A rather obscure venue, with one great climb that makes a visit worthwhile. Quarried gritstone, variable quality. Low lying and sheltered, but often green and damp due to shading trees. Best visited on a sunny spring day before the trees are in full leaf.
This quarry is in the south of the Peak District, just off the A6, south of Cromford near Whatstandwell. Follow a track from parking by the B3035 to Crich. Duke's is the first of several well-hidden quarries.
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Great Crack 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Duke's Quarry
Sometimes graded as VS 4c (5.8) but it feels more like HVS 5b (5.9+) when the crack has an interior coating of damp, green moss, as it usually does even in dry spells of weather. Crux low down then great climbing to the top with plenty of good rests....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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