High Houselop Quarry

Co. Durham

A disused sandstone quarry, quick drying situated high up on the North Pennine moors. Even with close proximity to a major road it has a very wild and quiet feel. Although most of the finishes are loose there is much good rock here to climb. It is very accessible from the A68 and may be worth a visit if you are passing by either north or southwards. Local climbers will find this useful as an evening climbing venue or coupled with a visit to another crag within the area.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 32
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NZ096410

Parking and Approach

There are 3 alternative parking spots. Park in the High Houselope picnic site situated on the north side of the A68, The Lay By opposite the Picnic site on the south side of the A68 or at the point where the footpath meets the south side of A68 by a slight bend and by 2 houses, one house in construction. Take the footpath between the 2 house
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