Climbs 76
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 50m a.s.l
Faces NE

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First Ascent of "An End has a Start" 2011 © Rampikino

Crag features

Sheltered and southwest facing makes this a good afternoon /evening venue in the pleasant surroundings of the Jumbles Country Park. The quarry is set amongst trees and waterfalls with an approach of approximately 1 minute from car park or 5 min from Grange Road, which lies behind Bromley Cross Railway Station.

The quarried rock is similar to Brownstones although generally a touch higher and extends for approximately 150m. There are routes from Vdiff to 6b and currently no polish and plenty of potential for further development. The foot of some routes can become a bit boggy after heavy rain. The routes are described from left to right.

Approach notes

Turn left off A676, travelling from Bolton towards Ramsbottom, to the Jumbles Country Park. Walk down the steep path at the back end of pay and display car park (£0.80 for upto 2 hours, £1.30 for over 2 hours). Follow the sloping path (slightly left of the steps) down and keep an eye out for the beginnings of the crag behind the fence on the left.

Had a look recently, not sure what the top outs and belays would be like on the trad routes but does have some nice lines. Currently quite overgrown around the bottom in places with those plants that have seed pods that explode if squashed. Ground was a bit boggy in places too. Definite potential though.
hairynortherner - 24/Jul/11
Great place in need of more traffic to bring the rock up to its best quality but it is ok in most areas, the roof section offers some good gymnastic style climbing, and other areas offer great technique and balancey moves, all round good venue. and i even climbed here on a real bad rainy day and the rock stays dry Bonus!!!
Camdaz - 14/Jul/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Mat's Wobbler VS 4c 2
2 The Heaning Mislet VS 5a 10
3 Mantelfest S 3b 8
4 Jets On Top VD 3a 5
5 Rumble S 3c 2
6 Rumble in the Jumbles E1 5b ** 2
7 The King of the Swingers, the Jumbles V.I.P E3 5c/6a *** 3
8 Swingers Party VB 6a 1
9 Bubbles!!! HVS 5a 2
10 I Tek Thee HS 4b 1
11 Intended Arrival S  
12 Root Route S 3
13 Golden Shot VD 2
14 Far and Few E1 5b *  
15 Snakes and Ladders VB 5b 1
16 Bob Marley VS 4c 3
17 Understanding Exposure VS 4c ** 6
18 Nowt Special HS 5a  
19 Leaning Back is Cheating VS 5a 2
20 Tadpole VS 5a 3
21 Bryn VB 6a  
22 Bryn Sit Start f6A+  
23 Fear of Frogs HS  
24 Coalition VB 5c *  
25 Shreddies VB 5c  
26 Left Arete HVS 5a 1
Climb name Grade
27 Albedo S 4
28 Big Bang Theory VS 4c 2
29 Shadow Bands none 5b 2
30 Bolide none 5a * 4
31 Twin Cracks none 4b 13
32 Madrigal none 4c * 10
33 Jacob's Ladder none 5b ** 3
34 Cracked Groove none 5c * 3
35 Laying Into none 5a 1
36 Impending Groom none 5a/b * 1
37 Little Arete HVD * 5
38 Tiny Feet Traverse VB 5c * 4
39 Jumbles Warfare VB 5c **  
40 Pacifists Bale Out VB 5a *  
41 Groovy Wall none  
42 Scwelibbert Arete HVS 4c **  
43 Schwelibbert Wall none **  
44 Schwelibbert Crack HVS 4c  
45 Dozy Monkey * S  
46 Muffy Le Strange * none 5b **  
47 Minor Setback * VS 5a 1
48 Drydock * f6C  
49 The Lamp * none 5b 1
50 Hidden * none 5a 1
51 Steep Start Wall * none 5b 2
52 The Staircase * M 1
Climb name Grade
53 Lollymack * none 6b ** 1
54 Cheeky Constable * none 5b *** 1
55 Totem Pole * HS 4b 1
56 Ramp Route * VD 1
57 Bride and Prejudice * VD 1
58 Mann Up * V4 6b  
59 Mann Down * V4 6a  
60 Hitchcock * VB 5b  
61 The Advent of Hayden * VB 6a  
62 Clown's Pocket Direct VB 6c 1
63 Clown's Pocket * VB 6b ***  
64 Pearl Oister * VB 6a  
65 Careless Wispa * VB 6b  
66 Unfinished Wall * VB 5c 1
67 Sit Thee Down * f7A 1
68 Half Buried Man * VB 4a 2
69 Choss Corner * VB 3c 2
70 Cat's Eyes * V0- 4c 2
71 Jumblayaway * V0- 4c 2
72 Shot Hole * VB 4a 2
73 Flight 93 * f7A 1
74 The Crescent of Embrace * f7B * 2
75 Hidden Drink V5 **  
76 An End has a Start * HS 4b 1
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