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Anglezarke Quarry

Lancashire, ENGLAND

Climbs 169 – 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
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Weather forecast

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1.9mm rain
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17 °C
9 kph

0.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
18 °C
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0.2mm rain
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17 °C
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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 16
7FlyerE3 6a * 
8Traumatic EversionE1 5c *3
9SparrowE4 6b 4
10SheppyE3 6a *5
11Age of ReasonE6 6b *4
12SplitsE2 5b 1
13StormVS 4c **68
14SunbeamVS 4b *39
15KaibabHVS 5b 1
16Turkish DelightVS 5b 2
17Elder GrooveHS 4b 18
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 **3
28VishnuHVS 5a 4
29The Taciturn BoyE4 6b  
30Gritstone RainHVS 5b *2
31Schwartzennegger Mon AmourE5 6c * 
32The Karma MechanicE6 6c **4
33Stained Steel *E7 7a **1
34ShibbE4 6b **1
35New JerusalemE4 6a **1
36If You can't Lick 'em, Lick 'emE5 6c  
37Supai CornerVS 4b *2
38Bright Angel CornerVS 4c *13
39Anasazi AreteE1 5b *6
40Son of DicktrotE2 5c 1
41ZoroasterVS 4b  
42Kelly's 'i'E2 5c  
43The ChangeingE1 5a 2
44Thirsty WorkE1 5b  
45Whiter Shade of ShaleHVS 5a 1
46Coal Measure ClimbHS 4a 1
48Midgebite WallVS 5a  
49FleabiteHVS 5a 3
51First NightHS 4b 6
52YapiHS 4b 5
53I See No ShipsHVS 5a 2
54Reservoir CamelsE1 5b 2
55Beginner's ButtressD 9
56Night BeforeVD 6
57Stag PartyHS 4a *6
58Wedding MarchVS 4c *6
60Finger ChimneyHVS 5a *7
61The FingerVS 4c *68
62The ThumbS 4a *34
63Glister WallS 4a *291
64Give ThanksE3 5c  
65SamarkandVS 4c ***238
66The Midas TouchE6 6c **3
67Fool's GoldE2 5c *31
68AgrajagE3 6a 1
69The Golden TowerE2 5c ***174
70Gates of PerceptionE4 6a ***19
71Septic Think TankE5 6b *4
72The Italian JobE5 6b ***4
73Please Lock Me AwayE5 6b **16
74King of KingsE6 6b ***6
75The NauseaE5 6b  
76KlondykeE3 6a *20
77Dirty CornerVS 4c 4
78Lucky StrikeE2 5b 1
79Helical HappinessHVS 5a  
80Gilt ComplexHVS 5b  
81Office PartyE5 6a * 
82The Eight-Legged Atomic Dustbin Will Eat ItselfE1 5b  
83A Series of Boring MantleshelvesS 4a 1
85Botch Weld JobE1 5b  
86Rockin' HorseE2 5c  
87Grond IIHVS 5a  
88The Absent Minded ProfessorE4 6a *2
89Tangerine TripE3 6a ***33
90Hunter KillerHVS 5a 2
 Climb nameGradex
91Falkland GrooveVS 4c *27
92Mu' AzibE1 5b *12
93Michael PortilloE2 5b *5
94Corned Beef DictatorE1 5a  
95SuperbHVS 5a *22
96HermesVS 4c  
97Any Which Way But LooseHVS 5a  
98Any Which Way You CanE2 5c ** 
99To Infinity and BeyondE4 6b ** 
100Le Mans FinishE1 5b * 
101Airborne AttackHVS 5a  
102Gardening LeaveVS 4c  
104Gold DiggerVS 4c 8
105TinkerbellVD 4
106Triple Bob MajorD 3
107Tocsin WallVS 5a 3
108Cad Eye the HeatherE1 5b  
109BellringerE1 5c *1
110Ding DongHVS 5b  
111Tintinnabulation DirectHVS 5b 3
112TintinnabulationVS 4b 3
113Blueberry HillHVS 5b * 
114Not in this LifeVS 4c  
115Brick ThickHVS 5a 3
116Terra FirmaHVS 5b 1
117The Friable SausageE3 6b  
118Cotton TerrorE1 5a *50
119For Whom the Bell TollsVS 4c  
120Plain BobS 4a **26
121Plain Bob VariantVS 4b 10
122UnappealingM 1
124Fox's CornerVD 9
125Edipol!HS 4b *192
126Bossa NovaVS 4b 10
127Bay HorseE1 5b 17
128Rock LobsterE2 5c 3
129Skin GameE3 6a **13
130LandE4 6a  
131Terror CottaHVS 5a ***300
132TerrorificE4 6a 3
133Mission ImpossibleE2 5b 3
134High RevverE1 5b *4
135Double TripE2 5c **54
136Third PartyE3 5c *6
137First FinaleE1 5b ***296
138ZarkeHVS 5a **90
139Fingertip ControlE4 5c ***35
140Birthday CrackVS 4b *74
141EpiduralE5 6b 1
142Many Happy ReturnsHVS 5a *221
143Ain't Nothing To ItE3 6a **30
144There's More to ThisE4 6b *4
145Dancing on the ValentineE2 5c 2
147MetamorphosisVS 4c ***435
148TransformationVS 4c *87
149PunchlineE1 5b 5
150Punch UpVS 5a 13
151CoconinoD 2
153SnorterVS 5a 3
154Wall and CrackVS 5a 2
155Telegraph AreteHS 4b 12
156QuickstepS 4a 6
157PandooiE3 6a 1
158ShortyE2 5b 13
159nowhere manE1 5b 9
160Side TrackVS 4c 1
161Sleeper BayVD 7
163MarkVS 4c 68
164WedgeHS 4b *414
165ElaineHVS 5c 32
166NightmareVS 4b *308
167MinorHVS 5c 21
168MiniD 26
169Writer's CrampS 4b 34
171BecauseHS 4a 63
172MeanwhileS 4a 250
173Whittaker's OriginalHS 4a **423
174After the BlitzVS 4b 130
175Alldred's OriginalVD 326
176Side-stepHS 4b 75
177Get This One in the Guide It's a GemVS 4b 13
178Original Wall TraverseS 25
179Last PostVD 8
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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