Foredale Quarry

Climbs 125 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 240m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
*Please note that due to a few climbers ignoring the access agreements at this crag it is currently closed to climbers. Please see the following UKC thread for more details *

Routes mainly in the range of 6a+ - 6c+ but there are also a selection of easier (4 - 5+) routes and a handful of 7a's too. Walls that face all aspects. A great outlook opposite penyghent, with little seepage after light rain. Routes in the region of 14 meters on average, but there are some fanatastic multi pitch routes at grades F6C and F7a.

Approach notes
Currently closed to climbers - see

Park at the end of the quarry road in an obvious parking area, just before the sharp left-hand bend and the main farm.

Walk past the farm (no noise please) and up the lane. Midway between the sharp bend and the cottages, branch left (BMC Sign in place) up a grassy ridge to the right of the fence - follow this to the old slate quarry, traverse right to a small gate and enter the quarry.

No dogs, fires or camping allowed.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Yorkshire Limestone (2005),
Out of print: Yorkshire Limestone (1992)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Simple Simon3+ *4
3Broadsword Calling5c 66
4Danny Boy6a 46
5Schloss Adler5a 18
6Fore Play4a *72
7Hotel Paradiso5c 1
9A Taste of Honey6a *16
10A Touch of Class6b *14
11The Sting6c 14
12The Entertainer6a **41
13Flake of Good Hope5c *61
14Look Back in Anger6a *43
15Anger Management5a *65
16Riches and Salvation6c *11
17Poverty and Damnation6a+ *2
19Jolly Roger4a *2
20Skulduggery4a *46
21Social Realism6a **50
22The Wandering Warthog5c ***103
23Warthog Direct6a+ **8
24The Zebra6a+ *25
25White Rhino6a **21
26Animal Magic6b+ **14
27On Safari6b+ *10
28Town Hall Steps6a **29
29Outward Bound6b 5
31The Ace of Spades6a+ **83
32Black Jack6a **58
33Joint Effort6c **33
34Black Magic6a ***37
35Dark Secrets5c **84
37Mistaken Identity6b+ *11
38Alpine Memories6b+ 60
39Pic n Mix6c+ **2
40Black Watch...(My Foot, Jock!)7a ***3
41Shot in the Dark7a ***23
42A Bridge Too Far6c+ ***12
43Pot Black6c ***30
44Black Spot6b+ **28
45Night Rider6c **8
46(The Real) Slim Shady6b+ **20
48The Quarry Master6b ***4
49Ebony and Ivory6b+ **5
50Dicing With Damocles6b+ **11
51Scorpion6c+ **10
52Black Adder6b+ *15
53Darker Doings6b **1
54Black Widow6b *14
55Darkness at Noon6b *4
57Waltzing Matilda6a+ **5
58You've Been Tango'd6a *1
59Jelly Feet7a **4
60The Hippy, Hippy Shake6c+ *4
61The Jitterbug6b 2
62Twinkletoes6b+ **9
63Footwork and Fancy Free6c+ **6
64Dress Rehearsal6c+ *2
65Cirith UngolVS 4b  
67First Night Nerves6a+ *2
68The Royal Box6b *1
69Centre Stage6b+ **2
70Command Performance7a *2
71Curtain Call6b 2
73The Magic Staircase3 *22
74Castor5c *15
75Pollux5a **26
76Little Star6a *5
78Flintstone Wall6a *18
79Barney Ribblesdale6a+ **35
80Strange Days7a *2
81Bedrock6c *4
82Fred Foredale6b+ **10
83Resin 87a ***24
84This Blasted Heath6c **12
85Dancing with the Devil6b+ *10
86Break on Through (To the Other Side)6c+ **3
87Riders on the Storm6c ***6
88The End7a **4
89Ethical Nightmare6c **2
90All Along the Watchtower6c *6
91Fun and Games6b **10
92High Jinx6c+ **6
93Winking Crack6b *2
95Cactus Jack6a 8
96Cotton Eyed Joe6a+ 4
97It's Lifebuoy (but not as you know it)6b+ *12
98Nose Job6a+ *4
99Bomb Bay6a+ *8
100The Upshot is...6b+ *16
101Life's a Beach6a+ *26
102Bay Watch5c *48
103Surfing the Stone5a *50
104Rising Tide6a *1
105Mountain Ear RingVS 4c  
107Old Fossil Wall6b 11
108Palaeontology6a+ *8
109Rubble Rouser6a+ *19
110Play Misty6a+ *6
111Back Street Gossip6a *23
112Sunny Side Up6a+ **39
113To Helwith It6b+ *25
114Lost World6a *34
115Go with the Flow6b *20
116Eccles Cakewalk6b *4
117The End is Nigh6a+ *4
118Anniversary Waltz6a **2
120RondoS 4a  
121Terror Non FirmaE1 5b  
122Keeper's FoldS 4a  
123Legs LevenVS 4c  
124Scoop of the Day6a+ *9
125One Armed Bandit7a *1
126Mugwub6c+ *5
127Cracking On Up6b *9
128Get a Grip (On Yourself)6a+ *9
129A Bravura Breath of BravadoE1 5c 1
130A Towering Tribute to TradHS 4c  
131Slick SlabS 4b  
132Fore CandlesVD 1
133Forke HandlesMVS 4b  
135X-Ray Specs6b *11
136Poly Styrene's Start7a *3
137The Day the World Turned Day-Glo6b+ *5
138Creature6c **13
139Blinkin' Rain7a *1
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Please note - As of this week, climbing at Foredale is no longer permitted. Unfortunately a few selfish people have spoilt it for the rest of us The landowner was fed up due to several reasons People taking dogs to the crag despite several notices requesting no dogs Litter being dropped around the area of the crag Damage to walls especially in the last couple of weeks
Conan - 20/May/11
Chossy, dangerous - not worth the visit.
nightmonkeyuk - 26/Apr/11
this will help u find it . take b6479 north from settle go through stainforth about 2,2km from stainforth on a sharp bend turn left turn right just after pub on right . follow road along and park where signs indicate. walk up and bear to the right hand size of the quarry that is facing you. foredale is around the corner ,
philb - 21/Aug/10
Please ensure that everybody sticks to the BMC Access notes for this quarry to avoid further conflicts with the farmer - no dogs, fires or camping.
CasWebb - 24/Jun/08