MASSON LEES


The Peak District is riddled with old quarries, many provide climbers with sport but a lot of these are not the nicest places to spend time. Masson Lees is a bit of an exception and is far and away the most pleasant of all the recent developments. It was first developed by Gary Gibson in 2004 and he pretty much added all the routes himself with his climbing companions. There are over 70 sport routes here now with good bolts and lower-offs and the quarry has no known access problems at the moment. Wall climbing and strenuous pocket pulling are the main things on the menu.

Routes

75 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
Red Wall
On the left-hand side of the quarry at the foot of the descent is a sunny crusty wall with a...
21
Sport
Lots of sun!
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
Overhanging Wall
On the left-hand side of the shady wall is a popular venue with a good set of steep and mostly hard...
18
Sport
No sun
Up and down

10 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Black Wall
On the central section of the long shady wall is another set of steep and mostly hard routes. The...
15
Sport
No sun
Up and down

10 mins

Seepage
sheltered
White Wall
The pale right-hand side of the long shady wall has a selection of routes, several of which follow...
21
Sport
No sun
Up and down

10 mins

Seepage
sheltered
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