BUS STOP QUARRY


One of the more popular areas in the Upper Dinorwig Quarries, Bus Stop Quarry offers a variety of climbing styles. These range from the great trad line of Fool's Gold, through the run-out 'traditionally' bolted routes on the Rippled Slab, to sport routes both easy and hard.
While previous generations were introduced to slate climbing by top roping Equinox and Solstice, today's climber often experiences the sport routes First Stop, Jagged Face or Comfort Zone before venturing deeper into the quarries. New sport routes such as these have revitalised slate climbing, also allowing climbers to master the skills required safely before graduating to the run-out slabs of Scarlet Runner, Massambula and Gnat Attack.
For the mid-grade sport climber, there are a few 6th grade routes around such as Bosch Stop, Wizz Bang and My Hovercraft... In the 7th grade are the amazing Geordie War Cry, Beltane and Forsinain Motspur. As such, Bus Stop Quarry really does seem to have something for everyone, which, combined with ease of access has made it one of the most frequented areas on slate.
Approach
Bus Stop Quarry is best approached from the A4244, which connects Llanberis to the coast road. Take a turning towards Deiniolin and Dinorwig, then drive through Dinorwig and park by the road directly below the quarry, next to a stile. This is 100m before the road end and turnaround point.

Routes

32 trad routes (S...E6)
23 sport routes (4a...8a+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Wizz Bang to Bosch Stop
The pleasant buttress on the left as you approach the quarry has lots of easy sport routes and the...
11
Sport
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Equinox Wall
A great little buttress with a variety of excellent trad and sport routes. The crag gets the sun...
18
Trad
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Macho Wall
The steep wall is home to the classic Geordie War Cry. It suffers from seepage for a few days after...
5
Sport
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Rippled Slab
A great slab with several run-out bolted slab climbs including the popular Massambula. It suffers...
10
Trad
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Short Stuff Wall
This wall to the right if the Rippled Slab is only short but with reasonable climbing.
4
Sport
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Lone Tree Hole
This hole is between the football pitch and the main track into the quarry.
4
Trad
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Blast Shelter
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3
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