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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 long one and with plenty of good climbing but some suspect rock. Climb the long sustained crack to a hard finish. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Long thin crackline to a hard finish

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Peak limestone north graded list - sport , Peak sport , Harpur Hill , Peak sport for mortals

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Gary Gibson 25 May, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: First climbed as. TRAD route but bolted later by Gary and Hazel Gibson
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βeta: First climbed as. TRAD route but bolted later by Gary and Hazel Gibson
Diana Evans 19 Aug, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: The ground below the route is treacherous. My son led the route 10th August. I did it on top rope but while waiting for a friend who failed my foot slipped between two rocks, I fell and broke my wrist. In the urgency to get me to hospital they left the quickdraws in situ. If a kind person is wondering who to return all the gear to please phone me on 07979314223.
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βeta: The ground below the route is treacherous. My son led the route 10th August. I did it on top rope but while waiting for a friend who failed my foot slipped between two rocks, I fell and broke my wrist. In the urgency to get me to hospital they left the quickdraws in situ. If a kind person is wondering who to return all the gear to please phone me on 07979314223.
Kainapple 23 May, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Loose large blocks that are very tempting to pull on
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βeta: Loose large blocks that are very tempting to pull on
Alan James - Rockfax 12 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Now dangerously loose. Needs a good clean out.
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βeta: Now dangerously loose. Needs a good clean out.
Alex@home 3 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Looks like there's been a pretty big rock fall between 3rd and 4th bolts. Still a lot of lose stuff in there. It is avoidable but I wouldn't want to be nearby when more of it comes out. A few other wobbly holds higher up as well. Shame because a lot of the combing is very pleasant
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βeta: Looks like there's been a pretty big rock fall between 3rd and 4th bolts. Still a lot of lose stuff in there. It is avoidable but I wouldn't want to be nearby when more of it comes out. A few other wobbly holds higher up as well. Shame because a lot of the combing is very pleasant
fingerjugger 1 Sep, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: As noted previously there are still three or four largish, limb sized loose blocks on this, one is where you would naturally shake, which I did until the block started to lean out with me, be super careful :-)
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βeta: As noted previously there are still three or four largish, limb sized loose blocks on this, one is where you would naturally shake, which I did until the block started to lean out with me, be super careful :-)
Joecartmell 18 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Headed up yesterday attempting to avoid loose rock. Put my hand on what looked like a well used hold beneath the overhang/lip and the whole block came flying off. Backed off after this. Proceed with caution.
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βeta: Headed up yesterday attempting to avoid loose rock. Put my hand on what looked like a well used hold beneath the overhang/lip and the whole block came flying off. Backed off after this. Proceed with caution.
Markheighton 17 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Just above the third bolt there has been fresh rock fall. It doesn't seem to have changed the route. 16/07/2020
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βeta: Just above the third bolt there has been fresh rock fall. It doesn't seem to have changed the route. 16/07/2020

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Route of Interest
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Grade: 6a ***
(Harpur Hill Quarry)

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