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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:


Rockfax Description
Starting up Counter Intelligence and finishing up Master Spy gives a superb three star combination. © Rockfax

Paul Clark, Mark Kemball 30/Jun/1983.


ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50 , ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , Wilton wanderers , Definitive *** Lancs Grit


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Grade: E4 6a ***
(Upperwood Quarry)

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