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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)!

24m.

Rockfax Description
Start up the pillar to the break. The flowstone wall above has good moves. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1998.

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Peak limestone north graded list - sport

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Gary Gibson 3 Aug, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: First ascent GaryGibson with Hazel same day as four telling tales prophecy and talismanic
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βeta: First ascent GaryGibson with Hazel same day as four telling tales prophecy and talismanic
Christheclimber 16 Jun, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Excellent technical sustained climbing, good to see this has finally been upgraded.
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βeta: Excellent technical sustained climbing, good to see this has finally been upgraded.
Gary Gibson 25 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Extra bolt runners added
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βeta: Extra bolt runners added
Frank the Husky 23 Apr, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: i agree re:the third clip (off the top of the pedestal) being a pokey one and that it should have an extra bolt to save a crash onto the ledge.
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βeta: i agree re:the third clip (off the top of the pedestal) being a pokey one and that it should have an extra bolt to save a crash onto the ledge.
John H Bull 5 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Runouts: there's quite a hazardous clip to get established on the wall, and although there are good wires in the break a bolt wouldn't go amiss here either. Not really a sport route as it is!
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βeta: Runouts: there's quite a hazardous clip to get established on the wall, and although there are good wires in the break a bolt wouldn't go amiss here either. Not really a sport route as it is!
Tyler 13 Aug, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Quite bold and sustained. Don't know why this is 6b in the guide, 6b+ seems fair.
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βeta: Quite bold and sustained. Don't know why this is 6b in the guide, 6b+ seems fair.

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The Spectre

Grade: 6b+ ***
(Halldale Quarry)

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