The Quarries

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No sun
5 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Not the most sparkling destination, and north-facing to boot. Despite this, the best routes are of reasonable qualit, and, if you are visiting the natural edge, you will be walking past the place.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Freestyle
20m. The long crack up the left-hand edge of the tallest wall gives a worthwhile pitch. Protection is good but the whole thing...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
HVS 5a
2
Jenny Tulls
20m. The central line on the wall is hard, sustained and poorly protected in places. The lower roof is hard, once established...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
Loose
E5 6b
3
Primate
15m. Follow an arching line of side-pulls and undercuts leftwards into the corner on the left (Ladder Climb HS - not described)...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6 6b
4
Weasel
14m. The blank groove in the centre of the right-hand quarry gives good bridging with reasonable protection.
 
1 Stars
Technical
HVS 5b
5
Rampant Hippo
14m. The yellow cracks splitting the arete are worth doing but feel a bit soft to the touch - as opposed to a bit of a soft...
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
6
No Prisoners
14m. Start up Rampant Hippo but jig right to the finger-crack right of the arete and follow this with sustained interest.
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b