Rocktype Mica schist
Altitude 217m a.s.l
Alien at Downholme © Andysomething
Small Limestone Quarry in a pleasant secluded setting with splendid views across Arkengarthdale. Routes up to 10 meters, with some polish on the classic cracklines. Very convenient climbing, level top and bottom, stake belays (old, caution). Sometimes used by the military and groups. Some holds still prone to flake-off! (though most dodgy ones already gone).
Easy access - In Downholme village; 2 minutes through a field behind the Bolton Arms car park. There are signs indicating that MOD permission is required, but a discreet approach works for the locals who climb here.
Updated arrangements for using the crag were confirmed on 30.11.2015. Individuals wishing to use the crag must ring the Bookings Office on 01748 875507 to ensure the quarry is free and available. Groups must first obtain a Licence by contacting The Events Coordinator, Landmarc Support Services Limited, Tel: 01748 829522. Risk Assessments, Public Liability Insurance and copies of instructors' qualifications are required together with payment of a fee of £130 + Vat (Nov 2015).