Climbs 64
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces NW

Chrinoid Smile, Halldale Quarry © Chris Craggs

Crag features

The crag is included in this database purely to inform climbers that there is no access to it. Routes have been climbed in the past and they are only listed in the UKC Routes database for the historical record and should not be climbed any more.

Approach notes

Halldale Quarry is situated near Matlock.

Access Advice

The site is owned by Tarmac and they do not permit climbing on their land.

I would just like to say that in 2006 Tarmac stated no climbing, however really want to know if this is still the case (routes were re-bolted on the left hand side last year)
ed_b123 - 19/Apr/13
Hi, I went climbing here 7th April 2013, miserable place, very quiet and din't trust some of the rusted bolts, good climbing though, tough and good fun, loose rock so will be heading back to the trad climbs around this area.
ed_b123 - 19/Apr/13
Is this still the case? Went down today for a walk around and saw two parties of climbers. There are no signs around indicating climbing isn't (or is) allowed.
pr1984 - 22/May/11
The owners of the quarry - Tarmac - have asked us to state that no climbing is allowed here. Please don't leave any further comments on this crag.
Alan James - UKC - 07/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  TOKENISM WALLS
2 Hide and Peek 7a 2
3 Opening Call 5a 8
4 Dinnertime Special
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6a 30
5 Tokenism
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6b * 59
6 Trotskyism
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7a * 22
7 Beamsplitter
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7a 4
8 Petrified Laugh 6b 17
9 A Crinoid Smile
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6c+ * 33
10 The Giggle Loop 6c 25
11 A Fossil on Fossils
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6c ** 84
  SPECTRE WALLS
13 Ghost Story
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6c 7
14 Lick Yours
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7a * 7
15 Spooktakula
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7a+ ** 9
16 Southern Discomfort
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6c+ ** 52
17 Burning Spirits
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6b *** 201
18 Dark Side of the Room
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7a+ * 15
19 The Spectre
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6b+ ** 146
20 Up there 6c 1
21 Out there 6c 2
22 God is Good
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6c ** 76
23 False Idol 6c 2
24 Unblackened
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6a * 146
25 First and Last HVS 5a 40
26 Back Helicopter Ride 6a * 110
  SWAMP AREA
28 Ximinez 6c 1
29 Biggles 6c+ 1
30 Fang 6a 5
31 Rampant Bunny 6c+  
32 Buzz Bunny 7a 1
33 Dolphin Delight 6b 4
34 Pearl Driver 6b+ 2
35 Eager Beaver 6c * 4
36 Twist and Shout 6b 4
37 Marsh Mellowed 6c 1
38 Swamp-Fest 6b+ * 4
39 Glug Glug Glug 6b+ 2
40 Open Water 6c+  
41 Final Drips 6b 1
  BLOWING WIND SECTOR
43 Guff it and See 6c 1
44 Blowing Wind 6b 2
45 Backdraught 6b 1
  STREET CRED AREA
47 The Cycle Path 6a+ 3
48 Totally Street Cred 6c+ * 1
49 Road Rage 6c+ 1
50 Cry on My Hard Shoulder 5c 6
  COLDFISH SECTOR
52 The Coldfish 7a+  
53 Gutted 7b+  
54 Vertical Fish 6c  
  Skyline Walls
56 Over my shoulder 6a 4
57 More head tennis 6b 4
58 In the neck 6a+ 5
59 Shouldering the burden 6b 5
60 Shouldering The Pain 6b 5
61 Arete achus 6b 7
62 Head Ache 6b 7
63 Tooth Ache 6a * 8
64 Heart Ache 6b 10
65 Back Ache 6b+ * 10
66 Hippy hippy aches 5a 5
67 Rick Spleen 6a+ 5
68 Richard Cerebellum 6b 5
69 Mick Kidney 6b 6
70 Have a Heart 6b 3
71 Brain Harris 6a 3

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