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Running Hill Pits

Greater Manchester, ENGLAND

Climbs 167 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 380m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
A collection of small (6 - 16m high) quarries in a high moorland setting offering good evening climbing. Well worth a visit. A mixture of fine steep cracks and 'blank' slabs, above grassy landings on good rock. Green and wet early in the year. Best routes are Plum Line (VS 4c), Weaver's Wall (E3 5b), Harvest Moon/Spannaer Wall (E3 6b) and Calamity Crack (E4 6a).

Weather forecast

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3.4mm rain
Sunny periods
11 °C
22 kph

0.8mm rain
Sunny periods
11 °C
8 kph

1.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
17 kph

6.3mm rain
Mainly cloudy
10 °C
19 kph

3.2mm rain
11 °C
18 kph
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Over the Moors (2012), Western Grit (2009), On Peak Rock (2003), Moorland Gritstone - Chew Valley (1988),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Spider CrackHVS 5c  
3Nora Battyf6A+ 6a *5
4Compo's Advancef6B+ *1
5AcarpousE2 5b  
6MaquisE1 5b *11
7Flush PipeE1 5a 2
8Gull-wingE2 5c *3
9MimosaE2 5c 7
10Have a little Hope.E5 6b/c *2
11Calamity CrackE4 6a ***15
12GargantuaE1 5b **11
13GodzillaE3 6a  
14Kaptain KleptonE1 5c * 
15Mickey ThinHVS 5a **15
16It Only Takes Two to TangoE2 5b *2
17Flue PipeE1 5c  
19Tighten Up Yer NutsE4 6a *5
20IguanodonE5 6b **5
21VelociraptorVS 5a *2
22Folies BergeresHS 4b 32
23LolitaHS 4b 33
24Harvest MoonE4 6b **9
25The ConnectionE4 6b ***6
26Spanner WallE2 5b **54
27Spanner EyesE4 6c *1
28Dead Dog CrackVS 4c *66
29Cave CrackVS 4c *28
30MidsummerS 4a 27
31Hazy GrooveVD 21
32The CracksS 4a 44
33BreakdownHVS 5b 26
34Leave My Nuts aloneHVS 5a 1
35Yorick's CrackE5 6c ** 
36Adrenaline RunE6 6a 1
37Surgical SpiritE6 6b 1
38Overhanging ChimneyVS 4c 1
39Sagittarius FlakeE5 6b **17
40Scoop de GraceE5 7a ***1
41PhaestusE5 5c *11
42WindbreakerE2 5b *36
43CochybondhuE2 5c *24
44KneepadHVS 5b  
45Elfin Edgef4+ 7
46CrosstieVS 5a 20
47The MechanicE2 5c 1
48Pipe SpannerE1 5c *11
49Pipe InspectorE3 5c 4
50Groove-V BabyVS 4c *37
51Dusty AreteD *32
52Midgebite ExpressE3 6a  
53SardonicusHVS 5b  
54William the ConkererE1 5b  
55Paradise CrackHS 4b 2
56CameoVS 4c 5
57RiddlerHVS 5a *5
58PantagruelHVS 5a *30
59Mangled DigitE3 6a **47
60Plumb LineVS 4c ***166
61Passport to the PitsE5 6b  
62Grot GrooveVD 4
63Liquor, Loose Women and Double CrossE5 6b 1
64SodomE1 5c **65
65GomorrahE1 5b *100
66Breakin' for a BogeyE6 6c  
67Cosmic EnforcerE2 5c 3
68UnctuousS 4c 36
70Parallel CracksHVD 6
71The AreteHD 5
72FingersE2 5b  
73ChrissyVD 3
74Overhanging CrackE1 5b  
75JammerMVS 4b 3
76The WallVD 3
78Left BackVS 4c 1
79Talk BackVS 4c  
80Fall BackE1 5b * 
81Crack BackHVS 5b  
82English WipeoutE3 5b  
83StringVS 4b  
84The BowVS 4c  
85ComboVS 5a  
86Gnome SlabbeMVS 5a 1
87Alas Poor YorickVS 5a  
88DevelopmentE1 5b  
 Climb nameGradex
89Rain Stopped PlayVS 4c 3
90PresenceE1 6a *1
91YawnsvilleHVS 5c  
92Diagonal AgonyE2 6b  
93Crimson CopulationE2 6a * 
94For a Few Daggers MoreE2 6a *1
96Swing-upHS 4b 7
97Yarn SpinnerE4 6c **2
98Weaver's WallE2 5b **41
99Weaver's CrackHS 4b *39
100Norah BattyS 4a 17
101The VirginVD 29
102Cool FoolVS 4c 29
103Kiss My ArmVS 4c 1
104HardyMVS 4c  
105Flake CrackVS 4c 2
106FlakyHS 4b 5
107Get Rhythm Direct Startf7A+ *2
108Get RhythmE5 6b *2
109Grotty CrackE1 5c  
111ReachyVS 5b 14
112Bingo BangoE1 5b *9
113Intro WallHS 4b 62
114SummaryHVS 5b 23
115SecondsVS 4c 20
116Matthew's CrackV2 5c 4
117Tower ChimneyHVS 5a *3
118Central TowerE1 5a 2
119P.C.1MVS 4c  
120ParallaxE3 6a 1
121Sticky FingersE1 5b  
122WidfaHVS 5a 1
123Sunstroke Groovef6A+ 1
124SunstrokeHVS 5b *11
125Cosmo Smallpiecef6A+ 6a *4
126PuffinHS 4b 10
127Razorbillf6A 1
128Delicate WallHS 5a 10
129White HonkeyVS 5a 4
130Pocket Watchf6B 1
131The CornerVS 4c 1
132The Jolly Green GiantE1 5c * 
134Little WallHVD 1
135SequaHVD 1
137Green WallVS 4c  
139TopspinHS 4b  
140InswingHS 4b  
141HipuriVS 4c  
142RuhipiHVS 5b  
143Life Begins At FortyE2 5b  
144IphiurHVS 4c  
145Corner ClimbS  
146Drop OutHVS 5a  
147Square CornerHS  
149Blue RibandVS 5a  
150DoriaE2 5c  
151LydiaE1 5b * 
153Twin tripVS 4c  
154NightVS 4b  
155ShiftVS 4c  
157Fireflyf6A+ 6a 11
158Duckdoof4 4b 35
159Axministerf4+ *10
160A Fist Full of Daggersf6B+ 6b *10
161Deliver Us From Evilf5+ 5b *14
162Black Watchf4+ 4c 12
163TalliotHVS 5b 7
164Eye-catcherHVS 5b 2
165RepetitionE1 5c  
166Fall GuyE1 5c  
167Chew GritVS 4b 1
168A Day Too Latef6A 5c 1
169The Groovef7B * 
170Legacyf4 3
171Chalkief4+ 21
172Tomintoolf5+ 18
173Tominfourlf5+ 5c 3
174Wind Chill *E1 6a  
175Stella Night's Dream (aka Pygmy Arête) *E1 5a *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
From Uppermill on the A670 (SE 998058) head NE along minor road to limited parking at 'crossroads' (SE 012067). Follow track ahead to the first quarry in 20 mins.

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I went there today and the 8th and 7th quarry's lie behind a gate signed PRIVATE LAND. I accessed the 8th via Western Grit description i.e. over the fence at the (2nd) style so I'd unknowingly trespassed! Further to this:
jules699 - 07/May/13

hi matthew none of my friends have had any issues either but according to a friend the BMC have said its out of bounds cause of people camping and leaving litter about. They're trying to get an access officer to pursuade the farmer to let climbers continue using the quarrys. If i hear anything else ill post it up on here :).
ClimbingMonkee - 18/Apr/12

@climbingmonkee i've been climbing here for a couple of years ans i've never had any access issues or seen any landowners. has anyone else had any issues here?
Matt Reid - 17/Apr/12

i went up today for a few hours of climbing. I had just finished setting up when along came a farmer and gave me a load of grief for apparently tresspassing. I decided to pack up my gear before it went further just thought id warn you all its NOT worth the trouble!!!
ClimbingMonkee - 13/Apr/12