Bramcrag Quarry

Climbs 75 – 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 most 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 *20
7Michelangelo6b **41
8Middle Earth7b *19
9Bram Crag Wall7a **20
10Wai Lord7b+ *3
12Best Western6a+ **4
13Keep The Car Running6a+ 2
14Arcade Fire6a+ **3
15Silicon Crack6c 1
16Slaying the Badger6a+ **7
17Ripping Yarns6a **8
18The Charcoal Burner6b ***11
19Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *11
21Tin Can Alley6a **2
22Coup-de-grace6b ***5
23The Shooting Gallery6a **9
24Grand Union6c ***5
25The Sunshine Gang6a ***18
26Sunburst Slab5a *6
27Stoker6c+ 3
28Bring Me Sunshine5a 1
30Yopo5c 17
31Benghazi Burner6a+ 7
32Morley Street Mission6a+ *4
33Last DashE2 5c *20
34Con Artist6b+ **3
35TwilightMVS 4b 23
36Hound DogHVS 5b 17
37The Wetherby Whaler6a 13
38The QuarrymanHVS 5a 20
40The Tipton Slasher6b+ **5
41Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***4
42Usian Bolt6b **26
43Middle East Crisis6b *1
44Eastern PromiseE2 5b 12
45Coup d'EtatE3 6a 15
46The history boysE2 5c ***43
47Dapper Dan6a **5
48Desperate Dan6b+ ***1
49Arc de Triomphe6a+ 2
50Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***49
51Bon CourageE2 5c *9
52Mr AngryE1 5c *12
53Bonne chanceE2 5c *17
54Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 10
56Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
57On The EdgeVS 4b 7
58Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *2
59Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
60Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *3
61Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 2
62Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 25
63Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *13
64A miller's tale6a 2
65Fargo5a *2
66Whicker's World5a *6
67The Rookie5a 8
68The comfort zone5a *7
69Blencathra BadgerE1 5a *32
70Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***17
71The Long Good Friday5a 11
72The Good Friday Agreement6b *2
73Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 4
74Ship of Fools6a **8
75Vale of SecrecyE1 5b 14
76Barrow Boys Day OutE1 5b 31
77Ripper Street6b 1
78Goodbye Mr Major6a *16
79Goodfella's5b 13
80St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 9
81Tunnel Vision6a+ **3
82Spring Offensive6a+ **4
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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