Duke's Quarry Derbyshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 60 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 122m a.s.l – Faces W
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.
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.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.
Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Froggatt to Black Rocks (2010), Eastern Grit (2006), Peak Climbs - Chatsworth (1996),
Out of print: Rock climbs in the Peak - Derwent valley (1981)
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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