Climbs 55
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 221m a.s.l
Faces W

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It Seems So, F6a+ © caradoc

Crag features

The heavily worked but now abandoned Independence Quarry is tucked away on the hillside below the level of the major Trevor crags. The climbable sections of the quarry have been bolted and it now provides a good number of routes in the 6th grade. The quarry is a fairly pleasant spot with a fine outlook and a sunny and relatively sheltered aspect. The rock quality is variable and needs to be handled with care, especially around the horizontal band of shale that runs across all of the lines. 

Approach notes

From the main Trevor Quarry parking spots, continue for 750m to a large lay-by on the left just past a left-hand bend. Opposite the lay-by a track winds down hill to a gate. At the gate go right on a path next to a wall to another much smaller gate. Do not go through the gate. Continue on the path downhill until it reaches the floor of the quarry. DO NOT approach the quarry from the narrow single track lane that runs below the floor of the quarry.

Restricted Access

An agreed climbing restriction due to nesting birds at Independence Quarry runs (for all routes) from the 15th Feb - 15th July (inclusive) but may be lifted early. For up-to-date information check UKC or the BMC RAD. 

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