John Henry Quarry

Climbs 60 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 238m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Worth a visit if linked with Hobson Moor quarry. Most routes are in the low to middle grades up to 25m high. Slightly vegetated/damp in places, choose a dry spell. Best routes are Crikey Crack (VS 4c),Desperate Straights (E2 5b) and Rated Steep (E2 5c).

Access notes
Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Over the Moors (2012), Peak Climbs - Kinder and Bleaklow (1990)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Gallon ChimneyVD
3Pot FullS
4Two 'alvesVS 4c
5Gumboot GrooveHVD
6GoldfingerHVS 5a
7BloodfingerHVS 5b
8FragileE1 5a
9In-di-goHVD 5a
10The Chopping BlockE2 5c *
11Crikey CrackVS 4c *
12Robbo's CrackHVS 5a
13Platform CrackVS 4c
14Ceiling CrackHVS 5a
15Short CrackVS 4c
16Tick-tock CrackS
17Tick-tock GrooveHVD
18Thin Jim's DilemmaE1 5b ***
1947 Not OutE1 5b *
20Lizard AreteHS
21Twin GroovesHS
22Desperate StraightsE2 5b ***
23Rated SteepE2 5c **
24Ferny-lee CrackE1 5b *
25CragsterE3 5c
26Rising DampE2 5c
27O-mi-gosh RidgeS 4b *
28Balcony RidgeVS 4c
29Xanadu CrackHVS 5b
30Kestrel CornerVS 4c
31Aurora BorealisE2 5b **
32GyroHVS 5b *
33Ear to EarHVS 5a
34Vivisector's CornerHS
35FernaciousE1 5b
36Fern Route (A)VS 4c
37Fern Route (B)VS 4c
38Bioscope SlabVS 4c
39Bioscope EdgeE1 5a *
40Auto-da-feE1 5a
41Yellow GashS *
42Yellow Hole WallE1 5b
43Corner CrackVS 5a
44Red Retch CrackVS 4c
45Red BiddyHS
46Old BiddyHS
48Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The John Henry Quarry Girdle TraE3 5b,5c,
49lets twist againHVS 5c
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Watch out for the birds nest 3/4 of the way up. Nothing in it at the min but could cause you problems in summer great climbing and very quiet
Frank1tank - 01/Apr/12
the 'suspicious flake' on the route "fragile" is now gone, although there is still some very sandy rock.
Dan Lane - 01/Apr/10
Bypass is no longer going to cut through the quarry!!!
cmgcmg - 18/May/09
Investigated this place and followed Chris Ovens directions. It is far more extensive than his descriptions suggest. The location of this venue is shown as Holybank Quarry on the os map. I'm sure this is the same venue as John Henry Quarry aka Hollybank Quarry on the BMC rad.
popebenedictus - 19/Dec/07
Description seems to fit Holybank Quarry (SK026976)
popebenedictus - 04/Oct/07
Due to be cut in half by a bypass that will be built in 2008-2010 unless itis stopped!
cmgcmg - 31/Mar/06
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These details were last updated on 13/Oct/2010

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