Duke's Quarry

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

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.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Eastern Grit (2015), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Froggatt to Black Rocks (2010), Peak Climbs - Chatsworth (1996),
Out of print: Eastern Grit (2006) (2006), Rock climbs in the Peak - Derwent valley (1981)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1ArsenicHS 4c *2
2StrychnineHS 4c  
3Myrtal Seven PinsVS 4c  
4Un-named areteVS 4b 1
5Fat CrackS 4a 1
6The BlusherHVS 5a *1
7Red Wall DirectVS 4c 4
8Red WallVS 4c  
9Hornswoggle FlakeS  
10Central TineVS 4b *8
11Left TineVS 4c  
12Right TineS 4c 2
13Barley MowVD  
14Kens cornerVS  
15The DukeHVS  
16Woodlice CrackVS 4c 1
17Great CrackHVS 5a ***77
18DharmaE7 6c ***4
19Magister LudiE3 5c  
20ClarastirraHVS 5a  
21Earth BoundHVS 5a  
22Maffi MhukHVS 5a  
23Rusty SlabS  
24Corrosion GrooveS  
25Black CrackS  
26The WhifflerVS  
27Great CornerE3  
28Blackberry WayVS  
29Direct StartHS  
30Pillar RambleVD  
31The StreakerE2 5c 1
32Destroying AngelHVS 5b 2
33AnarchyVS 4c  
34Bel AmourVS  
35Hen GrooveS  
36Kimberly CornerHS 4b  
37Slippery FlakeVS 4a  
38Shipstones ShrineVS 4b  
39Straight CrackS 4a  
40Hop, Step and JumpVD 4a  
42Push OffVS  
43Lone areteS  
45Sweet and sourVS 4b  
46Right hand cornerVS 4b 1
47Get Rich QuickE5 6b **3
48Mr FranikE5 6b **3
49Ruby AnniversaryE2 5c 2
50Kerplunk *HVD  
51Sue's Slab *VD  
52Pale Object Moving Fast *E5 6b  
53Dark Deeds in Dingly Dale *E4 6b  
54Death on a Stick *E5 6b  
55Long-Nosed Hawk Nasty *E5 6a  
56The Dragon Whose Fire Went Out *E4 6a  
57T.L. *E4 5c  
58Mr Spock *E2 5c  
59Repo Man *E5 6b * 
60Vincent Vole Likes Smelly Shoes *E4 6a  
61Round the Twist *S  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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