DharmaE7 6c ***4
20Magister LudiE3 5c  
21ClarastirraHVS 5a  
22Earth BoundHVS 5a  
23Maffi MhukHVS 5a  
24Rusty SlabS  
25Corrosion GrooveS  
26Black CrackS  
27The WhifflerVS  
28Great CornerE3  
29Blackberry WayVS  
30Direct StartHS  
31Pillar RambleVD  
32The StreakerE2 5c 1
33Destroying AngelHVS 5b 2
34AnarchyVS 4c  
35Bel AmourVS  
36Hen GrooveS  
37Kimberly CornerHS 4b  
38Slippery FlakeVS 4a  
39Shipstones ShrineVS 4b  
40Straight CrackS 4a  
41Hop, Step and JumpVD 4a  
43Push OffVS  
44Lone areteS  
46Sweet and sourVS 4b  
47Right hand cornerVS 4b 1
48Get Rich QuickE5 6b **3
49Mr FranikE5 6b **3
50Ruby AnniversaryE2 5c 2
51Kerplunk *
52Sue's Slab *
53Pale Object Moving Fast *
E5 6b  
54Dark Deeds in Dingly Dale *
E4 6b  
55Death on a Stick *
E5 6b  
56Long-Nosed Hawk Nasty *
E5 6a  
57The Dragon Whose Fire Went Out *
E4 6a  
58T.L. *
E4 5c  
59Mr Spock *
E2 5c  
60Repo Man *
E5 6b * 
61Vincent Vole Likes Smelly Shoes *
E4 6a  
62Round the Twist *
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