Climbs 98
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 89m a.s.l
Faces S

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Kate - Killer Queen © datoon

Crag features

Recently bolted upper tier provides some enjoyable climbing.

The main quarry appears loose however has some good rock and lines.

Despite appearance the far right of the Quarry is very loose and should only be climbed with extreme caution, or avoided altogether.

Approach notes

1 minute walk in from the carpark inside the Quarry to the main wall.

10 minutes to the Upper Tier

Bird ban March - June.

Restricted Access

The site is part of a Local Nature Reserve and the quarry floor below Main Wall provides an important orchid habitat - please avoid this area from April-June inclusive.

There is a bolting agreement for some agreed routes from Modern Wall rightwards, any future bolting development needs to be discussed with the local BMC access rep and potentially the landowner before beginning any work.

The roof of the cave left of Gouffle is thought to be unstable and is being monitored by Lancashire County Council. Please take care not to damage the rock or indicators which are measuring any movement. 

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 30 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

During the nesting season, climbing in Wharton Main is restricted across the whole quarry to prevent disturbance of nesting peregrines. 

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