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 
2Slab Attack
S 4a 3
3Smear Test
S 4a  
4Choss Groove
VD 3
 Crystal Wall 
6Acid Drops
S 4a 11
7Acid Test
VS 4b 20
8Madman's Paradise
E2 5c **14
9That Little Bit of Rock Right of David's Route
VS 4b 30
10The Six Nipples of Love
E1 5b *21
11Bog Trotter's Bench
E2 5c 3
12Love Under Will
E2 5b 3
13Amanda Hug and Kiss *E3 5b **1
 Main Overhang Wall 
HVS 5a *3
E1 5b *4
E4 5c *3
18Necromicon Arete
E2 5c ***18
E1 5b ***26
20Necromicon Right-hand
VS 4c **38
21Willy Wonker the Big, Fat Tonker
E2 5b 3
22Two Scoop or Not Two Scoop
E3 5c  
23Suck it and See
E1 5a 4
24Policemans BackyardE2 5c 1
HVS 5a 4
26Phantom Trundler
HVS 5a 2
27The Whore
VS 4c 4
28Hara-kiri Hooker
HVS 5a 2
VS 4b  
 Matt's Slabs 
31Dead as a Door MattE1 5a 7
32Central Bowl Crack
HVS 5a 5
33Rock On, Roll Off
E1 5a  
34Cardiac Arete
VS 5a 5
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