BROWNSTONES


A diminutive crag which has one of the longest climbing historys in all of Lancashire. The reasons are obvious, the crag is seconds from the road, it takes little drainage, faces the afternoon sun and is generally of a height to encourage soloing, and the rocks pretty good too. There are over 100 named routes here many of which are of a technical and fingery nature. There crag can be used effectively as a training venue, or simply as a good place to blow away the cobwebs at the end of a day of drudgery. Large sections of the cliff-top are unstable making topping out difficult at best and dangerous at worst, reversing the route is a good way of ‘bringing on the pump’, alternately jump for the crash pad!

Routes

16 trad routes (D...S)
27 boulder problems (V0 4c...V7 7A+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Ash Pits Slabs
This is arguably the best bit of the crag; quiet and pleasant although many of the routes have...
23
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Level

4 mins

sheltered
Pool Area
The first section that you arrive at on the approach is also the most popular part of the quarry....
20
Boulder
Afternoon sun
Level

2 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For BROWNSTONES

    Hopper
    "not that polished actually." 05/Dec

    Nexus
    "yhe dyno is ace.but the v5 (lancashire pothot)up the nexus wall is even better" 14/Sep

    Moss Wall
    "think i did it the hard way! good fun" 23/Oct

    Parr's Crack
    "sitstart for a neoclassic V3" 12/Dec

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