Altitude 197m a.s.l
Little John is attracted. © andybirtwistle
As with all of the quarries round here access is officially not allowed.
Generally good rock, routes up to 28m long, a secluded sunny venue with short access. Some routes can be dusty after rain, but generally does not detract from the climbing.
Leave Wirksworth on the Cromford Road. Turn left into Wirksworth Industrial Centre (Ravenstor Road), and at a mini-roundabout turn right - to a gate. The entrance is just in front, amongst some trees. The quarry is part of the National Stone Centre.
The National Stone Centre, which encompasses a number of quarries of interest to climbers is in the process of changing ownership to the Institute of Quarrying. This has brought with it the opportunity to revisit access for climbers, which in the past has had to be under the radar. Fortunately, thanks to an open and progressive attitude to access by the Institute of Quarrying, they are keen to welcome responsible climbers onto the site, subject to the below:
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