DEN LANE


Den Lane Quarry is an easily-approached outcrop just to the west of the pleasant small town of Upper Mill - birthplace of Troll, the outdoor company. The quarry has the usual smattering of graffiti and the odd bits of abandoned cars, though despite this the old spoil heaps hide the nearby town and the setting is quite tranquil. Many of the routes follow strenuous cracks and the rock is of reasonable quality. The best climbing is on the impressive Rake Wall though sadly the upper section of this is heathery and loose. The Long Wall is shorter but has some good strenuous climbs and the potential for some excellent fingery bouldering - the exits from the top of the wall are best described as ‘problematical’!

Routes

24 trad routes (VD...E5)
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
The Long Wall
The left-hand section is the well-named Long Wall, which is home to some reasonable short (and not...
17
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

2 mins

sheltered
230
Rake Wall
The most impressive section of the cliff is situated 80m to the right, and up a slope, from the...
7
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

2 mins

sheltered
231
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    Palais Glide
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