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.

Access 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.

Guidebooks
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)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1ArsenicHS 4c *
2StrychnineHS 4c
3Myrtal Seven PinsVS 4c
4Un-named areteVS 4b
5Fat CrackS 4a
6The BlusherHVS 5a *
7Red Wall DirectVS 4c
8Red WallVS 4c
9Hornswoggle FlakeS
10Central TineVS 4b *
11Left TineVS 4c
12Right TineS 4c
13Barley MowVD
14Kens cornerVS
15The DukeHVS
16Woodlice CrackVS 4c
17Great CrackHVS 5a ***
18DharmaE7 6c ***
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
32Destroying AngelHVS 5b
33AnarchyVS 4c
34Bel AmourVS
35Hen GrooveS
36Kimberly CornerHS 4b
37Slippery FlakeVS 4a
38Shipstones ShrineVS 4b
39Straight CrackS 4a
40Hop, Step and JumpVD 4a
41YobboS
42Push OffVS
43Lone areteS
44TrogS
45Sweet and sourVS 4b
46Right hand cornerVS 4b
47Get Rich QuickE5 6b **
48Mr FranikE5 6b **
49Ruby AnniversaryE2 5c
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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 16/Apr/2009
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