HEPTONSTALL QUARRY


A secluded but imposing quarry, cut into the hillside, below the charming 'village that time forgot' of the same name. It has a fine set of climbs that are bigger than is usual for grit, following powerful lines on good rock. Most of the better routes follow crack-lines and corners with good gear and solid jams being the order of the day. The steep angle and long pitches will take its toll on your forearms though so make sure you are ready for a battle. The harder routes tend to follow the walls between the cracks giving tenuous and technical climbing but mostly with good gear in the near-by cracks.

Routes

20 trad routes (HS...E7)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Red Wall
The crack-seamed left-hand section of the quarry.
11
Trad
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

sheltered
54
Yellow Wall
The recessed right-hand section of the quarry.
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Downhill

10 mins

sheltered
55
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    Anticyclone
    "This description is incorrect. Anticyclone climbs TRL until it is possible to sw..." 06/Jun

    Grindley's Grunt
    "Me again - id you want a good VS start up this (as per original) but before the ..." 09/Sep

    Fairy Steps Direct
    "Good route, but the finish whilst a little airy is a bit of a distraction and no..." 26/Oct

    Vertical Speed
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