Upperwood Quarry

Climbs 49 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 430m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
The right-hand quarry is the larger and better of two quarries and is characterised by fierce cracks, aretes and overhangs giving routes up to 22m long of HVS and above. Starts and finishes are a little offputting on a few routes but any effort is rewarded. Sandy after rain. Definitely worth a visit for Piece of Pipe (HVS 5b), Turtle (?), or the stunning Renaissance (E4 6a) one of the best aretes on gritstone.

Access notes
PERMISSION MUST BE SOUGHT IN ADVANCE from Mr Crowther at Upperwood House 01457 872094.

From Greenfield follow the 'Isle of Skye' Road (A635) for 2 1/4 miles to Upperwood House (an isolated farm on the right just before the road reaches the summit). Park opposite. The quarries are just behind the layby (slightly hidden from view).

Over the Moors (2012), Western Grit (2009), On Peak Rock (2003), Moorland Gritstone - Chew Valley (1988),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
2Psycho 2E1 6b *
3Chiseller's ChoiceS 4b
4Grumbling GrooveHVD
5The SplitterMVS 5b
6Finger WallHVD
7Wall EndHS
8The CracksVS 4c
9Grumpy Old ManV1 5b
10Was All SodsVS 5a
11Sod AllS 4c
13Little Running WaterVS 4c *
1424 Carat LaughterE2 5b
15Big HeapHVS 5b *
16The Green MeaniesE2 5b
17Heap Big CornerHVS 5a
18CochiseHVS 5b
19Little BighornE5 6a
20TomahawkE4 6a *
21HawkwindHVS 5a
22Giteche ManitouE1 5b
23Play it SafeE4 6a *
24Piece of PipeHVS 5b **
25Pipe-lineE3 5c *
26Waiting for an AlibiE5 6b *
27Pipe of PeaceVS 4b
28The Screaming AbdabsE3 6a *
29TurtleE1 5b ***
30Edge Your BetsE5 6c ***
31RenaissanceE4 6a ***
32Give the Dogg a BoneE5 6b **
33Forked TongueHVS 5b *
34PalefaceVS 4c
35Hi Ho SilverE4 6b
36HowHVS 5a *
37Iron RoadE3 5c *
38RenegadeHVS 5a *
39Wampum WallS 4a *
40The Last MohicanE6 6b *
41Yellow PerilE3 5b
42General CustardE3 6a *
43UghVS 4c
44MoccasinsVS 4b
45Tickled PinkE1 5b *
46A Man Called HorseHVS 5a
47MuckyskinsVS 4c
48Indian InkHS
49Um Little PlumVS 4c
50GeronimoVS 5a
51Adios AmigoE2 5c *
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Turtle suffered from rockfall approx May 2013 - possibly E3 5c now
ste_d - 18/Jul/13
Shame this place is more of a dumping ground, not sure what the 12 or so propane cylinders are there for (maybe just to liven up the place).
Jonathan Hall - 28/Sep/11
Nice to see Renaissance upgraded to 6b at last. Would-be heroes shouldn't be put off however, as the weight of the grade is in the traverse left - once there the arete is quite steady if you like exposure. And the gear...well, that'd be telling.
Al Barker - 19/Jun/03
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