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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
Two decent sections split by a ledge. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson, Gordon Jenkin, Mark Richardson, Rob Richmond 2006 15/Jun/2006.


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John Codling 24 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: No loose rock encountered at the top
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βeta: No loose rock encountered at the top
D Tempest 19 Aug, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Some loose rock at the top.
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βeta: Some loose rock at the top.

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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
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Flashed (β)
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Route of Interest
Carls Walk Pool

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

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