Climbs 50
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 420m a.s.l
Faces S

About to hit the deck from 19 metres. © Franco Cookson

Crag features

A splendid quarry, like an unspoilt (unpegged) mini Millstone Edge. Strong features; square cut aretes, grooves and clean cut jamming cracks. Nice clutch of routes between HVS and E3. Best HVSs are Poteen (5b), The Old Triangle (5a), Kershaw's Krackers (5c). The Arete (E2 5b), Sinn Fein (E3 5c) and Guns and Drums (E5 6a) being particularly fine hard routes. Only problems are seepage from the cracks after rain and a bit of veg. at the start of some climbs.

Approach notes

From Tintwistle (WSK 023974) head east on the Woodhead Pass Rd (A628) for about 1 mile. On the right is a reservoir access road and opposite the old quarry track. Once located head back 300 yards to a layby (DO NOT block the reservoir access track). Follow the old track as it winds up the hill to reah the quarry in 20 min.

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Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
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More Guidebooks:
Over the Moors (2012)
On Peak Rock (2003)
Peak Climbs - Kinder and Bleaklow (1990)

Out of print:
O gradey's offers the best whipper in the north.
Franco Cookson - 10/Aug/12
A pleasant 15 min walk up to the quarry and great views are possibly the only reason (besides the layback classics and The Arete) to take time out of one’s busy climbing schedule to sample Tints delights. The old triangle was a seeping snot fest despite previous sustained great weather, as for its 2 stars and 5a tech grade ill have to agree to disagree. Knobblekerry corner a 4c??!! Lack of gear for the last 15m while climbing from one shrubbery to the next is eerie. In short:- you’re in the peaks with the best climbing substance known to mankind beneath you, do the grit and yourself a favour and go someplace else.
tommakin - 21/Apr/09
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Levl E2 5b * 8
2 Leprechaun VS 4c 9
3 Scimitar HVS 5b ** 40
4 Poteen E1 5b ** 18
5 Sinn Fein E3 5c ** 5
6 The Old Triangle HVS 5a ** 44
7 Nil Carborundum Illigitimum E3 5c * 9
8 The Arete E2 5c *** 92
9 The Little Spillikin E3 6a * 7
10 O'Gradey's Incurable Itch E6 7a *** 1
11 Gobbin Grove VS 4c * 2
12 Eireborne E2 5c  
13 Gerry Adams' Beard E4 6b * 1
Climb name Grade
14 Kershaw's Krackers E1 5c * 28
15 Stiff Little Fingers E1 5b * 7
16 Cornflake VS 4c ** 34
17 Soapflake VS 4c * 7
18 Knobblekerry Corner VS 4c * 15
19 Nosey Parker E4 6a **  
20 Black Michael VS 4c 10
21 Sham-rock VS 5a 3
22 Good Things Come to Those Who Wait E3 5c *  
23 Guns and Drums E4 6a ** 3
24 Wall and Groove HVS 5a * 3
25 The Peace Process E5 6b * 1
26 Fenian Wall E4 6a *  
Climb name Grade
27 Republic Groove HVS 5a 1
28 Sligo
HS 1
29 Knocknagowan Groove S 4
30 Dublin cracks S ** 5
31 Deforestation
f7A ** 2
32 Dreamcatcher
V8 6c  
33 Dream Chaser
V8 6c 1
34 No Name f5  
35 Shillelah Grove HVS 5a 1
36 Weedkiller HVS 5b 1
37 Kilkenny Crack * HVS 5a * 2
38 Tipperary Crack * HVS 5a * 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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