The Roost

West Yorkshire Gritstone

A fantastic recently developed area consisting of a quarry with a number of classic routes in the upper E grades as well as a natural edge providing routes of lower grades. Access is a real issue here with inconsiderate climbers approaching the crag the wrong way and annoying the landowner.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 26
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SD963268

The owner has not given permission to climb in the quarry and anyone doing so will be trespassing.
A few inconsiderate climbers who were approaching the crag from above, across the landowner's garden and parking in his drive has resulted in the landowner asking the BMC to make clear that he does not give permission for access to the quarry.
The main issues which led to this were:
- Climbers topping out into the gardens at the top of the quarry instead of using the chain lower offs installed to prevent this from becoming an issue.
- Climbers trying to access the top of the quarry by climbing over the landowner's garden fence and walking  through his garden
- Parking in the shared driveway next to the landowner's house at the top of the quarry, meaning that it cannot be used as a turning circle for the frequent large vehicles that drive up this road

Parking and Approach

Any climber entering the quarry will be trespassing but if access were to be granted in future, climbers should only approach from the Hebden Bridge side of the crag as follows:

From Hebden Bridge, take Halifax Road towards Todmorden and after approximately half-a-mile park considerately on the right at the entrance of Jumble Hole Road. Follow the obvious rough road past the old mill through the woods keeping right at the no parking sign. At the top of the hill follow the blue bridleway posts up and left until you come break out of the treeline. A path now forks off left through trees past a small edge. The quarry is on the right over the stile.

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