Climbs 103
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

Restrictions apply from  15 May - 30 June. Reason - Nesting Birds


The restriction applies to routes left of Long Dash (not including that route) and the bank up to the left. The area to the right of this is unrestircted (the area first reached when approaching the crag).


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 
2Moggy's MeanderVD 1
3Dream Catcher *6c ***2
4Life begins at 40 *
6b **2
5Nappy rashHVS 5b *4
6Seconds AwayVS 4c 6
7Captain Pugwash revisited.6a 5
8Marine's SlabHVS 5a *28
9The Mutineer6b+ 1
10Another poolside attraction *6b **4
11Scrotal Recall *6a+ **3
12Here's looking at Euclid *6b+ ***3
13Forever Young5a 2
14Kill Bill6b 2
 Bram Crag Wall 
6b **52
17Middle Earth
7b *26
18Bram Crag Wall
7a **32
19Wai Lord
7b+ *3
 The Danger Zone (name says it all!) 
21Vanished Times6b  
22Cool Hand LukeE2 5c 2
23Dancing in the Danger Zone!6b 2
 Charcoal Burners Buttress 
25Best Western6a+ **4
26The Deviant6c+  
27Keep The Car Running6a+ 3
28Arcade Fire6a+ **4
29Silicon Crack
6c 4
30The Culling6c 2
31Slaying the Badger6a+ **11
32Ripping Yarns6a **9
33The Charcoal Burner6b ***19
34Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *19
 Sunburst Slab 
36Tin Can Alley6a **2
37Coup-de-grace6b ***9
38Grand Union6c ***11
39The Sunshine Gang6a ***38
40The Shooting Gallery6a **13
41The Woodcutter's Lullaby6c 1
42Stoker6c+ 4
43Bring Me Sunshine5a 4
 Promontory Buttress 
45Yopo5c 29
46Benghazi Burner6a+ 18
47Morley Street Mission6a+ *12
48Last DashE2 5c *34
49Con Artist6b+ **6
50TwilightMVS 4b 40
51Hound DogHVS 5b 28
52The QuarrymanHVS 5a 32
53The Wetherby Whaler6a 19
 Main Wall 
55The Tipton Slasher6b+ **16
56Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***10
57Usian Bolt6b **34
58Middle East Crisis6b *4
59Eastern PromiseE2 5b 16
60Coup d'EtatE3 6a 17
61The history boysE2 5c ***48
62Desperate Dan6b+ ***5
63Arc de Triomphe6a+ 14
64Dapper Dan6a **5
65Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***58
66Hell Bender6c **1
67Bon Courage
E2 5c *9
68Mr Angry
E1 5c *14
69Bonne chance
E2 5c *19
70Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 13
71Welcome to Rio6a 1
 Center Parc 
73Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
74On The EdgeVS 4b 14
75Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *5
76Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
77Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *7
78Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 5
79Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 37
80Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *15
81A miller's tale6a 22
5a *22
83Whicker's World5a *27
84The Rookie5a 21
85The comfort zone5a *19
86Blencathra Badger (original route)E1 5a *38
87Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***53
88The Long Good Friday5a 36
89The Good Friday Agreement6b *16
90Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 8
91Brothers in Arms (bolted)
6a+ *11
92Ship of Fools6a **33
93Vale of Secrecy
E1 5b 24
94Barrow Boys Day Out
E1 5b 38
95Barrow Boys' Day Out (bolted)
6a **10
96Ripper Street6b 7
97Goodbye Mr Major6a *35
98Goodfella's5b 40
99St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 30
100Endgame5b *22
101Antiques Roadshow6a+ 1
102Sunburst Slab5a *9
103Charm Offensive6b 1
 Far Right Hand Buttress 
105The Aphasic Syndrome6c+ ***9
106The Crossing6a+ **6
107Greek Exit6b+ **8
108Dignitas6b **9
109The Night Watch6a+ **4
110Spring Offensive6a+ **12
111Tunnel Vision6a+ **13
 Unverified Climbs 
113Endeavour *
6a **2
114Aqua Man *
6b **2
115Waterworld *
6a+ **4
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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