Climbs 60
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 123m a.s.l
Faces W

Great Crack is indeed great © Mr. K

Crag features

There are a lot of abandoned quarries around Matlock and most of them are pretty grotty. Duke's Quarry is one of these though it does have a couple of outstanding lines - Great Crack in particular is worth a look after a dry spell. It is well sheltered from any bad weather.

Approach notes

Follow the A6 to a bridge over the river and turn off by the Derwent Hotel towards Crich. After 100m turn left along a minor road to Robin Hood/Holloway. After approx 400m pull onto a muddy parking area on the left where a track leaves the minor road. Cross the road and head up the diagonally trending footpath into the quarry.

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Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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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 
 North Buttress 
3ArsenicHS 4c *2
4StrychnineHS 4c  
5Kerplunk
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HVD  
6Sue's Slab
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VD  
7Myrtal Seven Pins
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VS 4c  
8Unnamed arÍteVS 4b 1
9Fat CrackS 4a 1
 Red Wall 
11Ruby AnniversaryE2 5c 2
12The BlusherHVS 5a 1
13Red Wall Direct
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VS 5a 5
14Red WallVS 4c  
15Hornswoggle Flake
-
S  
 Trident Slab 
17Pale Object Moving Fast
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E5 6b  
18Left Tine
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HVS 5a  
19Central TineVS 4b *9
20Right TineS 4a 2
21Barley MowVD  
22Ken's CornerVS  
 Great Wall 
24The Duke
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HVS  
25Woodlice Crack
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VS 4c 1
26Great CrackHVS 5a ***115
27DharmaE7 6c ***4
28Dark Deeds in Dingly Dale
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E4 6b  
29Magister Ludi
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E3 5c  
30ClarastirraHVS 5a  
31Earth Bound
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HVS 5a  
32Maffi Mhuk
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HVS 5a  
33Rusty Slab
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S  
34Corrosion Groove
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S  
35Black Crack
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S  
36Death on a Stick
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E5 6b  
 Recess Wall 
38Long-Nosed Hawk Nasty
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E5 6a  
39The Dragon Whose Fire Went Out
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E4 6a  
40T.L.
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E4 5c  
41Great Corner
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E1 5c  
42Blackberry Way
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VS  
 Waterfall Wall 
44Mr Spock
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E2 5c  
45The StreakerE2 5c 1
46Direct Start
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HS  
47Pillar RambleVD  
 Mr. Franik's Wall 
49Mr FranikE5 6b *3
50Repo Man
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E5 6b * 
51Get Rich QuickE5 6b *3
52Destroying Angel
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E1 5b 2
 The Southern Walls 
54AnarchyVS 4c  
55Bel Amour
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VS 4c  
56Vincent Vole Likes Smelly Shoes
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E4 6a  
57Hen Groove
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S  
58Kimberly Corner
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HS 4b  
59Slippery Flake
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VS 4b  
60Shipstones Shrine
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VS 4b  
61Straight Crack
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S 4a  
62Hop, Step and Jump
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VD  
 The Corners 
64Yobbo
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S  
65Push Off
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VS 4c  
66Lone ArÍte
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S  
67Trog
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S  
68Round the Twist
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S  
69Sweet and Sour
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VS 4b  
70Right-Hand Corner
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VS 4b *1

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