Lancashire Rock

Author Les Ainsworth, Dave Cronshaw
Published British Mountaineering Council (1999)
ISBN 0-903908-17-4



A huge tome (1.3 kg), the result of the writers' desire for all the climbs to be in one book and the BMC guidebook commitee's desire to drag the script and contents into the 20th century. A source of many sizest jokes, the guide nevertheless brought back attention onto an important climbing area, although the star system is peculiar to Lnacashire indicating the potential quality of a route, rather than its quality on first aquaintance!

Other editions of this guidebook
Lancashire Rock British Mountaineering Council (2016)

Crags covered by this Guide
Cumbria crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Barker Scar2LimestoneW
Birkrigg Quarry45LimestoneSW
Brant Fell28ShaleW
Chapel Head Scar93LimestoneSW
Eccle Riggs Bank Quarry (Donkey Rocks)3SlateW
Farleton Crag130LimestoneW
Farleton Quarry7UNKNOWN?
Farleton Upper Crag36LimestoneW
Hoad Slabs8Rhyolite?
Hutton Roof Crags110Limestoneall
Kettlewell Crag0LimestoneN
Meathop Quarry0LimestoneS
Slape Scar53LimestoneW
White Scar29Limestone?
Greater Manchester crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Blackstone Edge340GritstoneW
Pack Horse Quarry20Grit (quarried)NW
Lancashire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Anglezarke Quarry184Grit (quarried)all
Ashworth Moor Quarry (Cheesden Lumb Mill)96Grit (quarried)W
Baines Crag (Quernmore)18GritstoneS
Barrow Scout Cove18LimestoneN
Billinge Hill Quarry34Grit (quarried)NE
Black Yews Scar0UNKNOWN?
Bow Marble Breast0Slate?
Britannia Quarry1Grit (quarried)?
Brownstones180Grit (quarried)S
Cadshaw Rocks50Gritstone?
Cardwell Quarry34Grit (quarried)N
Central Quarry27Grit (quarried)NW
Cliviger (Ratten Clough)3UNKNOWN?
Cold Stone Crag17GritstoneS
Cow's Mouth Quarry105Grit (quarried)W
Crag Foot14LimestoneS
Craig y Longridge160Grit (quarried)SE
Cross Stone Quarry30Grit (quarried)S
Deeply Vale43Grit (quarried)W
Denham Quarry111Grit (quarried)W
Docky Dam (Doctor Dam)7Grit (quarried)?
Egerton Quarry221Grit (quarried)?
Fairy Steps240LimestoneW
Flying Shed Quarry12Grit (quarried)?
Gauxholme Crag6GritstoneS
Goldmire Quarry16Limestone?
Grey Stone Quarry3Grit (quarried)?
Hall Stones Quarry (Lower Winsley)16Grit (quarried)S
Harcles Hill Quarry69Grit (quarried)N
High Newton Crag2UNKNOWN?
Higher Lench0UNKNOWN?
Hoghton Quarry141Grit (quarried)N
Houses o' th' Hill Quarry29Grit (quarried)?
Jack Scout Crag48LimestoneSW
Jackdaw Quarry5UNKNOWN?
Kemple End32Grit (quarried)E
Knowle Heights Quarry8Grit (quarried)?
Latterbarrow Crag0Limestone?
Lee Quarry24Grit (quarried)?
Lester Mill Quarry82Grit (quarried)W
Lindale Slabs8LimestoneSE
Lower Montcliffe Quarry32Grit (quarried)?
Millhead Quarry6LimestoneSE
Newchurch-in-Pendle Quarry9Grit (quarried)SW
Ousel's Nest47Grit (quarried)S
Peel Quarry30Grit (quarried)S
Pinfold Quarry50Grit (quarried)S
Raven Lodge Crag5Limestone?
Reddyshore Scout41Grit (quarried)E
Rough Knarr34Grit (quarried)?
Round Barn Quarry106Grit (quarried)W
Scott Park Heights Crag1UNKNOWN?
Scout Crag Quarry4Limestone?
Shaw Quarry45Grit (quarried)?
Shore Quarry20Grit (quarried)SE
Silverdale Sea Cliffs0LimestoneSW
Stainton Quarry0UNKNOWN?
Standedge Quarry57Grit (quarried)SW
Stanworth Quarry113Grit (quarried)E
Star Delf0Grit (quarried)?
Stronstrey Bank Quarry113Grit (quarried)W
Summit Quarry107Grit (quarried)S
Thorn Crag147GritstoneS
Tonacliffe Quarry52Grit (quarried)W
Trough of Bowland Quarry17LimestoneW
Troy Quarry127Grit (quarried)SW
Warland Quarry19Grit (quarried)?
Warton Main Quarry90LimestoneS
Warton Pinnacle Crag124LimestoneW
Warton Small Quarry49LimestoneS
Warton Upper Crag56LimestoneSE
White House Quarry (Blackstone Edge Delf)53Grit (quarried)?
Wilton 1359Grit (quarried)NE
Wilton 297Grit (quarried)?
Wilton 3118Grit (quarried)?
Wilton 448Grit (quarried)NE
Wiswell Quarry2UNKNOWN?
Witches' Quarry89LimestoneN
Withnell43Grit (quarried)N
West Yorkshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Castle Quarry (Lobb Mill Delf)14GritstoneNW
Lumbutts Quarry46Grit (quarried)NE
Nab End25Grit (quarried)NW
Pule Hill Rocks148GritstoneNW
Shooter's Nab111Grit (quarried)N
Worlow Quarry (Lower Pule Quarry)33Grit (quarried)?