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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)!

14m.

Rockfax Description
The left-hand line on a grey slab. Avoid the route to the right. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson c2000.

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Grade: 6a ***
(Harpur Hill Quarry)

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