Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 273m a.s.l
pink edge no falls this time © cliff shasby
Troy quarry is a scenic venue with good quality rock and a good spread of routes. For those learning to lead the 'Siamese slab' routes offer a good area to hone gear placing skills while the bold 'Super Snatch' will entertain the higher grade chasers.
Park at the Clough Head Visitor Centre and cafe, which is located on the Grane Road about 1km on the Blackburn side of the normal parking. This closes and is locked at 5pm, so if you are likely to stay later, park at one of two laybys nearer towards Blackburn. From the car park, follow a good path parallel to main road keeping right at minor paths to a T- junction near lake. Turn right, keeping parallel to main road and then drop down onto the normal approach path to Troy Quarry. Allow 10 mins longer to reach the quarry by this approach.
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dread-i - 16/Apr/07
|5 minutes from the carpark and lots of good solid mid range routes, one or two minor classics as well. Good place to get a few routes under your belt at the start of the year.|
Nick - 07/Feb/05
|Some climbs have changed due to rockfalls, so grading will be changed - both up and down. Still a lot of loose stone [May 03]. Dries out fast after rain. Good climbing throughout quarry.|
Danny - 04/May/03
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