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
f7A 1
3 Cold Crags and the Colder Grit
f4 6
4 Traverser La Rue
f5+ 11
5 The Trouser-ripping Start
f6B+ 3
6 Bit of Both f6B  
7 Superfly
f7A+ * 1
8 Superflea (Sit)
9 The Lightning Bolt
f6A+ * 7
10 Cracking Cheese, Gromit
V0 5a 7
11 Tennis Players Beware
f6C 2
12 Fingerlockin' Good
f4+ * 4
  Left Bay
14 Black Maria VD 17
15 Shatterproof Is Not A Challenge S 4
16 Left Chimney M 10
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
Climb name Grade
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
E1 5a  
31 Late Night Mob
32 Windbreak
S 4a  
33 Another Late Night
  Cinderella Wall
35 Death Sentence
HS 4c  
36 Hammerhead
HVS 5a 2
37 Sovereign
S 4a 2
38 Cinderella Man E1 5a * 1
  Bastille Day Buttress
40 Krishna Consciousness
VS 4c  
41 Bronze Medal
HS 4b  
42 The Golden Moment E3 5c **  
43 The Golden Moment Direct Start
E3 5c **  
44 Bastille Day E1 5b ** 2
45 Bolted Blues
E6 6c 1
46 Atomic Rooster
E4 6b *  
47 Praying Manteler
HVS 5b *  
  Bouldering in Main Quarry
49 A Gritstone Year
V0- 4b 2
50 Arete Direct
V0- 4c 2
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