Altitude 200m a.s.l
Michelangelo © oldmorley
A fine-granite quarry close to Castle Rock in St. Johns in the Vale. From a distance the quarry looks dangerously loose but closer inspection reveals some good solid areas of rock. Many of the routes when they were first put up were a mixture of trad and occasional home made bolt hangers. Many upper tier routes are hard to protect with trad gear and most have now been retro-bolted.
Not an aesthetic crag but good slab climbing and accessible for a quick hit.
Park in a layby just South of the quarry entrance, follow the zig-zag track to a T-junction, turn right and then up the grass ridge to the upper tier, or straight on to the lower tier.
Dates: 15 May to 30 June
Reason: Nesting Birds
The restriction applies to routes left of Long Dash (not including that route) and the bank up to the left. The area to the right of this is unrestircted (the area first reached when approaching the crag).
|Last dash F6b, Twilight F5, The Quarryman F6a - theses routes are all now bolted and graded as above in latest lake district book|
crabtreer - 31/Aug/15
|Two house brick sized rock falls from the overhanging choss above the Charcoal Burners area last night. One was uncomfortably close.|
r_o_b_h2 - 17/Jul/15