Climbs 60
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 123m a.s.l
Faces W

Great Crack is indeed great © Mr. K

Crag features

There are a lot of abandoned quarries around Matlock and most of them are pretty grotty. Duke's Quarry is one of these though it does have a couple of outstanding lines - Great Crack in particular is worth a look after a dry spell. It is well sheltered from any bad weather.

Approach notes

Follow the A6 to a bridge over the river and turn off by the Derwent Hotel towards Crich. After 100m turn left along a minor road to Robin Hood/Holloway. After approx 400m pull onto a muddy parking area on the left where a track leaves the minor road. Cross the road and head up the diagonally trending footpath into the quarry.

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Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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why is dukes quarry shown on ukc map east of ashbourne?and not at whatstandwell
nick w - 15/Apr/09
Wow. Visited this at the weekend - like finding another millstone that will sadly never get used!
petellis - 18/Aug/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Duke's Quarry Routes
  North Buttress
3 Arsenic HS 4c * 3
4 Strychnine HS 4c  
5 Kerplunk
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HVD  
6 Sue's Slab
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VD  
7 Myrtal Seven Pins
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VS 4c  
8 Unnamed arĂȘte VS 4b 1
9 Fat Crack S 4a 1
  Red Wall
11 Ruby Anniversary E2 5c 2
12 The Blusher HVS 5a 1
13 Red Wall Direct
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VS 5a 6
14 Red Wall VS 4c  
15 Hornswoggle Flake
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S 1
  Trident Slab
17 Pale Object Moving Fast
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E5 6b  
18 Left Tine
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HVS 5a  
19 Central Tine VS 4b * 9
20 Right Tine S 4a 4
21 Barley Mow VD  
22 Ken's Corner VS  
  Great Wall
24 The Duke
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HVS  
25 Woodlice Crack
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VS 4c 2
26 Great Crack HVS 5a *** 138
27 Dharma E7 6c *** 13
28 Dark Deeds in Dingly Dale
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E4 6b 1
29 Magister Ludi
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E3 5c 1
30 Clarastirra HVS 5a 1
31 Earth Bound
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HVS 5a  
32 Maffi Mhuk
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HVS 5a  
33 Rusty Slab
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S  
34 Corrosion Groove
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S  
35 Black Crack
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S  
36 Death on a Stick
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E5 6b  
  Recess Wall
38 Long-Nosed Hawk Nasty
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E5 6a  
39 The Dragon Whose Fire Went Out
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E4 6a  
40 T.L.
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E4 5c  
41 Great Corner
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E1 5c  
42 Blackberry Way
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VS  
  Waterfall Wall
44 Mr Spock
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E2 5c  
45 The Streaker E2 5c 2
46 Direct Start
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HS  
47 Pillar Ramble VD  
  Mr. Franik's Wall
49 Mr Franik E5 6b * 3
50 Repo Man
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E5 6b * 1
51 Get Rich Quick E5 6b * 4
52 Destroying Angel
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E1 5b 3
  The Southern Walls
54 Anarchy VS 4c  
55 Bel Amour
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VS 4c  
56 Vincent Vole Likes Smelly Shoes
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E4 6a  
57 Hen Groove
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S  
58 Kimberly Corner
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HS 4b  
59 Slippery Flake
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VS 4b 1
60 Shipstones Shrine
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VS 4b  
61 Straight Crack
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S 4a  
62 Hop, Step and Jump
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VD  
  The Corners
64 Yobbo
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S  
65 Push Off
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VS 4c  
66 Lone ArĂȘte
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S  
67 Trog
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S  
68 Round the Twist
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S  
69 Sweet and Sour
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VS 4b  
70 Right-Hand Corner
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VS 4b * 1

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