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The rock varies in character from typically quarried on the lower tier through to more abrasive rock on the upper tier where blasting has uncovered large tracts of calcite-encrusted rock which almost feels like natural limestone. As with most quarries, extra vigilance needs to be exercised by both climber and belayer here given the blasting activity which has created potential for loose rock.

Don't swim in the bright blue toxic pool (as if you needed telling)!

Rockfax Description
A tricky bulge at the start leads to an easier wall above. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A nice climb with a tricky start (crux) and pleasant climbing above on good rock.Move right then through the overhang to a hard move that gets you established on the wall above.Continue easier up the face.

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Gary Gibson 27 Jun, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: First ascent GaryGibson Andy birtwistle and Keith Lonsdale
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βeta: First ascent GaryGibson Andy birtwistle and Keith Lonsdale
ArlieH 7 Jun, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Jackdaw nest at the top of the route - do not climb!
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βeta: Jackdaw nest at the top of the route - do not climb!
Gary Coggon 10 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Case for a second star here. One of the most pleasing routes at HH: a sharp bouldery start then satisfyingly long romp to the top on crisp, interesting holds - more like natural than quarried.
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βeta: Case for a second star here. One of the most pleasing routes at HH: a sharp bouldery start then satisfyingly long romp to the top on crisp, interesting holds - more like natural than quarried.

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High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a+
Mid 6a+
Low 6a+
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
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Style of Ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Dogged
Repeated
Flashed (β)
Redpoint
DNF
Ground Up
Not Set
Route of Interest
Carls Walk Pool

Grade: 6a+ ***
(Stoney Middleton)

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