Standedge Quarry

Climbs 51 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A good crag but better suited to short solos and bouldering. The main quarry is barely climbed anymore, which is a shame as there are some good (ish) routes but appear loose and corroded. The bouldering, however, is excellent and a great circuit all along the edge can be worked out giving a good few hours worth of quality problems. Some, such as Terradaktil (E1 5b) are very high and demanding and a spotter and mat is required. stand out problems/solos are Terradaktil (E1 5b), Space Trip (HVS, 5a), problems around the hidden wall area and the problems in 'the place sheep go to die'. Consult the Huddersfield area guide for a more comrehensive list.

Rain Dog.

Approach notes
No access problems at present. I believe access has always been given and have never encountered anything to the contrary.

Over the Moors (2012), Lancashire Rock (1999), Kirklees Climbing Website,
Out of print: Huddersfield Area (2002)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Short LineV1 5b 1
3Thin LineV1 5b  
4Pennine AreteD 4
6Wall and CrackVS 4c 2
7FirefrostS 4a 1
8Watching the DetectivesVS 4c 1
9Footless OasisVS 4c  
10The Flake of the Floating LightS 4a 2
11The Pennine Waynone 2
12James' Coconut BongV1 5b 8
13Little Red CorsaV2 5c  
14Slight RibV4 6b  
15Direct Past Dished PocketV2 5c 2
16Slab via Small PocketV0 5a 17
17High TraverseV0- 4c 9
19Dead Sheap TraverseV1 5b *15
20Overhanging AreteV1 5c 11
21Thin CrackV0- 4c 14
22Bulge and CrackV4 6b  
23Left BulgeV1 5c *15
24Right BulgeV1 5c *20
25Blind CrackV1 5b 16
26Right WallV0 5a 19
28The AreteV0- 4c 16
29The WallV1 5c 13
30Jamming CrackV0- 4c 16
31Blind FlakeV0- 4b 16
33Green GrasperV0 5a 6
34TerrordaktilV2 5b **1
35Route 21V1 5b *7
36Left WallV0 4c *11
37RigodunumV1 5c 11
38Hand CrackV0 5a 14
39Finger Jam CornerV0 5a 16
40Thin Crack (Hidden Wall)V1 5b *14
41Flake CrackV0 4c 14
42Eliminate the WallV0 5a 12
43There and BackV1 5b *6
44Testing TopV0 5a 15
46Aretef5 4
47WallV1 5b 5
48Eliminate WallV0- 5a 8
49Central LineV0 4c 5
50Right LineV0 5a 4
51OverhangV3 6a 3
52Problem 41 in Over the Moors BMCV1 5b 2
53OTM Problem 42 'Traverse'V2 5c 4
54The Right Facef5 2
56Crinkly WallV0- 4c 5
57BulgeV0 5a 4
58Sleepy Hollowf6B+ *1
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Loads more problems in the Kirklees guide that arnt on this UKC page. Download it; website below....
jules699 - 22/Jul/14
the eastern problems and main quarry are on private land- keep the noise down to prevent incurring the wrath of the local farmer. Once over the final stile (or kissing gate as it is now) the boulders lie on access land below the pennine way- the first of these being "the place sheep go to die" I have never seen any dead sheep there and I wouldn't want to- the sheep on that moor belong to me!! The Kirklees guide is excellent.
Tibbort - 23/Jul/13
Newly updated guide available here:
schloosh - 04/Dec/12
Great bouldering along the edge, Square, Cheese Block and 'Sit Start' area well worth the walk in, nice and peaceful, quality problems - excellent views :-)
PD - 19/Jun/12
The bouldering is ace, as is the view. The quarry however makes Worlow look like Millstone Edge...
Hardonicus - 01/Jun/09
Forget about the quarry and head along the Pennie Way for some bouldering along the edge. Pack your Huddersfield Bouldering Guide and enjoy.
Alex Thompson - 04/Mar/08