Climbs 60
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
1Black MariaVD 11
2Shatterproof Is Not A ChallengeS 4
3Left ChimneyM 5
4Lord Foul's Banef5 *5
5White MariaHS 4b 6
6Time BanditsVD 2
7Court JesterHS 4b 2
8Andy Cappnone 1
9Caress of SteelE2 5b ** 
10Whoops ApocalypseS 4a  
11The JudgeVS 4b 2
12Blue LampHVS 5a *1
13JailbreakVS 4c ** 
14JailbirdHVS 5a ** 
15On the Wings of FreedomHVS 5a 2
E1 5a  
17Late Night Mob
S 4a  
19Another Late Night
20Death Sentence
HS 4c  
HVS 5a 2
S 4a  
23Cinderella ManE1 5a * 
24Krishna Consciousness
VS 4c  
25Bronze Medal
HS 4b  
26The Golden MomentE3 5c ** 
27The Golden Moment Direct Start
E3 5c ** 
28Bastille DayE1 5b **2
29Bolted Blues
E6 6c  
30Atomic Rooster
E4 6b * 
31Praying Manteler
HVS 5b * 
32A Gritstone Year
f3+ 2
33Fingerlockin' Good
f3+ 1
34Arete Direct
f3+ 2
35Cracking Cheese, Gromit
f4 3
36The Dyno
f5+ 1
37The Lightning Bolt
f6A 4
f6C 1
39La Vaca Loca
f4 1
40The Trouser-ripping Start
f6B 2

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