Climbs 43
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 282m a.s.l
Faces SE

Septic Cleft - Ladybower Quarry © HB

Crag features

A relatively minor quarry, but with a sunny open aspect. The rock is clean and dries quickly. Most routes follow steep, clean cut cracks. The route of the quarry is The Rat (HVS 5b). Worth a visit, if only to finish off the evening in The Ladybower Inn.

Approach notes

Situated 180m east of The Ladybower Inn adjacent to the A57 Sheffield - Glossop road. Limited parking is available on the access track. The quarry is only a hop away from here.

Went there 3 months ago + was glad to top rope the HVS 5b in the middle of the crag. Felt more like sustained E1 especially with the rock being so friable!!! While we were there, an owl flew out of a crack on the left hand side (a 1* HVS) so this would be worth avoiding. Overall, an interesting place and was relieved to leg it up to Stanage End afterwards!!
bentiffin - 26/Jul/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Upper Tier
2 Kleen Crack HVS 5a  
3 Blackberry Shuffle HVS 5a 1
4 Brer Rabbit VS 5a 3
5 Reward
VS 5a  
6 Brer Fox HVS 5a 1
7 Tighvor Grooves
8 The Rat
E1 5b ** 13
9 The Rodent HVS 5a  
10 Pandora Buttress VS 4b  
11 Certain Surprise E1 5b  
12 Giant's Crack HVS 5b  
13 Frilly Bolero VS 4b  
14 Hong Kong Garden HVS 4c  
15 Jemelia E3 5c *  
Climb name Grade
16 Ratchet Crack HVS 4c  
17 Clockwork Orange E1 5b  
18 Onebat E1 5b  
19 Malcrack HVS 4c  
20 First Coming HVS 5b 4
21 The Scoop HS 4b 1
22 The Black Mini HVS 5b * 3
23 Eric VS 5a  
24 Checker's Connection VS 5b 1
  The Smelting Bay
26 Twenty Feet.... VS 5a 1
27 Fatigued E1 5c  
28 Scorched Turf V2 5c 1
29 The Anvil HS 4c 6
30 Furnace Slab VS 5a 3
Climb name Grade
31 The Bin S  
32 Leadsmelter's Crack HVS 4c 1
33 Mad Gadaffi E4 6a * 2
34 E.N. 24 E1 5b * 4
35 The Ingot
VS 5a * 5
36 The Fat Controller VS 4c  
37 Chocolate Meltdown E2 5b  
  Septic Area
39 Leadbelly's Lament HVS 5a 1
40 Knuckle Knocker's Nightmare VS 4c  
41 End of a Decade E1 5b  
42 Fibula's Edge E1 5c  
43 Cartilage Corner VS 4c 1
44 Bone of Contention E2 6a  
45 Septic Cleft VS 4c  

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