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Climbs 181
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crag features

An excellent venue all year round, with many areas drying very quickly after rain. Can get very hot (and midge ridden) in Summer.

More resources exist for further information:

The home of Lancashire Bouldering, with a list of new problems: www.lancashirebouldering.com

Interactive information and videos here: http://brownstones.wetpaint.com

Downloadable topo here: http://www.vimeo.com/groups/UKBouldering/view_file:2994
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Approach notes

Approaching from Wilton Quarries, follow Scout Road for about three kilometers. Brownstones is on the right behind a row of cottages. Please be careful when parking as cars travel quickly around the bend.

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Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Lancashire Rock (2016)
Lancashire Bouldering (2014)
Western Grit (2009)
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Out of print:
Western Grit (2003)
Dissapointing venue. Awkward to find the right path through the bogs, to get to the crag. Almost all top outs are covered in heather and plenty of the climbs are super polished. I was expecting more.
afx22 -
The areas near the pool used to be accessible but have become very slow to dry out. Elsewhere, polish has always been a problem, but it now seems much worse than I remember from a few years ago.
Rob Davies -
Polish spoils this venue for me.
glaramara -
Soloing with a matt in some areas at Brownstones along the quarry, is really fun, espiecially when your mates are underneath carring moving around with the Matt to keep it under you !!
Rhino -
Midge city on summer evenings like Wilton, especially the pool area
Orfio -
Sorry, that should be http://brownstones.wetpaint.com/page/Downloads
New online interactive Wiki guide plus loads of videos at http://brownstones.wetpaint.com
bentley's biceps -
The full topo can be found in the massive bible, beast of a book that is Lancashire Rock. Excellent problems though, can get very busy
Uncle Jim -
Not a bad little spot, although can be somewhat of a sun trap if the weather\'s nice. Take your suncream - I didn\'t and paid the price ! A range of problems (not found any topos yet, so it\'s a case of take someone who knows the place, or just have fun and create your own). A few of the landings are a bit rough; a mat is useful. I have a load of photo\'s of the place - if you drop us a line I will email them to you. Cheers
Matt -
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