Climbs 50
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 171m a.s.l
Faces NW

Overhanging Wall © johnwright

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. Only climbs on this slab that are now climbable are from the lefthand end upto the central crack as many wagon loads of stone have been tipped there.

If there is anyone wanting to do a new route then there is plenty of choice. There will be no quarantee that some spotty student from Bretton Hall has not been there before you many years ago !!!!

Approach notes

There is a lay by with room for around 15 cars on Woolley edge lane, parking on Common lane is now not possible.

Anybody fancies have a go at cleaning up WEQ then contact me and I will be happy to help again. John Wright
johnwright - 06/Jun/16
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Lower Quarry 
 Left Wall 
3Cage FightV3 **1
 Upper Quarry 
 Far Left Wall area 
6Slab aretenone 3c 5
7Stumpynone 4a 5
8Slab route 1none 5a 5
9Carbon Black Wallnone 4c *7
10Slab route 3none 4a 5
11Slab route 4D 5a 4
12Slab route 5D 4a 6
13Little Slab TraverseVB *2
 Left Wall 
15Left AreteV0- 8
16Groove ClimbV0- 9
17Tree CrackV0- 9
18Short Assed DynoV0- 9
19Central CrackV0- 11
20Left Wall TraverseV0+ *1
 Central Wall Area 
22Slab and WallV0 1
23Shot holeV1 *1
24Heather bulgeVE *1
25central wall TraverseV1 *1
26Green grooveV2 **1
27Right Arete ( central wall)V0 1
 Barrel buttress area 
29Barrel housef7C  
30East Side Talef7B+  
 Right Wall 
 Overhanging Wall 
33Ankle BreakerV0+ **6
34Left Arete (left side), Overhanging wallV3 * 
35SambucusV5 *1
36Waylander Extensionf8A ** 
37Make Love to a Greasy SpoonV5 *5
38Invictus (sit start)f8A  
39Back to the Middlef7B+  
41Lesson in Depthf7B  
42Mona Lisa
43Gazellef7A+ ***1

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