Woolley Edge Quarry

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces ?

Crag features

Split in half by a road, the upper half features a mix of bouldering lines, as well as a small almost "quartzy" slab.

The bottom half is split into small "bays" up to 10m in height

Access notes

Access Unknown, but no known issues at present time.


There is a lay by with room for around 15 cars on woolley edge lane with a few small areas available on common lane. Please don't go messing around in the farmers field's behind the crag or there might be a repeat of the 1980's Greasing incident. 

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 LOWER QUARRY  
2Cage FightV3 v4 **1
 UPPER QUARRY  
 FAR LEFT WALL  
5Slab aretenone 3c 5
6Stumpynone 4a 5
7Slab route 1none 5a 5
8Carbon Black Wallnone 4c *7
9Slab route 3none 4a 5
10Slab route 4D 5a 4
11Slab route 5D 4a 6
 LEFT WALL  
13Little Slab TraverseVB 4a *2
14Left AreteV0- 4a 5
15Groove ClimbV0- 4b 7
16Tree CrackV0- 4a 7
17Short Assed DynoV0- 4a 7
18Central CrackV0- 4a 10
 CENTRE LEFT  
 CENTRAL WALL  
 CENTRE RIGHT ARETE  
 RIGHT WALL  
 OVERHANGING WALL  
24Ankle BreakerV0+ 5a **6
25Left Arete (left side), Overhanging wallV3 6a * 
26SambucusV5 *1
27Make Love to a Greasy SpoonV5 *3
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Have a lookk on "wikitopo" I did a basic topo a few yeats ago. John Wright
johnwright - 06/Jul/15
So, I'm the new moderator for the crag. I was down there this morning and had a bit of a potter around, it was quite green but the easier routes are still climbable. Top outs are sketchy in places. I want to try to get a decent topo together and more of the routes on to here. There are people who climb here, I saw the chalk, if people have climbed lines not on the ukc page please upload or send me apicture with the line drawn on and I'll start adding them, also feel free to submit a name and grade for the route and I'll add that, I understand many of them have been climbed before and we can't claim first ascents but I want the routes on ukc with names :-) more to come
Steven1993 - 05/Jul/15
Just been for an hour after work,it's actually a lot better than expected, but could do with a bit of a clean up
Wsdconst - 22/Apr/15
Used to climb here in the early sixties when I was a boy. Grown ups would sometimes be there with hawser lay ropes and there used to be a rusty peg on an arete which I couldn't do. I don't know why but they used to tip chicken crap and feathers over the edge back then as well.There are much chossier holes in the ground but beautiful Woolley Edge seems to cop for the lot. Maybe Wakefield Council could promote the crag the way Kirklees have done for Holmfirth Cliffe. A good resource underused because of the tipping abuse.
Pete Pozman - 10/Sep/13
Had a quick look after work and it has some potential for some decent bouldering, with plenty more problems than described on here. Will go back with a range of brushes next time! Could do with more traffic though...
Northern Mountain Monkey - 25/Apr/10
Went there for a quick look after work and it seems to be, quite literally, a s*** tip! Not impressed. This was especially evident on the lower edge where people quite obviously park at the top and unload their boot straight over the crag edge. Out of sight out of mind eh!
Andy Miller - 25/Apr/10
surprsingly good venue for bouldering. Some of the routes felt high which added to the enjoyment.
grubes - 11/Sep/09
A suprisingly good little venue. Someone has put a lot of work into cleaning it up and its well worth a visit for an hour if passing.
DerwentDiluted - 20/Mar/08