TROWBARROW QUARRY


Trowbarrow Quarry is a popular venue with a wide appeal. It also makes a reliable wet weather alternative if washed out from the Lake District. The two main faces are around 25m in height and composed of well-weathered and unusually featured walls that are split by some impressive cracks. Protection on all of the classics is generally good but occasionally loose rock will be encountered. A standard rack of wires and cams is adequate, and double ropes are advised. The best routes are in the VS to E2 grades following strong lines up cracks, however there are also some fine harder pitches on the blank rock away from the cracks. On the opposite side of the quarry, hidden behind trees, is a wall of excellent but smooth red rock with some tough, gently overhanging pitches that are frequently top-roped.

Routes

27 trad routes (VD...E6)
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
Assagai Wall
Left of the Main Face is a fine wall of great rock with some superb fluting formations - the...
11
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Main Wall
The Main Wall of Trowbarrow Quarry is a unique climbing feature. The wall is seamed with cracks -...
10
Trad
Lots of sun!
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Red Wall
Virtually hidden behind a row of trees opposite the Main Wall is Trowbarrow's Red Wall - a real...
6
Trad
Morning sun
Level

5 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For TROWBARROW QUARRY

    Hollow Earth
    "Certainly packs a lot into the relatively short diagonal crack section. Well wo..." 19/Nov top50

    Javelin
    "First bit is the crux - just one move after that really - nice though" 25/Sep

    A Sense of Doubt
    "Good climbing, only E3 6a/F6b. Rediculous over grading." 30/Jun

    Harijan
    "I would agree that Harijan is slightly harder than JJ and, any many ways, more e..." 27/Jun top50

    Warspite
    "Dreadful route, wouldn't even bother to try and grade it! Fortunately my first v..." 26/Oct

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