/ Gentleman Jack, where is the quarry?

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thinredline20 10 Jun 2019

Don't recognise the quarry, and I live near Halifax

cheese@4p 10 Jun 2019
In reply to thinredline20:

Looked like Ilkley back quarry to me

Will Hunt 10 Jun 2019
In reply to thinredline20:

I'm sure it's not Ilkley. The quarry in the show looked much bigger than the back quarry. I thought it was something in Lancashire?

Andy Hemsted 10 Jun 2019
In reply to Will Hunt:

Part of Wilton?

cheese@4p 10 Jun 2019
In reply to Andy Hemsted:

Ilkley was just a fleeting guess.

Mark Collins 11 Jun 2019
In reply to thinredline20:

Hmm, tricky one for me this. I don't agree with any of the suggestions so far. The rock looks similar to Cow's Mouth Quarry, although I know it isn't that. Weathered, high up, quarried grit. Possibly near Cow's Mouth or somewhere in Yorkshire. Perhaps its somewhere that climbing isn't allowed. I've been through the guidebooks I own but can't find it, be good if someone can solve the mystery.

Bob Kemp 11 Jun 2019
In reply to thinredline20:

Some pics here, and a clue - they say it's less than two miles from where they are in Cragg Vale - 

https://www.mudstuff.co.uk/blog/2019/05/14/gentleman-jack/

Luke90 11 Jun 2019
In reply to Bob Kemp:

Crow's Nest Wood Quarry, then?

That's the obvious candidate* based on the two mile radius from Cragg Vale in the linked article and a search of UKC logbooks. I have no idea whether it's correct because I can't find any images of the crag online and the only guidebook listed on UKC is twenty years old.

*If it is a recorded climbing crag at all.

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thinredline20 11 Jun 2019
In reply to Luke90:

Crow nest is completely overgrown, and there is no vehicle access. 

Mark Collins 11 Jun 2019
In reply to Bob Kemp:

Thanks very much, got it now I think. Its "The disused quarry at Nab End, Mytholmroyd":
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/994204

Its not in the UKC database by the look it.

mrphilipoldham 11 Jun 2019
In reply to thinredline20:

It's Nab End.

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mrphilipoldham 11 Jun 2019
In reply to Mark Collins:

Beaten by a minute!

Mark Collins 11 Jun 2019
In reply to mrphilipoldham:

That's what I thought too, but now believe its a different Nab End to the one listed on UKC. Follow the link in my last post for details.

Great UKC team effort on this one though

mrphilipoldham 11 Jun 2019
In reply to Mark Collins:

Oh of course. Interesting it's not on here. Might be worth a wander up one afternoon, looks to be quite extensive on Google Maps, many bays with walls (how high is anyone's guess) in all directions.

thinredline20 11 Jun 2019
In reply to mrphilipoldham:

Thanks, I'll pop up for a look tomorrow.

jess13 11 Jun 2019
In reply to thinredline20

Its Nab End at Boulderclough above Mytholmroyd. A friend of my wife owns it and I believe she has been paid handsomely  by the TV people.

Bulls Crack 11 Jun 2019
In reply to jess13:

My ex-wife owned this nearby quarry   Cross Stone Quarry  

If we hadn't split up I could have developed it as Calderdale's premier sport venue...


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