'Stacked Deck' (12m HS 4b),Troy Quarry, Lancashire

'Stacked Deck' (12m HS 4b),Troy Quarry, Lancashire

Page Type: Route
Route Type: Trad Climbing
Season: Summer
Time Required: Less than two hours
Difficulty: 4b
Number of Pitches: 1

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Overview

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. 

Getting There

Troy Quarry is a fine-grained gritstone quarry near Haslingden in Lancashire. Its UK Ordnance Survey map reference is SD 763 235.

Route Description


"Excellent, positive laybacking with holds on an expanding flake. Follow the fine crack and flake line." p. 155, Lancashire Rock, pub BMC, 1999.

Essential Gear

On this occasion, the route was protected with 1 cam and two nuts.

External Links

http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/Europe/England/Lancashire_and_Liverpool/Troy_Quarry__OS_/