RUNNING HILL PITS


The Pits is a smallish set a quarries looking out over Diggle. Despite the fact that they are rarely busy their westerly aspect and quality rock make them worth a visit from afar. There are a number of excellent crack climbs, some fine bold face routes and some quality fingery bouldering. There are eight quarries in all, 1 and 2 are the prime venues after a dry spell, and there are some worthwhile routes in 5, 6, and 8. Number 4 (Back Quarry) is worth a visit to see how neat and tidy the quarrymen can be when they want too!

Routes

81 trad routes (D...E5)
3 boulder problems (V0 4c...V1 5b)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
First Quarry
The first quarry reached from the car has some worthwhile crack climbs. The classic pumpy Calamity...
14
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
Second Quarry
An open aspect and worthwhile routes make this quarry the most popular in the complex. The...
37
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
Fifth Quarry
The main feature of this quarry is fine pale wall that faces south and has a couple of excellent...
8
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

15 mins

sheltered
Sixth Quarry
The left-hand side of this quarry has a short wall of decent rock that faces south.
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

15 mins

sheltered
Eighth Quarry
This quarry has a wall of good rock which gives some worthwhile mini-routes or interesting...
13
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

12 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For RUNNING HILL PITS

    Kiss My Arm
    "Disappeared under the grass!" 06/Aug

    Sodom
    "fantastic route, but very strenuous, thought I was going to come off it all the ..." 11/Jul

    Harvest Moon
    "Ancient ring peg needs replacing. There is a new peg on the Right 2006?" 26/Jun

    Scoop de Grace
    "i think ian vickers/gareth parry may have made an ascent/s" 10/Apr

    Spanner Wall
    "What a route, quirky and fun. Very high in the grade I'd give it 5c british tec..." 01/Apr

    Scoop de Grace
    "Tall people would avoid many of the moves that Dougie had to do as he came in sl..." 04/Feb

    Swing-up
    "Delightful route, nice bit of exposure :-)" 12/Oct

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