Troy Quarry


Troy quarry is a scenic venue with good quality rock and a good spread of routes. For those learning to lead the 'Siamese slab' routes offer a good area to hone gear placing skills while the bold 'Super Snatch' will entertain the higher grade chasers.

Important notes on parking below.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 109
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SD762235

Do not use fence posts as anchors, there are plenty of stakes all around the top of the crag.

Parking and Approach

Always park sensibly to maintain good relationships with residents and help continued access.

Parking in the lane leading to Troy - currently (March 2021) a chain is being placed across the car park some time after about 3:30 pm. The farmer who does this has been leaving the chain loose if there are cars still parked, but do not rely on this. If you are going to leave before 3pm, use the car park. But if you may be there later, the best thing to do is to park in the lane, but DO NOT park in front of people's house or blocking entrance to parking etc. The folk in the lane are very positive about climbers so please please park sensibly.

If the lane is full, park at the Clough Head Visitor Centre and cafe, which is located on the Grane Road about 1km on the Blackburn side of the normal parking. This closes and is locked at 5pm, so if you are likely to stay later, park at one of two laybys nearer towards Blackburn. From the car park, follow a good path parallel to main road keeping right at minor paths to a T- junction near lake. Turn right, keeping parallel to main road and then drop down onto the normal approach path to Troy Quarry. Allow 15 mins longer to reach the quarry by this approach.

October 2022: clamping notice to discourage parking in the car parking area previously used. 



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Three men (two in security uniform?) at the gate have told us we can’t climb here this evening. One said we can only climb between 10am and 6pm. Not sure who they represent.
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You can only park in lane opposite the garages. Then its public footpath to the quarry. Only 5 minute walk. People running the active quarry up the lane are not too friendly.