Halldale Quarry is a huge open hole in the ground which, until recently, was used by the quarry companies as their office base. As soon as they moved out, the prolific Gary Gibson moved in and scoured the walls for quality rock. What he found is probably one of the best bits of rock discovered in all the recent quarry developments in the Peak; a fine off-vertical wall, covered with small edges and crystal holds, and split at two-thirds height by a sizeable overlap. The routes on this wall tend to follow a similar pattern - fingery and sustained lower sections followed by big heaves over the overlap and generally easier finishes.


1 trad route (HVS)
16 sport routes (6a...7a+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Spectre Wall Area
The back wall of the bay is the main attraction at Halldale and is one of the best discoveries of...
Evening sun

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