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

Chris Dale, Mallice in wonderland E3 5c, Hodge Close Quarry © jimkeeley

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.

Guidebooks

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
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 *7
7Face Life7b 1
8Dog Fight at Virgin Massacre CreekE6 6c ** 
9Leicester Tit LabE2 5b  
10Cafe Boys do their ThongE1 5b 75
11Enoc6b  
12????????????E3 6a+ 2
13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!E3 6a?  
14The FangE3 6a 13
15Mowing the Lawn7a *28
16Oiling the LawnmowerE1 5b *126
17Chance EncounterVS 4b 4
18Bay of Pigs
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E4 6a * 
19Pigs Against the WallE7 6b * 
20Sport for all
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4a 75
21Big Gym
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5c 107
22Broken Pelvis6a 43
23Pioneer meets his match
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E1 5c 22
24Cellar Dwellers
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6b+ *37
25Northumbrian VS7a+ *30
26OAP's Sport Climb Too
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5c 67
27SideshowE2 5b 13
28Carpe Diem7a+ **15
29Joie De Vivre6b+ **24
30Live TheatreE2 5c 4
31Stiff Little FingersE3 5c 24
32Second ComingE4 6a **9
33First NIght NervesE5 6b ***7
34The Main Event
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E5 6a *8
35The Idaho Connection WaveE5 6c * 
36Chestnut MareE5 6b * 
37First Footing
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VS 4b 2
38The Plunger
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E3 6a *17
39Creative ContortionsE6 6b * 
40Contorted Creations
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E5 6b * 
41Titbits
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E2 5c  
42Movement
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E3 6a  
43Stage Fright
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E6 6b ***2
44Command Performance
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E6 6b **2
45The Final Act
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E6 6b * 
46Ten Years AfterE4 5c ***37
47Wicked WillieE5 6b ***10
48Wings
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E4 5c 7
49SkyE2 5c **90
50Great Expectations
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E5 6c ***2
51HodgetasticE3 6a 4
52Way of the WyrdE6 6b 1
53Life in the Fast Lane
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E5 6b **7
54Amphibian
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E3 6a 5
55The Entertainer
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E2 5c *4
56Return to Year Zero
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E4 6b  
57Power Transmission
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E5 6c * 
58Big Dipper
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E1 5b **82
59Big Dipper/MirrormereE2 5b ***72
60Arm and Hammer SlabE3 6a 2
61Beef JerkyE5 6c * 
62Limited EditionE4 6a ***65
63Nocturnal Emissions
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E5 7a * 
64Stinky DinksE2 6b *8
65Mirrormere
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E2 5b *33
66Viennese Oyster
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E4 6b *9
67Blank Expression
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E5 6a *7
68Behind the Lines
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HVS 5a ***275
69Curtain CallE5 6b *17
70Malice in WonderlandE3 5c ***91
71Bright Eyes n' Blue
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E4 6a * 
72Easy Rider
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HVS 5b *10
73Timeless Flight
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E5 6b *4
74Trivia
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HVS 5a 1
75Close Call
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E4 6a *2
76Through the Looking Glass
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E2 5c **76
77Shattered Image
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E4 6b *2
78Mirror Image
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E5 6c *1
79Dan Dare
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VS 4c 5
80SasquatchHVS 5a *110
81The Cleaver
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E4 6a *8
82Fatal Attraction
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E5 6c * 
83Hoof Hearted
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E4 6b *4
84Beaver Patrol
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E4 6c *1
85Mad AliceE3 5c *59
86Secret Affair
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E1 6
87Splashdown
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6b+ *6
88The Lobsters' Quadrille *6a 1
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