Climbs 23
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 230m a.s.l
Faces SW

Crag features

A minor quarry of local interest only. If you like your routes steep, technical and sustained you could do worse than spend an afternoon here. Nearly every route kicks in as soon as you step off the floor, and rarely lets up before you're sitting on the top.

Although only a minor venue, the crag can be a useful retreat from the wind, being relatively sheltered. Almost all the climbs are on southwest-facing walls, and the crag can be a sun trap on fine afternoons.

Many of the routes are overgrown with ferns and/or heather. Some of the horizontal breaks have a lot of grit that washes into them after rain and may, therefore, need brushing.

Approach notes

From the parking on Bute Street, follow the pleasant lane past smallholdings, past the reservoir dam, through the turnstile and turn right to follow the track bearing left into the quarry.

fingery climbing is the order of the day here, whilst the gear is good up to the halfway break it tends to get a bit more sparse above this. if you don't like crimpy holds then there are plenty of undercuts/sidepulls to make use of. The Arete is worth calling in for if you're close by
JamieSparkes - 10/Sep/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Khyber Pass
E1 5c  
2 Incy Wincy E2 5b 1
3 Tighber Crack E2 5b 1
4 Marbles E1 5b * 4
5 Maserati Ghibli
E2 5c * 1
6 The Best Bit of Rock in Glossop VS 4c ** 24
7 Easy Crack
S 4a  
8 Bricklayer's Bum
HVS 5a  
Climb name Grade
9 Fern Crack VS 4b 1
10 Bramble Wall
HVS 5a  
11 Areil Corner VS 4b  
12 Ariel Square Four
E2 6a *  
13 T.T. Combination
E2 5c  
14 Norton Dominator E3 5c  
15 Matchless E4 6b *  
16 Shakey Flakey Direct Start
E3 6b  
Climb name Grade
17 Shakey Flakey
E3 6a * 1
18 For Ken Hill E2 5c * 5
19 Flippy Neck
E3 6a * 2
20 Sandiway HVS 5b 4
21 Tutherway
VS 5a 1
22 Heatherway VS 4b 2
23 The Swamp Monster
E2 5c  

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