SLALEY BROOK


This huge quarry is hidden just off the Cromford to Buxton road, in the depths of the Via Gellia, and has some towering brown walls which offer some of the tallest quarry faces in the Peak. The route Too Monsterosity is a huge single 40m pitch and many of the others on the Monster Wall are at least 30m high. Sadly much of this wall suffers from loose rock, seepage in winter and a general dustiness which makes climbing hard and dirty work. If it ever cleaned up then the routes may well be magnificent but in their current state, they are too dusty to be considered classics. In contrast to this is the shorter Marble Wall, and its neighbour Morsel Wall, located on the other side of the quarry. Here you will find some amenably graded routes which dry rapidly and are relatively clean.

Routes

39 sport routes (?...?)
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 Page
Monster Wall
The left-hand side is a huge orange wall of dust-covered rock (also called Tango Wall). In the...
20
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

5 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Restricted Access
17
Marble Wall
This wall gives the most popular climbing at Slaley. It is situated up and right on entering the...
13
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
18
Morsel Wall
Right of Marble Wall is a poor face with a few easier routes.
6
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
18
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