HORSESHOE QUARRY


Horseshoe Quarry is now the most extensive sport climbing area in the Peak with over 150 routes which are mostly in the easy and mid grades.

Routes

19 trad routes (HVS...E4)
261 sport routes (3...7b)
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
Top Quarry
The first area described is in the top section of the quarry, home to a few minor routes. Many of...
20
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

8 mins

sheltered
South Bay
This recessed bay is directly opposite the Main Wall. It offers cool climbing in hot weather.
16
Sport
No sun
Level

8 mins

sheltered
Heart To Heart Wall
The leaning wall on the far end of the quarry. The central crack was impressive enough to attract...
9
Trad
No sun
Level

8 mins

sheltered
Chocolate Blancmange Wall
At the far end of the quarry is a large corner with a dirt slope beneath it - the line of Chocolate...
15
Sport
Morning sun
Level

8 mins

sheltered
Left Wall
The lower section of wall to the left of the Main Wall all the way to the large earth apron of...
53
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

8 mins

sheltered
Main Wall
The best routes at Horseshoe are on the Main Wall. This gives good clean climbing on stable rock...
28
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

6 mins

sheltered
Androids Area
The main feature of this section is the open corner of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The...
27
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
The Toilet
The wall that greets you on arrival in the quarry proves that if you stick bolts in a bit of rock...
29
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
Upper Tier - Left
The Upper Tier has been peppered with routes of variable quality. The grades tend to be on the...
28
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

8 mins

sheltered
Upper Tier - Right
Shorter and less intimidating than the Main Wall, this section is great for catching the last rays...
55
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

8 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For HORSESHOE QUARRY

    Senter Home
    "The finish is hard 6a." 23/Aug

    School's Out
    "If "an excellent 6a combination is to start up Rotund Rooley and then move ..." 28/Apr

    Men at Work
    "Great entry level multi pitch climb. It was the first multipitch that myself an..." 26/Feb

    Sag Ponir
    "Surprisingly enjoyable!" 01/Oct

    Blade Runner
    "This has been rebolted for a while now - six bolts. Still feels pretty thin hig..." 09/Sep

    Almost There
    "What should be an enjoyable easy route is spoiled by some poor bolt placements a..." 05/Sep

    Supplementary Questions
    "A new route starts up this: Two Flat Whites 19m 6a+ Start up Supplementary Qu..." 12/Aug

    Toilet Humour
    "And worth a flutter symbol as it's not exactly well bolted!" 05/May

    Galening Crack
    "Seemed perfectly reasonable grade and gear wise when I did it in May 2011" 29/Apr

    Like Ice, Like Fire
    "Fully bolted now at about 5+" 29/Apr

    Olive Oil
    "Harder and not as good as He Seems so Sumo with somne strange bolt placements." 17/Apr

    Spectophotometry
    "Isnt it spelt Spectrophotometry ('r' after first 't')" 03/Jan

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