Climbs 69
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 290m a.s.l
Faces N

Gritstone, gritstone everywhere / And not a drop to drink. © robin mueller

Crag features

Harcles Hill Quarry is a gritstone quarry that is comprised of two areas: the larger of of the two, has some worthwhile routes - Please beaware though that the rock can be crumbly at the top. 

The second, smaller quarry, certainly gives some entertaining bouldering.

Approach notes

The easiest approach to these two quarries is to firstly get yourself to the Shoulder of Mutton pub, Ramsbottom. Directly opposite this pub is a track that becomes a bridleway. Follow this until you find a bench that overlooks Ramsbottom. Take a left turn after this bench and follow the gravel path. You should see the quarry emerge infront of you. This walk should take you around 10 minutes.

Some reasonable, clean, bouldering in the main quarry. I've added problems from Lancashire Bouldering and a few easy ones not listed. This makes a satisfactory "quick hit" for a bit of easyish movement, with Lord Foul's Bane, Bastille Traverse and Traverser la Rue (small quarry) for some more technical challenges (all clean). Top outs in small quarry didn't look appealing though. Can be combined with the short natural Holcome boulders for an interesting low grade outing (and some higher grade offerings for those more gifted than myself)
Antony Mariani - 28/Sep/15
There is a bolted climb with shiny bolts up and i cant see a sport grade here. Anyone any clue on the grade + Name?
DavidHeadley - 10/Oct/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Small Quarry
2 Big Scary Monsters
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f7A 1
3 Cold Crags and the Colder Grit
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f4 6
4 Traverser La Rue
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f5+ 10
5 The Trouser-ripping Start
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f6B+ 3
6 Bit of Both f6B  
7 Superfly
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f7A+ * 1
8 Superflea (Sit)
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f7A+  
9 The Lightning Bolt
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f6A+ * 7
10 Cracking Cheese, Gromit
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V0 5a 7
11 Tennis Players Beware
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f6C 2
12 Fingerlockin' Good
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f4+ * 4
  Left Bay
14 Black Maria VD 16
15 Shatterproof Is Not A Challenge S 4
16 Left Chimney M 9
17 Lord Foul's Bane V1 5b * 8
18 White Maria HS 4b 6
19 Time Bandits VD 2
  Central Buttress
21 Court Jester HS 4b 2
22 Andy Capp none 1
23 Caress of Steel E2 5b **  
24 Whoops Apocalypse S 4a  
25 The Judge VS 4b 4
26 Blue Lamp HVS 5a * 2
27 Jailbreak VS 4c **  
28 Jailbird HVS 5a **  
29 On the Wings of Freedom HVS 5a 2
30 Hallucinogenics
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E1 5a  
31 Late Night Mob
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VD  
32 Windbreak
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S 4a  
33 Another Late Night
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VD  
  Cinderella Wall
35 Death Sentence
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HS 4c  
36 Hammerhead
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HVS 5a 2
37 Sovereign
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S 4a 2
38 Cinderella Man E1 5a * 1
  Bastille Day Buttress
40 Krishna Consciousness
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VS 4c  
41 Bronze Medal
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HS 4b  
42 The Golden Moment E3 5c **  
43 The Golden Moment Direct Start
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E3 5c **  
44 Bastille Day E1 5b ** 2
45 Bolted Blues
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E6 6c 1
46 Atomic Rooster
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E4 6b *  
47 Praying Manteler
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HVS 5b *  
  Bouldering in Main Quarry
49 A Gritstone Year
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V0- 4b 2
50 Arete Direct
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V0- 4c 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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