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Climbs 12
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 356m a.s.l
Faces SE

Crag features

This is the uppermost of several quarry workings on the hill above Runestone Quarry.  It lies a short distance up to the right of Betsy Crag Slabs.  The Main Wall consists of 30m of steep orange and grey slabs of exceptionally good quality slate. The climbing is superb, mainly in the higher grades, and overall it represents a valuable addition to hard Lakes sports climbing.  The main face generally gets the sun from around 11am – 2pm.  The only downside is that it suffers from seepage after heavy rain.

The High Fell quarries ceased operating in late 2021.  Climbers have maintained a low profile and there have been no access problems to date.  Lets keep it that way!

Approach notes

Park at Tilberthwaite and follow the footpath that traverses directly in front of the Tilberthwaite Cottages.  After passing through a wooden gate, keep right at the junction to follow the track signed High Fell Quarry.  Follow this passing two metal gates, to reach another junction some 100m before the main quarry workshops.  Take the left track contouring for 100m to a point alongside Betsy Crag Slabs then steeply up the track rightwards to a large blue container that marks the entrance to the quarry (25 mins).

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