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Climbs 31
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 150m a.s.l

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Mark Glaister pulling through the final overhang on Darklands (E3) at Cathedral Quarry (from the Lake District Climbs Rockfax). © Mike Hutton

Crag features

Routes are 30 - 40m long, all Extreme. Quarry is a big hole in the ground and can be damp due to condensation when you least expect it. Classics include Night of the Hot Pies(E1), Darklands(E3), Basilica(E5), An Alabuse(E2).
Quarry is a deepish pit in the forest, part of the Little Langdale Quarries. So-called Cathedral Quarry for the underground slate working linked to the pit quarry. This is also known as Cathedral Cavern, and is quite well known. Another underground chamber sits in an access tunnel to the quarry.

Approach notes

Parking close to the ford in Little Langdale - approach from the S side as the ford is not passable by normal cars!
Access restriction for organised groups. Phone National Trust Property Manager(Jim Loxam - 015394 41197) for details.

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Guidebooks

Lake District Climbs

Lake District Climbs provides comprehensive coverage of the very best traditional climbing in the mountains and valleys of English Lake District. The range and variety of climbing available is outstanding, from low-level single-pitch outcrop cragging to long multi-pitch mountain routes. There is something here for climbers of all abilities from experts to those just starting out.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Out of print:
Basillica rebolted on 07/11/16 with the help of the cumbria bolt fund
Tom.Priestley - 08/Nov/16
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