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Parrock Quarry

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 39 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 180m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Parts dry quickly, other parts stay very wet(seepage) apart from midsummer. Best routes Hang em High(E5), Slobs(E1). Some routes wiped out in huge rockfalls over the last few years.

Access notes
No access restrictions. Roadside. Adjacent to Hodge close.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Guidebooks
Dow, Duddon & Slate (1993)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Wall and SlabE4 6a *4
2Cryptic ContortionsE4 6b *4
3The GrooveE4 6a *7
4Hotter than JulyE3 6a *9
5Jive TurkeyE2 5c 5
6Master BlasterE2 5c *42
7Blaster BatesE2 6a *10
8Retro-DriverE2 6a *13
9Blind RouteE2 5c *25
10LutherE3 6b 1
11Far OutE1 6a 2
12Cup and LipE2 6a 51
13Celica GrooveE1 5b 59
14GFIE2 6a 64
15Showroom DummyHVS 5a *40
16The ModelE1 5b *44
17The GamblerE1 6a 5
18One Armed BanditE1 5b *32
19Flakey SlabS 3c 5
20Speed of LightE5 6b * 
 Climb nameGradex
21Magenta de VineE4 6b * 
22An oasis of TranquilityE4 6b * 
23Jim of the ShadowsE3 5c 1
24Hang 'em HighE5 6b **1
25The UnderworldE4 6b  
26MichaelangeloE3 6a *6
27Banana SlideE1 5c 1
28Going BallisticE4 6c * 
29Permitted DevelopmentE4 6b *2
30The SlobsE1 6a *7
31Slobodan ZhivovinovicsE1 5c 5
32AutanE3 6b  
33Gorilla GrooveE2 5c *1
34Desperate Dan the Dyno manE4 6a * 
35Pleasantly SlobbishE3 6a  
36House of CorrectionE4 6a * 
37Gratuitous ViolenceE5 6b *2
38A Sorry AffairE4 6a *3
39Master Blaster6a+ **15
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Its a shame that the lower graded sports routes are only half bolted, bolts missing or have dodgy old bolts. Could be a good venue for modest grade sports climbing if properly bolted!
tomo100 - 21/Oct/09

It appears the left side of Parrock has seen some major rock fall/slides. There was a bolt on 'Master Blaster' actually inside the crack (showing slippage?) and the routes to the left appear to have disappeared leaving a large area of boulders.
DaveWarb - 30/Aug/08

There are CONSTANT rockfalls in this quarry and Hodge Close next door. Whilst camping here I have heard many times what sounded like a decent sized peice of rock hit the ground/water. One memorable night the noise was massive. Suggest you wear a helmet and study the top-outs carefully for suspect loose rock. Some areas are "safer" than others.
climbingcritter - 02/Apr/07

I was there in August and in the all weather gym, I think there are some bolts missing. Big gym seemed to be missing it's 3rd (meaning you would deck out if fell near the lower off). "OAPs sport climb too" seemed to be missing it's lower off as well, but we didn't want to go and check ;-)
squeek - 10/Nov/02