Horseshoe Quarry

Central Limestone

User attention

There has been some recent rockfall reported on the route Down to the Last in the Androids Sector. There is still loose rock on the route and anyone climbing in the vicinity is advised to be extemely cautious.

from 09/01/2017

Old quarry with many sport routes - often sheltered with climbing of all grades.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 274
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1982
Grid Reference: SK208761

The BMC own this popular sport climbing venue and the site is actively managed for the benefit of climbers and local nature interests. The rock in Horseshoe Quarry varies from good quality, solid rock to some areas which can be loose and hollow. As with all climbing, both climbers and belayers should be aware of this and pay close attention at all times and use of helmets is advisable. All fixed gear in place at Horseshoe has been installed by climbers unknown and is not subject to formal inspection by the BMC. As with any other crag, climbers should evaluate any fixed gear used and make a personal judgement about its quality and trustworthiness.

Parking and Approach

A recent rockfall from the slope above the car park resulted in a number of blocks rolling into the car park. Cars are parked at your own risk at Horseshoe.


CRoW Information

BMC dedicated Open Access land. See map here;

Area information

Weather Information

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