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
No Access At This Time - 15/03/2012

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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Cage FightV3 v4 **1
2Slab aretenone 3c 5
3Stumpynone 4a 5
4Slab route 1none 5a 5
5Carbon Black Wallnone 4c *7
6Slab route 3none 4a 5
7Slab route 4D 5a 4
8Slab route 5D 4a 6
9Little Slab TraverseVB 4a *2
10Left AreteHS 4a 4
11Route 2HS 4b 6
12Route 3S 4a 6
13Short Assed DynoVD 4a 6
14Central CrackVD 9
15Ankle BreakerV0+ 5a **5
16Left Arete (left side), Overhanging wallV3 * 
17SambucusV5 ***1
18Make Love to a Greasy SpoonV5 *3
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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