Altitude 200m a.s.l
Michelangelo © oldmorley
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.
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.
|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