Climbs 185
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces W

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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.

Access Advice

Anyone climbing in the quarry does so at their own risk. The landowner wants to make visiting climbers aware that this is a quarry with the associated dangers that come with it - in particular the potential for loose rock.

Access is permitted to experienced recreational climbers on the following conditions and continued access is reliant on climbers respecting them:

  • No children
  • No novices
  • No instructed groups
  • Publication of guidebook information should be with the permission of the landowner.
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 16
3 Centre Stage 6a 15
4 Stage Right 5b 19
5 Footlights 5b 17
6 Encore 5b 14
7 Beyond The Fringe 5a 15
8 Moggy's Meander VD 2
9 Production Line 6a 8
10 Synergy 7a 11
11 Dream Catcher 6c *** 13
12 Skywalker 6b+ 12
13 Aquaman 6b ** 14
14 Waterworld 6a+ ** 17
15 The Revenant 6b ** 11
16 Endeavour 6a ** 14
17 Life begins at 40 6b ** 10
18 Nappy rash HVS 5b * 8
19 Nappy Rash (bolted) 6a ** 7
20 No country for old men 6b+ 4
21 Baptismal vows 6a+ 4
22 Easter Rising 6a+ 3
23 Another poolside attraction 6b ** 10
24 Kill Bill 6b 8
25 Forever Young 5a 23
26 Seconds Away - (Original Trad Route) VS 4c 18
27 Seconds Away (bolted) 5c ** 16
28 The Mutineer 6b+ 21
29 Marine's Slab 6a * 65
30 Captain Pugwash revisited. 6a 39
31 Here's looking at Euclid 6b+ *** 16
32 Viagra Falls 6a ** 11
33 Priaprism 6a 8
34 Scrotal Recall 6a+ ** 20
35 The Waterboys 6a 16
  Bram Crag Wall
37 Michelangelo
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6b ** 93
38 Middle Earth
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7b * 37
39 Bram Crag Wall
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7a ** 90
40 Wai Lord
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7b+ * 9
41 Combi 5c 9
42 Yazidi 6a+ 8
43 The Hurt Locker 6b+ 16
44 Bolt from the Blue 6b ** 9
45 Louper 6b+ ** 4
46 Northern Soul 6b+ ** 1
47 Blank on the map 6c ** 1
48 A Shot in the Dark 6b *** 14
49 Marginal Gains 6b 12
50 Roughnecks 6a+ ** 17
  The Danger Zone (name says it all!)
52 The Visionary 6a+ * 9
53 Flying Dutchman 6b+ ** 11
54 This Charming Man 6a 5
55 Vanished Times 6b 1
56 Antiques Roadshow 6a+ 10
57 Charm Offensive 6b 5
58 Cool Hand Luke E2 5c 8
59 Dancing in the Danger Zone! 6b 3
60 Helter-skelter 6b+ *** 4
  Charcoal Burners Buttress
62 Best Western 6a+ ** 15
63 The Deviant 6c+ 1
64 Keep The Car Running 6a+ 7
65 Arcade Fire 6a+ ** 7
66 Silicon Crack
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6c 7
Climb name Grade
67 The Culling 6c 15
68 Slaying the Badger 6a+ ** 22
69 Ripping Yarns 6a ** 29
70 The Charcoal Burner 6b *** 74
71 Sunbeam Talbot 6a+ * 52
72 Jack the Dripper 6b+ 3
73 The Mission 6b+ *** 9
74 Spectre 6b ** 8
75 The Spook 6a+ ** 10
76 The Wrecking Crew 6a+ ** 9
77 Bramcrag Corner 6a ** 18
78 Grand Design 6c ** 5
  Sunburst Slab
80 Tin Can Alley 6a ** 10
81 Coup-de-grace 6b *** 65
82 Changing Corners 6b+ ** 12
83 Turncoat 6b+ ** 5
84 Pangolin 6a+ ** 8
85 Grand Union 6c *** 53
86 The Sunshine Gang 6a *** 178
87 The Shooting Gallery 6a ** 52
88 Sunburst Slab 6a * 59
89 The Woodcutter's Lullaby 6c 2
90 Stoker 6c+ 6
91 Bring Me Sunshine 5a 41
  Promontory Buttress
93 Yopo 5c 80
94 Benghazi Burner 6a+ 57
95 Morley Street Mission 6a+ * 63
96 Last Dash - (Original Trad Route) E2 5c * 69
97 Last Dash (bolted) 6b ** 34
98 Con Artist 6b+ ** 30
99 Twilight 5b 125
100 Hound Dog 6a 66
101 The Quarryman 6a 108
102 The Wetherby Whaler 6a 52
103 Director's cut 6b ** 5
104 Luddite 5b ** 6
105 Stumbling Block 6a+ ** 6
  Main Wall
107 The Tipton Slasher 6b+ ** 54
108 Yorkshire Ripper 6b+ *** 37
109 Usian Bolt 6b ** 68
110 Middle East Crisis 6b * 11
111 Eastern Promise E2 5b 21
112 Eastern Promise (bolted) 6a+ * 5
113 Coup d'Etat E3 6a 21
114 Coup d'Etat (bolted) 6b+ * 3
115 The history boys E2 5c *** 75
116 The History Boys (bolted) 6b ** 9
117 Desperate Dan 6b+ *** 29
118 Arc de Triomphe 6a+ 66
119 Dapper Dan 6a ** 10
120 Bobby Dazzler - (Now Bolted) 6b *** 117
121 Hell Bender 6c ** 13
122 Bon Courage - (Original Trad Route)
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E2 5c * 16
123 Bon Courage (bolted) 6a * 10
124 Mr Angry - (Original Trad Route)
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E1 5c * 18
125 Mr Angry (Bolted) 6b * 6
126 Bonne chance - (Original Trad Route)
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E2 5c * 25
127 Bonne Chance (bolted) 6c * 5
128 Take It or Leave It - (Original Trad Route) HVS 5a 28
129 Take it or Leave it (bolted) 6a 14
130 Conflict Zone 6b ** 2
131 Welcome to Rio 6a 19
Climb name Grade
  Center Parc
133 Bambino Bolero MVS 4b 4
134 On The Edge - (Original Trad Route) VS 4b 34
135 On the Edge (bolted) 5a 18
136 Tyke's Teeter - (Original Trad Route) E1 5c * 11
137 Tyke's Teeter (bolted) 6b * 3
138 Tyke's Teeter Direct 6c 8
139 Gorilla Monsoon 6a+ * 30
140 Good Luck Mr Blair! - (Original Trad Route) E1 5a 6
141 Good Luck Mr Blair (bolted) 6a+ * 3
142 Farewell to Adventure - (Original Trad Route) E1 5b 66
143 Farewell to Adventure (Bolted) 6a+ * 32
144 Fringe Benefits 6c * 15
145 Sorry, No Bolts E1 5a * 26
146 A miller's tale 6a 105
147 Fargo
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5a * 123
148 Whicker's World 5a * 131
149 The Rookie 5a 75
150 The comfort zone 5a * 102
151 Blencathra Badger (original route) E1 5a * 53
152 Blencathra Badger Revisted (bolted) 5b *** 252
153 The Long Good Friday 5a 131
154 The Good Friday Agreement 6b * 30
155 Brothers in Arms - (Original Trad Route) E2 5b 10
156 Brothers in Arms (bolted) 6a+ * 61
157 Ship of Fools 6a ** 122
158 Vale of Secrecy - (Original Trad Route) E1 5b 27
159 Vale of Secrecy (bolted)
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6a+ * 44
160 Barrow Boys Day Out - (Original Trad Route) E1 5b 41
161 Barrow Boys' Day Out (bolted)
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6a ** 82
162 Ripper Street 6b 37
163 Goodbye Mr Major 6a * 125
164 Goodfella's 5b 186
165 St. John's Ambulance VS 4b 127
166 Endgame 5b * 112
  Far Right Hand Buttress - aka - The Fun Factory
168 Joy Division 6a 18
169 The Fun Factory 6a 31
170 Tramadol Nights 6b *** 24
171 Zoom 6c ** 19
172 The Aphasic Syndrome 6c+ *** 29
173 Spring Offensive 6a+ ** 28
174 The Crossing 6a+ ** 14
175 Greek Exit 6b+ ** 26
176 Tunnel Vision 6a+ ** 36
177 Dignitas 6b ** 24
178 The Watchman 6a 14
179 The Night Watch 6a+ ** 23
180 The Clydebank kipper
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6a * 20
181 The Vital Spark 6a 14
182 Glasgow Kiss 6a+ 10
183 Sauchiehall Street 6a 16
  Even Further right section, "Beyond the Waterfall"
185 Pay day 6a * 18
186 Swindlers List 6a * 20
187 Loan Shark 6a+ * 16
188 Firestarter 6c ** 8
189 Burning Issue 6b+ ** 3
190 The Beast 6b+ ** 3
191 Crack Addict 6c * 3
192 Incendiary Groove 6b * 9
193 False Profit 6b ** 9
194 The Advocate 6a * 16
195 And Burn 6a 13
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