EGERTON QUARRY


Egerton Quarry is an extensive hole in the ground which is close to Wilton Quarries, but nowhere near as popular. Despite being home to nearly 200m routes, much of the quarry is broken and slightly disappointing from a climber's perspective although there are routes dotted all around the edge of the quarry on various decent buttresses. The three spots described here feature the best routes including the fine Wood Buttress, the impressive Red Prow and the aretes and corners around Cherry Bomb.
In recent years there have been attempts to clean up sections of the crag and this is an ongoing battle.

Routes

18 trad routes (HS...E8)
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 Prow
The Red Prow juts out into the stagnant pond, with the tip of the prow known rather hopefully as...
7
Trad
Afternoon sun
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
Cherry Bomb
The side of the quarry opposite the approach has a sunny wall with some striking aretes and...
3
Trad
Lots of sun!
Up and down

15 mins

sheltered
Wood Buttress
Wood Buttress has some good mid-grade routes in a shady setting making it a good hot weather...
8
Trad
Early morning sun
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
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    For EGERTON QUARRY

    Gallows Pole
    "Nice incut holds make this very enjoyable. No runners for the first 20 feet but..." 29/Mar

    Gallows Pole
    "A classic quarried grit crackline. Easy for the grade and pretty well protected,..." 28/Feb

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