Climbs 105
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 171m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Sickbay area - left hand end of the main lower quarry walls - easy to spot with the large 'sick' stain © Deezel65

Crag features

Split in half by a road, both sections of the quarry feature a surprisingly good set of climbs along with some nice traverses for training. 

If there is anyone wanting to do a new route then there is plenty of choice, there are plenty of unclimbed lines that are ideal for bouldering in the upper quarry. The lower quarry has plenty of unclimbed/unrecorded rock that has never been properly recorded by teams in the past.

There are unrecorded areas has now being explored so any "new" route climbed will be recorded as a Ist ascent unless someone  from the Bretton Hall college days can come foward with some information.



Approach notes

There is a lay by with room for around 15 cars on Woolley edge lane, parking on Common lane is now not possible.

Wow nipped on here for the first time in years since I moved away. Good to see a lot of my problems and the stuff I cleaned up being done. My original guide can be found here It was written with one of the guys who out uo the first problems back in the day.
RyanR - 02/Mar/22
@kryant great guide thanks! Went down first time today as just moved into area
Martinp5000 - 11/Jul/21
A free guide here for Woolley Edge, thanks to everyone who has put routes up here and who helped with the guide. Hopefully see you all down there.
Kryank - 02/Apr/21
Hi there, I climb at this crag frequently as I'm local. In winter the brush atop the crag goes away and top outs can be achieved almost all along the crag. I am however having trouble matching up the topo here to the crag without images, and would love for some help as I have a load of FAs to add.
Chrismadd - 09/Dec/20
Visited today. The Upper Quarry is mostly free of rubbish but is very overgrown and topping out is virtually impossible in sections. The Lower Quarry has some great rocks but is very heavily littered and the section with the 'sick' is the only cleanish area
Tartancal - 21/Jun/20
Spent an hour here and did a couple of routes. Not too bad, should've taken a brush but not so green I couldn't get stuck in. Tops are mossy with lots of brambles and leaf litter.
Irvine - 09/Jan/19
Spent an hour attacking the brambles on the little slab, still need to get motivated to move lots of tipped stones. Anybody fancy helping????
johnwright - 05/Dec/17
Went up and had a massive fight with the brambles on top of the little slab. I think I won on points, but only just lol. Managed to do a route as I have not climbed here or anywhere for quite a while.
johnwright - 13/May/17
Have been today to try and get rid of some of the brambles. It's a bit of a task. So please anyone who has time to spare contact me. The topouts need a good clean all along the quarry. any offers?
johnwright - 26/Nov/16
Had a bit of a clean up at the little slab, removed a lot of weeds and shifted lots of stones. The brambles need nuking at the top of the slab, the routes need a good brushing and a bit of sun to dry the rock out. The only route that would be posible when the cleaning is finished will be from the Left hand end to the central crack.
johnwright - 29/Jul/16
Anybody fancies have a go at cleaning up WEQ then contact me and I will be happy to help again. John Wright
johnwright - 06/Jun/16
Just been for an hour after work,it's actually a lot better than expected, but could do with a bit of a clean up
Wsdconst - 22/Apr/15
Used to climb here in the early sixties when I was a boy. Grown ups would sometimes be there with hawser lay ropes and there used to be a rusty peg on an arete which I couldn't do. I don't know why but they used to tip chicken crap and feathers over the edge back then as well.There are much chossier holes in the ground but beautiful Woolley Edge seems to cop for the lot. Maybe Wakefield Council could promote the crag the way Kirklees have done for Holmfirth Cliffe. A good resource underused because of the tipping abuse.
Pete Pozman - 10/Sep/13
Had a quick look after work and it has some potential for some decent bouldering, with plenty more problems than described on here. Will go back with a range of brushes next time! Could do with more traffic though...
Northern Mountain Monkey - 25/Apr/10
Went there for a quick look after work and it seems to be, quite literally, a s*** tip! Not impressed. This was especially evident on the lower edge where people quite obviously park at the top and unload their boot straight over the crag edge. Out of sight out of mind eh!
Andy Miller - 25/Apr/10
surprsingly good venue for bouldering. Some of the routes felt high which added to the enjoyment.
grubes - 11/Sep/09
A suprisingly good little venue. Someone has put a lot of work into cleaning it up and its well worth a visit for an hour if passing.
DerwentDiluted - 20/Mar/08
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