Climbs 27
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces NW

Central Quarry, Blackburn Area, Lancashire © SLB

Crag features

Short (30 to 80ft) but good quality. Sheltered [Paul Robins]

Approach notes

No access problems.

Be friendly to the woodcutter who works in the quarry!

Visited 21/6/09 - a large portion of the main wall area has recently been blasted away and the rubble used to create a heavy vehicle access ramp to the top of the quarry. Area of lower tier near quarry floor also blasted. This may have impacted stability of adjoining rocks - may also suggest further blasting likely in future?

The top-outs of the remaining climbs are very heavily vegetated.

As a small update I reported the access issue to Les Ainsworth of the BMC. The site is on CRoW land so Les is going to raise the issue with Lancashire County Coundil as there should be the free right to roam the quarry. Apparently it will take a while to get a response so in the mean time be very careful if you are wanting to access this quarry.
RagingSphere - 22/Nov/10
Just been to visit this quarry to have a look for next years adventures. We accessed the quarry via an old gate about 15 meters to the right of the main entrance grate but once inside we were told to get off the land by a someone who claimed to own the site and that it was private land. The quarry is not currently in the BMC RAD Database.
RagingSphere - 21/Nov/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Rubber Bullet
VS 5a 1
2 Sabre E1 5b *  
3 The Birch HVS 5b *** 2
4 SPG VS 4b 1
5 Rough Relative E2 5c 1
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