Climbs 68
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 
2Big Scary Monsters
f7A 1
3Cold Crags and the Colder Grit
f4 6
4Traverser La Rue
f5+ 10
5The Trouser-ripping Start
f6B+ 3
6Bit of Bothf6B  
f7A+ *1
8Superflea (Sit)
9The Lightning Bolt
f6A+ *7
10Cracking Cheese, Gromit
V0 7
11Tennis Players Beware
f6C 1
12Fingerlockin' Good
f4+ *4
 Left Bay 
14Black MariaVD 15
15Shatterproof Is Not A ChallengeS 4
16Left ChimneyM 8
17Lord Foul's BaneV1 *8
18White MariaHS 4b 6
19Time BanditsVD 2
 Central Buttress 
21Court JesterHS 4b 2
22Andy Cappnone 1
23Caress of SteelE2 5b ** 
24Whoops ApocalypseS 4a  
25The JudgeVS 4b 5
26Blue LampHVS 5a *2
27JailbreakVS 4c ** 
28JailbirdHVS 5a ** 
29On the Wings of FreedomHVS 5a 2
E1 5a  
31Late Night Mob
S 4a  
33Another Late Night
 Cinderella Wall 
35Death Sentence
HS 4c  
HVS 5a 2
S 4a 2
38Cinderella ManE1 5a *2
 Bastille Day Buttress 
40Krishna Consciousness
VS 4c  
41Bronze Medal
HS 4b  
42The Golden MomentE3 5c ** 
43The Golden Moment Direct Start
E3 5c ** 
44Bastille DayE1 5b **2
45Bolted Blues
E6 6c  
46Atomic Rooster
E4 6b * 
47Praying Manteler
HVS 5b * 
 Bouldering in Main Quarry 
49A Gritstone Year
V0- 2
50Arete Direct
V0- 2

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