Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Alex on Cool Man's Wall © grubes
A good little crag with a few distinctly good routes on nice crisp quarried grit. The main area is quite impressive, but the outlying rocks to the left have some hidden gems.
The new definitive guide is out now buy it!
The area right of the rostrum (the prominant prow) is now open access.
The back quarry is open friday evenings and 6 nominated days a year.
You can now park in the gun club car park (mon-sat)but make sure you leave a note in your window and park considerately. Do not park in the gun club on a Sunday as it is a shooting day.
Always check RAD for the latest information before you visit.
Restrictions on access (for public safety reasons) apply to the shooting range, the crag, and Deer Hill Moss. The shooting club have strict legal obligations to ensure their activities do not represent a threat to the public. Members of Lydgate Rifle and Pistol Club can shoot at any time during the day, and it is therefore important that climbers do not access the LH part of the crag outside of the agreed dates/times.
Reason: Nesting Birds
The BMC have been collaborating with the Lydgate Pistol & Rifle Club on several issues over the past couple of years, and after a reassessment of the ‘fall of shot’ safety zone it transpires all routes/bouldering on The Rostrum and areas to the right are outside of the new zone. This part of the crag is now Open Access land without restrictions, and can be accessed at any time.
The remainder of the crag (left of The Rostrum & the descent) is within the ‘fall of shot’ zone and can only be accessed on Friday evenings after 6pm .
This is a well frequented live firing range where large calibre, high velocity firearms are used. It is vital climbers remember this and do not access the LH sections of the crag if shooting is taking place. Shooting is not supposed to take place on Friday evenings, but people make mistakes, for example by shooting at the wrong time or leaving the warning flags out - either way, if flags are out or shooting is taking place why chance it? We advise all climbers wishing to access the crag on Friday’s to determine if people are shooting from the car park or clubhouse.
|If climbers wish to park at the gun club there is a locked gate with a combination lock and I was told by gun club members that if I wished to enter I had to contact the BMC for the code. Also members of the gun club seem to be under the impression that Shooter's Nab can only be accessed by members of the BMC.|
Deezel65 - 27/Jun/15
|Ricochet Wall and Sweatyman are the best routes in the Huddersfield area and stand up to anything in the Peak.|
Hardonicus - 15/Aug/08
|This is where it all started for me back in about 1974. Although only a small section feels properly crag like, this palce has lots of atmosphere and some good routes. A classic at what was VD but is now HS is Rifleman\'s Chimney (I used to do it as a multi pitch as we were using short polypropolene ropes!!!). Also recommnded is Sweatyman which was VS+ which inludes a stomach traverse. Not sure about access these days, but am about to re-visit.|
mike newman - 13/Aug/02