Climbs 110
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 Catcher6c ***2
4?? Not Sure ??6b+ 1
5The Revenant *6b ** 
6Life begins at 406b **3
7Nappy rashHVS 5b *7
8Another poolside attraction6b **3
9Seconds AwayVS 4c 8
10The Mutineer6b+ 6
11Marine's SlabHVS 5a *31
12Captain Pugwash revisited.6a 12
13Scrotal Recall *6a+ **8
14Here's looking at Euclid *6b+ ***6
15Viagra Falls *6a **2
16Forever Young5a 2
17Kill Bill6b 3
 Bram Crag Wall 
6b **55
20Middle Earth
7b *28
21Bram Crag Wall
7a **36
22Wai Lord
7b+ *3
 The Danger Zone (name says it all!) 
24Vanished Times6b  
25Cool Hand LukeE2 5c 2
26Dancing in the Danger Zone!6b 2
 Charcoal Burners Buttress 
28Best Western6a+ **4
29The Deviant6c+  
30Keep The Car Running6a+ 3
31Arcade Fire6a+ **4
32Silicon Crack
6c 4
33The Culling6c 2
34Slaying the Badger6a+ **12
35Ripping Yarns6a **12
36The Charcoal Burner6b ***27
37Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *24
 Sunburst Slab 
39Tin Can Alley6a **2
40Coup-de-grace6b ***13
41Grand Union6c ***17
42The Sunshine Gang6a ***44
43The Shooting Gallery6a **15
44The Woodcutter's Lullaby6c 1
45Stoker6c+ 4
46Bring Me Sunshine5a 7
 Promontory Buttress 
48Yopo5c 29
49Benghazi Burner6a+ 20
50Morley Street Mission6a+ *13
51Last DashE2 5c *34
52Con Artist6b+ **7
53TwilightMVS 4b 42
54Hound DogHVS 5b 28
55The QuarrymanHVS 5a 34
56The Wetherby Whaler6a 19
 Main Wall 
58The Tipton Slasher6b+ **22
59Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***13
60Usian Bolt6b **41
61Middle East Crisis6b *4
62Eastern PromiseE2 5b 16
63Coup d'EtatE3 6a 17
64The history boysE2 5c ***54
65Desperate Dan6b+ ***9
66Arc de Triomphe6a+ 18
67Dapper Dan6a **5
68Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***64
69Hell Bender6c **1
70Bon Courage
E2 5c *10
71Mr Angry
E1 5c *14
72Bonne chance
E2 5c *21
73Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 17
74Welcome to Rio6a 1
 Center Parc 
76Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
77On The EdgeVS 4b 19
78Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *5
79Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
80Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *7
81Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 6
82Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 41
83Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *16
84A miller's tale6a 25
5a *26
86Whicker's World5a *38
87The Rookie5a 28
88The comfort zone5a *27
89Blencathra Badger (original route)E1 5a *39
90Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***65
91The Long Good Friday5a 43
92The Good Friday Agreement6b *15
93Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 8
94Brothers in Arms (bolted)
6a+ *15
95Ship of Fools6a **37
96Vale of Secrecy
E1 5b 24
97Barrow Boys Day Out
E1 5b 39
98Barrow Boys' Day Out (bolted)
6a **18
99Ripper Street6b 7
100Goodbye Mr Major6a *39
101Goodfella's5b 52
102St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 37
103Endgame5b *30
104Antiques Roadshow6a+ 1
105Sunburst Slab5a *11
106Charm Offensive6b 1
 Far Right Hand Buttress 
108The Aphasic Syndrome6c+ ***9
109The Crossing6a+ **7
110Greek Exit6b+ **9
111Dignitas6b **12
112The Night Watch6a+ **6
113Spring Offensive6a+ **12
114Tunnel Vision6a+ **14
 Unverified Climbs 
116Endeavour *
6a **3
117Aqua Man *
6b **4
118Waterworld *
6a+ **5
119The Clydebank kipper *
6a *1
120Zoom *6c **1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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