Climbs 68
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 290m a.s.l
Faces N

Gritstone, gritstone everywhere / And not a drop to drink. © robin mueller

Crag features

Harcles Hill Quarry is a gritstone quarry that is comprised of two areas: the larger of of the two, has some worthwhile routes - Please beaware though that the rock can be crumbly at the top. 

The second, smaller quarry, certainly gives some entertaining bouldering.

Approach notes

The easiest approach to these two quarries is to firstly get yourself to the Shoulder of Mutton pub, Ramsbottom. Directly opposite this pub is a track that becomes a bridleway. Follow this until you find a bench that overlooks Ramsbottom. Take a left turn after this bench and follow the gravel path. You should see the quarry emerge infront of you. This walk should take you around 10 minutes.

Some reasonable, clean, bouldering in the main quarry. I've added problems from Lancashire Bouldering and a few easy ones not listed. This makes a satisfactory "quick hit" for a bit of easyish movement, with Lord Foul's Bane, Bastille Traverse and Traverser la Rue (small quarry) for some more technical challenges (all clean). Top outs in small quarry didn't look appealing though. Can be combined with the short natural Holcome boulders for an interesting low grade outing (and some higher grade offerings for those more gifted than myself)
Antony Mariani - 28/Sep/15
There is a bolted climb with shiny bolts up and i cant see a sport grade here. Anyone any clue on the grade + Name?
DavidHeadley - 10/Oct/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Small Quarry 
2Big Scary Monsters
f7A 1
3Cold Crags and the Colder Grit
f4 5
4Traverser La Rue
f5+ 8
5The Trouser-ripping Start
f6B+ 2
6Bit of Both
f7A+ *1
8Superflea (Sit)
9The Lightning Bolt
f6A+ *5
10Tennis Players Beware
11Fingerlockin' Good
f4+ *2
 Left Bay 
13Black MariaVD 13
14Shatterproof Is Not A ChallengeS 4
15Left ChimneyM 6
16Lord Foul's BaneV1 *6
17White MariaHS 4b 6
18Time BanditsVD 2
 Central Buttress 
20Court JesterHS 4b 2
21Andy Cappnone 1
22Caress of SteelE2 5b ** 
23Whoops ApocalypseS 4a  
24The JudgeVS 4b 2
25Blue LampHVS 5a *1
26JailbreakVS 4c ** 
27JailbirdHVS 5a ** 
28On the Wings of FreedomHVS 5a 2
E1 5a  
30Late Night Mob
S 4a  
32Another Late Night
 Cinderella Wall 
34Death Sentence
HS 4c  
HVS 5a 2
S 4a  
37Cinderella ManE1 5a * 
 Bastille Day Buttress 
39Krishna Consciousness
VS 4c  
40Bronze Medal
HS 4b  
41The Golden MomentE3 5c ** 
42The Golden Moment Direct Start
E3 5c ** 
43Bastille DayE1 5b **2
44Bolted Blues
E6 6c  
45Atomic Rooster
E4 6b * 
46Praying Manteler
HVS 5b * 
 Bouldering in Main Quarry 
48A Gritstone Year
V0- 2
49Arete Direct
V0- 2
50Cracking Cheese, Gromit
V0 5

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