Climbs 88
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 
2Nappy rashHVS 5b *3
3Moggy's MeanderVD 1
4Seconds AwayVS 4c 3
5Marine's SlabHVS 5a *20
 Bram Crag Wall 
6b **47
8Middle Earth
7b *23
9Bram Crag Wall
7a **27
10Wai Lord
7b+ *3
 The Danger Zone (name says it all!) 
12Cool Hand LukeE2 5c 2
13Dancing in the Danger Zone!6b 2
 Charcoal Burners Buttress 
15Best Western6a+ **4
16Keep The Car Running6a+ 3
17Arcade Fire6a+ **4
18Silicon Crack
6c 4
19The Culling6c 2
20Slaying the Badger6a+ **9
21Ripping Yarns6a **9
22The Charcoal Burner6b ***18
23Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *16
 Sunburst Slab 
25Tin Can Alley6a **2
26Coup-de-grace6b ***6
27The Shooting Gallery6a **12
28Grand Union6c ***7
29The Sunshine Gang6a ***28
30The Woodcutter's Lullaby6c 1
31Sunburst Slab5a *9
32Stoker6c+ 4
33Bring Me Sunshine5a 4
 Promontory Buttress 
35Yopo5c 23
36Benghazi Burner6a+ 11
37Morley Street Mission6a+ *10
38Last DashE2 5c *29
39Con Artist6b+ **6
40TwilightMVS 4b 31
41Hound DogHVS 5b 23
42The Wetherby Whaler6a 17
43The QuarrymanHVS 5a 27
 Main Wall 
45The Tipton Slasher6b+ **12
46Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***9
47Usian Bolt6b **31
48Middle East Crisis6b *3
49Eastern PromiseE2 5b 13
50Coup d'EtatE3 6a 15
51The history boysE2 5c ***44
52Dapper Dan6a **5
53Desperate Dan6b+ ***3
54Arc de Triomphe6a+ 8
55Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***52
56Bon Courage
E2 5c *9
57Mr Angry
E1 5c *12
58Bonne chance
E2 5c *18
59Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 13
60Welcome to Rio6a 1
 Center Parc 
62Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
63On The EdgeVS 4b 9
64Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *2
65Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
66Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *7

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