Climbs 39
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 180m a.s.l
Faces W

celica groove © WillSilvie

Crag features

Parts dry quickly, other parts stay very wet(seepage) apart from midsummer. Best routes Hang em High(E5), Slobs(E1). Some routes wiped out in huge rockfalls over the last few years. Some routes would benefit from more traffic and some TLC, as well perhaps as a couple of extra bolts!

Approach notes

Roadside. Adjacent to Hodge close.

Guidebooks

Its a shame that the lower graded sports routes are only half bolted, bolts missing or have dodgy old bolts. Could be a good venue for modest grade sports climbing if properly bolted!
tomo100 - 21/Oct/09
It appears the left side of Parrock has seen some major rock fall/slides. There was a bolt on 'Master Blaster' actually inside the crack (showing slippage?) and the routes to the left appear to have disappeared leaving a large area of boulders.
DaveWarb - 30/Aug/08
There are CONSTANT rockfalls in this quarry and Hodge Close next door. Whilst camping here I have heard many times what sounded like a decent sized peice of rock hit the ground/water. One memorable night the noise was massive. Suggest you wear a helmet and study the top-outs carefully for suspect loose rock. Some areas are "safer" than others.
climbingcritter - 02/Apr/07
I was there in August and in the all weather gym, I think there are some bolts missing. Big gym seemed to be missing it's 3rd (meaning you would deck out if fell near the lower off). "OAPs sport climb too" seemed to be missing it's lower off as well, but we didn't want to go and check ;-)
squeek - 10/Nov/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Wall and Slab
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E4 6a * 4
2 Cryptic Contortions
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E4 6b * 4
3 The Groove
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E4 6a * 7
4 Hotter than July
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E3 6a * 12
5 Jive Turkey
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E2 5c 5
6 Master Blaster
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E2 5c * 56
7 Blaster Bates
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E2 6a * 14
8 Retro-Driver
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E2 6a * 18
9 Blind Route
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E2 5c * 29
10 Luther
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E3 6b 1
11 Far Out
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E1 6a 3
12 Cup and Lip
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E2 6a 65
13 Celica Groove
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E1 5b 73
14 GFI
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E2 6a 76
15 Showroom Dummy
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HVS 5a * 50
16 The Model
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E1 5b * 52
17 The Gambler
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E1 6a 6
18 One Armed Bandit
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E1 5b * 40
19 Flakey Slab
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S 3c 5
20 Speed of Light
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E5 6b *  
21 Magenta de Vine
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E4 6b *  
22 An oasis of Tranquility
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E4 6b *  
23 Jim of the Shadows
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E3 5c 1
24 Hang 'em High
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E5 6b ** 1
25 The Underworld
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E4 6b  
26 Michaelangelo
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E3 6a * 6
27 Banana Slide
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E1 5c 1
28 Going Ballistic
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E4 6c *  
29 Permitted Development
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E4 6b * 2
30 The Slobs
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E1 6a * 9
31 Slobodan Zhivovinovics
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E1 5c 6
32 Autan
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E3 6b  
33 Gorilla Groove
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E2 5c * 1
34 Desperate Dan the Dyno man
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E4 6a *  
35 Pleasantly Slobbish
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E3 6a  
36 House of Correction
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E4 6a *  
37 Gratuitous Violence
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E5 6b * 2
38 A Sorry Affair
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E4 6a * 5
39 Master Blaster 6a+ ** 19
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