Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 248m a.s.l
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A small sheltered quarry that has been popular for years because of its accessibility. If you arrive and there are more than a couple of outdoor centre/school minibuses parked in the gateway it is probably worth looking elsewhere for your sport, though it has to be said Zapple is often free. The quarry and nearby edge (not described here but worth a look if you are interested in unexplored jungle) are named after the millstones that used to be quarried here; an old name for them was querns and the corruption 'yarn'-cliffe (and also 'Wharn'-cliffe) indicates a location of this ancient industry.
On the southern (uphill) side of the road that runs between the Fox House and Grindleford is a large gated entrance, with parking for up to half a dozen carefully placed vehicles. Note: avoid turning in the vicinity of the gate, the road is travelled by fast traffic. The nearest rock is only seconds away, just head through the gap right of the gate. The other good sector is up the track, on the right past the Council Tip.
DO NOT ABSEIL OVER POPULAR CLIMBS!
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