Climbs 115
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 190m a.s.l

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I am a Poser and I Don't Care. F5+ © caradoc

Crag features

An access agreement has now opened up the quarries in the National Stone Centre site to climbers. The NSC now welcome climbers to Colehill Quarry along with the recenly developed, Shaw Quarry, North East Quarry and Coal Hills Quarry.   

The National Stone Centre is now working in partnership with the Institute of Quarrying who are recently co-located on the site.  Over the coming years many site improvements are planned including the development of a new visitor centre. 

The quarries have been brought together on UKC to give common access and approach notes.

Please read both the approach and access notes as well as the infomation for each of the quarries.

Descriptions for the new routes will be added...


Approach notes

There are two parking spots, though all the climbing is no more than a 10 minute walk from either.

Parking is in the main car park for the National Stone Centre which is signposted off Porter Lane.  This parking is the closest access for Coal Hills and North East Quarry and a short downhill walk to Shaw and Colehill. The parking is pay and display and the payment goes directly to the National Stone Centre who have very kindly granted climbers access to their land.  They use this income to fund improvements to the site which are already benefiting climbers.  It would be best to support their work by paying the parking fee.

Alternative parking is available in Wirksworth Industrial Centre on Ravenstor Road close to the entrance of Colehill Quarry.  This is best for Colehill and Shaw Quarry. 

No Access Issues

The quarries are open to climbers thanks to the generosity of the National Stone Centre. Climbers enter at their own risk and should make their own assessment about the quality of the rock, bolts and belays.

Further bolting is by agreement with the NSC, please contact the crag moderator. 

Please be aware that this is a site open to the public and used by school groups.  For access to be maintained climbers need to have a positive profile, this includes good crag etiquette.  Please support the NSC by parking in their car park and also visiting the excellent cafe.

Toilets are available in the cafe during opening hours and are only a short walk from any of the quarries.

Reminiscent of a sea cliff? Maybe needs reassessing as its cleaned up a lot recently.Good southern alternative to Horseshoe without the polish:)
andybirtwistle - 18/Aug/15
some rock fall including a bolt has happened on destitution on threedonia 6b+
goodboy - 26/Mar/12
P.S. Routes are well bolted here. Bolts next to cruxes and no random run-outs. Which is nice.
Fiend - 08/May/09
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