Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 50m a.s.l
Emily Huzzard on Mohammed at Denham © Paul Evans
Mostly good quality quarried gritstone. Can be sandy in places. Some fantastic routes equal to peak classics. Mohammed the Mad.... is unmissable at VS 4c as is Splash Arete at VDiff. Flick of the Wrist and End of Time are superb and tricky E2s. Generally the routes have a bold feel to them; protection can be sparse and the fixed gear is often poor. The quarry does not deserve the poor reputation it seems to have despite the steady influx of summer visitors. There is also some very good but limited bouldering.
Bouldering topo available here: http://www.vimeo.com/groups/UKBouldering/files
No problems. Owned by Council which is happy to let climbers in.
Beware of Dog Muck near belay stakes.
Watch for local kids chucking stones from the tops.
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