Lester Mill Quarry

Climbs 75 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Worth a trip if you live locally, or an hour or two of your time if you're from further afield and visiting Anglezarke Quarry for the day.

The best routes here are found on the Evil Wall (E1-E4), which comes complete with evil top-out. There are many routes graded VS and below on the other buttresses - the most solid/cleanest of these being the Setback and Lester Rib areas.

You may have to bushwack a little to get to the bottom of the routes, and there may be areas of vegetation and loose rock. But if this puts you off leading you could top-rope here without anyone ever finding out!

There are several belay stakes above the Lester Rib/Wirebrush Crack area and also one above the Setback area. There maybe others further down towards the Evil Wall.

Access notes
Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Lancashire Bouldering (2014), Lancashire Rock (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Introductory CrackVD
2Southland's ScoopS 4a
3StiltonHVS 5b
4Blue StiltonE2 5c
5Double GloucesterHVS 5a
6CaerphillyVS 4b
7Puff PastryHS 4a
8Flaky PastryVS 4c
9Flake WallVS 4c *
10BlossomHVS 5a
11Jughandle WallVS 4b
12Small Oak CrackHS 4b
13Lester CornerVD
14Sleeping GenieVS 4c
15Lester RibVD *
16Lester EliminateVS 4c *
17Silent SolaceE3 6a
18Wirebrush CrackVS 4c
19Newsom SlabHS 4b *
20Pina ColadaVS 4c
21Pinnacle RouteS 4a
22Right Twin GrooveVD
23Left Twin GrooveS 4a
24KlinkHS 4a
25Lancashire CrumblyHS 4a
26Cheese SpreadS 4a
27WensleydaleS 4a
28Bat Out of HellVS 4c
29Delta DawnVS 4b
30Big Eyed Beans from VenusVS 4c
31Forte DicksE2 5c
32Neon ShuffleHVS 5a *
33P.C.2HVS 5b *
34Fool's ParadiseS 4a
35The Other Man's AlternativeS 4a
36JuggernautVS 4b
37Hit by a LorryHS 4a
38Resolute RocVS 4b *
39Moorland Tooth HighwayHS 4a
40Gully ClimbVD
41Gully VariantS 4a
42Mythical MadonnaVS 4c *
43Las Vegas TurnaroundVS 4c
44Red LeicesterHS 4a
45CheddarVS 4c
46CamembertE1 5b
47Lead PenguinHS 4b
48The BlimpHVS 5a
49Mirror ManHVS 5a
50Woolly BullyVD
51Black BetrayalVS 4c
52Brian's RouteVS 4b
53Blue TileHVS 5a
54Walk UpS 4a
5510-Metre CrackVS 4c *
56On ReflectionVS 4c
57KentaxnipVS 4c
58BarnstormVS 4c
59Grit Salad SurgeryHVS 5b
60The CornerHS 4b
61HereticE1 5c *
62PaganE1 5b *
63Mixed VegHVS 5b
64Mixed Veg Direct StartHVS 5b
65To Infinity and Chuck a LeftE4 6a **
66Evil CrystalE1 5b **
67The BeastE3 6a **
68EscharchadoE3 5c *
69Non-stop ScreamerE2 5b *
70Don't ThinkE5 6b
71Return to FantasyE2 5c *
72DoomsdayVS 5a *
73GorgonzolaVS 4c
74Jane's RouteE1 5b
75Whip Me! Whip Me!VD
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