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Heighley Castle Quarries Staffordshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 35 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 170m a.s.l – Faces E
This quarried face is relatively unused and not recommended for people living a great distance from it. The condition of the rock is poor as it's covered in moss; the top of the rock provides little protection for belaying. However on dry days this crag is recommended for local climbers without access to the Peak district. [Frank Morgan 7/03]
Staffordshire Grit - The Roaches (2004),
Out of print: Peak Bouldering - Fax09 (1998), Bouldering in the Peak District Vol 2 (1994), Staffordshire Gritstone (1989)
Climbs at this crag
Walk up the farmer's lane for about 100 meters. The rockface is off to the right and split into 4 tiers. There is a sign stating "all climbing prohibited", so discretion is advised.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.
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Although the crag photos below look truly rubbish, there are actually some real gems here.|
Paulos - 04/Mar/10
Could be a nice crag with a wire brush and some regular activity... Could be even better with some nepam... Still OK for a (quiet) hour learning the fricative qualities of moss.
simonjudge - 12/Dec/05
Update > I am not sure but their may be another tier to the left of the track as well. The off putting factor is that this was directly in from of the farm apart from a few trees and therefore, I didnít want to venture as to antagonise the farmer. I believe the face is EAST facing. I have uploaded a few photo's so hopefully this should give people an idea.
Cheers - James
JamesM - 26/Apr/05
Access to this crag is via "Heighley Lane" which is after Maidley on the left. You pass the farm on the left and continue another 100 yards to a few small lay-byís. (Park Here) After the farm there is a welcoming track, although signposted "Climbing Prohibited". The crag is actually to the right of the track not to the left as the access notes suggest (100 meters). I will try and post some pics on here as I have taken a few as of 25/4/05. There is about 4 tiers, although along the same level, broken by trees. All following along to your right. Only the first two seem worth while. The first tier is great for an hours bouldering (lunch break) from Stoke or Crewe. Nice traverse line and flat soft bottom, Second is slightly higher, with marking's on wall "6B". Lots of pheasants about so im not sure how the farmer would take it if one was caught. As previously stated, discretion advised.
JamesM - 26/Apr/05