A high concentration of climbs from 8-15 metres in a small quarry just outside Huddersfield. There are some with good overhangs and plenty of places for trad protection. At the top of most climbs there is a fence a few meters back from the top that has large stone posts that are great for using as anchors. Pre-placed belays is advisiable for climbs on the main bay back wall.
From Huddersfield travel out to Netherton and then take the back road to Honley. Follow the road to Moll spring and park next to Honley Old Wood.
The trees in the quarry have now been felled, this has significantly improved the venue, the rock is drying out and will be a lot easier to clean. Feel free to garden a route next time you visit! Alex Thompson - 26/May/14
went to honley wood today, we set a top rope up because of the growth on the rock, had a good day though, helmet advised gorza011 - 11/Jun/11
Has anybody been here since last year? adi bryant - 17/Jun/10
I went for a walk up there yesterday looks like a really good crag just needs some TLC. grubes - 24/Aug/09
I'm looking to organise a clean up at the moment, will be posting on the Forum shortly! Alex Thompson - 10/Aug/09
I'm also happy to help with a cleanup if you drop me a line with a date/time. bullethead - 30/Jul/09
Hi, I saw you post about a honley crag clean up, i can help, let me know ifyou organise a date/time Simonj - 28/Jul/09
We are looking for people to help the cleanup of this quarry this summer. It is mainly vegetation build up that is the problem and moss on the rock. JamesClare - 19/Jul/09
The asbestos are a few tiles from the roof of the quarry building that used to occupy one of the bays, these are now pretty much covered by vegetation. Also there's a lot less rubbish than I expected.
The off-vertical walls are starting to green up as trees are cutting off light to the walls. Just needs a little TLC and this would be a quality venue! Alex Thompson - 19/Jul/09
I would not recomend climbing here due to the asbestos dumbed around the quarry, which is a shame because, if given a quick clean, many of the routes here would be worthwhile. Neftechalar - 08/Oct/07