Bramcrag Quarry

Climbs 56 – 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 some have now been retro-bolted.

Not an aesthetic crag but good slab climbing and accessible for a quick hit.

Access 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.

Peregrines may be nesting in the large chossy bay between the main upper tier and the Bramcrag wall area - do not climb in this area during the spring, and only walk between the two areas at the tier's edge.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 LOWER TIER  
2Nappy rashHVS 5b *2
3Moggy's MeanderVD 1
4Seconds AwayVS 4c 2
5Marine's SlabHVS 5a *17
 BRAM CRAG WALL  
7Michelangelo6b **36
8Middle Earth7b *16
9Bram Crag Wall7a **18
10Wai Lord7b+ *2
 SUNBURST SLAB  
12Stoker6c+ 1
13The Shooting Gallery6a **1
14the Sunshine Gang 6a ***4
15Sunburst Slab 5a *3
16Yopo5c 11
17Morley Street Mission6a+ *1
18Benghazi Burner6a+ 2
19Last DashE2 5c *17
20Con Artist6b+ **2
21Arcade Fire6a+ **1
22Slaying the Badger6a+ **1
23Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *1
 MAIN WALL  
25TwilightMVS 4b 16
26Hound DogHVS 5b 13
27The Wetherby Whaler6a 10
28The QuarrymanHVS 5a 14
29The Ripper6b+ ***3
30The Tipton Slasher6b+ **3
31Usian Bolt6b **21
32Middle East Crisis6b *1
33Eastern PromiseE2 5b 12
34Coup d'EtatE3 6a 14
35The history boysE2 5c ***39
36Dapper Dan6a **5
37Desperate Dan6b+ ***1
38Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***42
39Bon CourageE2 5c *9
40Mr AngryE1 5c *11
41Bonne chanceE2 5c *16
42Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 3
43Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 3
44On The EdgeVS 4b 7
45Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *2
46Tyke's Teeter DirectE2 6a 4
47Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 1
48Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 22
49Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *11
50Blencathra BadgerE1 5a *21
51The Long Good Friday5a 4
52Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 1
53Vale of SecrecyE1 5b 10
54Barrow Boys Day OutE1 5b 21
55Goodbye Mr Major6a *6
56Goodfella's5b 6
57St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 2
58The Rookie 5a 1
59Tunnel Vision6a+ **3
60Spring Offensive6a+ **2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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