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Climbs 9
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces W

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Andy Wallace on first ascent of Deep Cut © ablackett

Crag features

A crag fist climbed during 2008 by Andy Wallace and Andy Blackett, previously ignored, presumably because of the loose nature of the rock and the unclear access rights.

The main wall has a lake at the base along most of its length which necessitates starting some of the climbs from abseils or a boat!

The rock is almost all loose and looks like sections may collapse if you sneeze too hard while climbing.

This abandoned quarry is large, with the main wall area about 100m long and 30m high and the potential for more development in the future.

Approach notes

It can be reached with a 20 minute walk from Shadforth, or quicker from the A181 if you can find anywhere to park.

The access rights are unclear, there are no "no trespassing" signs and no gate/barrier to access but there are rumours that a security guard sometimes patrols the quarry.


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Wow! This place looks terrible - it makes Tintern and Fairy cave quarries look like half decent venues!
Mark Davies PK - 21/Sep/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Deep Cut VS 4c 1
2 DC1 none 4c 1
3 Dynamite Wall S 1
Climb name Grade
4 Maria VD 1
5 Rude Not To none 5a 1
6 Back out of Hell none 4c 1
Climb name Grade
7 Kettle of Fish S 1
8 Wild Strawberries S 1
9 Fancy a Biccy? VD 2

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