Climbs 111
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces N

Alex on Cool Man's Wall © grubes

Crag features

A good little crag with a few distinctly good routes on nice crisp quarried grit. The main area is quite impressive, but the outlying rocks to the left have some hidden gems.

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Approach notes

The area right of the rostrum (the prominant prow) is now open access.

The back quarry is open friday evenings and 6 nominated days a year.

You can now park in the gun club car park (mon-sat)but make sure you leave a note in your window and park considerately. Do not park in the gun club on a Sunday as it is a shooting day.

Always check RAD for the latest information before you visit.

Access Advice

Restrictions on access (for public safety reasons) apply to the shooting range, the crag, and Deer Hill Moss. The shooting club have strict legal obligations to ensure their activities do not represent a threat to the public. Members of Lydgate Rifle and Pistol Club can shoot at any time during the day, and it is therefore important that climbers do not access the LH part of the crag outside of the agreed dates/times.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Over the Moors (2012)
Lancashire Rock (1999)
If climbers wish to park at the gun club there is a locked gate with a combination lock and I was told by gun club members that if I wished to enter I had to contact the BMC for the code. Also members of the gun club seem to be under the impression that Shooter's Nab can only be accessed by members of the BMC.
Deezel65 - 27/Jun/15
Ricochet Wall and Sweatyman are the best routes in the Huddersfield area and stand up to anything in the Peak.
Hardonicus - 15/Aug/08
This is where it all started for me back in about 1974. Although only a small section feels properly crag like, this palce has lots of atmosphere and some good routes. A classic at what was VD but is now HS is Rifleman\'s Chimney (I used to do it as a multi pitch as we were using short polypropolene ropes!!!). Also recommnded is Sweatyman which was VS+ which inludes a stomach traverse. Not sure about access these days, but am about to re-visit.
mike newman - 13/Aug/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Restricted Access Areas 
 Second Bay 
3Pisa Cake
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HVD 1
4PisaS 4a 1
5Pisa DuffHS 4b  
6Unlucky JimE2 6a  
 Third Bay 
8Mason's Mauser
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HVS 5b * 
9T34E1 5b * 
10Martini
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S 4a  
11Drunk on Arrival
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HS 4b  
 Forth Bay 
13Tapiola
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E1 5b ** 
 Smooth Buttress 
15OutvotedE2 5b * 
16Ducking and DivingE1 5b * 
17Plane Face
-
VS 4b  
18Orphic Power
-
VS 4c  
 First Bowl 
20Space SlabHVS 5a *3
21Space AreteE3 6a **3
22A Merkin Way
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E2 5b **3
23Merkins for All
-
VS 5a  
24Little Boy
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VD  
25Fat Man
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E1 5b * 
26Enola Gay
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HVS 5a  
27Green MantleHVD 1
28Virgin's CrackS *2
 Great Cave Area 
30fossil Crack
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VD 3
31Eponychial Retreat
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HVS 5b  
32Cuticle Crack
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E2 5b **3
33Legs
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E4 6a * 
34Dwarf
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VD 1
 Long Wall 
36Giant
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HVS 5c 1
37Tickle Wall
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S 5
38Tickle Arete
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VS 4c 5
39Yeah Baby!
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VS 5a  
40Tickle Pocket
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HVS 5b *1
41Tickle Crack
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S 4a 4
42Woodbine Wall
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S 4a  
43The Clingon
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E2 6a * 
 The Black Bowl 
45The Shroud
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E2 5b * 
46Cream Cracker Crux
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HVS 4a  
47Peek Freen
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HS 4b  
48Tidos
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HS 4b  
49Ginger
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S  
 Soup Bowl 
51Blue Petre
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HS 4b 1
52Black Crack
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S  
53Rounded Arete
-
S  
 The Natural Edge - Oval Butress 
55Silly Way
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VD 1
56Paddington
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HVS 5b  
57Natural RouteHS 4c **7
58One Two Wall
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VS 4c 2
59Demerara
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D 3
60Hard Stair
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VS 5a  
61Smouldering Moors
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E3 6a * 
62Tipperaray
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D 5
 Lone Stone Buttress 
64The Wigan
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E1 5c  
65Lone Stone Buttress
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E2 6a * 
66Lone Stone Groove
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E2 6a * 
 Open Access Area 
 Main Quarry 
69Pocket Route
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S 4a 2
70Panic KnottS 4a *6
71Barker's Wall
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E1 5a * 
72S-Bend
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S  
73Fourth Round, Fourth Minute
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E4 6a *1
74Jumping The Gun
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E1 5b * 
75Cabriole
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VS 4b 2
76Shin Skinner
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HS 4b 3
77WanderlustVS 4c *9
78Eric the Cosmic FriendHVS 5b 2
79CrescendoE2 5c **7
80Thunderball
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A2 * 
81SweatymanHVS 5a **49
82Cool Man's WallVS 5a *22
83Rifleman's ChimneyHS 4b 18
84Slip AreteE2 5c *2
85Elbow AlleyVS 4c 1
86No Time to be 21E3 6a 2
87MagpieHVS 5a *6
88I see a dark cloudE1 5b **9
89Bull's Eye CrackVD 11
90Forgotten Wall
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E2 5b  
91Yellowcake UFOVS 4c **47
92Redeemer's WallHS 4b 16
93Bite The BulletE1 5b *3
94Cuspidor Left-Hand
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VS 4c 1
95The CuspidorVS 4b 3
96TindHVS 5a 14
97Born at a PriceE4 6b * 
98Ricochet WallE1 5b ***99
99Scot's WallE1 5c *18
100The LightVS 4c *9
101Light FantasticHVS 5a 19
102165 Not Out
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HVS 5b *1
103Poetic Licence
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E1 5b  
104Second ThoughtsS 4a *14
105Ball BearingsHVS 5a 8
106SurpriseE2 5c *2
107Barney RubbleVS 4c 1
108StimrolE2 5b *8
 Two Teir Area 
110The Long ReachE3 6b 2
111Half Way Climb
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HVD 7
112Colt 45
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E1 5c 2
113Chimp CrackVS 5a *25
114Olympian
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HVS 5b,6a 7
115Full Metal Jacket
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HVS 5c  
116Private Pile
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VS 5b 1
 Square Buttress 
118Fairy Arete
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E3 5c  
119Trundle Groove
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HS 4b 4
120Final Thoughts on the Matter
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HVS 5a 2
121Scoop Wall
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HVS 5b 2
122Final Corner
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HVD 4a 6
123One Arm Bandit
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VS 4c 5
124Slot Machine
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HVS 5a 1
 Other 
126Girdle TraverseHVS 5b * 
 To be checked 
128Zing
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S  
129Eeyore and the RainbowE3 6a ** 

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