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Cathedral Quarry/Black Hole

Cumbria, ENGLAND

Climbs 25 – Rocktype Slate – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features
Routes are 30 - 40m long, all Extreme. Quarry is a big hole in the ground and can be damp due to condensation when you least expect it. Classics include Night of the Hot Pies(E1), Darklands(E3), Basilica(E5), An Alabuse(E2).

Quarry is a deepish pit in the forest, part of the Little Langdale Quarries. So-called Cathedral Quarry for the underground slate working linked to the pit quarry. This is also known as Cathedral Cavern, and is quite well known. Another underground chamber sits in an access tunnel to the quarry.

Access notes
Parking close to the ford in Little Langdale - approach from the S side as the ford is not passable by normal cars!

Access restriction for organised groups. Phone National Trust Property Manager(Jim Loxam - 015394 41197) for details.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

 Today  Sat  Sun  Mon  Tue 

8.2mm rain
Cloudy
13 °C
31 kph

7.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
11 °C
23 kph

0.6mm rain
Sunny periods
13 °C
17 kph

1.7mm rain
Cloudy
12 °C
15 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
13 °C
7 kph
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Guidebooks
Dow, Duddon & Slate (1993)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1I Got Horribly DrunkE3 6a 5
2Orifice FishE4 5c **2
3More Foaming AlesE2 5c 1
4More Banana Related JaperyE4 6b **1
5The Hunter ReturnsE5 6b  
6Tiger, TigerE3 6a 1
7Night of the Hot PiesE1 5b **69
8Anal AbuseE3 5c **10
9The Black Hole BoysE3 6a 1
10Rim FisherE3 5c *6
11Going UndergroundE2 5c **29
12The Bishop and the ActressE3 5c 2
13Ringpiece ActivistE4 6a *2
 Climb nameGradex
14DarklandsE3 5c ***54
15Murder in the CathedralE4 6a 1
16The Turblent BeastE5 6b *1
17China CrisisE4 6b *1
18Burley DudesE5 6b **1
19Diet of WormsE6 6b * 
20Cold TurkeyE4 6b *2
21Hot TunaE2 6a  
22BasilicaE4 6a ***3
23Barbi Junior6c 7
24The Cruel Sea7a **1
25No Face for DwarfsE4 6b * 
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