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Advisory notice: Crows (most probably jackdaws) are reported to be nesting in the Graveyard area. Staying off routes/problems in this area will avoid possible disturbance.

 

Now owned by the BMC, this disused quarry has been dedicated as Open Access Land under the CRoW Act. A few things to consider when climbing at this crag:

  • Whilst generally good quality gritstone, there is potential for loose rock given the site is a former quarry, where blasting techniques were used to remove rock and ongoing weathering could also loosen rock over time (as with any other crag).
  • Consider wearing a helmet when climbing in the quarry.
  • Some routes in the quarry feature fixed equipment such as pegs, stuck trad gear, belay stakes and even a few bolts. Fixed equipment should always be treated with caution and it is up to each climber to make a judgement call whether they think it is reliable. Consider backing up fixed equipment with your own gear wherever possible.

If you're able to lend a hand on the cleanup sessions, someone on the 'Lancashire Rock Revival' group will point you in the right direction: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1566324270279682

18m.

Rockfax Description
An indirect line but with good climbing. Climb the groove then make a tricky traverse right along the narrow undercut ledges to Rambling Route. Finish up its left arete. © Rockfax

FA. Rowland Edwards 1963.

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ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List

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jaredwaywell 8 Mar, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Make sure to use the lower of the two wide cracks. The upper one feels much harder with less gear.
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βeta: Make sure to use the lower of the two wide cracks. The upper one feels much harder with less gear.
Swirly 16 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Found the traverse very tricky, being shorter may have helped. Great route though.
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βeta: Found the traverse very tricky, being shorter may have helped. Great route though.

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Grade: VS 4c ***
(Hobson Moor Quarry)

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