Bramcrag Quarry

Climbs 70 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A fine-granite quarry close to Castle Rock in St. Johns in the Vale. From a distance the quarry looks dangerously loose but closer inspection reveals some good solid areas of rock. Many of the routes when they were first put up were a mixture of trad and occasional home made bolt hangers. Many upper tier routes are hard to protect with trad gear and some have now been retro-bolted.

Not an aesthetic crag but good slab climbing and accessible for a quick hit.

Access notes
Park in a layby just South of the quarry entrance, follow the zig-zag track to a T-junction, turn right and then up the grass ridge to the upper tier, or straight on to the lower tier.

Peregrines may be nesting in the large chossy bay between the main upper tier and the Bramcrag wall area - do not climb in this area during the spring, and only walk between the two areas at the tier's edge.

Eastern Crags (2011),
Out of print: Buttermere & Eastern Crags (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Nappy rashHVS 5b *2
3Moggy's MeanderVD 1
4Seconds AwayVS 4c 2
5Marine's SlabHVS 5a *19
7Michelangelo6b **41
8Middle Earth7b *18
9Bram Crag Wall7a **20
10Wai Lord7b+ *3
12Arcade Fire6a+ **2
13Slaying the Badger6a+ **6
14Ripping Yarns6a **3
15The Charcoal Burner6b ***8
16Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *7
18Tin Can Alley6a **2
19Coup-de-grace6b ***4
20The Shooting Gallery6a **9
21Grand Union6c ***1
22The Sunshine Gang6a ***13
23Sunburst Slab5a *5
24Stoker6c+ 1
25Bring Me Sunshine5a 1
27Yopo5c 15
28Benghazi Burner6a+ 5
29Morley Street Mission6a+ *3
30Last DashE2 5c *19
31Con Artist6b+ **2
32TwilightMVS 4b 22
33Hound DogHVS 5b 16
34The Wetherby Whaler6a 12
35The QuarrymanHVS 5a 19
37The Tipton Slasher6b+ **5
38Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***4
39Usian Bolt6b **25
40Middle East Crisis6b *1
41Eastern PromiseE2 5b 12
42Coup d'EtatE3 6a 15
43The history boysE2 5c ***43
44Dapper Dan6a **5
45Desperate Dan6b+ ***1
46Arc de Triomphe6a+ 1
47Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***48
48Bon CourageE2 5c *9
49Mr AngryE1 5c *12
50Bonne chanceE2 5c *17
51Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 9
53Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
54On The EdgeVS 4b 7
55Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *2
56Tyke's Teeter DirectE2 6a 4
57Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *2
58Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 1
59Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 24
60Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *11
61Fargo5a *1
62Whicker's World5a *3
63The Rookie5a 3
64The comfort zone5a *1
65Blencathra BadgerE1 5a *30
66Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***8
67The Long Good Friday5a 8
68The Good Friday Agreement6b *1
69Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 2
70Ship of Fools6a **3
71Vale of SecrecyE1 5b 13
72Barrow Boys Day OutE1 5b 28
73Goodbye Mr Major6a *12
74Goodfella's5b 9
75St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 5
76Tunnel Vision6a+ **3
77Spring Offensive6a+ **4
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