Climbs 120
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces W

Michelangelo © oldmorley

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 most have now been retro-bolted.

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

Approach 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.

Access Advice

No issues reported.


Last dash F6b, Twilight F5, The Quarryman F6a - theses routes are all now bolted and graded as above in latest lake district book
crabtreer - 31/Aug/15
Two house brick sized rock falls from the overhanging choss above the Charcoal Burners area last night. One was uncomfortably close.
r_o_b_h2 - 17/Jul/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Lower Tier 
2?? Unknown ?? 35b 1
3?? Unknown ?? 25a 1
4?? Unknown ?? 15a 1
5Moggy's MeanderVD 1
6Dream Catcher6c ***2
7Skywalker6b+ 1
8Aqua Man6b **5
9Waterworld6a+ **6
10The Revenant6b ** 
11Endeavour6a **4
12Life begins at 406b **3
13Nappy rashHVS 5b *8
14No country for old men6b+  
15Baptismal vows6a+  
16Easter Rising6a+  
17Another poolside attraction6b **3
18Kill Bill6b 3
19Forever Young5a 2
20Seconds AwayVS 4c 10
21The Mutineer6b+ 7
22Marine's SlabHVS 5a *35
23Captain Pugwash revisited.6a 16
24Here's looking at Euclid6b+ ***8
25Viagra Falls6a **4
27Scrotal Recall6a+ **10
28The Waterboys6a 1
 Bram Crag Wall 
6b **55
31Middle Earth
7b *28
32Bram Crag Wall
7a **37
33Wai Lord
7b+ *4
 The Danger Zone (name says it all!) 
35Vanished Times6b  
36Cool Hand LukeE2 5c 2
37Dancing in the Danger Zone!6b 2
 Charcoal Burners Buttress 
39Best Western6a+ **4
40The Deviant6c+  
41Keep The Car Running6a+ 3
42Arcade Fire6a+ **4
43Silicon Crack
6c 4
44The Culling6c 2
45Slaying the Badger6a+ **12
46Ripping Yarns6a **13
47The Charcoal Burner6b ***27
48Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *25
 Sunburst Slab 
50Tin Can Alley6a **2
51Coup-de-grace6b ***14
52Grand Union6c ***20
53The Sunshine Gang6a ***49
54The Shooting Gallery6a **19
55The Woodcutter's Lullaby6c 1
56Stoker6c+ 4
57Bring Me Sunshine5a 10
 Promontory Buttress 
59Yopo5c 31
60Benghazi Burner6a+ 21
61Morley Street Mission6a+ *13
62Last DashE2 5c *36
63Con Artist6b+ **8
64TwilightMVS 4b 45
65Hound DogHVS 5b 28
66The QuarrymanHVS 5a 38
67The Wetherby Whaler6a 20
 Main Wall 
69The Tipton Slasher6b+ **23
70Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***14
71Usian Bolt6b **45
72Middle East Crisis6b *4
73Eastern PromiseE2 5b 16
74Coup d'EtatE3 6a 17
75The history boysE2 5c ***56
76Desperate Dan6b+ ***10
77Arc de Triomphe6a+ 21
78Dapper Dan6a **5
79Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***67
80Hell Bender6c **2
81Bon Courage
E2 5c *10
82Mr Angry
E1 5c *14
83Bonne chance
E2 5c *21
84Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 18
85Welcome to Rio6a 2
 Center Parc 
87Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
88On The EdgeVS 4b 20
89Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *5
90Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
91Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *7
92Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 6
93Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 42
94Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *16
95A miller's tale6a 28
5a *28
97Whicker's World5a *45
98The Rookie5a 30
99The comfort zone5a *30
100Blencathra Badger (original route)E1 5a *39
101Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***81
102The Long Good Friday5a 50
103The Good Friday Agreement6b *17
104Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 8
105Brothers in Arms (bolted)
6a+ *19
106Ship of Fools6a **41
107Vale of Secrecy
E1 5b 25
108Barrow Boys Day Out
E1 5b 39
109Barrow Boys' Day Out (bolted)
6a **19
110Ripper Street6b 9
111Goodbye Mr Major6a *43
112Goodfella's5b 57
113St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 38
114Endgame5b *32
115Antiques Roadshow6a+ 2
116Sunburst Slab5a *14
117Charm Offensive6b 1
 Far Right Hand Buttress 
119Joy Division6a  
120The Fun Factory6a  
121Zoom6c **1
122The Aphasic Syndrome6c+ ***9
123Spring Offensive6a+ **12
124The Crossing6a+ **7
125Greek Exit6b+ **10
126Tunnel Vision6a+ **14
127Dignitas6b **12
128The Night Watch6a+ **6
129The Clydebank kipper
6a *1
 Unverified Climbs 

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