Bramcrag Quarry

Climbs 45 – 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 *17
7Michelangelo6b **34
8Middle Earth7b *15
9Bram Crag Wall7a **16
10Wai Lord7b+ *2
12Yopo5c 6
13Last DashE2 5c *10
14TwilightMVS 4b 7
15Hound DogHVS 5b 8
16The QuarrymanHVS 5a 9
17Usian Bolt6b **20
18Eastern PromiseE2 5b 12
19Coup d'EtatE3 6a 14
20The history boysE2 5c ***39
21Dapper Dan6a **6
22Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***42
23Bon CourageE2 5c *9
24Mr AngryE1 5c *11
25Bonne chanceE2 5c *16
26Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 3
27Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 3
28On The EdgeVS 4b 7
29Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *2
30Tyke's Teeter DirectE2 6a 4
31Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 1
32Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 22
33Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *11
34Blencathra BadgerE1 5a *21
35Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 1
36Vale of SecrecyE1 5b 9
37Barrow Boys Day OutE1 5b 19
38Goodbye Mr MajorHVS 5a *5
39St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 2
40The Rookie *5a 1
41The Long Good Friday *5a 1
42the Sunshine Gang *6a ***1
43Sunburst Slab *5a *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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