Climbs 121
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 2
3?? Unknown ?? 25a 2
4?? Unknown ?? 15a 2
5Moggy's MeanderVD 1
6Dream Catcher6c ***2
7Skywalker6b+ 1
8Aquaman6b **6
9Waterworld6a+ **7
10The Revenant6b **1
11Endeavour6a **4
12Life begins at 406b **3
13Nappy rashHVS 5b *8
14No country for old men6b+  
15Baptismal vows6a+  
16Easter Rising6a+  
17Another poolside attraction6b **4
18Kill Bill6b 3
19Forever Young5a 3
20Seconds AwayVS 4c 11
21The Mutineer6b+ 7
22Marine's SlabHVS 5a *37
23Captain Pugwash revisited.6a 19
24Here's looking at Euclid6b+ ***8
25Viagra Falls6a **4
26Priaprism6a 1
27Scrotal Recall6a+ **11
28The Waterboys6a 3
 Bram Crag Wall 
6b **58
31Middle Earth
7b *29
32Bram Crag Wall
7a **44
33Wai Lord
7b+ *4
 The Danger Zone (name says it all!) 
35Vanished Times6b  
36Antiques Roadshow6a+ 2
37Charm Offensive6b 1
38Cool Hand LukeE2 5c 3
39Dancing in the Danger Zone!6b 2
 Charcoal Burners Buttress 
41Best Western6a+ **4
42The Deviant6c+  
43Keep The Car Running6a+ 3
44Arcade Fire6a+ **4
45Silicon Crack
6c 4
46The Culling6c 2
47Slaying the Badger6a+ **12
48Ripping Yarns6a **14
49The Charcoal Burner6b ***28
50Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *25
 Sunburst Slab 
52Tin Can Alley6a **2
53Coup-de-grace6b ***16
54Grand Union6c ***21
55The Sunshine Gang6a ***57
56The Shooting Gallery6a **20
57Sunburst Slab6a *17
58The Woodcutter's Lullaby6c 1
59Stoker6c+ 4
60Bring Me Sunshine5a 12
 Promontory Buttress 
62Yopo5c 33
63Benghazi Burner6a+ 23
64Morley Street Mission6a+ *14
65Last DashE2 5c *37
66Con Artist6b+ **10
67TwilightMVS 4b 47
68Hound DogHVS 5b 28
69The QuarrymanHVS 5a 39
70The Wetherby Whaler6a 20
 Main Wall 
72The Tipton Slasher6b+ **26
73Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***17
74Usian Bolt6b **46
75Middle East Crisis6b *4
76Eastern PromiseE2 5b 16
77Coup d'EtatE3 6a 17
78The history boysE2 5c ***56
79Desperate Dan6b+ ***11
80Arc de Triomphe6a+ 21
81Dapper Dan6a **5
82Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***69
83Hell Bender6c **2
84Bon Courage
E2 5c *10
85Mr Angry
E1 5c *14
86Bonne chance
E2 5c *22
87Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 20
88Welcome to Rio6a 5
 Center Parc 
90Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
91On The EdgeVS 4b 20
92Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *5
93Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
94Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *10
95Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 6
96Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 45
97Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *16
98A miller's tale6a 33
5a *32
100Whicker's World5a *51
101The Rookie5a 30
102The comfort zone5a *35
103Blencathra Badger (original route)E1 5a *42
104Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***87
105The Long Good Friday5a 53
106The Good Friday Agreement6b *17
107Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 8
108Brothers in Arms (bolted)
6a+ *22
109Ship of Fools6a **47
110Vale of Secrecy
E1 5b 27
111Vale of Secrecy (bolted)
6a+ *4
112Barrow Boys Day Out
E1 5b 38
113Barrow Boys' Day Out (bolted)
6a **23
114Ripper Street6b 10
115Goodbye Mr Major6a *47
116Goodfella's5b 65
117St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 44
118Endgame5b *34
 Far Right Hand Buttress 
120Joy Division6a  
121The Fun Factory6a 1
122Zoom6c **3
123The Aphasic Syndrome6c+ ***9
124Spring Offensive6a+ **15
125The Crossing6a+ **8
126Greek Exit6b+ **11
127Tunnel Vision6a+ **16
128Dignitas6b **14
129The Night Watch6a+ **7
130The Clydebank kipper
6a *1
 Unverified Climbs 

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