Climbs 95
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 120m a.s.l
Faces all

thunderstruck hvs robin hood quarry © tgs

Crag features

A crag for the broad-minded. A cavernous jungle-complex of quarries featuring a diverse collection of routes. The quarries are neglected and overgrown, and much of the rock is covered in a lichen that has a lot in common with dandruff. The sheltered aspect of the quarries also means that they stay damp for most of the year. However, find the right day and you could encounter an inspiring crag with a number of quality routes.

Approach notes

The Robin Hood Quarries lie 600m north of Whatstandwell on the Holloway Road. Park opposite a footpath-indicating lamppost. Behind the lamppost lies this mysterious hidden realm...while 50m up the road lies a pleasant tea-shop. The choicce is yours.

Unfortunately neglected but there are some pretty worthwhile routes here - if you are climbing HVS-E2 then Autumn Of My Madness, Thunderstruck, Crack of Dawn, Antagonist and the newly cleaned Saucer Full Of Secrets would good give a good day. Right of the latter route some impressive harder routes climb the steep wall - but will need cleaning (and maybe the pegs checking). Apart from Saucer... the mentioned routes do stay fairly clean.
steveb2006 - 24/May/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Quarry No. 1
2 Beginning of the End VS 4b 1
3 Gerald S 1
4 King Rat HVS 5a 1
5 Silly Billy VD 2
6 The Lecher VS 4b 1
7 No Ants on It HS 1
8 Berserker VS 4c 1
9 Humdinger E1 5c  
10 Root Route S 1
11 Horror Show HVS 5b * 1
12 The Bender HVS 5a  
13 Buy Me Gnomes
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E1 5a  
  Quarry No. 2
15 Eudoxia
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HVS 4c  
16 Eudoxia Right-Hand Start
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HS 4c  
17 Wyoming Cow Girl
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E3 5b  
18 Animation Corner
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HS 4c  
19 Dumbstruck
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S  
20 Turf Stripper Variation
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S  
21 The Road to Freedom
-
S 4a  
22 Blockhead
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S 4a  
23 Manyana
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HVS 5b  
24 Better Late
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E3 5c 1
25 Delayed Action
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E3 6a 1
26 The Mule
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E1 5b 1
27 Absent Without Leave E5 6c * 1
28 Whodunnit
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VS 4c  
29 Exocet Smith
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E2 6a 2
30 Point Counter Point
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VS 4c  
31 The Living Death
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E2 5b  
32 Careful with that Axe, Eugene
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E3 5b 1
33 Blue Riband
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E2 5c * 2
34 Attention Mars! Everyone to the Tunnels
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E2 5b  
35 Chantilly
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VS 4b  
36 Chimney Flake
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VD  
37 Merry-Go-Round
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E1 5a *  
38 Funfair
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E1 5a 1
39 Non-Stick Nightmare
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E3 6a 1
40 Helter Skelter
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HVS 5a 1
41 Non-Stop Pocket Wurlitzer
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E1 5c  
  Quarry No. 3
43 Yellow Peril
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E1 5b  
44 Birth of a Camel
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VS 5a  
45 Baby Rhino
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VS 4b 2
46 Curdled Cream
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VS 4b 1
47 Autumn of my Madness
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E1 5c * 5
48 Crime and Punishment
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HVS 5b *  
49 Ant Wall
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HS 4a  
50 Thunderstruck HVS 5b ** 10
51 Je Reviens
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VS 4c  
52 The Woodlander
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E2 5c  
53 Mark of Cain
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E1 5b  
54 Big D
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E2 5b  
55 Hard Labour
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E2 5c 1
56 Trilobite
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VS 4c  
57 Ultimate Warrior
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E1 5b  
58 Short Cut
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HVD  
59 Samurai Snick
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E4 6a  
60 Shadow Boxing
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E4 6a  
61 Long Way
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HVD  
62 Quasmo
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HVS 5a 3
63 The Gryphon
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HVS 4c 2
64 Mainliner
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VS 4c  
65 Mind Your Throats, Please
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E2 5b  
66 The Riser
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HVS 4c  
67 Evil Island
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E2 5a 1
68 Snuffly Pig Eats Vincent Vole's Porridge
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E4 6b  
69 After the Flood
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HVS 5b  
70 The Great Gig in the Sky
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HVS 5b  
71 Antagonist
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E1 5b * 2
72 Saucer Full of Secrets
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E2 5b 1
73 Frantic Antics
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E6 6b 1
74 Upping the Ante
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E5 6b * 4
75 Rip, Rig and Panic
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E5 6a  
76 Metaphysical Warrior
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E3 5b * 1
77 Rough Twist
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S  
78 Passing Cloud
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VS 4a  
79 St Bruno
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VS 4c  
80 Woodbine
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VS 4b  
81 Gitanes
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VS 4c  
82 Old Holborn
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VS 4b  
83 Gauloise
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HVS 5a  
84 Golden Virginian
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VS 4b  
85 Roll Up
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VS 4a 1
86 Bel Air
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VS 4b  
87 Rough Flake
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HS 2
88 Quartermass
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VS 4c  
89 Rise and Shine
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VS 4b 1
90 Criss-Cross Corner
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VD 1
91 Morning Glory
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VS 4c  
92 Evening ArĂȘte
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VD 1
93 Evening Crack
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S 1
94 Double Diamond
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VS 4b  
95 Crack of Dawn
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HVS 5b * 2
  Quarry No. 4
97 Dyer's Corner VS 4c  
98 Stone Throne E3 5b *** 3
99 Vicious but Fair E1 5c  

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