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Climbs 63
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 123m a.s.l
Faces W

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Great Crack is indeed great © highaltitudebarista

Crag features

There are a lot of abandoned quarries around Matlock and most of them are pretty grotty. Duke's Quarry is one of these though it does have a couple of outstanding lines - Great Crack in particular is worth a look after a dry spell. It is well sheltered from any bad weather.

Approach notes

Follow the A6 to a bridge over the river and turn off by the Derwent Hotel towards Crich. After 100m turn left along a minor road to Robin Hood/Holloway. After approx 400m pull onto a muddy parking area on the left where a track leaves the minor road. Cross the road and head up the diagonally trending footpath into the quarry.

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Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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why is dukes quarry shown on ukc map east of ashbourne?and not at whatstandwell
nick w - 15/Apr/09
Wow. Visited this at the weekend - like finding another millstone that will sadly never get used!
petellis - 18/Aug/08
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