Climbs 61
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces NW

Chrinoid Smile, Halldale Quarry © Chris Craggs

Crag features

The crag is included in this database purely to inform climbers that there is no access to it. Routes have been climbed in the past and they are only listed in the UKC Routes database for the historical record and should not be climbed any more.

Approach notes

Halldale Quarry is situated near Matlock.

Access Banned

The site is owned by Tarmac and they do not permit climbing on their land.

I would just like to say that in 2006 Tarmac stated no climbing, however really want to know if this is still the case (routes were re-bolted on the left hand side last year)
ed_b123 - 19/Apr/13
Hi, I went climbing here 7th April 2013, miserable place, very quiet and din't trust some of the rusted bolts, good climbing though, tough and good fun, loose rock so will be heading back to the trad climbs around this area.
ed_b123 - 19/Apr/13
Is this still the case? Went down today for a walk around and saw two parties of climbers. There are no signs around indicating climbing isn't (or is) allowed.
pr1984 - 22/May/11
The owners of the quarry - Tarmac - have asked us to state that no climbing is allowed here. Please don't leave any further comments on this crag.
Alan James - UKC - 07/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2Hide and Peek7a  
3Opening Call5a 8
4Dinnertime Special
6a 27
6b *50
7a *18
7a 2
8Petrified Laugh6b 14
9A Crinoid Smile
6c+ *29
10The Giggle Loop6c 19
11A Fossil on Fossils
6c **68
13Ghost Story
6c 6
14Lick Yours
7a *4
7a+ **7
16Southern Discomfort
6c+ **43
17Burning Spirits
6b ***169
18Dark Side of the Room
7a+ *11
19The Spectre
6b+ **115
20God is Good
6c **60
6a *121
22First and LastHVS 5a 35
23Back Helicopter Ride6a *91
25Ximinez6c 1
26Biggles6c+ 1
27Fang6a 4
28Rampant Bunny6c+  
29Buzz Bunny7a  
30Dolphin Delight6b 4
31Pearl Driver6b+ 2
32Eager Beaver6c *4
33Twist and Shout6b 4
34Marsh Mellowed6c 1
35Swamp-Fest6b+ *4
36Glug Glug Glug6b+ 2
37Open Water6c+  
38Final Drips6b 1
40Guff it and See6c 1
41Blowing Wind6b 2
42Backdraught6b 1
44The Cycle Path6a+ 3
45Totally Street Cred6c+ *1
46Road Rage6c+ 1
47Cry on My Hard Shoulder5c 4
49The Coldfish7a+  
51Vertical Fish6c  
 Skyline Walls 
53Over my shoulder6a 3
54More head tennis6b 3
55In the neck6a+ 4
56Shouldering the burden6b 4
57Shouldering The Pain6b 4
58Arete achus6b 7
59Head Ache6b 6
60Tooth Ache6a *7
61Heart Ache6b 8
62Back Ache6b+ *8
63Hippy hippy aches5a 5
64Rick Spleen6a+ 4
65Richard Cerebellum6b 4
66Mick Kidney6b 5
67Have a Heart6b 3
68Brain Harris6a 2

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