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Climbs 175
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.


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.

Access Advice

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