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Rocktype Sandstone (hard)

Crag features

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.


Link to topo (Not full topo):

http://www.bluedome.co.uk/Climbing/climavia.html

Approach notes

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.

Negotiations currently taking place between BMC and St Helens Youth & Ranger Services with a view to agreeing access and cleaning up/revamping venue.
Pekkie - 23/Nov/19
went for a look today - no glass nice landings but not very well bolted and soaking wet!!! Shame suffers the same as west derby cuttings.
daviesxxx - 24/Jun/12
Emailed Rob last night with a response, I would say chance it and see what comes of it but I will get onto the Council today and see what comes back and post it here.
Soap - 16/Dec/11
I live about 10 minutes away from Taylor park , but does anyone know if you allowed to climb on the bolted walls there ? I have heard i can but also i can't. really can not get a straight answer :( But does anyone no if you can ??? :
_Robert_Watson_ - 15/Dec/11
The wall opposite the bolted lines looks like it has potential for lower grade bouldering. Whether the Rangers would approve of you trampling their flower beds is another matter.
Soap - 13/Jun/10
I climbed it for a good part of 2006. it has alot of good routes but it needs cleaning up, can bed very wet
gil - 12/Feb/08
I agree. I live within 10 / 15 minutes drive of Taylor park and it would be great to see the place put to use. I realise the chavs that hang around there could prove to be a problem and it being a public park access could prove to be questionable. I'll ask around when I'm up there next. If any one have any more info please let me know!
Quixos - 12/Jan/08
Through the thick green slime and fauna there looks to be some good routes. Who would put all those new bolts and anchor points in and let this place run down??? Lets rally a clean up i say :)
tommakin - 14/Aug/07
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