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Duke's Quarry  

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Elevation: 500'
Location: 53.0858, -1.5049 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Nov 5, 2011
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Walking into Duke's Quarry (photo by Phil Ashton)


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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

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Great Crack 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 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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