Worth a visit if linked with Hobson Moor quarry. Most routes are in the low to middle grades up to 25m high. Slightly vegetated/damp in places, choose a dry spell. Best routes are Crikey Crack (VS 4c),Desperate Straights (E2 5b) and Rated Steep (E2 5c).
Watch out for the birds nest 3/4 of the way up. Nothing in it at the min but could cause you problems in summer great climbing and very quiet Frank1tank - 01/Apr/12
the 'suspicious flake' on the route "fragile" is now gone, although there is still some very sandy rock. Dan Lane - 01/Apr/10
Bypass is no longer going to cut through the quarry!!! cmgcmg - 18/May/09
Investigated this place and followed Chris Ovens directions. It is far more extensive than his descriptions suggest. The location of this venue is shown as Holybank Quarry on the os map. I'm sure this is the same venue as John Henry Quarry aka Hollybank Quarry on the BMC rad. popebenedictus - 19/Dec/07
Description seems to fit Holybank Quarry (SK026976) popebenedictus - 04/Oct/07
Due to be cut in half by a bypass that will be built in 2008-2010 unless itis stopped! cmgcmg - 31/Mar/06