Running Hill Pits

Climbs 168 – 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).

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.

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 nameGrade
2Spider CrackHVS 5c  
3Nora BattyE1 6a *5
4Compo's Advancef6B+ *1
5AcarpousE2 5b  
6MaquisE1 5b *14
7Flush PipeE1 5c 3
8Gull-wingE2 5c *3
9MimosaE2 5c 9
10Have a little Hope.E5 6b/c *2
11Calamity CrackE4 6a ***17
12GargantuaE1 5b **12
13GodzillaE3 6a  
14Kaptain KleptonE1 5c * 
15Mickey ThinHVS 5a **16
16It Only Takes Two to TangoE2 5b *2
17Flue PipeE1 5c  
19Tighten Up Yer NutsE4 6a *5
20IguanodonE5 6b **6
21VelociraptorVS 5a *2
22Folies BergeresHS 4b 35
23LolitaHS 4b 37
24Harvest MoonE4 6b **10
25The ConnectionE4 6b ***7
26Spanner WallE2 5b **68
27Spanner EyesE4 6c *1
28Dead Dog CrackVS 4c *73
29Cave CrackVS 4c *32
30MidsummerS 4a 33
31Hazy GrooveVD 24
32The CracksS 4a 50
33BreakdownHVS 5b 27
34Leave My Nuts aloneHVS 5a 2
35Yorick's CrackE5 6c **1
36Adrenaline RunE6 6a 1
37Surgical SpiritE6 6b 1
38Overhanging ChimneyVS 4c 1
39Sagittarius FlakeE5 6b **20
40Scoop de GraceE5 7a ***1
41PhaestusE5 5c *12
42WindbreakerE2 5b *42
43CochybondhuE2 5c *25
44KneepadHVS 5b  
45Elfin Edgef4+ 8
46CrosstieVS 5a 22
47The MechanicE2 5c 1
48Pipe SpannerE1 5c *13
49Pipe InspectorE3 5c 4
50Groove-V BabyVS 4c *42
51Dusty AreteD *34
52Midgebite ExpressE3 6a  
53SardonicusHVS 5b  
54William the ConkererE1 5b  
55Paradise CrackHS 4b 2
56CameoVS 4c 6
57RiddlerHVS 5a *5
58PantagruelHVS 5a *35
59Mangled DigitE3 6a **53
60Plumb LineVS 4c ***186
61Passport to the PitsE5 6b 1
62Grot GrooveVD 4
63Liquor, Loose Women and Double CrossE5 6b 2
64SodomHVS 5c **75
65GomorrahE1 5b *117
66Breakin' for a BogeyE6 6c  
67Cosmic EnforcerE2 5c 4
68UnctuousS 4c 38
70Parallel CracksHVD 8
71The AreteHD 8
72FingersE2 5b  
73ChrissyVD 5
74Stella Night's Dream (aka Pygmy Arête)E1 5a *1
75Overhanging CrackE1 5b  
76JammerMVS 4b 3
77The WallVD 4
79Left BackVS 4c 1
80Talk BackVS 4c  
81Fall BackE1 5b * 
82Crack BackHVS 5b  
83English WipeoutE3 5b  
84StringVS 4b  
85The BowVS 4c  
86ComboVS 5a  
87Gnome SlabbeMVS 5a 1
88Alas Poor YorickVS 5a  
89DevelopmentE1 5b 1
90Rain Stopped PlayVS 4c 3
91PresenceE1 6a *2
92YawnsvilleHVS 5c  
93Diagonal AgonyE2 6b  
94Crimson CopulationE2 6a * 
95For a Few Daggers MoreE2 6a *2
97Swing-upHS 4b 9
98Yarn SpinnerE4 6c **4
99Weaver's WallE2 5b **47
100Weaver's CrackHS 4b *42
101Norah BattyS 4a 17
102The VirginVD 30
103Cool FoolVS 4c 31
104Kiss My ArmVS 4c 1
105HardyMVS 4c  
106Flake CrackVS 4c 3
107FlakyHS 4b 8
108Get Rhythm Direct Startf7A+ *2
109Get RhythmE5 6b *2
110Grotty CrackE1 5c  
112ReachyVS 5b 14
113Bingo BangoE1 5b *10
114Intro WallHS 4b 65
115SummaryHVS 5b 24
116SecondsVS 4c 20
117Matthew's CrackV2 5c 4
118Tower ChimneyHVS 5a *3
119Central TowerE1 5a 2
120P.C.1MVS 4c  
121ParallaxE3 6a 1
122Sticky FingersE1 5b  
123WidfaHVS 5a 1
124Sunstroke Groovef6A+ 1
125SunstrokeHVS 5b *11
126Cosmo SmallpieceE1 6a *4
127PuffinHS 4b 11
128Razorbillf6A 1
129Delicate WallHS 5a 11
130White HonkeyVS 5a 4
131Pocket Watchf6B 1
132The CornerVS 4c 1
133The Jolly Green GiantE1 5c * 
135Little WallHVD 1
136SequaHVD 1
138Green WallVS 4c  
140TopspinHS 4b  
141InswingHS 4b  
142HipuriVS 4c  
143RuhipiHVS 5b  
144Life Begins At FortyE2 5b  
145IphiurHVS 4c  
146Corner ClimbS  
147Drop OutHVS 5a  
148Square CornerHS  
150Blue RibandVS 5a  
151DoriaE2 5c  
152LydiaE1 5b * 
154Twin tripVS 4c  
155NightVS 4b  
156ShiftVS 4c  
158FireflyHVS 6a 12
159DuckdooS 4b 36
160Axministerf4+ *13
161A Fist Full of DaggersE2 6b *10
162Deliver Us From EvilHVS 5b *14
163Black WatchVS 4c 12
164TalliotHVS 5b 7
165Eye-catcherHVS 5b 2
166RepetitionE1 5c  
167Fall GuyE1 5c  
168Chew GritVS 4b 2
169A Day Too Latef6A 5c 1
170The Groovef7B *1
171LegacyV0 3
172ChalkieV0 23
173TomintoolV1 20
174Tominfourlf5+ 5c 4
175Wind Chill E1 6a  
176The Nunkeys Ningers Start *f7B *1
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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
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