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Tilberthwaite Quarry

Tilberthwaite Quarry is a great place for evening climbing as the walk in is just a few minutes from the car park. There are both bolted and traditional routes.

Directions: From Coniston, follow the A593 and after about 2 miles, turn left onto a minor road signposted Tilberthwaite. Follow this road for about a mile until you see the obvious car park. Take care on this road as there are many blind bends and you may meet a mountain biker going flat out in the middle of the road !

After parking follow the (initially) stepped path for a few minutes and enter the lower quarry via a rock archway. The first possibility for an entry point is a red herring.

There are close to 50 routes here ranging from Hard Severe to E6, notable are:

Megabyte  - two star 15m E4 6a

Ingham's Route - two star 16m E6 (F 7c)

Violation - two star 17m E3 (F 6c)

Look Sharp - two star 21m E2 5c

And for those (like me) climbing at lower grades:

Kick Off - one star HVS (5a)

Big Tree Corner - one star 12m E1 5b