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.

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
 Far Left Wall area (small slab) 
3Slab aretenone 3c 5
4Stumpynone 4a 5
5Slab route 1none 5a 5
6Carbon Black Wallnone 4c *7
7Slab route 3none 4a 5
8 Slab route 4D 5a 4
9 Slab route 5D 4a 6
10 Little Slab TraverseVB *2
 Left Wall 
12Left AreteV0- 7
13Groove ClimbV0- 9
14Tree CrackV0- 9
15Short Assed DynoV0- 9
16Central CrackV0- 12
17Left Wall TraverseV0+ *1
 Central Wall Area 
19Slab and WallV0 1
20Shot holeV1 *1
21central wall TraverseV1 *1
22Heather's bulgeVB *1
23Green grooveV2 **1
24Right Arete ( central wall)V0 1
 Barrel buttress area 
26Barrel housef7C  
27East Side Talef7B+  
 Right Wall 
 Overhanging Wall 
30Ankle BreakerV0+ **6
31Left Arete (left side), Overhanging wallV3 * 
32SambucusV5 *1
33Waylander Extensionf8A ** 
34Make Love to a Greasy SpoonV5 *5
35Invictus (sit start)f8A  
36Back to the Middlef7B+  
38Lesson in Depthf7B  
39Gazellef7A+ ***1
41Cage FightV3 **1
42Mona Lisa

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