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Climbs 97
Rocktype Slate
Altitude 170m a.s.l
Faces W

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Chris Dale, Mallice in wonderland E3 5c, Hodge Close Quarry © jimkeeley

Crag features

Superb slate climbing, mainly Extremes - a mixture of trad and sport routes. Beware the runouts on some of the 'sport' routes! Best routes include First Night Nerves(E5), Stage Fright(E6), Ten Years After(E4), Wicked Willie(E5), Great Expectations(E5), Limited Edition(E4), Behind the Lines(HVS), Malice in Wonderland(E4). As of June 2018 some excellent deep water solos available to the right of Oiling the Lawnmower.

Approach notes

No access restrictions. The quarry has a tendency to collapse at fairly regular intervals so routes may change! Roadside.

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Guidebooks

Lake District Climbs

Lake District Climbs provides comprehensive coverage of the very best traditional climbing in the mountains and valleys of English Lake District. The range and variety of climbing available is outstanding, from low-level single-pitch outcrop cragging to long multi-pitch mountain routes. There is something here for climbers of all abilities from experts to those just starting out.
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More Guidebooks:
Lake District Rock (2015)

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