Climbs 95
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 120m a.s.l
Faces all

thunderstruck hvs robin hood quarry © tgs

Crag features

A crag for the broad-minded. A cavernous jungle-complex of quarries featuring a diverse collection of routes. The quarries are neglected and overgrown, and much of the rock is covered in a lichen that has a lot in common with dandruff. The sheltered aspect of the quarries also means that they stay damp for most of the year. However, find the right day and you could encounter an inspiring crag with a number of quality routes.

Approach notes

The Robin Hood Quarries lie 600m north of Whatstandwell on the Holloway Road. Park opposite a footpath-indicating lamppost. Behind the lamppost lies this mysterious hidden realm...while 50m up the road lies a pleasant tea-shop. The choicce is yours.

Unfortunately neglected but there are some pretty worthwhile routes here - if you are climbing HVS-E2 then Autumn Of My Madness, Thunderstruck, Crack of Dawn, Antagonist and the newly cleaned Saucer Full Of Secrets would good give a good day. Right of the latter route some impressive harder routes climb the steep wall - but will need cleaning (and maybe the pegs checking). Apart from Saucer... the mentioned routes do stay fairly clean.
steveb2006 - 24/May/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Quarry No. 1 
2Beginning of the EndVS 4b 1
3GeraldS 1
4King RatHVS 5a 1
5Silly BillyVD 2
6The LecherVS 4b 1
7No Ants on ItHS 1
8BerserkerVS 4c 1
9HumdingerE1 5c  
10Root RouteS 1
11Horror ShowHVS 5b *1
12The BenderHVS 5a  
13Buy Me Gnomes
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E1 5a  
 Quarry No. 2 
15Eudoxia
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HVS 4c  
16Eudoxia Right-Hand Start
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HS 4c  
17Wyoming Cow Girl
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E3 5b  
18Animation Corner
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HS 4c  
19Dumbstruck
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S  
20Turf Stripper Variation
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S  
21The Road to Freedom
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S 4a  
22Blockhead
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S 4a  
23Manyana
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HVS 5b  
24Better Late
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E3 5c 1
25Delayed Action
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E3 6a 1
26The Mule
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E1 5b 1
27Absent Without LeaveE5 6c *1
28Whodunnit
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VS 4c  
29Exocet Smith
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E2 6a 2
30Point Counter Point
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VS 4c  
31The Living Death
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E2 5b  
32Careful with that Axe, Eugene
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E3 5b 1
33Blue Riband
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E2 5c *2
34Attention Mars! Everyone to the Tunnels
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E2 5b  
35Chantilly
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VS 4b  
36Chimney Flake
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VD  
37Merry-Go-Round
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E1 5a * 
38Funfair
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E1 5a 1
39Non-Stick Nightmare
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E3 6a 1
40Helter Skelter
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HVS 5a 1
41Non-Stop Pocket Wurlitzer
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E1 5c  
 Quarry No. 3 
43Yellow Peril
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E1 5b  
44Birth of a Camel
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VS 5a  
45Baby Rhino
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VS 4b 2
46Curdled Cream
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VS 4b 1
47Autumn of my Madness
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E1 5c *5
48Crime and Punishment
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HVS 5b * 
49Ant Wall
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HS 4a  
50ThunderstruckHVS 5b **10
51Je Reviens
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VS 4c  
52The Woodlander
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E2 5c  
53Mark of Cain
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E1 5b  
54Big D
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E2 5b  
55Hard Labour
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E2 5c 1
56Trilobite
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VS 4c  
57Ultimate Warrior
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E1 5b  
58Short Cut
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HVD  
59Samurai Snick
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E4 6a  
60Shadow Boxing
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E4 6a  
61Long Way
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HVD  
62Quasmo
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HVS 5a 3
63The Gryphon
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HVS 4c 2
64Mainliner
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VS 4c  
65Mind Your Throats, Please
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E2 5b  
66The Riser
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HVS 4c  
67Evil Island
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E2 5a 1
68Snuffly Pig Eats Vincent Vole's Porridge
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E4 6b  
69After the Flood
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HVS 5b  
70The Great Gig in the Sky
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HVS 5b  
71Antagonist
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E1 5b *2
72Saucer Full of Secrets
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E2 5b 1
73Frantic Antics
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E6 6b 1
74Upping the Ante
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E5 6b *4
75Rip, Rig and Panic
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E5 6a  
76Metaphysical Warrior
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E3 5b *1
77Rough Twist
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S  
78Passing Cloud
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VS 4a  
79St Bruno
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VS 4c  
80Woodbine
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VS 4b  
81Gitanes
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VS 4c  
82Old Holborn
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VS 4b  
83Gauloise
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HVS 5a  
84Golden Virginian
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VS 4b  
85Roll Up
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VS 4a 1
86Bel Air
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VS 4b  
87Rough Flake
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HS 2
88Quartermass
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VS 4c  
89Rise and Shine
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VS 4b 1
90Criss-Cross Corner
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VD 1
91Morning Glory
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VS 4c  
92Evening ArÍte
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VD 1
93Evening Crack
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S 1
94Double Diamond
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VS 4b  
95Crack of Dawn
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HVS 5b *2
 Quarry No. 4 
97Dyer's CornerVS 4c  
98Stone ThroneE3 5b ***3
99Vicious but FairE1 5c  

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