Pot Hole Quarry (Three Springs)

Climbs 41 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces W

Crag features
Solid, popular crag with the main focus on cracks and pockets. Mainly easier, single pitch routes.

Access notes
Take the A494 from Mold towards Ruthin, passing through the village of Llanferres. After passing the Druid pub (approx. 200m) you'll come to a lay-by on the left. Park here and cross over the stile and follow the track (public footpath) towards the bridge over the river. Follow the river upstream until a small tributary stream joins the main river from the left. Follow this, passing two more stiles, and the quarry can be found another 100m further on (5 mins walking).

The crag is situated on sheep grazing land, so the owner has requested that dogs be kept away from the area during the month of April, and on leash at all times. Lighting fires and leaving gates open strictly forbidden.

Guidebooks
Clwyd Limestone (2005), Clwyd Rock (1993),
Out of print: Clwyd Limestone (1983)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Owl WallHS 4a
2MangoHS 4a *
3ChutneyVS 5a *
4DroggoVS 4a *
5EpitaphHVS 5b
6HorndogHVS 5a
7Talking LegsE1 5c
8Talking FingersE1 5b *
9Roger RabbitE1 5c
10Right AngleHS 4b
11Silly LillyE1 5a *
12IdE3 5c *
13Right WallE2 5c *
14The DogHVS 5b ***
15Canine MeanderE2 5b *
16CebaE1 5b ***
17EgoE3 5c
18VettaE1 5a **
19Vetta VariationE3 5c **
20MajorHVS 5a *
21GrizzlyVS 4c *
22Un-AidedVS 4b *
23Tre-FynnonVS 4b
24The WatzmannVS 4b *
25MurrenHS 4b
26CristalloVS 4b
27SelvaVS 4a
28SestoVD
29MestreS 4a
30Diagonal RouteE1 5b
31Main Wall GirdleE2 5c
32SunsetVD
33BlindfoldHS 4a
34Once Is Never EnoughVS 4c
35Burning BushVS 4c
36TosaHVS 5a *
37CimaHVS 5a
38Lower Girdle TraverseV2 *
39Badger discoE2 5b **
40SideswipeHS 4b
41Howlers *HS 4b
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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It's a terrible shock to everyone who knew him. Adrian Bridge was immediate past President of the Yorkshire Rambler's Club, a very competent rock climber and a rel gentleman. Words fail...
CHAMPIONARTHUR - 14/Apr/11
FATAL ACCIDENT AT POT HOLE QUARRY - On the evening of 08/04/2011 a 65 yo male was climbing by himself and suffered a 12m (40ft)fall - unfortunatly the fall was fatal and he was pronounced dead at the scene - Condolences go out to all his family and friends
christopher bate - 13/Apr/11
stay off the main wall if your leading and you plan on doing sub HVS. top ropers have polished it to hell... obvious good holds = crap. like climbing on ice without crampons and axes
adam06 - 28/Jun/09
Beware of quantities of broken glass if climbing at the far right hand end of the crag. We were there last week and it looks as if the drunken youths have returned and been throwing bottles down from the top. We paid our rope out from a bag to avoid damage and had to pick our way carefully at the bottom of the crag. Also there are glass shards and splinters in cracks and hand holds so please take extra care.
snowcat - 15/Aug/06
Beware the highly polished easier routes at right end - often used by groups for top roping beginners, also if more than 1 minibus in layby better to give it a miss. Can be a warm sheltered suntrap in spring/autumn and great for strengthening fingers and improving footwork. The "Dog" is a classic with more interesting routes and variations on either side.
peteraccre - 07/May/06
Why does the database say VD to E2 when rockfax shows for example two E3's on the main wall? One or other has been updated?
Glyn Jones - 01/Apr/06
A great little place - the rock is real nice to climb on and one can get plenty of mileage around the mid-grades. Didn't spot much litter and there isn't much polish on the HVSs.
Fiend - 19/Oct/05
The crag can get very busy in the summer as it is a sun trap, the routes are all very polished and can seem a bit desperate at times
bludger - 05/Jul/05
we were at pot hole quarry 3 weekends ago. the fire and all the beer cans/bottles were from a bunch of about 6 lads from Liverpool wild camping and generally running amock nothing to do with climbers.
Paul Bowen - 13/May/05
Some of the easier climbs are becoming very polished, which means some of them are becoming pretty serious. However, the E1s and above are spot on!
Ben Davies - 04/Dec/02
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 29/May/2007
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