Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 353m a.s.l
Etherow Groove, Crowden Great Quarry © Oceanwall
Large, impressive quarry with routes up to 30m long. Usually dry rock needs care in places. Best routes are The Shabby Tiger (HVS 5a,5a), Take My Breath Away (E2 5c, 4b), Fatal Attraction (E3 5c) and Perestroika (E4 6a). Recent additions said to be very good.
|Zeus. Extreme caution. Very loose block. Shock horror a loose block at Crowden Great I hear you say... This is not your average loose block that looks like it might fall at any moment, this is a block the size of a door that blends in with the rest of the wall and looks like it is the least likely part of the whole quarry to move. I was just eyeing up my next placement (last two being down the side of the block) when the whole thing started moving out. I guess it traveled a couple of inches before I got off it and clung on to the adjacent ledge for dear life screaming at my belayer to get clear. This block will fall off. Its above the second grass ledge, just next to the final slab section next to the twin cracks (which look very dubious by are quite sound). Not sure if it should have a shove to clear it, will leave that up to the ethics people to discuss!!|
cmgcmg - 22/Oct/12
|Blow the place up!
ArnaudG - 04/Jul/08