Climbs 44
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces S

Pinfold quarry © BlandyM241982

Crag features

A great place to climb. Especially if you want some peace and quite, you'll be lucky to see many others here. There's plenty of routes to be climbed here around the VS range. Moreover, you'll notice the roof straight away at this crag and for good reason. The climbing around this roof (Necromicon) offers three incredible routes that are graded: VS 4c, E1 5b & E2 5c.


Please note: some belay posts may be a bit on the loose side - check them before use 

Approach notes

Leave the A556 (Walmersley Rd) at the traffic lights (Post Office) onto Walmersley Old Rd. Follow road for 800m as it goes round the back of the Mason's Arms pub and over the motorway. Continue through Nangreaves. Park as the road finally deteriorates into a rough track. Walk up for 200m and climb an old white gate on the right. Cross the field keeping the old dry stone on your left. Pass through the next gate and turn right. Follow fence to top of quarry.

The approach can be really boggy - wellies or boots a good idea.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Layed Back Slabs 
2Slab Attack
S 4a 3
3Smear Test
S 4a  
4Choss Groove
VD 3
 Crystal Wall 
6Acid Drops
S 4a 11
7Acid Test
VS 4b 20
8Madman's Paradise
E2 5c **10
9That Little Bit of Rock Right of David's Route
VS 4b 30
10The Six Nipples of Love
E1 5b *18
11Bog Trotter's Bench
E2 5c 3
12Love Under Will
E2 5b 3
 Main Overhang Wall 
HVS 5a *2
E1 5b *4
E4 5c *2
17Necromicon Arete
E2 5c ***13
E1 5b ***20
19Necromicon Right-hand
VS 4c **34
20Willy Wonker the Big, Fat Tonker
E2 5b 3
21Two Scoop or Not Two Scoop
E3 5c  
22Suck it and See
E1 5a 4
23Policemans Backyard E1 5b 1
HVS 5a 4
25Phantom Trundler
HVS 5a 2
26The Whore
VS 4c 2
27Hara-kiri Hooker
HVS 5a 2
VS 4b  
 Matt's Slabs 
30Dead as a Door MattE1 5a 7
31Central Bowl Crack
HVS 5a 3
32Rock On, Roll Off
E1 5a  
33Cardiac Arete
VS 5a 5
34Statement of Marriage
VS 4c 9
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