Bramcrag Quarry

Climbs 84 – 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.

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 notes
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).

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Nappy rashHVS 5b *3
3Moggy's MeanderVD 1
4Seconds AwayVS 4c 3
5Marine's SlabHVS 5a *20
7Michelangelo6b **44
8Middle Earth7b *22
9Bram Crag Wall7a **25
10Wai Lord7b+ *3
12Cool Hand LukeE2 5c 1
13Dancing in the Danger Zone!6b 1
15Best Western6a+ **4
16Keep The Car Running6a+ 3
17Arcade Fire6a+ **3
18Silicon Crack6c 1
19The Culling6c 2
20Slaying the Badger6a+ **7
21Ripping Yarns6a **8
22The Charcoal Burner6b ***13
23Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *12
25Tin Can Alley6a **2
26Coup-de-grace6b ***5
27The Shooting Gallery6a **11
28Grand Union6c ***5
29The Sunshine Gang6a ***22
30The Woodcutter's Lullaby6c 1
31Sunburst Slab5a *8
32Stoker6c+ 4
33Bring Me Sunshine5a 1
35Yopo5c 21
36Benghazi Burner6a+ 10
37Morley Street Mission6a+ *7
38Last DashE2 5c *27
39Con Artist6b+ **4
40TwilightMVS 4b 30
41Hound DogHVS 5b 22
42The Wetherby Whaler6a 15
43The QuarrymanHVS 5a 25
45The Tipton Slasher6b+ **9
46Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***6
47Usian Bolt6b **27
48Middle East Crisis6b *2
49Eastern PromiseE2 5b 12
50Coup d'EtatE3 6a 15
51The history boysE2 5c ***43
52Dapper Dan6a **5
53Desperate Dan6b+ ***2
54Arc de Triomphe6a+ 4
55Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***50
56Bon CourageE2 5c *9
57Mr AngryE1 5c *12
58Bonne chanceE2 5c *17
59Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 11
61Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
62On The EdgeVS 4b 7
63Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *2
64Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
65Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *5
66Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 5
67Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 31
68Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *14
69A miller's tale6a 7
70Fargo5a *4
71Whicker's World5a *7
72The Rookie5a 8
73The comfort zone5a *9
74Blencathra Badger (original route)E1 5a *36
75Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***20
76The Long Good Friday5a 16
77The Good Friday Agreement6b *3
78Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 5
79Ship of Fools6a **12
80Vale of SecrecyE1 5b 15
81Barrow Boys Day OutE1 5b 33
82Ripper Street6b 5
83Goodbye Mr Major6a *19
84Goodfella's5b 22
85St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 14
86End Game5b *7
88The Aphasic Syndrome6c+ ***5
89The Crossing6a+ **4
90Spring Offensive6a+ **8
91Greek Exit6b+ **7
92Dignitas6b **5
93Tunnel Vision6a+ **5
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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