Warton Main Quarry


Huge quarry with some suspect rock - fortunately most of the climbing avoids the worst bits.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 68
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1970
Grid Reference: SD492725

The site is part of a Local Nature Reserve and the quarry floor below Main Wall provides an important orchid habitat - please avoid this area from April - June inclusive.

The agreed bolting programme on the Terrace Wall has been completed and the owners have requested no further bolting - please respect their wishes otherwise access could be threatened. 

NOTE: The roof of the cave left of Gouffle is thought to be unstable and is being monitored by Lancashire County Council. Please take care not to damage the rock or indicators which are measuring any movement. 

Restrictions apply from 1 February - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

During the nesting season, climbing in Wharton Main is restricted across the whole quarry to prevent disturbance of nesting peregrines. 

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