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 Battyf6A+ 6a *
4Compo's Advancef6B+ *
5AcarpousE2 5b
6MaquisE1 5b *
7Flush PipeE1 5a
8Gull-wingE2 5c *
9MimosaE2 5c
10Have a little Hope.E5 6b/c *
11Calamity CrackE4 6a ***
12GargantuaE1 5b **
13GodzillaE3 6a
14Kaptain KleptonE1 5c *
15Mickey ThinHVS 5a **
16It Only Takes Two to TangoE2 5b *
17Flue PipeE1 5c
19Tighten Up Yer NutsE4 6a *
20IguanodonE5 6b **
21VelociraptorVS 5a *
22Folies BergeresHS 4b
23LolitaHS 4b
24Harvest MoonE4 6b **
25The ConnectionE4 6b ***
26Spanner WallE2 5b **
27Spanner EyesE4 6c *
28Dead Dog CrackVS 4c *
29Cave CrackVS 4c *
30MidsummerS 4a
31Hazy GrooveVD
32The CracksS 4a
33BreakdownHVS 5b
34Leave My Nuts aloneHVS 5a
35Yorick's CrackE5 6c **
36Adrenaline RunE6 6a
37Surgical SpiritE6 6b
38Overhanging ChimneyVS 4c
39Sagittarius FlakeE5 6b **
40Scoop de GraceE5 7a ***
41PhaestusE5 5c *
42WindbreakerE2 5b *
43CochybondhuE2 5c *
44KneepadHVS 5b
45Elfin Edgef4+
46CrosstieVS 5a
47The MechanicE2 5c
48Pipe SpannerE1 5c *
49Pipe InspectorE3 5c
50Groove-V BabyVS 4c *
51Dusty AreteD *
52Midgebite ExpressE3 6a
53SardonicusHVS 5b
54William the ConkererE1 5b
55Paradise CrackHS 4b
56CameoVS 4c
57RiddlerHVS 5a *
58PantagruelHVS 5a *
59Mangled DigitE3 6a **
60Plumb LineVS 4c ***
61Passport to the PitsE5 6b
62Grot GrooveVD
63Liquor, Loose Women and Double CrossE5 6b
64SodomE1 5c **
65GomorrahE1 5b *
66Breakin' for a BogeyE6 6c
67Cosmic EnforcerE2 5c
68UnctuousS 4c
70Parallel CracksHVD
71The AreteHD
72FingersE2 5b
74Stella Night's Dream (aka Pygmy Arête)E1 5a *
75Overhanging CrackE1 5b
76JammerMVS 4b
77The WallVD
79Left BackVS 4c
80Talk BackVS 4c
81Fall BackE1 5b *
82Crack BackHVS 5b
83English WipeoutE3 5b
84StringVS 4b
85The BowVS 4c
86ComboVS 5a
87Gnome SlabbeMVS 5a
88Alas Poor YorickVS 5a
89DevelopmentE1 5b
90Rain Stopped PlayVS 4c
91PresenceE1 6a *
92YawnsvilleHVS 5c
93Diagonal AgonyE2 6b
94Crimson CopulationE2 6a *
95For a Few Daggers MoreE2 6a *
97Swing-upHS 4b
98Yarn SpinnerE4 6c **
99Weaver's WallE3 5b **
100Weaver's CrackHS 4b *
101Norah BattyS 4a
102The VirginVD
103Cool FoolVS 4c
104Kiss My ArmVS 4c
105HardyMVS 4c
106Flake CrackVS 4c
107FlakyHS 4b
108Get Rhythm Direct Startf7A+ *
109Get RhythmE5 6b *
110Grotty CrackE1 5c
112ReachyVS 5b
113Bingo BangoE1 5b *
114Intro WallHS 4b
115SummaryHVS 5b
116SecondsVS 4c
117Matthew's CrackV2 5c
118Tower ChimneyHVS 5a *
119Central TowerE1 5a
120P.C.1MVS 4c
121ParallaxE3 6a
122Sticky FingersE1 5b
123WidfaHVS 5a
124Sunstroke Groovef6A+
125SunstrokeHVS 5b *
126Cosmo Smallpiecef6A+ 6a *
127PuffinHS 4b
129Delicate WallHS 5a
130White HonkeyVS 5a
131Pocket Watchf6B
132The CornerVS 4c
133The Jolly Green GiantE1 5c *
135Little WallHVD
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
158Fireflyf6A+ 6a
159Duckdoof4 4b
160Axministerf4+ *
161A Fist Full of Daggersf6B+ 6b *
162Deliver Us From Evilf5+ 5b *
163Black Watchf4+ 4c
164TalliotHVS 5b
165Eye-catcherHVS 5b
166RepetitionE1 5c
167Fall GuyE1 5c
168Chew GritVS 4b
169A Day Too Latef6A 5c
170The Groovef7B *
174Tominfourlf5+ 5c
175Wind Chill E1 6a
176The Nunkeys Ningers Start *f7B *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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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