Hodge Close Quarry

Climbs 88 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Superb slate climbing, mainly Extremes - a mixture of trad and sport routes. Beware the runouts on some of the 'sport' routes! Best routes include First Night Nerves(E5), Stage Fright(E6), Ten Years After(E4), Wicked Willie(E5), Great Expectations(E5), Limited Edition(E4), Behind the Lines(HVS), Malice in Wonderland(E4).

Approach notes
No access restrictions. The quarry has a tendency to collapse at fairly regular intervals so routes may change! Roadside.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.


Out of print: Dow, Duddon & Slate (1993)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Midgebite6c 1
2Calling the ShotsE4 6b **7
3SkylineE3 6a 7
4Direct Start To SkylineE3 6b 1
5Face the TimesE4 6a 9
6Face the MusicE4 6a *8
7Face Life7b 1
8Dog Fight at Virgin Massacre CreekE6 6c ** 
9Leicester Tit LabE2 5b  
10Cafe Boys do their ThongE1 5b 69
12????????????E3 6a+ 2
13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!E3 6a? 1
14The FangE3 6a 11
15Mowing the Lawn7a *26
16Oiling the LawnmowerE1 5b *106
17Chance EncounterVS 4b 4
18Bay of PigsE4 6a * 
19Pigs Against the WallE7 6b * 
20Sport for all4a 72
21Big Gym5c 98
22Broken Pelvis6a 42
23Pioneer meets his matchE1 5c 21
24Cellar Dwellers6b+ *34
25Northumbrian VS7a+ *28
26OAP's Sport Climb Too5c 63
27SideshowE2 5b 12
28Carpe Diem7a+ **15
29Joie De Vivre6b+ **16
30Live TheatreE2 5c 4
31Stiff Little FingersE3 5c 24
32Second ComingE4 6a **9
33First NIght NervesE5 6b ***7
34The Main EventE5 6a *8
35The Idaho Connection WaveE5 6c * 
36Chestnut MareE5 6b * 
37First FootingVS 4b 2
38The PlungerE3 6a *16
39Creative ContortionsE6 6b * 
40Contorted CreationsE5 6b * 
41TitbitsE2 5c  
42MovementE3 6a  
43Stage FrightE6 6b ***2
44Command PerformanceE6 6b **2
45The Final ActE6 6b * 
46Ten Years AfterE4 5c ***35
47Wicked WillieE5 6b ***10
48WingsE4 5c 7
49SkyE2 5c **66
50Great ExpectationsE5 6c ***2
51HodgetasticE3 6a 4
52Way of the WyrdE6 6b 1
53Life in the Fast LaneE5 6b **8
54AmphibianE3 6a 3
55The EntertainerE2 5c *4
56Return to Year ZeroE4 6b  
57Power TransmissionE5 6c * 
58Big DipperE1 5b **75
59Big Dipper/MirrormereE2 5b ***50
60Arm and Hammer SlabE3 6a 2
61Beef JerkyE5 6c * 
62Limited EditionE4 6a ***45
63Nocturnal EmissionsE5 7a * 
64Stinky DinksE2 6b *8
65MirrormereE2 5b *33
66Viennese OysterE4 6b *6
67Blank ExpressionE5 6a *7
68Behind the LinesHVS 5a ***217
69Curtain CallE5 6b *16
70Malice in WonderlandE3 5c ***68
71Bright Eyes n' BlueE4 6a * 
72Easy RiderHVS 5b *9
73Timeless FlightE5 6b *4
74TriviaHVS 5a 1
75Close CallE4 6a *2
76Through the Looking GlassE2 5c **62
77Shattered ImageE4 6b *2
78Mirror ImageE5 6c *1
79Dan DareVS 4c 5
80SasquatchHVS 5a *100
81The CleaverE4 6a *8
82Fatal AttractionE5 6c * 
83Hoof HeartedE4 6b *4
84Beaver PatrolE4 6c *1
85Mad AliceE3 5c *53
86Secret AffairE1 6
87Splashdown6b+ *6
88The Lobsters' Quadrille *6a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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