Climbs 126
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 4
3?? Unknown ?? 25a 4
4?? Unknown ?? 15a 4
5Moggy's MeanderVD 1
6Dream Catcher6c ***2
7Skywalker6b+ 2
8Aquaman6b **8
9Waterworld6a+ **9
10The Revenant6b **2
11Endeavour6a **4
12Life begins at 406b **3
13Nappy rashHVS 5b *8
14No country for old men6b+  
15Baptismal vows6a+ 1
16Easter Rising6a+ 1
17Another poolside attraction6b **4
18Kill Bill6b 3
19Forever Young5a 7
20Seconds AwayVS 4c 14
21The Mutineer6b+ 7
22Marine's SlabHVS 5a *40
23Captain Pugwash revisited.6a 21
24Here's looking at Euclid6b+ ***8
25Viagra Falls6a **4
26Priaprism6a 2
27Scrotal Recall6a+ **12
28The Waterboys6a 6
 Bram Crag Wall 
30Michelangelo
-
6b **58
31Middle Earth
-
7b *29
32Bram Crag Wall
-
7a **45
33Wai Lord
-
7b+ *4
34A Shot in the Dark6b ***1
35Roughnecks6a+ **2
 The Danger Zone (name says it all!) 
37This Charming Man6a 2
38Vanished Times6b  
39Antiques Roadshow6a+ 4
40Charm Offensive6b 3
41Cool Hand LukeE2 5c 3
42Dancing in the Danger Zone!6b 2
 Charcoal Burners Buttress 
44Best Western6a+ **4
45The Deviant6c+  
46Keep The Car Running6a+ 3
47Arcade Fire6a+ **4
48Silicon Crack
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6c 4
49The Culling6c 3
50Slaying the Badger6a+ **12
51Ripping Yarns6a **15
52The Charcoal Burner6b ***30
53Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *25
 Sunburst Slab 
55Tin Can Alley6a **3
56Coup-de-grace6b ***19
57Grand Union6c ***25
58The Sunshine Gang6a ***66
59The Shooting Gallery6a **20
60Sunburst Slab6a *22
61The Woodcutter's Lullaby6c 1
62Stoker6c+ 4
63Bring Me Sunshine5a 12
 Promontory Buttress 
65Yopo5c 33
66Benghazi Burner6a+ 26
67Morley Street Mission6a+ *19
68Last DashE2 5c *41
69Con Artist6b+ **11
70TwilightMVS 4b 51
71Hound DogHVS 5b 28
72The QuarrymanHVS 5a 41
73The Wetherby Whaler6a 21
 Main Wall 
75The Tipton Slasher6b+ **29
76Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***18
77Usian Bolt6b **48
78Middle East Crisis6b *4
79Eastern PromiseE2 5b 17
80Coup d'EtatE3 6a 17
81The history boysE2 5c ***56
82Desperate Dan6b+ ***15
83Arc de Triomphe6a+ 25
84Dapper Dan6a **5
85Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***72
86Hell Bender6c **2
87Bon Courage
-
E2 5c *11
88Mr Angry
-
E1 5c *14
89Bonne chance
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E2 5c *22
90Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 20
91Welcome to Rio6a 6
 Center Parc 
93Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
94On The EdgeVS 4b 20
95Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *5
96Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
97Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *11
98Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 6
99Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 46
100Fringe Benefits6c *1
101Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *18
102A miller's tale6a 37
103Fargo
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5a *36
104Whicker's World5a *58
105The Rookie5a 30
106The comfort zone5a *37
107Blencathra Badger (original route)E1 5a *43
108Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***99
109The Long Good Friday5a 58
110The Good Friday Agreement6b *21
111Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 8
112Brothers in Arms (bolted)
-
6a+ *26
113Ship of Fools6a **49
114Vale of Secrecy
-
E1 5b 28
115Vale of Secrecy (bolted)
-
6a+ *9
116Barrow Boys Day Out
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E1 5b 38
117Barrow Boys' Day Out (bolted)
-
6a **27
118Ripper Street6b 11
119Goodbye Mr Major6a *54
120Goodfella's5b 73
121St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 45
122Endgame5b *38
 Far Right Hand Buttress 
124Joy Division6a  
125The Fun Factory6a 5
126Tramadol Nights6b ***1
127Zoom6c **4
128The Aphasic Syndrome6c+ ***10
129Spring Offensive6a+ **17
130The Crossing6a+ **8
131Greek Exit6b+ **12
132Tunnel Vision6a+ **16
133Dignitas6b **14
134The Night Watch6a+ **8
135The Clydebank kipper
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6a *2
 Unverified Climbs 

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