Climbs 52
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 129m a.s.l
Faces NE

Setting up for the layback on Zig and Zag MVS © brownie0705

Crag features

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.

Approach notes

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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The First Bay
2 Phil's Traverse HVS 5a  
3 The Devil's Steps MVS 4b 13
4 Superstition E1 5b 8
5 Ladders VD 18
6 Joe's Chimney D 5
7 Square Head Phil MVS 4b 4
8 Zig And Zag MVS 4b 18
9 White Crack MVS 4b 11
10 Escape Route VD 9
11 Smoking Slab E1 5b * 9
12 Clever Lever HS 4b 7
13 Watch Yer Back HVS 5b * 8
14 Evensong HVS 5b 1
15 The Big Dig HVS 5b * 2
16 Sore Fingers HVS 5a * 10
17 Doing Time E2 5b 2
18 Sticky Bum HVS 5b * 7
19 Kim Saigon MVS 4b 2
20 Birch Climb MVS 4b 4
Climb name Grade
  Big Bay Left Wall
22 ArĂȘte's Revenge VS 4c 3
23 Tress Pass MVS 4a  
24 Bottle Neck MVS 4a 1
25 Elasta Plast HVS 5a 4
26 Halfway to France E2 6a * 1
27 What Tree HS 4a  
28 The Graveyard Shift E1 5b *  
29 Jammer HVD 1
30 The Can Can HVS 5b * 1
31 Better Than Video Games VS 4c 2
32 Border Patrol
VS 4b  
33 Timber!
HS 4b 1
34 Sue's Chimney HVD  
35 Shedpoojsize E2 5b *  
  The Main Wall
37 Asbestosis f7A 1
38 Triple Bad Acid E2 5c * 3
39 Good News (If You Like Bad News) E3 5c **  
40 My God Rides A Skateboard E4 5c ** 4
Climb name Grade
41 Straight Outta Cleckheaton E5 6b ** 1
42 The Dog's Bollocks E3 5c *** 5
43 Millions of Dead Christians E4 6c **  
44 Jesus Loves America E3 6a **  
45 Joker Hysterical Face E4 6b **  
  Prow Buttress
47 Undilutable Slang Truth E6 6c *  
48 My Brain is In The Cupboard E3 5c *  
  Lefthand Natural Edge
50 Problem 1 VB  
51 Problem 2 V0-  
52 Problem 3 V0  
53 Problem 4 V1 5b  
  Righthand Natural Edge
55 Problem 5 V0 5a  
56 Problem 6 V2  
57 Problem 7 V0 5a  
  Waiting to be checked / for more information
59 Barkad VS 4c *  
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