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
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f7A 1
3Cold Crags and the Colder Grit
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f4 5
4Traverser La Rue
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f5+ 8
5The Trouser-ripping Start
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f6B+ 2
6Bit of Both
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f6B  
7Superfly
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f7A+ *1
8Superflea (Sit)
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f7A+  
9The Lightning Bolt
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f6A+ *5
10Tennis Players Beware
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f6C  
11Fingerlockin' Good
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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
29Hallucinogenics
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E1 5a  
30Late Night Mob
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VD  
31Windbreak
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S 4a  
32Another Late Night
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VD  
 Cinderella Wall 
34Death Sentence
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HS 4c  
35Hammerhead
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HVS 5a 2
36Sovereign
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S 4a  
37Cinderella ManE1 5a * 
 Bastille Day Buttress 
39Krishna Consciousness
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VS 4c  
40Bronze Medal
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HS 4b  
41The Golden MomentE3 5c ** 
42The Golden Moment Direct Start
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E3 5c ** 
43Bastille DayE1 5b **2
44Bolted Blues
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E6 6c  
45Atomic Rooster
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E4 6b * 
46Praying Manteler
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HVS 5b * 
 Bouldering in Main Quarry 
48A Gritstone Year
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V0- 2
49Arete Direct
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V0- 2
50Cracking Cheese, Gromit
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V0 5

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