Climbs 15
Rocktype Grit (quarried)

Crag features

This is an excellent little quarry situated east of A6033 along the Littleborough to Todmorden Road.
All routes are solid gritstone. Although the routes are short they are all worthwhile and Grinning Arete is a classic minor crag route.
The Lower Wall lies hidden within a hollow in the hillside

Approach notes

Warland is situated east of the A6033 some four kilometres from Littleborough. The upper faces are clearly visible from the road, just behind the canal at Warland Gate End. There is parking on the other side of the canal. If this is full go back to the A6033 and park in the layby opposite.

From the parking place a pair of cypress trees can be seen up to the right. These mark the incline that leads up to the quarry. About 150 metres beyond the cypresses it turns back left and soon leads to the lower face (10 easy minutes from the parking).

New fences have made the old parking spot problematic for the farmer, who needs to turn his farm vehicles in this space.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Sickly SmileE1 5b  
2Grinning AreteHVS 5a **5
3Laughing CrackVS 5a * 
4SmilerVS 5a 1
5Chuckle CornerVS 4b  
6Last LaughE1 5b *2
7Side SmirkHVS 5b  
8Laugh a MinuteVS 5a * 
9Maiden OverE1 5b 1
10The Bolt LadderA1 1
11Old TraffordVS 4c 2
12Lord'sVS 4b  
13Trent BridgeHVS 5b  
14Face of GraceE7 6c 2
15Twenty20E6 6b 3

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