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Climbs 97
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 248m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Crag features

A small sheltered quarry that has been popular for years because of its accessibility. If you arrive and there are more than a couple of outdoor centre/school minibuses parked in the gateway it is probably worth looking elsewhere for your sport, though it has to be said Zapple is often free. The quarry and nearby edge (not described here but worth a look if you are interested in unexplored jungle) are named after the millstones that used to be quarried here; an old name for them was querns and the corruption 'yarn'-cliffe (and also 'Wharn'-cliffe) indicates a location of this ancient industry.

Approach notes

On the southern (uphill) side of the road that runs between the Fox House and Grindleford is a large gated entrance, with parking for up to half a dozen carefully placed vehicles. Note: avoid turning in the vicinity of the gate, the road is travelled by fast traffic. The nearest rock is only seconds away, just head through the gap right of the gate. The other good sector is up the track, on the right past the Council Tip. 

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Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Yarncliffe Quarry
  Ant's Slab
3 Ant's Arête VS 4b * 580
4 Highway 61 Revisited V1 10
5 Aphid's Wall E1 5a * 257
6 Latecomer Direct Start
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V0 97
7 Latecomer HS 4b * 885
8 Soldier Ant E3 5b * 92
9 Ant's Crack S 4a * 1022
10 Ant's Wall HS 4a ** 750
11 Formica Slab HVS 4c 143
12 Angular Climb HVD 591
13 Centipede HVD 37
14 Hidden Crack VS 5a * 100
15 Wake Me If I Die E1 5b 5
16 Cardinal's Arête VS 4c * 697
  Cardinal's Slab
18 Outdoor Centre Route VD 348
19 Cardinal's Slab VS 5a * 285
20 Hoey's Innominate/Threatened HVS 5a 44
21 Cardinal's Crack VS 4b * 405
22 Chalked Up E1 5a * 73
23 Griffins Wall HS 4b 9
24 Caterpillar Corner
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S  
25 Sulu VS 5a * 114
26 Rhythm of Cruelty E4 5c * 16
27 Capital Cracks VS 4c * 217
28 Pedestal Arête HS 4b * 92
29 For The Final Time
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E1 5b 4
30 Pedestal Crack
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VS 4b 8
31 Non-Stop Nightmare E1 5b 16
  Zapple Area
33 Flying Without Wings
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E5 6b  
34 The Inverted Jigsaw E1 5b 4
35 Rubble Trouble
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E3 5c  
Climb name Grade
36 S.T.P. VS 5a 76
37 Short Arête
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S 4a 4
38 Bow Shaped Wall
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HVS 4c 2
39 Crème de la Crème E6 6b *** 18
40 Crème de la Crème Start f7A+ 9
41 THEM! f7C+ * 7
42 Five Minutes
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E2 5b  
43 Fall Pipe VS 4c ** 79
44 Zapple Left-hand HVS 5a *** 59
45 Zapple HVS 5b *** 435
46 Zappa E4 6a  
47 Hot Rats E5 6c  
48 Trised Crack VS 4c 13
49 Stormfactor HVS 5b 4
50 Flaky Climb VD 13
51 The Spur VS 4b 5
52 The Rowel
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VS 4b  
53 Short Crack
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VS 4c  
54 Contour VS  
  The Quarryman's Kitchen
56 Stonemason f7A ** 1
57 Stoner f6C * 1
58 Wasted f5+ 1
59 Pearl River f6A * 1
60 Blonde on Blonde V1 4
61 Ants in Your Pants V0 4
62 River Pearls f6A+ 1
63 Warm Up 1 f5 1
64 Warm Up 2 f5+ 1
  Yarncliffe Edge
66 Yarn S 1
67 Via Tall Story (Variation Start to Yarn) S 1
68 Dicrotic VS 1
69 Night Cap VD 1
70 Dainty Thread HD 1
Climb name Grade
71 Spider Crawl HD 1
72 The Woodsman E5 6b * 1
73 Too Bold to be Old E6 6b * 1
74 Blank Cheque E6 6b 1
75 Joe's Route E4 5c  
76 Joe's Route Direct f7A 2
77 Manolo Blank E6 6c ** 2
78 High Heaven HVS 5b * 3
79 Limpet Slab HS 1
80 Cobweb D 1
81 Spinner's Delight S 1
82 Introvert VD 1
83 Peace Arête E3 6b 1
84 Cheque Book and Pen f6B+ 1
85 Telescopic E3 6c/7a 1
86 Groove and Arête E5 6a 1
87 Moulam's Crack VS 4c 1
88 Ding Dong Corner D 2
89 Staccato HS 3
90 Integrity D 3
91 Lichen Wall D 4
92 Ding Dong Wall S 2
93 Corydalis Crack HS 3
94 Bobbin D 2
95 Monkey Corner VD 1
96 Flying Ant Crack VS 1
97 Dexterity HS 3
98 Siegfried HS 1
99 Jim Jam Arête D 3
100 Pornography S * 3
  Padley Gorge
102 Mossatrocity V9 60
103 Mossatrocity Stand Start f7A * 44
104 Moss Side Story
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f7C * 2

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