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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
A fine varied pitch up the south-facing side wall, with an interesting start followed by steep finger jamming to a teetering exit. Start up the slanting crack until a short traverse right leads to easy ground. Well-protected where you need it. © Rockfax

FA. Hank Pasquill 1968.


Very good routes in the UK , ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , Classic Wilton Workout , Ultimate E2 ticklist , Wilton wanderers


User Date Notes
Tommy_shaw 18 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Found the move over the first block tricky, into a bad rest. The traverse is scary, just don’t fall :)
Show beta
βeta: Found the move over the first block tricky, into a bad rest. The traverse is scary, just don’t fall :)

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