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 
2Phil's TraverseHVS 5a  
3The Devil's StepsMVS 4b 9
4SuperstitionE1 5b 5
5LaddersVD 15
6Joe's ChimneyD 4
7Square Head PhilMVS 4b 3
8Zig And ZagMVS 4b 16
9White CrackMVS 4b 8
10Escape RouteVD 8
11Smoking SlabE1 5b *7
12Clever LeverHS 4b 5
13Watch Yer BackHVS 5b *6
14EvensongHVS 5b 1
15The Big DigHVS 5b *2
16Sore FingersHVS 5a *9
17Doing TimeE2 5b 2
18Sticky BumHVS 5b *6
19Kim SaigonMVS 4b 2
20Birch ClimbMVS 4b 4
 Big Bay Left Wall 
22ArĂȘte's RevengeVS 4c 2
23Tress PassMVS 4a  
24Bottle NeckMVS 4a 1
25Elasta PlastHVS 5a 4
26Halfway to FranceE2 6a * 
27What TreeHS 4a  
28The Graveyard ShiftE1 5b * 
29JammerHVD 1
30The Can CanHVS 5b *1
31Better Than Video GamesVS 4c 2
32Border Patrol
VS 4b  
HS 4b 1
34Sue's ChimneyHVD  
35ShedpoojsizeE2 5b * 
 The Main Wall 
37Asbestosisf7A 1
38Triple Bad AcidE2 5c *3
39Good News (If You Like Bad News)E3 5c ** 
40My God Rides A SkateboardE4 5c **4
41Straight Outta CleckheatonE5 6b **1
42The Dog's BollocksE3 5c ***5
43Millions of Dead ChristiansE4 6c ** 
44Jesus Loves AmericaE3 6a ** 
45Joker Hysterical FaceE4 6b ** 
 Prow Buttress 
47Undilutable Slang TruthE6 6c * 
48My Brain is In The CupboardE3 5c * 
 Lefthand Natural Edge 
50Problem 1VB  
51Problem 2V0-  
52Problem 3V0  
53Problem 4V1  
 Righthand Natural Edge 
55Problem 5V0  
56Problem 6V2  
57Problem 7V0  
 Waiting to be checked / for more information 
59Barkad VS 4c * 
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