Climbs 131
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 
2Stage Left6a 1
3Centre Stage6a  
4Stage Right5b 4
5Footlights5b 5
6Encore5b 1
7Beyond The Fringe5a 4
8Moggy's MeanderVD 1
9Production Line6a  
10Synergy7a  
11Dream Catcher6c ***2
12Skywalker6b+ 2
13Aquaman6b **8
14Waterworld6a+ **9
15The Revenant6b **2
16Endeavour6a **4
17Life begins at 406b **3
18Nappy rashHVS 5b *8
19No country for old men6b+  
20Baptismal vows6a+ 1
21Easter Rising6a+ 1
22Another poolside attraction6b **4
23Kill Bill6b 3
24Forever Young5a 7
25Seconds AwayVS 4c 14
26The Mutineer6b+ 7
27Marine's SlabHVS 5a *41
28Captain Pugwash revisited.6a 22
29Here's looking at Euclid6b+ ***8
30Viagra Falls6a **4
31Priaprism6a 2
32Scrotal Recall6a+ **12
33The Waterboys6a 6
 Bram Crag Wall 
35Michelangelo
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6b **60
36Middle Earth
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7b *30
37Bram Crag Wall
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7a **49
38Wai Lord
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7b+ *4
39A Shot in the Dark6b ***3
40Roughnecks6a+ **4
 The Danger Zone (name says it all!) 
42This Charming Man6a 2
43Vanished Times6b  
44Antiques Roadshow6a+ 4
45Charm Offensive6b 3
46Cool Hand LukeE2 5c 3
47Dancing in the Danger Zone!6b 2
 Charcoal Burners Buttress 
49Best Western6a+ **4
50The Deviant6c+  
51Keep The Car Running6a+ 3
52Arcade Fire6a+ **4
53Silicon Crack
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6c 4
54The Culling6c 3
55Slaying the Badger6a+ **12
56Ripping Yarns6a **15
57The Charcoal Burner6b ***30
58Sunbeam Talbot6a+ *25
 Sunburst Slab 
60Tin Can Alley6a **3
61Coup-de-grace6b ***20
62Grand Union6c ***25
63The Sunshine Gang6a ***68
64The Shooting Gallery6a **20
65Sunburst Slab6a *22
66The Woodcutter's Lullaby6c 1
67Stoker6c+ 4
68Bring Me Sunshine5a 12
 Promontory Buttress 
70Yopo5c 33
71Benghazi Burner6a+ 27
72Morley Street Mission6a+ *19
73Last DashE2 5c *44
74Con Artist6b+ **11
75TwilightMVS 4b 52
76Hound DogHVS 5b 28
77The QuarrymanHVS 5a 44
78The Wetherby Whaler6a 21
 Main Wall 
80The Tipton Slasher6b+ **30
81Yorkshire Ripper6b+ ***18
82Usian Bolt6b **48
83Middle East Crisis6b *4
84Eastern PromiseE2 5b 17
85Coup d'EtatE3 6a 17
86The history boysE2 5c ***56
87Desperate Dan6b+ ***16
88Arc de Triomphe6a+ 27
89Dapper Dan6a **5
90Bobby DazzlerE1 5b ***73
91Hell Bender6c **2
92Bon Courage
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E2 5c *12
93Mr Angry
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E1 5c *14
94Bonne chance
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E2 5c *22
95Take It or Leave ItHVS 5a 21
96Welcome to Rio6a 6
 Center Parc 
98Bambino BoleroMVS 4b 4
99On The EdgeVS 4b 21
100Tyke's TeeterE1 5c *5
101Tyke's Teeter Direct6c 5
102Gorilla Monsoon6a+ *11
103Good Luck Mr Blair!E1 5a 6
104Farewell to AdventureE1 5b 46
105Fringe Benefits6c *1
106Sorry, No BoltsE1 5a *18
107A miller's tale6a 39
108Fargo
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5a *38
109Whicker's World5a *58
110The Rookie5a 30
111The comfort zone5a *38
112Blencathra Badger (original route)E1 5a *44
113Blencathra Badger Revisted5b ***100
114The Long Good Friday5a 59
115The Good Friday Agreement6b *22
116Brothers in ArmsE2 5b 8
117Brothers in Arms (bolted)
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6a+ *26
118Ship of Fools6a **49
119Vale of Secrecy
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E1 5b 28
120Vale of Secrecy (bolted)
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6a+ *11
121Barrow Boys Day Out
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E1 5b 38
122Barrow Boys' Day Out (bolted)
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6a **29
123Ripper Street6b 12
124Goodbye Mr Major6a *56
125Goodfella's5b 77
126St. John's AmbulanceVS 4b 46
127Endgame5b *41
 Far Right Hand Buttress 
129Joy Division6a  
130The Fun Factory6a 5
131Tramadol Nights6b ***2
132Zoom6c **5
133The Aphasic Syndrome6c+ ***12
134Spring Offensive6a+ **19
135The Crossing6a+ **10
136Greek Exit6b+ **13
137Tunnel Vision6a+ **20
138Dignitas6b **15
139The Night Watch6a+ **9
140The Clydebank kipper
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6a *2
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