The route was first climbed in May 1982. It's a single pitch of 12m graded Hard Severe (4b) which seems an accurate description given the many possibilities for protection and resting places. The photos show Pete leading and Carole seconding.
Troy Quarry is a fine-grained gritstone quarry near Haslingden in Lancashire. Its UK Ordnance Survey map reference is SD 763 235.
"Excellent, positive laybacking with holds on an expanding flake. Follow the fine crack and flake line." p. 155, Lancashire Rock, pub BMC, 1999.
On this occasion, the route was protected with 1 cam and two nuts.
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