Heptonstall Quarry

West Yorkshire Gritstone

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from 07/05/2024 to 30/06/2024

Big, sunny, west facing quarry - clean and steep.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 74
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1957
Grid Reference: SD984278

Calderdale Council own and manage Heptonstall Quarry and are very happy to allow access for climbing providing that only belay stakes are used as anchors above the crag (not fence posts). 

It's also worth highlighting that as with any piece of in situ equipment, all belay stakes should be checked before use to ensure they are solid. If you are concerned about the condition of any of the stakes pease contact access@thebmc.co.uk with full details.

7 May 2024: two jackdaw nests reported in Forked Lightning Crack, please avoid this and nearby routes.

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Birds nesting on Overlap Butress and Natural Outcrop. Not in usual places.
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Jackdaws nesting in Forked Lightning Crack. At least two nests in the crack itself and one in the exit chimney