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Birkrigg Quarry

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 45 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 85m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
The rock has become extremely polished over the years and there is a lot of bouldering with a tricky lower traverse and a bold higher traverse to play around on.

The guides 'lakes bouldering' and 'lancashire rock' use different names and grades and only have a few of the climbs on the left wall, anything on the central and far wall past 'Swinging groove / Birks corner' appear in the original routes done by Al Phizacklea in 'Rock Climbing in Lancashire and the Noth West'they start at number 6 on the picture.I use these grades plus the V grade as iv'e always seen it as training.Also included are those from 'Eden Valley and South Lakes Limestone' which has some more up to date climbs.

There is a picture of the routes given by Al Phizacklea below and the alternative names have been given. If anyone has any information on why the climbs are different in the other guides please leave a comment.

Access notes
The quarry is located behind Ulverston on Public land. If you're driving towards Barrow, turn left at the traffic lights by Trinity House in Ulverston and follow Mountbarrow Road passed Ulverston Victoria High School until you some lanes. Follow these until you reach a cattle grid and the quarry is on your left hand side.

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Guidebooks
Eden Valley & South Lakes Limestone (2012), Lakes Bouldering (2006), Lancashire Rock (1999),
Out of print: Rock Climbing in Lancashire and the North West (1983)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1The Slab / North SlabVB 21
2High Traverse / The Greater TraverseV2 5c 6
3Low Traverse / The Birkrigg TraverseV2 5c *15
4Bolt Wall / North WallV0 5a 15
5Problem 5V0 5a 16
6Jug Bug / North CrackV0 4c 12
7Gurt wall/North ButtressV1 5c *13
8Swinging groove / Birks CornerV0 5a 14
9Hole WallV0 5a 3
10PincherV0+ 5b 3
11Old ClemV0 4c 8
12Chopping BlockV1 5c 4
13LunaticV0+ 5a 5
 Climb nameGradex
14Who Dares WinsV0+ 5b 5
15Ankle BreakerV1  
16Space CowboyV2  
17ZiggyV2  
18Teasy WayVB 5
19NoteasyV0+  
20LurcherV0 5a 3
21SearcherV0+ 5b 4
22Loose BruceV0+ 5b 2
23Black WallV0+ 5b 2
24The CornerVB 4
25Burke RiggV1  
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