Climbs 50
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 171m a.s.l
Faces NW

Overhanging Wall © johnwright

Crag features

Split in half by a road, the upper half features a mix of bouldering lines, as well as a small slab. Only climbs on this slab that are now climbable are from the left hand end upto the central crack as many wagon loads of stone have been tipped there.

If there is anyone wanting to do a new route then there is plenty of choice, there are unrecorded areas still to be explorered!!!. There will be no guarantee that some spotty student from Bretton Hall College has not been there before you many years ago !!!!

Approach notes

There is a lay by with room for around 15 cars on Woolley edge lane, parking on Common lane is now not possible.

Went up and had a massive fight with the brambles on top of the little slab. I think I won on points, but only just lol. Managed to do a route as I have not climbed here or anywhere for quite a while.
johnwright - 13/May/17
Have been today to try and get rid of some of the brambles. It's a bit of a task. So please anyone who has time to spare contact me. The topouts need a good clean all along the quarry. any offers?
johnwright - 26/Nov/16
Had a bit of a clean up at the little slab, removed a lot of weeds and shifted lots of stones. The brambles need nuking at the top of the slab, the routes need a good brushing and a bit of sun to dry the rock out. The only route that would be posible when the cleaning is finished will be from the Left hand end to the central crack.
johnwright - 29/Jul/16
Anybody fancies have a go at cleaning up WEQ then contact me and I will be happy to help again. John Wright
johnwright - 06/Jun/16
Have a lookk on "wikitopo" I did a basic topo a few yeats ago. John Wright
johnwright - 06/Jul/15
So, I'm the new moderator for the crag. I was down there this morning and had a bit of a potter around, it was quite green but the easier routes are still climbable. Top outs are sketchy in places. I want to try to get a decent topo together and more of the routes on to here. There are people who climb here, I saw the chalk, if people have climbed lines not on the ukc page please upload or send me apicture with the line drawn on and I'll start adding them, also feel free to submit a name and grade for the route and I'll add that, I understand many of them have been climbed before and we can't claim first ascents but I want the routes on ukc with names :-) more to come
Steven1993 - 05/Jul/15
Just been for an hour after work,it's actually a lot better than expected, but could do with a bit of a clean up
Wsdconst - 22/Apr/15
Used to climb here in the early sixties when I was a boy. Grown ups would sometimes be there with hawser lay ropes and there used to be a rusty peg on an arete which I couldn't do. I don't know why but they used to tip chicken crap and feathers over the edge back then as well.There are much chossier holes in the ground but beautiful Woolley Edge seems to cop for the lot. Maybe Wakefield Council could promote the crag the way Kirklees have done for Holmfirth Cliffe. A good resource underused because of the tipping abuse.
Pete Pozman - 10/Sep/13
Had a quick look after work and it has some potential for some decent bouldering, with plenty more problems than described on here. Will go back with a range of brushes next time! Could do with more traffic though...
Northern Mountain Monkey - 25/Apr/10
Went there for a quick look after work and it seems to be, quite literally, a s*** tip! Not impressed. This was especially evident on the lower edge where people quite obviously park at the top and unload their boot straight over the crag edge. Out of sight out of mind eh!
Andy Miller - 25/Apr/10
surprsingly good venue for bouldering. Some of the routes felt high which added to the enjoyment.
grubes - 11/Sep/09
A suprisingly good little venue. Someone has put a lot of work into cleaning it up and its well worth a visit for an hour if passing.
DerwentDiluted - 20/Mar/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  UPPER QUARRY
  Far Left Wall area (small slab)
3 Slab arete none 3c 6
4 Stumpy none 4b 5
5 Slab route 1 none 5a 5
6 Carbon Black Wall none 4c * 7
7 Slab route 3 none 4a 5
8 Slab route 4 D 5a 4
9 Slab route 5 D 4a 6
10 Little Slab Traverse VB * 2
  Left Wall
12 Left Arete V0- 4a 7
13 Groove Climb V0- 4b 9
14 Tree Crack V0- 4a 9
15 Short Assed Dyno V0- 4a 9
16 Central Crack V0- 12
17 Left Wall Traverse V0+ * 1
  Central Wall Area
19 Slab and Wall V0 1
20 Shot hole V1 * 1
21 central wall Traverse V1 * 1
22 Heather's bulge VB * 1
23 Green groove V2 ** 1
24 Right Arete ( central wall) V0 1
  Barrel buttress area
26 Barrel house f7C  
27 East Side Tale f7B+  
  Right Wall
  Overhanging Wall
30 Ankle Breaker V0+ 5a ** 6
31 Left Arete (left side), Overhanging wall V3 6a *  
32 Sambucus V5 * 1
33 Waylander Extension f8A **  
34 Make Love to a Greasy Spoon V5 * 4
35 Invictus (sit start) f8A  
36 Back to the Middle f7B+  
37 Waylander f7C+  
38 Lesson in Depth f7B  
39 Gazelle f7A+ *** 1
  LOWER QUARRY
41 Cage Fight V3 ** 1
42 Mona Lisa
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f7C  

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