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Rothbury Quarry What the symbols
& colours mean
Grid Ref: NU044018   Aspect: W   Routes: 1   Max Length: 12   Average Length: 12 
Altitude: 160 mtrs   Walk in: 2 mins 
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Follow the high level road up the hillside from opposite the County Hotel at the west end of the main street in Rothbury. Continue due west and parallel to the main road to a post box and lay by. A drive on the right leads through a gate and apparently up to a house. Follow the drive round to the left, through a gate and into the quarry.
This sheltered crag lies in woodland on the hillside immediately above the western end of Rothbury. The quarry floor has recently been cleared up with the result that, for a quarry, there is a relatively pleasant ambience about the place. Its ease of access should make it a good spot for an evenings exploration, with some quite hard climbing available, but the dirty state of the rock is a major deterrant.
Fell Sandstone Carboniferous, Dinantian
Quarried, dirty, poor protection

No recorded routes.

A luminous green traverse of the upper quarry wall has been done.
This crag has been climbed on for many years, mostly as a training ground and for aid climbing, there are records of Newcastle University club members, Peter Pearson and Ed Maley doing some aiding in 1967. A visit by Karl Telfer in 1991 produced the only documented route, Pilgrimage.