Climbs 39
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.

Guidebooks

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.
More info
More Guidebooks:

Out of print:
More info and link to PDF miniguide: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/causey_quarry.htm
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
1 wall route one S 4b 79
2 black crack VD 72
3 Easy Buttress
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M 79
4 Spiders Crack S 4b 109
5 Wall Route 2 HS 4c 59
6 Dusky Maiden S 4c 44
7 Quarry Wall VS 4c * 267
8 Overhanging Wall HVS 5b 100
9 Crack and Chimney S 4b * 173
10 The Mauler Roof 20m E5 6b 11
11 The Mauler E3 5b * 46
12 Unbreakable E5 6b ** 1
13 Mangler HVS 5a *** 272
14 Perplexity E6 6c * 5
15 Dangler E3 5c ** 48
16 Strangler E4 6b * 4
17 Hangover E1 5b * 55
18 Letterbox E1 5b 49
19 Route 2.5 HVS 5a 16
20 Route 2.75 HVS 5b 6
21 The Arete HS 4b 51
22 Wall Route Three S 4b 175
23 Hanging Crack VS 4b 71
24 Hanging Crack Direct VS 4c 18
25 Causey Crack VS 4c ** 321
26 A Means to an End VS 4c 45
27 Diagonal Direct HS 4b * 105
28 Caff's Crimpy Cracker MVS 5a ** 18
29 Telstar Crack (Telstar Direct) VS 4c * 110
30 Diagonal D 76
31 Telstar Corner S 4a * 61
32 Telstar Corner Direct VS 4b * 32
33 Right Hand Wall VS 5a 35
34 Right Hand Wall Direct HVS 5b * 18
35 Sandman
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E3 5c 7
36 White Traverse
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VS 4b 7
37 Low Level Traverse f5 39
38 The Haunt HVS 5a 8
39 The Hangman * f7A ** 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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