Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Hall Stones Quarry © jonathandavey
A pleasant little quarry, with a selection of decent routes in the lower grades. There are some recent new additions between HVS and E3 which will be detailed in the new BMC Lancs guide. Enough for a morning or afternoon but not really a full day.
The quarry is reached from the Todmorden–Hebden Bridge road via Cross Stone Road, which forks left just east of the centre of Todmorden. At the top of the hill, just before the church, turn left into Hey Head Lane and follow this for about a mile to two sharp bends. About 100 metres farther up the road, directly opposite the entrance to Hall Stones Green Farm, a public footpath leads through a stile to the quarry in around sixty seconds. It’s possible to park just over the brow of the hill (a further 200m up the hill beyond the stile) where a couple of cars can be squeezed in on the tight hand side. The cheeky amongst you might like to try parking on the hard standing in front of the mobile relay station which will keep you off the road.
No dogs, no groups and keep a low profile. Best approach is to climb a few routes then go elsewhere. As this is a minor venue there are unlikely to be issues with queuing!
Also, please stay away during the nesting season (1st March to 31st July) as there are occasionally nesting raptors at the crag.
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