Climbs 105
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces W

Roundbarn Quarry, Bolton Area, Lancashire © SLB

Crag features

A two tiered quarry with the only climbing on the upper tier. Could do with a clean, or a bit more use as there are some good routes here. Notable ones include: The Pross, E1 5b and Mustard VS 4c.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 June

Reason: Nesting Birds

The seasonal restriction applies to all routes in the quarry to prevent disturbance of nesting peregrines.

Just discovered that there is a total restriction on this crag until July 2016 due to nesting Peregrine Falcons (Check BMC Website). Not April 2016 published here under the Access Advice on here!
Smiffy91 - 25/May/16
Went here last night - there are some good climbs here, especially on the flake crack slab, however the top outs are thought provoking - a good clean and more traffic should sort this out. I disagree with the comment above that it's a write off, but acknowledge that there are better places to climb!
rginns - 01/Aug/07
Visited this quarry on 5/6/2007. Some worthwhile climbs on Entrance Walls but exits often poor with loose rock. Plenty of good stakes at top. Nice views towards Winter Hill.
JohnSteven - 11/Jun/07
This crag is rubbish. It is falling apart and the very few decent climbs here are located in one small area. Furthermore they have terrible exits. Helmets are a must and, sadly, cleaning this crag is a bit much to hope for. This crag should be given to the gun club that uses Wilton 2 and 3, and leave those two gems to the climbers. Visit this place if you will, but you're not likely to want to go back.
Mat - 21/May/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Burgess
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HVS 5a 1
2 Third Man
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E2 6a  
3 MacLean S 4a 1
4 Fisherman's Friend
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VS 4c  
5 Fishface
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VD 1
6 Gay Deceiver
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HS 4b * 1
7 Hold in the Wall
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HVS 5b *  
8 Forbidden Fruit
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E1 5c  
9 Thundercrap
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S 4a 2
10 Blackfoot Sue
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VS 4b * 2
11 Lancastrian
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HVS 5b 1
12 Lost Arrow
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HVS 5a 4
13 Limbo
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S 4a 1
14 Downward Bound
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VD 3
15 Star Sailor
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VS 4c 1
16 The Pross
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E1 5b ** 14
17 Ghost Dancer
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E1 5c 6
18 Ho
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VS 4b 3
19 Gogo
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VS 4b 6
20 Polo
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S 4a * 8
21 Sough Direct
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S 4a 5
22 Sough VD 10
23 Tunnel Vision
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S 4a * 7
24 Fo
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VD 9
25 Manque de Ville
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VS 4c 6
26 Lonesome Traveller
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VS 4c 8
27 Spanish Stroll
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VD 6
28 Barn Owl D 7
29 Barnstormer
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S 4a 1
30 Last Straw
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HVS 5a 5
31 Decree Nisi
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E1 5c * 3
32 Wop
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S 4a 5
33 Pencil
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VD 2
34 Trevor's Answer
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VS 4c * 1
35 Ron's Dilemma
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VS 4b 1
36 Flake Out
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VD 5
37 Crackling VD 9
38 Barnacle S 4a * 21
39 Clog and Billycock
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D 8
40 Barnraker
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D 4
41 Red Rose Rib
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S 4a ** 19
42 Red Rose Wall
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HS 4b 6
43 Shear Brow
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HS 4a 2
44 Killing Floor
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HS 4a 1
45 Stubby Pinnacle
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D 8
46 Railroad Groove
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S 4a 6
47 Right Track
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VS 4c 1
48 Flake and Groove
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VS 4c 10
49 Baldy's Delight
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E2 5c * 1
50 Mustard
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VS 4c 14
51 Black Pudding
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HS 4b 4
52 Gardener's Question-Time
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S 4a  
53 Ah-Med-It
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S 4a 4
54 Blackburn Buttress
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VS 5a 2
55 The First Third
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HVS 5a *  
56 Rising Dread
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HS 4b 1
57 Helter Skelter
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VD 1
58 Cuckoo Waltz
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S 4a 1
59 Sometimes a Great Notion
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VD 1
60 One Flew Out
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HS 4a * 1
61 Armagideon Times
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HVS 5b **  
62 Complete Control
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VS 4c *  
63 Equaliser
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S 4a  
64 Suspect Device
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HS 4a  
65 July Wakes
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VD 1
66 Dawn Chorus
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E2 5c * 2
67 Milton Friedman ate my Lunch
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E2 5c * 2
68 Rave On! Boris Yeltsin
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E1 5c * 1
69 Mudlark
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S 4a 1
70 Vixen
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S 4a * 1
71 Foxhead
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HS 4b  
72 Gulag Archipelago
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E1 5b **  
73 East Lancs
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VS 4c **  
74 Legendary Lancashire Heros
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HVS 5a ** 1
75 Lancashire Lad
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HS 4b *  
76 Yorkshire Queer
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HVS 5a  
77 Psychlops
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E3 5c * 1
78 Lancashire Lass
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S 4a  
79 Los Endos
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HS 4a *  
80 Marc's Route
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HVS 5a 2
81 Found Debreu
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E1 5c 2
82 Leave Your Hat On * V4  
83 Burgess * V1  
84 The Back Of Beyond * V5+  
85 Third Man * V4+  
86 Left Maclean * V1 2
87 Strict Maclean * V0 2
88 Quiver Upriver * V6  
89 Fishface * V0 2
90 Ridicule At Roundbarn * V3  
91 Whisker * V6  
92 Catfoot * V4+  
93 Oil's Prow * V3+  
94 Oil's Prow LH * V3+  
95 The Waxing Hour * VB  
96 Licking The Barrel * V0  
97 Flake Out * VB  
98 Crackling * VB  
99 The Great Big Skip * VB  
100 Novelty Wobble * V0  
101 Lancastrian * V1  
102 The Mysterious Mr Underfinger And His Mostly Tame Thunder Singer * V5+  
103 Sandhand * V4  
104 Bring Dem Hops * V7  
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