Climbs 66
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 280m a.s.l
Faces NW

Lindley moor edge, Simon Hankinson and Jonny wilson © Simonhankinson

Crag features

36 recorded bouldering problems on small buttresses on natural edge and quarry. The small quarry features 23 (recorded in 1978 guidebook) routes marked with painted numbers (the lines are under refurbishment).

Approach notes

This crag lies in between junctions 23 and 24(M62); follow A643 until you reach the Wappy Springs Inn, aproximately 50m south of the public house turn under the motorway bridge, if you take the first left there is a car park for the cricket ground, folow the stone wall of the cricket ground to the end, it is an easy scramble to the foot of the rockface.

If you walk along the edge bearing left from here there is a bench and by the bench are some steps that lead to a footpath which goes down the edge giving better access to the rocky buttresses that form the outcrops.

The quarry area at the left hand end(facing the climbs) are better approached from the mina road though there is no real parking areas there

Super - if you are in the area worth a visit.
PD - 20/Jun/15
Quick visit today to take a look at the place, too rainy to climb but will certainly be back over from Saddleworth side soon - looks to be some great problems. Would also be up for a crag clean up, lots of bottles lying around the place, cleared up what I could..
PD - 24/Jan/12
good crag with nice views, could do with a tidy, i do what i can when i can but fighting a loosing battle. kids have recently graffiti-ed here would not mind but its terrible, would love to organize a a clean up day this summer if enough intrest
gorza011 - 11/Jun/11
Some historical gaps have now been filled by the re-discovery of the June 1978 guidebook "T'Nearest Crag T'College" by Harrison, Bishop & White which details the old numbered routes in the quarry. Further details to follow!
Alex Thompson - 01/Mar/10
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Climbs at this crag

  West Wing
26 Rock Runner
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HS 3
27 Bedstead Bay Girdle VS  
28 Windy Grass VD 8
29 Sue's Solo D 6
  Quarry Area
31 Quarry Problems 1
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VB 4c  
32 Quarry Problems 2
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VB 4b  
33 Quarry Problems 3
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V0 5a * 2
34 Quarry Problems 4
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VB 4c  
35 Quarry Problems 5
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V1 5b  
36 Quarry Problems 6
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V0 5b  
37 Quarry Problems 7
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V2 5c * 1
38 Quarry Problems 8
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V1 5b 1
39 Right to Flight * f6A 5c * 1
40 Quarry Problems 9
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V0 5a * 1
  Cave Boulder
42 Green Slab & Cave Problem 13 VB 4c 8
43 Green Slab & Cave Problem 12
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VB 4b 8
44 Green Slab & Cave Problem 11
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V1 5b * 6
45 Green Slab & Cave Problem 10
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VB 4c 9
46 Green Slab & Cave Problem 9
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VB 4b 9
47 Green Slab & Cave Problem 8
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VB 4b 8
48 Green Slab & Cave Problem 7
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V1 5c * 7
49 Green Slab & Cave Problem 6
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V0 5a 8
50 Green Slab & Cave Problem 5
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VB 4b 8
51 Green Slab & Cave Problem 4
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VB 3c 9
  Green Slab Buttress
53 Green Slab & Cave Problem 3
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V0 5a * 8
54 Green Slab & Cave Problem 2
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VB 4c 8
55 Green Slab & Cave Problem 1
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VB 4b 7
  Sloping Top Boulder
57 Stone Steps Problem 14
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V2 5c * 6
58 Stone Steps Problem 13
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VB 3a 8
59 Stone Steps Problem 12
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VB 4b 6
60 Stone Steps Problem 11
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V4 6b * 3
61 Pocket, Pinch and Jug
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V0 5a * 5
62 Stone Steps Problem 9
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V1 5b * 5
63 Stone Steps Problem 8
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V1 5b * 4
  Holly Tree Boulder
65 Scratch Back
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VB 4b 5
66 Stone Steps Problem 6
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VB 4a 5
67 Stone Steps Problem 5
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VB 3c 5
68 Stone Steps Problem 4
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VB 4a 4
69 Stone Steps Problem 3
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V0 5a 2
70 Stone Steps Problem 2
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VB 4c 2
71 Stone Steps Problem 1
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VB 4a 2
72 Windy Sue
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HVD 4a 5
73 Breeze
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S 4a 4
74 Rock Walk
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VS 4c 5
75 Rock Race
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VS 5a 3
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