Upperwood Quarry

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Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level
5 mins
Restricted Access

Phone 01457 872094 to get permission.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Tomahawk
16m. The once pegged thin crack was one of the original routes of the quarry. It is fingery, awkward to protect - a bit of a...
 
1 Stars
E4 6a
2
Play it Safe
16m. Climb to the bulge then continue up curving groove and steep slab. One peg runner.
 
1 Stars
E4 6a
3
Piece of Pipe
18m. Climb into the diagonal crack and follow it with difficulty to better holds where the crack widens. Finish steeply.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
HVS 5b
4
Pipe-line
18m. Swarm up the narrowing slot (giant cams) until the upper section of Piece of Pipe can be gained.
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
5
Waiting for an Alibi
18m. The hairline crack and bold wall are taxing. One poor peg runner.
 
1 Stars
E5 6b
6
Pipe of Peace
18m. Climb across ledgy ground to reach the short-lived crack. One of the earliest free routes in the quarry.
 VS 4b
7
The Screaming Abdabs
18m. Start from ledges and balance up the bold blunt arete. One peg runner
 
1 Stars
E3 6a
8
Turtle
18m. Climb rock and two veg into the open groove (ancient bolt runner) and exit right around the capping overhang.
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
E1 5b
9
Edge Your Bets
18m. The left wall of the great prow with a loop to the right at mid-height to utilise a vital pocket. two peg runners.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
E5 6c
10
Renaissance
20m. Makes El Cap like a giant granite monolith! Climb Forked Tongue then from a highish runner balance left to the arete and a...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
E4 6a
11
Give the Dogg a Bone
20m. The technical and fingery right-hand wall of the arete passing stacked (and unclipable) pegs
 
2 Stars
E5 6b
12
Forked Tongue
16m. The thin cracks are approached easily and are tricky to start
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
13
How
16m. The big butch groove is approached over mixed terrain.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
14
Iron Road
16m. A diagonal line across the smooth wall right of the big groove.FA. Bill Birch 1969 FFA. (by a more devious line) Jonny...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
15
Renegade
16m. The twisting leaning groove finishing up the arete on the right.
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
16
Wampum Wall
18m. Climb leftwards into the groove and climb it until the arete on the left can be gained for an exposed finish.
 
1 Stars
S 4a
17
General Custard
16m. Climb the narrow buttress with a hard start.
 
1 Stars
E3 6a
18
Adios Amigo
20m. Gain the top of the block on the ledge up a corner and flakes then step out left and climb the wall just right of the...
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
19
Tickled Pink
15m. Climb a crack to the right edge of the block, stand on it and ascend the wall above.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
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  • Latest Comments

    For UPPERWOOD QUARRY

    Edge Your Bets
    "A sadly neglected classic, with some dire moves. Oh, and I toproped it before I ..." 05/Jun

    Turtle
    "Needs more bolts than it currently has. Would make an excellent F6a." 19/Feb

    Iron Road
    "Less of the blank wall that it looked like, and more of a slab covered in jugs!!..." 19/Feb

    Renaissance
    "To whoever placed the totally unnecessary belay bolt at the top of this route - ..." 11/Feb

    Piece of Pipe
    "Dirty and strenuous. E1 5b." 29/Jun

    How
    "No longer mixed terrain. Someone's done a good job of cleaning up the start. Wel..." 30/Jul

    Turtle
    "come on this is struggling to be worth a star, ice axes helpful at the start" 18/Sep

    Turtle
    "The veg is gaining the upper hand and possibly constitutes the crux. Some good m..." 09/Jun

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