At UKC we are all climbers and we understand the strong urge to be outdoors as the weather is finally improving.
Please proceed with caution though. More details.
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
A recently developed quarry which has seen occasional toproping and bouldering over the years. It has now been extensively bolted and the climbing is very similar to Pex Hill. Remnants of the aviary that have given rise to many bird route names can be seen at the base of the wall.
The main walls can often remain damp after rain but it is a very pleasant summer venue, receiving the sun in the late afternoon. A couple of problems exist; firstly it seems like some of the local adolescents who hang out in the park love the sound of breaking glass. This has left quite a lot of the stuff at the base of the routes and the occasional missile has been known to fly. so let's be careful out there! Secondly. the authorisation of access is not too clear and therefore a low profile is advised.
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The park lies off the A58 which runs between Prescot and 5t Helens. When travelling from Prescot take a left into Grosvenor Road shortly after the Spar, signposted to Taylor Park. When travelling from St Helens, Grosvenor Road is on the right shortly after the quaintly named "Bird ith' Hand" pub. Park at the end of Grosvenor Road or follow signs into the park where there is a small car park. Walk into the park and veer left, skirting the lake on the higher path, past a lakeside building and straight over a crossroads in the path. The quarry entrance is down a sunken driveway ahead.
The authorisation of access is not too clear and therefore a low profile is advised.