Rock Climbing Information and Guides

High Houselop Quarry

This is a small sandstone quarry located in central County Durham close to the A68. The rock is hard sandstone but the quarry has a loose band of rock at the top.

Orientation: South Facing

Height: 6m to 10m

Approach Time: 5 minutes

This disused sandstone quarry is quick to dry and is situated high up on the North Pennine moors. It is located close to the A68 major road with a short 5 minute walk in. It does, however have a very wild and quiet feel even with the close proximity to the road.

Although most of the finishes are loose there is much good rock here to climb.

It is very accessible from the A68 and may be worth a visit if you are passing by either north or southwards. Local climbers will find this useful as an evening climbing venue.


A topo is available here.

Richard Davies on Crying Lamb - f6C.