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.

Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Lancashire Bouldering (2014), Lancashire Rock (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Introductory CrackVD 2
2Southland's ScoopS 4a 1
3StiltonHVS 5b 1
4Blue StiltonE2 5c 1
5Double GloucesterHVS 5a 1
6CaerphillyVS 4b 1
7Puff PastryHS 4a  
8Flaky PastryVS 4c  
9Flake WallVS 4c *3
10BlossomHVS 5a 1
11Jughandle WallVS 4b 1
12Small Oak CrackHS 4b 2
13Lester CornerVD 1
14Sleeping GenieVS 4c  
15Lester RibVD *10
16Lester EliminateVS 4c *5
17Silent SolaceE3 6a  
18Wirebrush CrackVS 4c 3
19Newsom SlabHS 4b *3
20Pina ColadaVS 4c  
21Pinnacle RouteS 4a  
22Right Twin GrooveVD 1
23Left Twin GrooveS 4a 2
24KlinkHS 4a  
25Lancashire CrumblyHS 4a 3
26Cheese SpreadS 4a 1
27WensleydaleS 4a  
28Bat Out of HellVS 4c 3
29Delta DawnVS 4b 1
30Big Eyed Beans from VenusVS 4c 4
31Forte DicksE2 5c  
32Neon ShuffleHVS 5a *4
33P.C.2HVS 5b *1
34Fool's ParadiseS 4a  
35The Other Man's AlternativeS 4a 1
36JuggernautVS 4b  
37Hit by a LorryHS 4a 1
38Resolute RocVS 4b * 
39Moorland Tooth HighwayHS 4a  
40Gully ClimbVD 2
41Gully VariantS 4a  
42Mythical MadonnaVS 4c * 
43Las Vegas TurnaroundVS 4c  
44Red LeicesterHS 4a  
45CheddarVS 4c  
46CamembertE1 5b  
47Lead PenguinHS 4b 1
48The BlimpHVS 5a  
49Mirror ManHVS 5a 1
50Woolly BullyVD 1
51Black BetrayalVS 4c  
52Brian's RouteVS 4b 1
53Blue TileHVS 5a  
54Walk UpS 4a  
5510-Metre CrackVS 4c * 
56On ReflectionVS 4c  
57KentaxnipVS 4c  
58BarnstormVS 4c  
59Grit Salad SurgeryHVS 5b  
60The CornerHS 4b 1
61HereticE1 5c * 
62PaganE1 5b *2
63Mixed VegHVS 5b  
64Mixed Veg Direct StartHVS 5b  
65To Infinity and Chuck a LeftE4 6a ** 
66Evil CrystalE1 5b **1
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 1
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