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Anglezarke Quarry

Lancashire, ENGLAND

Climbs 168 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude ? – Faces ?

Crag features
Safety Note: On the Coal Measures Crag there is a fixed line to lower off as the shale band cannot be crossed (easily). This is mentioned in the Rockfax guide. However, the line is clean broken on the far left hand side. Whatever you do don't clip into this or you'll be in for a quicker descent then anticipated. [Will Taylor 8/04]

Safety note:The horizontal ledge system just above the start of Metamorphosis is beginning is now showing signs of instability.Take care.

Access notes
Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Western Grit (2009), Lancashire Rock (1999),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Just WilliamVD 12
3Soot JugglerHVS 5b 1
4Thomas's Wall ClimbHS 4a 3
5Year From NowE2 5c  
6Whittacker's AlmanacS 15
7FlyerE3 6a * 
8Traumatic EversionE1 5c *3
9SparrowE4 6b 4
10SheppyE3 6a *5
11Age of ReasonE6 6b *4
12SplitsE2 5b 1
13StormVS 4c **64
14SunbeamVS 4b *36
15KaibabHVS 5b 1
16Turkish DelightVS 5b 2
17Elder GrooveHS 4b 16
19Pedestal RouteD 14
20Rope ThiefHS 4b 1
21William the ConquerorHS 4b 1
22I'm SpartacusE5 6b  
23I ClaudiusE4 6a  
24The Rapidity of SleepE1 6a  
26Flake OutVS 4c 7
27The Lean Mean Fighting MachineE4 6a **4
28VishnuHVS 5a 4
29The Taciturn BoyE4 6b  
30Gritstone RainHVS 5b *2
31Schwartzennegger Mon AmourE5 6c * 
32The Karma MechanicE6 6c **4
33ShibbE4 6b **1
34New JerusalemE4 6a **1
35If You can't Lick 'em, Lick 'emE5 6c  
36Supai CornerVS 4b *2
37Bright Angel CornerVS 4c *13
38Anasazi AreteE1 5b *6
39Son of DicktrotE2 5c 1
40ZoroasterVS 4b  
41Kelly's 'i'E2 5c  
42The ChangeingE1 5a 2
43Thirsty WorkE1 5b  
44Whiter Shade of ShaleHVS 5a 1
45Coal Measure ClimbHS 4a 1
47Midgebite WallVS 5a  
48FleabiteHVS 5a 3
50First NightHS 4b 6
51YapiHS 4b 5
52I See No ShipsHVS 5a 2
53Reservoir CamelsE1 5b 2
54Beginner's ButtressD 9
55Night BeforeVD 6
56Stag PartyHS 4a *6
57Wedding MarchVS 4c *6
59Finger ChimneyHVS 5a *7
60The FingerVS 4c *65
61The ThumbS 4a *34
62Glister WallS 4a *283
63Give ThanksE3 5c  
64SamarkandVS 4c ***233
65The Midas TouchE6 6c **3
66Fool's GoldE2 5c *31
67AgrajagE3 6a 1
68The Golden TowerE2 5c ***172
69Gates of PerceptionE4 6a ***19
70Septic Think TankE5 6b *4
71The Italian JobE5 6b ***4
72Please Lock Me AwayE5 6b **16
73King of KingsE6 6b ***6
74The NauseaE5 6b  
75KlondykeE3 6a *20
76Dirty CornerVS 4c 4
77Lucky StrikeE2 5b 1
78Helical HappinessHVS 5a  
79Gilt ComplexHVS 5b  
80Office PartyE5 6a * 
81The Eight-Legged Atomic Dustbin Will Eat ItselfE1 5b  
82A Series of Boring MantleshelvesS 4a 1
84Botch Weld JobE1 5b  
85Rockin' HorseE2 5c  
86Grond IIHVS 5a  
87The Absent Minded ProfessorE4 6a *2
88Tangerine TripE3 6a ***33
89Hunter KillerHVS 5a 2
90Falkland GrooveVS 4c *27
 Climb nameGradex
91Mu' AzibE1 5b *12
92Michael PortilloE2 5b *5
93Corned Beef DictatorE1 5a  
94SuperbHVS 5a *22
95HermesVS 4c  
96Any Which Way But LooseHVS 5a  
97Any Which Way You CanE2 5c ** 
98To Infinity and BeyondE4 6b ** 
99Le Mans FinishE1 5b * 
100Airborne AttackHVS 5a  
101Gardening LeaveVS 4c  
103Gold DiggerVS 4c 8
104TinkerbellVD 4
105Triple Bob MajorD 3
106Tocsin WallVS 5a 3
107Cad Eye the HeatherE1 5b  
108BellringerE1 5c *1
109Ding DongHVS 5b  
110Tintinnabulation DirectHVS 5b 3
111TintinnabulationVS 4b 3
112Blueberry HillHVS 5b * 
113Not in this LifeVS 4c  
114Brick ThickHVS 5a 3
115Terra FirmaHVS 5b 1
116The Friable SausageE3 6b  
117Cotton TerrorE1 5a *50
118For Whom the Bell TollsVS 4c  
119Plain BobS 4a **24
120Plain Bob VariantVS 4b 10
121UnappealingM 1
123Fox's CornerVD 9
124Edipol!HS 4b *188
125Bossa NovaVS 4b 10
126Bay HorseE1 5b 17
127Rock LobsterE2 5c 3
128Skin GameE3 6a **12
129LandE4 6a  
130Terror CottaHVS 5a ***293
131TerrorificE4 6a 3
132Mission ImpossibleE2 5b 3
133High RevverE1 5b *4
134Double TripE2 5c **54
135Third PartyE3 5c *6
136First FinaleE1 5b ***295
137ZarkeHVS 5a **90
138Fingertip ControlE4 5c ***35
139Birthday CrackVS 4b *74
140EpiduralE5 6b 1
141Many Happy ReturnsHVS 5a *220
142Ain't Nothing To ItE3 6a **30
143There's More to ThisE4 6b *4
144Dancing on the ValentineE2 5c 2
146MetamorphosisVS 4c ***425
147TransformationVS 4c *87
148PunchlineE1 5b 5
149Punch UpVS 5a 13
150CoconinoD 2
152SnorterVS 5a 3
153Wall and CrackVS 5a 2
154Telegraph AreteHS 4b 12
155QuickstepS 4a 6
156PandooiE3 6a 1
157ShortyE2 5b 13
158nowhere manE1 5b 9
159Side TrackVS 4c 1
160Sleeper BayVD 7
162MarkVS 4c 67
163WedgeHS 4b *401
164ElaineHVS 5c 29
165NightmareVS 4b *300
166MinorHVS 5c 20
167MiniD 26
168Writer's CrampS 4b 34
170BecauseHS 4a 58
171MeanwhileS 4a 240
172Whittaker's OriginalHS 4a **411
173After the BlitzVS 4b 127
174Alldred's OriginalVD 313
175Side-stepHS 4b 71
176Get This One in the Guide It's a GemVS 4b 12
177Original Wall TraverseS 25
178Last PostVD 8
179Stained Steel *E7 7a **1
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The loose block on Many Happy Returns mentioned in the comment below was removed last year:-
Mark Collins - 21/Aug/14

Probably best to avoid the Coal Measure Crag on a windy day, if you don't want to get hit by falling shale, very alpine.
Mark Collins - 17/Aug/14

Iíve finished cleaning the part of Metamorphosis Wall between Coconino and Transformation. The whole wall is now a bit dusty, so you might want to give it a brush before climbing, as ever at Anglezarke. Also, please be careful as these routes have not been climbed in years and may still contain loose rock, especially in the dry stone wall at the top.
Mark Collins - 16/Aug/14

Was up there today and noticed some drilling has taken place above WALT'S WALL on the rock between the stakes. Totally no need, can only assume bolt practice for somone or a centre going over the top.
innesmac - 03/Mar/12

Warning; the large vertical block halfway up 'Many Happy Returns' is dangerously loose.If you place wires behind it and then fall off you'll have a permanent headache.
ruckman - 19/Jul/10

The routes are getting very sandy and dirty at the moment, groups need to stop top roping as it would seem to be the main cause. Would also be good to see more interest as its an amazing place to climb!
joe.91 - 30/Jun/10

DONT TOP ROPE!! most routes are dirty enough as it is, but top roping/abseiling makes it much worse.
liam - 23/Apr/09

Cross the road from the car park to so many good routes. Lots of 'cracks' providing anything from a finger-hold to full body jam! Anchors in abundance. Enjoy
noosarabbit - 15/Aug/04