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Lancashire, ENGLAND

Climbs 154 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude ? – Faces W

Crag features
Trowbarrow has always been a popular climbing venue and over the last decade has been managed carefully and is now a very pleasant place to visit. Trowbarrow Quarry fulfils a number of functions being a good local evening crag, an excellent destination from further a field to sample its best pitches and as a reliable wet weather alternative to those washed out from the Lake District.

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Access notes
Nature conservation area - some requests to climbers to stop loss of fossils on main wall.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Lancashire Rock (1999), LakesBloc Website,
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Cracked ActorE2 5b ***289
3AladdinsaneE1 5a **143
4Jean JeanieVS 4c ***872
5Major TomE2 5c **18
6A Touch of ClassE2 5c **39
7A Touch of Class (alternative start)HVS 5a *17
8HarijanVS 4c **365
9Hollow EarthHVS 5a **219
10HeroesE3 5c *3
11Warspite DirectE2 5b *17
12WarspiteHVS 5a *19
13EekE4 5c **4
14OniscusS 4a 5
15MoondanceE5 6a 2
16Blow OutE6 6a 5
18RumalHVS 5a *72
19Sour Milk GrooveHVS 5a *74
20A Sense of DoubtE3 6a **84
21Doubting ThomasE5 6b **8
22Scary MonstersE5 6b *16
23JavelinE1 5b **82
24Sleeping SicknessE2 5c **116
25AssagaiHVS 5a **508
26SluiceHVS 5a *112
27JomoVD ***730
28Original RouteVD 197
29Ramp AntS 4a *523
30FrontageHS 4b 170
31Aborigine WallVS 4c 36
32IncantationsE1 5a 10
33Night FlightVS 4c 63
34Red SlabVS 4c/4b 13
35TruffleHS 4c **115
36ArcHVS 5a *10
37Day of the BeanpolesE3 6b *2
39Memoirs of a LunaticE5 6a **17
40Diaries Of A MadmanE5 6b ** 
41The AsylumE5 6a *7
42Diary Of A Sane ManE7 6b  
43The Nut HouseE5 6a *3
44The IdiotE5 6a 1
46Coral SeaVS 4c **912
47Coral Sea DirectE1 5c 46
48Coral Sea Super Directf7B+ **1
49Barrier ReefS 4a 388
50Lone WallE2 5a **14
51Sickening PracticeHVS 5a *1
52Very Ordinary RouteM 74
53Clotted CreamE1 5b 10
54BoomerangVD 41
55HeleraVS 4c **4
56PigfallS 4a 78
57Boundary GrooveD 49
58Twentieth Century Schitzoid ManD **89
59Receeding HairlineVS 4c  
60Earth EaterVS 4c 14
62QuisquillaeHS 4a 25
63Blue DazS 4a 12
64Biological Agent K9HVS 5b *15
65HeldenE1 5b 3
66CrinoidVD 27
67Facial GymnasticsE2 5b *1
68TeardropE2 5c *4
69Square Deal SurfVS 4c 17
70Mellow YellowHVS 5a *2
71Street Boy BluesE2 5c *4
72True BlueE3 6a *1
73BarnacleS 4a 42
74PerseveranceVD 20
75Original Route (Crystal slabs finish)S *18
76Pig in a PokeHVS 4c 5
77Deep ThroatS 4a 2
78Willy the DishHVS 5a 3
79Rock and Roll SuicideE2 5b 1
80BobHS 4b 13
81Robbie's RouteHVS 5a  
 Climb nameGradex
83Red Traversef7A **13
84Limestone JohnE3 5c *6
85Essence of a GiraffeE3 6a **15
86Essence DirectE3 5c *3
87American ExpressE2 5b **5
88Fluoroscopic KidE4 6a 4
89Izzy the PushE2 5c **47
90ExequyE6 6a/b **15
91HomophobiaE6 6b *2
92Willy the FinkE5 6b 2
93Nova ExpressE3 6a **15
94Heavy Metal KidE3 5c *20
95Shallow Gravef7A+ **47
96Shallow Grave Super Directf7B 4
97Yin Yangf7B *2
98Yin Yang LHf7C * 
99Grave Journeyf6B *9
100The Crackf5 57
101Optimus Primetimef7A+ *12
102Warm Up Traversef6A+ *18
103Bulge direct SSf6C *22
104Mud Monkeyf5 5
105Funky Breezef6B 12
106Dead Man Walkingf7B+ **8
107American Express (ss)f6A *50
108American Express (standing start)f5 27
109Prophets of Sound (AKA:The Dots Dyno)f7C+  
110Prophets of Sound (ss)f8A 1
111Mike's Problem Superchargedf6C+ *7
112Grimlocks New Brainf7A *14
113The 80's Dreamf7A+ *2
114Greg's Dynof7B *15
1156 Foot Sicksf7C * 
116Nick's Problemf6B *39
117G's Variationf7A 1
118Diagonal Diagnosisf6B *10
119The Classic Sitterf5 14
120Classic Rock Overf4 19
121The Easy Groovef3 23
122Parallaxf7A 2
123Problem 4, Red Wallf6A 5
125Texas Hold Em'f7B+ *10
126Free Jumpf6B+ *10
127Isla De Encantaf8B *** 
128Free Hang (ss)f8A *3
129Free Hangf5 5b 11
130Ramp Traversef6C+ *46
131Shallow Groovef8A * 
132The Slabf3 28
133Il Pirataf8C  
134Regular Johnf7A+ *4
135The Buccaneerf7C 3
136The Pit Problem (low start)f7B+ 30
137The Pit Problemf7B *56
138Wheel Barrowf7C *11
139Pacmanf8A 3
140Pacman Right Handf8A 1
141Ned's Problemf7B *30
142The Jazz Phenomenaf7A+ *14
143The Groovef6C+ *23
144Iron Manf7C+ **6
145Iron Man Right Handf8A 4
146Vitruvian Man Right Handf7C **8
147Vitruvian Manf7C **35
148The Descentf3+ 4
149The Funk Phenomenaf7A *45
150Wamdue Projectf6B+ 7
151Atrocity Exhibitionf8A  
152Mojof7A+ *4
153Wrongo SalE5 6a *1
154Michelin ManE2 5c 5
155The Undercut Problemf7A 3
156Magic MakingE1 5b 1
157Acid DropHVS 4c **1
158Drop AcidHVS 5a  
159Space Oddity *E1 5a *1
160Ned's Problem Footless *f7C *1
161Scary Monsters Direct *E6 6b/c **1
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Jules, yeah it is mega polished. Good training for solid footwork ;D you get used to it!
daftendirekt - 01/Apr/14

Went here on 31st May 2013 to boulder on Red Wall and it seemed mega polished and under else concur????
jules699 - 02/Jun/13

Some of these climbs are not in the right sections (e.g. Barnicle, Acid Drop, Drop Acid, Earth Eater) Anyone know how to change/ add them to other sections or create another section. Believe more sections are needed for example Yellow Wall and ideally the others Diamond Wall, Suspension Wall, Washday Wall, Lower Wall though Chossy Area could cover the last 4
Sol Armer - 31/Mar/13

Redwall makes a great morning wall climb as the sun reaches it first warming it before the rest of the quarry.
Sol Armer - 31/Mar/13

Has anyone found a Petzl harness at trowbarrow since Monday 30th May? Either at the bottom of barrier reef or by the shelter boulder? Thanks in advance.
carlc75 - 05/Jun/11

I did a few routes here on a rainy morning, and am astounded at how fast this venue drys... Red Wall is also dry nearly all the time, and has some very good quality bouldering.. I didn't do much on the large boulder, since it's all very high grades- but the venue overall is a great one, that I shall be returning to!
Evilllamas - 30/Apr/11

From a bouldering point of view Trowbarrow is very handy, the red wall stays dry in the most miserable conditions. And there are some good problems on the shelter stone. Check out Lakesbloc for topos.
Mike Binks - 10/Feb/06

Part of the crag has fallen away over the last few years. This has made some of the climbing quite dangerous as all protection points on some routes have a good chace of falling out or bringing the rock out with it.(i know its happened!). I now top rope this crag even though your not supposed to. If the wrden sees you you'll get a slap on the wrists and that about it. Make sure you find a strong ancor points when climbing this and a helmet could save your life at this one!!
James Hall - 27/Sep/05

The Red Wall in the trees opposite Main Wall is also well worth a look, I only did one route there but it was surprisingly fun despite the polished start and very well protected so I wouldn't go with the "usually top-roped" nonsense. Also, more bouldering info at
Fiend - 07/May/04

Bouldering info about this crag can be found on
beardy - 28/Mar/03