Climbs 104
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 280m a.s.l
Faces SW

Crag features

A pleasant (for a quarry!) climbing ground with easy access and good 'crack' with the locals. Mostly good rock on the right side of vertical! Routes mainly VS and above approx 15 - 20m long. Some of the harder routes are equipped with pegs as sport routes. Best climbs are Crew's Route (VS 4c), Parker's Eliminate (HVS 5a), Tighe's Arete (E1 5a), Great Expectations (E3 6a), Fingertip Control and Hobson's Choice (both E5 6b).

The low level traverse is a classic.

Approach notes

From the A6018 Mottram to Stalybridge road, take the minor road (at SJ 985967) opposite a set of new build flats for 500m keeping left at any junction. Park next to the quarry.


Peak Bouldering

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Western Grit

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There must have been a bit of a clean up since the last comment as there isn't much fly tipped rubbish - still a fair load of small pieces of a glass though - a shame 'cus puts me off bringing my toddler here.
noteviljoe - 11/Jul/13
Saw some guys shooting air guns here, some ledges covered in smashed glass bottles. Lots of fly tipped rubbish, crag is in dire need of a cleanup.
James Oakes - 21/May/13
Clean up? I was very disappointed to see smashed glass EVERYWHERE!!! Also seems to be frequented by campers bent on leaving a friggin mess - a real shame cos the bouldering is quite good.
jules699 - 15/Sep/12
Now looking better after the recent cleanup!
Paul Evans - 07/May/12
adding to craigh comment - every time ive been here ive got into a routine of going to top of routes after seeing the chavs and 9 out of 10 times the krabs are unscrewed and knots loosened, pity tasers arnt legal for climbers lol. Always check gear if you see chavs hope no1 has accidents due to insensitive idiots
philip1984 - 26/Oct/11
Having been here only 3 times over 5 years the climbing remains nice, but the atmosphere has worsened due to the amount of litter and especially broken glass covering most of the ground. The worst is that bottles are obviusly thrown at the walls, so beware glass lodged in or on holds.
steveshaking - 08/Sep/10
nice place, but very busy with outdoor groups top roping and abseiling on the few climbs around VS
adam06 - 30/Oct/09
Cosy little crag with some great routes. Has a tendency to seep after rain, especially the wall above the main bouldering traverse.
SecretSquirrel - 25/Aug/08
Great venue for the HS to Extreme climber. Not much for beginners. Well sheltered most of the time and a real sun trap. Good stake belays and very rarely crowded.
It is not uncommon for gear to go walk about here. This has happened to a few people I know especially when they have taken groups and set up top ropes. Local kids have taken rigging ropes, crabs and even rucksacks being used as rope protectors. Leave nothing valuble at the top especially if kids are lurking and check rigging frequently.
craig h - 30/Apr/04
The low level traverse is great, and dam hard as well. Some other first rate bouldering here as well. Quite a few bats during the summer evenings devouring the midges as well, viva-la-bat ! Nice quarry, nice setting.
Rory - 18/May/03
The petrol station has now closed, there is a pub opposite as well, think it's the wagon and horses but can check this iain johnson
Iain Johnson - 09/May/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Back Wall 
2Eastern TouchE4 6a *5
3Apres MidiE2 5c *5
4Gardener's WorldE4 6b *6
5Wanna Buy a Bolt Kit?E4 6b *4
6HeatwaveE2 5c 4
7Hanging SlabE1 5b *82
8Aufheben's WallE5 6b *1
9Crock's ClimbE1 5b 22
10The Heat is OnE4 6b *1
11Fingertip ControlE5 6b *** 
12Gable EndE4 6a **13
13Hobson's ChoiceE5 6b **10
14Great ExpectationsE3 5c **30
15MonsoonHVS 5b 9
16Wit on the StairsE3 6a 1
17WotawallE2 5b 1
18Worm's TurnE4 6c 1
19RaindropE4 6a *12
20The ScytheE2 5b 46
21Sunshine Super GlueE3 6a **18
22Bring me SunshineE2 5c 112
 Main Wall 
24Epitaph CornerVS 4b **506
25Sunshine SupermanE2 5b 143
26Parker's EliminateHVS 5a ***690
27Fade AwayE2 5c 4
28GideonVS 5a *365
29Basic TrainingE5 6c *2
30GideoniteHVS 5a *135
31Crew's RouteVS 4c ***763
32Peak AreteHVS 5a 106
33Steve's DilemmaE2 6a 18
34RSHVS 5c 3
35Evening RidgeVD 132
36Midnight VariationS 4a 127
 Dragon's Wall 
38Dragon's RouteE3 5c *130
39What To Do On A Wet Sunday AfternoonE1 5b *11
40Scale the DragonE5 6b **42
41The HobsonianE6 6c 1
42DrizzleE3 6a **103
43DroughtE4 6a *32
44Foghorn GrooveVS 4c *401
45Wind InstrumentHVS 5a 64
46The HarpVS 4c 635
47Blind TigerHVS 5a 6
48Boys Will Be BoysHS 4b 30
49Dark KnightHS 4a 16
50Pocket WallVD *499
51Pocket GrooveVD 25
52Tighe's AreteE1 5a **427
53Ledge WayHS 4b 144
54Grain of SandVS 5a 95
55Amphitheatre ClimbVD 206
56Heather CornerVD 165
57Right hand wallVS 4c *30
58Right AreteVS 5a 22
59End WallHVS 5c 9
60The Girdle Traverse of Hobson MoorE4 6a *1
 Boulder Problems 
62House on the Hillf7B *3
63House on the Hill Left-handf7A 7
64Not That Wayf6C *2
65This Wayf7A+ **2
66Back Wall Traversef6B ***139
67One Arm Bone Crusherf5+ *4
68The Locals Are Watching Youf6B 11
69The local eliminatef6B+ *2
70Fingertip Control startf6B **6
71Fingertip Control right hand startf6C 3
72Sunshine Traversef6A 16

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