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Restricted Access

All quarries that form Running Hill Pits are mapped as open access land with the exception of Quarry No 7 and 8. Access land gives a right of access on foot for quiet recreation, specifically including climbing as a permitted activity. The landowner is able to restrict access for up to 28 days at their discretion, but details of this must be notified on site and on the Natural England website (see 'CRoW Information' section below for more details).

Alternatively, a shoot may ask climbers to hold back temporarily whilst they move thorugh the area for safety reasons, after which you are able to access the area again. This approach is is only a slight inconvenience rather than a ban covering the whole day, so do what you can to work with the shoot.  

Climbers have experienced problems with being asked to leave at the crag, presumably by the landowner or one of his agents, but no details were given. If there are no temporary restrictions in place, you have a legal right to access the quarries and surrounding access land for climbing and walking. If asked to leave, please ask for the person's contact details and pass them onto the BMC access team.

14m.

Rockfax Description
An excellent straight jamming crack swallows all the gear you can carry. Quite imposing though there a good jams and the odd flat hold on the walls to easy the narrower sections. © Rockfax

FA. Mick Quinn 1966.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50 , ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors) , Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour , Definitive *** Peak Grit , On Peak Rock , Wired Peak District Grit Graded List , Wired Peak District Grit (2020) *** List , ROCKFAX TOP 50s upto e3

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Fiend 12 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: A mini-classic that climbs exactly how it looks (and also gets you one of the best VS photo-ticks ever). Possibly HS 4b for those with thin hands?
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βeta: A mini-classic that climbs exactly how it looks (and also gets you one of the best VS photo-ticks ever). Possibly HS 4b for those with thin hands?
Burns 8 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Naah, the cams are great. Sustained.
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βeta: Naah, the cams are great. Sustained.
Andrew Smith 1 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: A bonafide VS crack, that is steady with experience...
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βeta: A bonafide VS crack, that is steady with experience...
TobyA 11 Feb, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Embarrassingly this is the only VS I have ever fallen off (excuse: had just fallen of Gomorrah before it and was quite pumped), and can say with some authority that one should be very careful about using friends in this very parallel-sided and smooth crack. I ripped two friends before a hex stopped me. So it "swallows all the gear you place" but may well spit it out again afterwards. Take care.
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βeta: Embarrassingly this is the only VS I have ever fallen off (excuse: had just fallen of Gomorrah before it and was quite pumped), and can say with some authority that one should be very careful about using friends in this very parallel-sided and smooth crack. I ripped two friends before a hex stopped me. So it "swallows all the gear you place" but may well spit it out again afterwards. Take care.

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Fairy Nuff

Grade: VS 4c ***
(Standing Stones)

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