Climbs 91
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 293m a.s.l
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Jopla Main Buttress 1 © MJAngry

Crag features

A topo is now available from Rock-Topos which also includes The Forgotten Quarry..

A number of crags located around the Bollihope Burn all in close proximity to each other.

Washpool Crag - An old limstone north facing quarry reaching 12m in height close to the road, offers a mix of traditional, sport, bouldering and winter climbing. North facing.

Jopla Quarry - The prominent limestone quarry on the bend heading towards Stanhope, south facing, up to 12m in height. South facing.

Harnisha Quarry - A couple of small walls downstream on the north side of the stream. South facing.

All the crags are on CRoW designated land.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.


Approach notes

Washpool Quarry - When travelling from Frosterley, park just before a bridge where B6278 (Stanhope-Egglestone) crosses Bollihope Burn. Walk 200-300m up a path dividing the old grassy spoil heap into the quarry.

Jopla is very obvious with parking at the old entrance to the quarry.

Harishna - park as per Jopla or just a little further down the valley and follow the footpath alongside Bollihope Burn to reach the crag in 5 minutes.

Had a fabulous day here on 20/06/20. Such a treat having access to bolted routes close to home. Thank you so much for the time and effort put into establishing these lines. We are very grateful. Larry Jones
Larissa Jones - 21/Jun/20
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