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Cowbury Dale Quarry

Moorland Gritstone

Quarried grit up to 15 m high, about 15 minutes uphill walk from Carrbrook village.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 34
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 2008
Grid Reference: SD9962001370

Cons - since the 2019 fire, all heather burnt off approach and top though the remaining burnt sticks can be a nuisance when handling ropes. The crag is burnt clean and now orange rather than grit brown or moss green. A little bit of grass has returned to a a very few of the routes.  quite a lot of loose rock.

Pros - South facing, so gets lots of sun; very quiet; nice views over Cheshire and a variety of grades.

The crag isn't fully described in Over the Moors but a free online pdf topo is available. 

 

Parking and Approach

Sometimes nesting birds (peregrines) in Spring - avoid if they are present.

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