Cracken Edge Quarries

Western Gritstone

The crag is a curious mixture of obvious tottering choss that's best given a very wide berth and some good, solid grit that contains a bunch of worthwhile routes. The crag faces east so it's a morning crag, or somewhere to go when the sun is burning your eyes out.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 26
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SK037838

Parking and Approach

There are no access difficulties at the crag. You can approach from many directions: the best thing to do is use an OS map to get your bearings. Whichever way you choose it takes about 20 minutes to get to the rock, and you won't see another climber there, guaranteed.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.

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Its an amazing quary full of surprising climbs but theres lots of lose features and youll need alot of gear