Altitude 199m a.s.l
This is the obvious quarry above the road on the Whinlatter pass between Braithwaite and Lorton. It looks better than it is, but while the routes are of a low quality, the venue is certainly intriguing and may interest the adventurous when the higher crags are out of condition. Wilderness Edge (HVS) is the most compelling proposition.
Conditions: The quarry is comprised of a loose slate which is quick to dry on the wall and arete to the left. The wall on the right is a natural drainage, so is soaked for much of the winter and damp long after any rain.
Park in the layby (4-6 cars) adjacent to the bridge on the Whinlatter pass. The quarry is 150m up the hillside and approached with care via loose ramps of scree. The decent is awkward and the leader may prefer to lower the second. Pick a line off the top to climbers left through dense prickly gorse bushes and on to open hillside. A crumbled wall is followed until it is possible to traverse back into the quarry.
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