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Climbs 181
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces W

Bram Crag Wall © Seymore Butt

Crag features

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.

WARNING: September 2018 - rockfall reported at the far right hand end of the upper tier, routes around the area of false profit.  There is reportedly some loose blocks still 'attached' to the crag which may fall so either avoid or use caution.

Not an aesthetic crag but good slab climbing and accessible for a quick hit.

Approach notes

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.

I agree with the last comment. Two cars parked in the gateway leading to the wood business on 10 October. A BMC notice is well overdue before Foredale type issues arise.
Angry old man - 12/Oct/18
Need to update access issues. Groups of any sort are not allowed and will be kicked out immediately.
Alex Seekings - 22/Jun/18
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Lower Tier
2 Stage Left 6a 13
3 Centre Stage 6a 11
4 Stage Right 5b 14
5 Footlights 5b 11
6 Encore 5b 9
7 Beyond The Fringe 5a 12
8 Moggy's Meander VD 1
9 Production Line 6a 6
10 Synergy 7a 8
11 Dream Catcher 6c *** 7
12 Skywalker 6b+ 10
13 Aquaman 6b ** 12
14 Waterworld 6a+ ** 14
15 The Revenant 6b ** 8
16 Endeavour 6a ** 11
17 Life begins at 40 6b ** 8
18 Nappy rash HVS 5b * 8
19 Nappy Rash (bolted) 6a ** 1
20 No country for old men 6b+ 2
21 Baptismal vows 6a+ 2
22 Easter Rising 6a+ 1
23 Another poolside attraction 6b ** 9
24 Kill Bill 6b 6
25 Forever Young 5a 17
26 Seconds Away - (Original Trad Route) VS 4c 17
27 Seconds Away (bolted) 5c ** 7
28 The Mutineer 6b+ 18
29 Marine's Slab 6a * 57
30 Captain Pugwash revisited. 6a 33
31 Here's looking at Euclid 6b+ *** 15
32 Viagra Falls 6a ** 8
33 Priaprism 6a 6
34 Scrotal Recall 6a+ ** 19
35 The Waterboys 6a 11
  Bram Crag Wall
37 Michelangelo
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6b ** 88
38 Middle Earth
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7b * 36
39 Bram Crag Wall
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7a ** 80
40 Wai Lord
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7b+ * 9
41 Combi 5c 5
42 Yazidi 6a+ 4
43 The Hurt Locker 6b+ 14
44 Bolt from the Blue 6b ** 8
45 A Shot in the Dark 6b *** 13
46 Marginal Gains 6b 12
47 Roughnecks 6a+ ** 15
48 Louper 6b+ ** 4
49 Blank on the map 6c ** 1
  The Danger Zone (name says it all!)
51 The Visionary 6a+ * 8
52 Flying Dutchman 6b+ ** 8
53 This Charming Man 6a 4
54 Vanished Times 6b 1
55 Antiques Roadshow 6a+ 6
56 Charm Offensive 6b 5
57 Cool Hand Luke E2 5c 3
58 Dancing in the Danger Zone! 6b 3
59 Helter-skelter 6b+ *** 1
  Charcoal Burners Buttress
61 Best Western 6a+ ** 11
62 The Deviant 6c+ 1
63 Keep The Car Running 6a+ 5
64 Arcade Fire 6a+ ** 4
Climb name Grade
65 Silicon Crack
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6c 7
66 The Culling 6c 14
67 Slaying the Badger 6a+ ** 15
68 Ripping Yarns 6a ** 28
69 The Charcoal Burner 6b *** 58
70 Sunbeam Talbot 6a+ * 42
71 Jack the Dripper 6b+ 2
72 The Mission 6b+ *** 7
73 Spectre 6b ** 6
74 The Spook 6a+ ** 9
75 The Wrecking Crew 6a+ ** 5
76 Bramcrag Corner 6a ** 11
77 Grand Design 6c ** 4
  Sunburst Slab
79 Tin Can Alley 6a ** 7
80 Coup-de-grace 6b *** 54
81 Changing Corners 6b+ ** 6
82 Turncoat 6b+ ** 3
83 Pangolin 6a+ ** 5
84 Grand Union 6c *** 50
85 The Sunshine Gang 6a *** 146
86 The Shooting Gallery 6a ** 36
87 Sunburst Slab 6a * 44
88 The Woodcutter's Lullaby 6c 1
89 Stoker 6c+ 5
90 Bring Me Sunshine 5a 35
  Promontory Buttress
92 Yopo 5c 60
93 Benghazi Burner 6a+ 47
94 Morley Street Mission 6a+ * 49
95 Last Dash - (Original Trad Route) E2 5c * 71
96 Last Dash (bolted) 6b ** 17
97 Con Artist 6b+ ** 26
98 Twilight 5b 98
99 Hound Dog 6a 51
100 The Quarryman 6a 88
101 The Wetherby Whaler 6a 40
102 Director's cut 6b ** 1
103 Luddite 5b ** 1
104 Stumbling Block 6a+ ** 1
  Main Wall
106 The Tipton Slasher 6b+ ** 49
107 Yorkshire Ripper 6b+ *** 27
108 Usian Bolt 6b ** 63
109 Middle East Crisis 6b * 5
110 Eastern Promise E2 5b 18
111 Coup d'Etat E3 6a 19
112 The history boys E2 5c *** 70
113 Desperate Dan 6b+ *** 26
114 Arc de Triomphe 6a+ 58
115 Dapper Dan 6a ** 9
116 Bobby Dazzler - (Now Bolted) 6b *** 104
117 Hell Bender 6c ** 9
118 Bon Courage - (Original Trad Route)
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E2 5c * 16
119 Bon Courage (bolted) 6a * 5
120 Mr Angry - (Original Trad Route)
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E1 5c * 18
121 Mr Angry (Bolted) 6b * 4
122 Bonne chance - (Original Trad Route)
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E2 5c * 25
123 Bonne Chance (bolted) 6c * 4
124 Take It or Leave It - (Original Trad Route) HVS 5a 28
125 Take it or Leave it (bolted) 6a 6
126 Conflict Zone 6b ** 2
127 Welcome to Rio 6a 14
Climb name Grade
  Center Parc
129 Bambino Bolero MVS 4b 4
130 On The Edge - (Original Trad Route) VS 4b 34
131 On the Edge (bolted) 5a 9
132 Tyke's Teeter - (Original Trad Route) E1 5c * 11
133 Tyke's Teeter (bolted) 6b * 2
134 Tyke's Teeter Direct 6c 6
135 Gorilla Monsoon 6a+ * 24
136 Good Luck Mr Blair! - (Original Trad Route) E1 5a 6
137 Good Luck Mr Blair (bolted) 6a+ * 2
138 Farewell to Adventure - (Original Trad Route) E1 5b 65
139 Farewell to Adventure (Bolted) 6a+ * 14
140 Fringe Benefits 6c * 8
141 Sorry, No Bolts E1 5a * 19
142 A miller's tale 6a 82
143 Fargo
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5a * 102
144 Whicker's World 5a * 105
145 The Rookie 5a 60
146 The comfort zone 5a * 86
147 Blencathra Badger (original route) E1 5a * 51
148 Blencathra Badger Revisted (bolted) 5b *** 192
149 The Long Good Friday 5a 106
150 The Good Friday Agreement 6b * 28
151 Brothers in Arms - (Original Trad Route) E2 5b 10
152 Brothers in Arms (bolted) 6a+ * 51
153 Ship of Fools 6a ** 102
154 Vale of Secrecy - (Original Trad Route) E1 5b 27
155 Vale of Secrecy (bolted)
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6a+ * 32
156 Barrow Boys Day Out - (Original Trad Route) E1 5b 40
157 Barrow Boys' Day Out (bolted)
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6a ** 60
158 Ripper Street 6b 29
159 Goodbye Mr Major 6a * 93
160 Goodfella's 5b 155
161 St. John's Ambulance VS 4b 99
162 Endgame 5b * 93
  Far Right Hand Buttress - aka - The Fun Factory
164 Joy Division 6a 11
165 The Fun Factory 6a 24
166 Tramadol Nights 6b *** 12
167 Zoom 6c ** 17
168 The Aphasic Syndrome 6c+ *** 25
169 Spring Offensive 6a+ ** 24
170 The Crossing 6a+ ** 11
171 Greek Exit 6b+ ** 23
172 Tunnel Vision 6a+ ** 29
173 Dignitas 6b ** 20
174 The Watchman 6a 6
175 The Night Watch 6a+ ** 17
176 The Clydebank kipper
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6a * 12
177 The Vital Spark 6a 9
178 Glasgow Kiss 6a+ 8
179 Sauchiehall Street 6a 9
  Even Further right section, "Beyond the Waterfall"
181 Pay day 6a * 8
182 Swindlers List 6a * 12
183 Loan Shark 6a+ * 8
184 Firestarter 6c ** 5
185 Burning Issue 6b+ ** 2
186 The Beast 6b+ ** 3
187 Crack Addict 6c * 3
188 Incendiary Groove 6b * 6
189 False Profit 6b ** 6
190 The Advocate 6a * 12
191 And Burn 6a 7
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