Climbs 38
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 170m a.s.l

Unbreakable © Peter Holder

Crag features

An old quarry in the Causey Country Park. Suffers from a lot of dirt getting washed down from the rapidly eroding wood above the crag. There are some excellent routes though, and some pumpy traverses. The overhanging nature of the crag makes it a good choice in the rain as many routes will stay dry. Plenty trees to set top-ropes but care is required because the top can be very slippery.

Approach notes

Between Sunniside and Stanley an the A6076. Go to the Causey Arch hotel and park in the Country Park. Go past the bogs and then some steps lead down to the crag.


Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
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Steve Crowe - 08/Jul/14
Several birds nests in the larger cracks and corners.
IJHunt - 26/May/13
Recommend wearing a helmet at this crag if people are rigging up/exiting from the top. Lots of loose stones getting knocked down (inevitable considering the ground up there). Saying that, it was the driest I've seen it so that might have been a factor.
martinph78 - 02/May/13
Lots of trees for top roping from - you can set up most of the climbs with just slings rather than a second rope but be warned a few of the trees are long dead.
alan1234 - 28/Apr/10
Orite local crag. There's a new route up there if your interested.
Lew13 - 23/Aug/09
If you live local then its handy for practice but i find the rock is very dirty and not the strongest which doesnt boost my confidence in protection. The trees at the to make the crag a good top roping venue and a good plce for climbers who are venturing away from the indoor wall scene for the first time. At weekends though yourkshire, the lakes and northumberland provide a much more intresting climbing scene.
Jonny Rambo - 13/Aug/08
i have climbed several of causey quarry's climbs and i have enjoyed every second of it. there are a different range of climbs varying in difficulty and it is still one of my most favourite places to climb because i live local. Its one of those places where you can come home from work and grab all your gear and go as its just around the corner i love it.
steveo_teamnortheast - 26/Apr/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1wall route oneS 4b 76
2black crackVD 69
3Easy Buttress
M 75
4Spiders CrackS 4b 104
5Wall Route 2HS 4c 55
6Dusky MaidenS 4c 43
7Quarry WallVS 4c *249
8Overhanging WallHVS 5b 95
9Crack and ChimneyS 4b *163
10The Mauler Roof 20mE5 6b 10
11The MaulerE3 5b *43
12UnbreakableE5 6b **1
13ManglerHVS 5a ***260
14PerplexityE6 6c *4
15DanglerE3 5c **46
16StranglerE4 6b *3
17HangoverE1 5b *53
18LetterboxE1 5b 48
19Route 2.5HVS 5a 14
20Route 2.75HVS 5b 5
21The AreteHS 4b 48
22Wall Route ThreeS 4b 164
23Hanging CrackVS 4b 67
24Hanging Crack DirectVS 4c 15
25Causey CrackVS 4c **302
26A Means to an EndVS 4c 43
27Diagonal DirectHS 4b *100
28Caff's Crimpy CrackerMVS 5a **16
29Telstar Crack (Telstar Direct)VS 4c *96
30DiagonalD 74
31Telstar CornerS 4a *56
32Telstar Corner DirectVS 4b *30
33Right Hand Wall
VS 4c 32
34Right Hand Wall Direct
HVS 5b 17
E3 5c 6
36White Traverse
VS 4b 6
37Low Level TraverseV2 34
38The HauntHVS 5a 7

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