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Climbs 55
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 412m a.s.l
Faces NW

Crag features

Perched high above Glossop, with a wild moorland feel, this small quarry offers some very impressive walls and arêtes. It's best visited in the afternoon or evening, when it catches all the sun going. Worth taking a bike up, just so you can get back to the car in 5 mins as it is all downhill.

Approach notes

Park and walk uphill as for Yellowslacks but continue straight on at Mossy Lea Farm through the gate and stile heading for Doctor's Gate footpath but fork left at the signpost and barn. An indefinite path leads off left to the quarry about 400m after the bridge.

It is also possible to approach from the A57 via a footpath that leads off beside the house at the first bend, 1km from Glossop. Follow this to meet Doctor's Gate footpath. The walk is shorter but there is no parking here.

Approach time: 30 mins

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Very Isolated Buttress
2 Left on the Shelf
3 Top Shelf Title
4 Shelfish
  Isolated Buttress
6 Polaris S 4b 3
7 Face Lift VS 5b 2
8 Isolated Buttress Route VD 4
9 Egg Bender HVD 4
10 Sunset Flake HVD 4
11 Moonlight Crack VD 6
12 Sketch and Burn
HVS 5c  
13 Bench Press HVS 5b * 3
14 Two Tone Taste Bomb HVS 4c 1
15 Sleeping Gas S 4b 2
16 First Hand News HS 4b 1
17 You Never Can Tell VS 4c 1
  Main Crag
19 Shelf Road
VS 4c  
20 Corner Climb HS 1
Climb name Grade
21 Read's Route VS 4c 2
22 Pedestal E1 5c  
23 Bear HVS 5a  
24 The Grizzly Finish HVS 5b  
25 Anything for a Quiet Life E3 5c ** 2
26 Anthropomorphism Groove E1 5b * 3
27 Christian Science E1 5b  
28 Piece of Duff VS 4c  
29 Sheol HS 4b 1
30 Snap, Crackle and Bop HVS 5b  
31 Lecher's Groove HS 4b 1
32 Tower ArĂȘte S 1
33 Tower Climb HVD 1
34 Buffalo HVS 5a ** 5
35 The Muzzle HVS 5a ** 5
36 Bison HVS 5b *  
37 The Pollen Count
E5 6b *  
38 Healey's Lump E3 5c  
39 Bison Direct VS 4c 1
40 Broken Wall HD 1
Climb name Grade
41 Bison's Horn HVD 3
42 Bison's Wind
E1 5b  
43 Mandol in the Wind HVS 5a  
44 Candle in the Wind HVS 5a 1
45 Twin Cracks VS 4b  
46 Another Filthy Joke
E7 6b *  
47 Buffalo Soldiers E2 5b *  
48 Bay Horse Crack VD 1
49 The Wonderful, Wonderful Cat
E4 6a  
50 Felix E1 5b * 3
51 Bag of Tricks
E2 5b *  
52 Shire Crack VS 4b 5
53 Giovanna's Lads HVS 5b  
54 Giovanna's Lads Direct Start
HVS 5c  
55 Short Crack VD 4
56 Shire Hill Racer HVS 5a 1
57 Remembrance
E4 6a *  
58 Into Obscurity

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