UKC

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.

8m.

Rockfax Description
Weave-a-way up the wall linking a series of useful but spaced holds, to a final mantelshelf. Usually soloed, the gear is poor. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Excellent climbing weaving right then left past the sloping slot - this takes good small cams but they barely protect the committing and reachy crux high up.

FA. Bob Whittaker 1976.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors) , Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour , Definitive *** Peak Grit , Rock Wannabes

Feedback

User Date Notes
Michael Porter 1 Jun, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: Modern micro/small cams protect well (got 3 in the main slot) worth taking a rope. e2 with modern equipment.
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: Modern micro/small cams protect well (got 3 in the main slot) worth taking a rope. e2 with modern equipment.
Louis Barrass 10 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: nice rocks to use cams/hexes and nuts to create good belay at top,
βeta?
Show beta
βeta: nice rocks to use cams/hexes and nuts to create good belay at top,

Logged Ascents

124 users have logged this

Guidebooks for Running Hill Pits

Not all climbs appear in all guidebooks 17 users have this on their wishlist

Please Login to view more details on the logged ascents

Voting
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
Votes cast 35
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 37
Votes cast 32
Style of Ascent
Soloed
Toproped
Lead
Followed
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Redpoint
Flashed (β)
Dogged
DNF
Ground Up
Not Set
Route of Interest
Supercrack

Grade: E3 5c ***
(Wilton 1)

Loading Notifications...