Climbs 45
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces S

Pinfold quarry © BlandyM241982

Crag features

A great place to climb. Especially if you want some peace and quite, you'll be lucky to see many others here. There's plenty of routes to be climbed here around the VS range. Moreover, you'll notice the roof straight away at this crag and for good reason. The climbing around this roof (Necromicon) offers three incredible routes that are graded: VS 4c, E1 5b & E2 5c.

 

Please note: some belay posts may be a bit on the loose side - check them before use 

Approach notes

Leave the A556 (Walmersley Rd) at the traffic lights (Post Office) onto Walmersley Old Rd. Follow road for 800m as it goes round the back of the Mason's Arms pub and over the motorway. Continue through Nangreaves. Park as the road finally deteriorates into a rough track. Walk up for 200m and climb an old white gate on the right. Cross the field keeping the old dry stone on your left. Pass through the next gate and turn right. Follow fence to top of quarry.

The approach can be really boggy - wellies or boots a good idea.

Great place to get a bit of confidence up early in the season. Very friendly. Approach should mention that the crag is near where you park and you walk in a bit of a circle to get to it. We did not know this! As a result we wandered around a spongey moor for a bit.
chrishedgehog - 02/Apr/17
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Layed Back Slabs
2 Slab Attack
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S 4a 3
3 Smear Test
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S 4a  
4 Choss Groove
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VD 3
  Crystal Wall
6 Acid Drops
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S 4a 11
7 Acid Test
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VS 4b 20
8 Madman's Paradise
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E2 5c ** 13
9 That Little Bit of Rock Right of David's Route
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VS 4b 30
10 The Six Nipples of Love
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E1 5b * 20
11 Bog Trotter's Bench
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E2 5c 3
12 Love Under Will
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E2 5b 3
13 Amanda Hug and Kiss * E3 5b ** 1
  Main Overhang Wall
15 Fearsome
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HVS 5a * 3
16 Awesome
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E1 5b * 4
17 Hallucinogenics
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E4 5c * 3
18 Necromicon Arete
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E2 5c *** 16
19 Necromicon
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E1 5b *** 23
20 Necromicon Right-hand
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VS 4c ** 39
21 Willy Wonker the Big, Fat Tonker
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E2 5b 3
22 Two Scoop or Not Two Scoop
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E3 5c  
23 Suck it and See
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E1 5a 4
24 Policemans Backyard E2 5c 1
25 Poltergeist
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HVS 5a 4
26 Phantom Trundler
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HVS 5a 2
27 The Whore
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VS 4c 4
28 Hara-kiri Hooker
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HVS 5a 2
29 Loathsome
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VS 4b  
  Matt's Slabs
31 Dead as a Door Matt E1 5a 7
32 Central Bowl Crack
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HVS 5a 4
33 Rock On, Roll Off
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E1 5a  
34 Cardiac Arete
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VS 5a 5
35 Statement of Marriage
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VS 4c 9
36 Divorce Day Blues
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VS 4c 5
37 Alan's Route
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S 4a 1
38 The Adventures of Willy Wonker Belayed by Matt the Plonker
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HVS 5b *  
  Mental Block
40 Blocked Mental
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f4+ 2
41 Monty Blonx f5+ * 2
42 Physical Phil f5  
43 Sunday Morning f4+ 3
44 Saturday Night
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f6A  
45 Automatic Daffodils
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f5+  
46 Livin La Vida Loca
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f6C  
47 Pendulum (sit-start)
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f7A *  
48 Her Back Yard (sit-start)
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f6B  
49 Psycho Time (sit-start)
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f7A  
  The Pit
51 Pit Stop (sit-start)
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f4+  
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