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Running Waters Quarry

County Durham, ENGLAND

Climbs 9 – Rocktype Sandstone (soft) – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A crag fist climbed during 2008 by Andy Wallace and Andy Blackett, previously ignored, presumably because of the loose nature of the rock and the unclear access rights.

The main wall has a lake at the base along most of its length which necessitates starting some of the climbs from abseils or a boat!

The rock is almost all loose and looks like sections may collapse if you sneeze too hard while climbing.

This abandoned quarry is large, with the main wall area about 100m long and 30m high and the potential for more development in the future.

Access notes
It can be reached with a 20 minute walk from Shadforth, or quicker from the A181 if you can find anywhere to park.

The access rights are unclear, there are no "no trespassing" signs and no gate/barrier to access but there are rumours that a security guard sometimes patrols the quarry.

Weather forecast

 Today  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
9 kph

0.6mm rain
Cloudy
16 °C
10 kph

0.2mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
14 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
15 °C
12 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
16 °C
11 kph
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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Deep CutVS 4c 1
2DC1none 4c 1
3Dynamite WallS 1
4MariaVD 1
5Rude Not Tonone 5a 1
 Climb nameGradex
6Back out of Hellnone 4c 1
7Kettle of FishS 1
8Wild StrawberriesS 1
9Fancy a Biccy?VD 2
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Wow! This place looks terrible - it makes Tintern and Fairy cave quarries look like half decent venues!
The Pylon King - 21/Sep/08