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Climbs 22
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 162m a.s.l

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First Blood @ The Works © tom290483

Crag features

Scenic hole in ground close to Hodge Close quarry offering drytooling sport. Thanks to Paddy Cave and Co for putting the work in on this quality venue.

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Approach notes

Leave Hodge Close carpark by way of the track behind a locked gate on the left. This heads down towards a working quarry. Track behinds to the right and goes downhill. On the left is the hole in the ground/quarry known as The Works! Use the rope & ladder to carefully access the floor of the quarry.
Please do not park in front of the gate leading down to the quarry. This is private land and access is required by the quarry owner. Park 20 metres away in the main Hodge Close parking area.


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Can this venue be used during heavy rain periods?
Rowen Simpson - 19/Dec/19
Just a heads up, the gate down to the quarry is used from time to time, please dont block the gate with your car, the proper parking is only about 20 metres away!
maybe_si - 08/Sep/12
A Big Thanks to all persons involved in creating this venue. Their time, effort and money are much appreciated. A good venue to learn, practice and get strong.
petegunn - 04/Sep/12
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Industrial Sector
2 Time and a Half M5 206
3 Double Time M6 157
4 Overtime M6 * 111
5 Stein Pull M6 * 57
6 Grand Design M7 * 45
7 Winter Is Coming M7 10
Climb name Grade
  The Paddy Cave
9 Bloodline M10 ** 44
10 Let There Be Light M10+ *** 10
11 Blood Donor M9 * 14
12 First Blood M9+ ** 71
13 Quick Release M10+ ** 17
14 Guardian of the Underworld M12 ** 7
15 Transfusion M8 * 11
Climb name Grade
16 Steves Corner M6 * 68
17 Lakes Ethics M9+ * 8
18 Slab Right-Hand M3 42
19 Slab Left-Hand M3 8
20 Slab Middle M3 22
21 Polish Direct M12 *** 3
22 Newbie
M7 1
23 New Route M? ? ** 2
24 New Route M? M6+ ** 3

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