TINTWISTLE KNARR QUARRY


A fine but neglected quarry in an impressive setting. The crag has an excellent set of crack climbs and although the walk up tends to put people off, the effort made to get here is repaid in full. There are a dozen routes in the left-hand bay but these are overgrown and unpopular. The Central Bay is better though turf tufts sprout from the most inconvenient of places; please remove any grass (its not an endangered species!) you pass in an attempt to keep these great routes clean enough to be climbed. The Arete is especially fine and is worth the walk up.

Routes

25 trad routes (VS...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
Main Bay
The central section of the quarry is dominated by the prominent feature of The Arete, the best...
19
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Right Bay
The right-hand section sees even less action than the rest of the quarry - which is saying...
6
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For TINTWISTLE KNARR QUARRY

    Kershaw's Krackers
    "On par with Checkers Crack... with a worse top out." 13/Aug

    Cornflake
    "Was at tintwhistle 10/6/07, a chunk has fallen off Soapflake and looks like it h..." 11/Jun

    Cornflake
    "Now clean and unvegetated...thanks to whoever cleaned the route it's a classic o..." 04/Jul

    O'Grady's Incurable Itch
    "Yes, James it was definitely there when I climbed it. Look a bit harder next tim..." 23/Jun

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