Woolley Edge QuarryClimbs
50 – Rocktype
Sandstone (hard) – Altitude
170m a.s.l – Faces
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 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.
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 1 (2012), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)
Climbs at this crag
Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Steven1993
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|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