An impressive looking Whin Sill quarry with few natural lines and much loose rock. Protection is poor and there are hardly any belays available at the top. On a warm summers day this used to be a pleasant spot to lounge around and practice your loose rock technique, but nowadays the quarry is used as winter shelter for cattle which have not been toilet trained. Avoid springtime like the plague, which you would risk contracting. By July it's all nice and green.
Whinstone Quartz Dolerite, Permo-Carboniferous
Quarried whinstone. Not the worst, good in places, but where it's bad it's very bad.
There is no right of way and permission to use the described approach has been denied (informally via phone to local office)
Not brilliant, but surprisingly there are some good ones. Unfortunately I can't remember which.
No recorded problems.
Steve Belk did a suicidal groove at the left hand end of the quarry in the 60's and G Thompson and J Dalrymple did a few routes at around the same era. G Thompson produced a homespun guide. Karl, Simon and Graham Telfer did some routes during May 1986, but precisely which did what is not recorded, so all three are accredited with each of their routes.