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
2Hide and Peek7a 1
3Opening Call5a 8
4Dinnertime Special
6a 30
6b *59
7a *22
7a 4
8Petrified Laugh6b 16
9A Crinoid Smile
6c+ *32
10The Giggle Loop6c 22
11A Fossil on Fossils
6c **78
13Ghost Story
6c 7
14Lick Yours
7a *6
7a+ **9
16Southern Discomfort
6c+ **46
17Burning Spirits
6b ***190
18Dark Side of the Room
7a+ *15
19The Spectre
6b+ **137
20Up there6c  
21Out there6c 1
22God is Good
6c **73
23False Idol6c 2
6a *141
25First and LastHVS 5a 40
26Back Helicopter Ride6a *104
28Ximinez6c 1
29Biggles6c+ 1
30Fang6a 5
31Rampant Bunny6c+  
32Buzz Bunny7a 1
33Dolphin Delight6b 4
34Pearl Driver6b+ 2
35Eager Beaver6c *4
36Twist and Shout6b 4
37Marsh Mellowed6c 1
38Swamp-Fest6b+ *4
39Glug Glug Glug6b+ 2
40Open Water6c+  
41Final Drips6b 1
43Guff it and See6c 1
44Blowing Wind6b 2
45Backdraught6b 1
47The Cycle Path6a+ 3
48Totally Street Cred6c+ *1
49Road Rage6c+ 1
50Cry on My Hard Shoulder5c 6
52The Coldfish7a+  
54Vertical Fish6c  
 Skyline Walls 
56Over my shoulder6a 4
57More head tennis6b 4
58In the neck6a+ 5
59Shouldering the burden6b 5
60Shouldering The Pain6b 5
61Arete achus6b 7
62Head Ache6b 7
63Tooth Ache6a *8
64Heart Ache6b 10
65Back Ache6b+ *10
66Hippy hippy aches5a 5
67Rick Spleen6a+ 5
68Richard Cerebellum6b 5
69Mick Kidney6b 6
70Have a Heart6b 3
71Brain Harris6a 3

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