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Heptonstall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 800'
Location: 53.7471, -2.0246 View Map  Incorrect?
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Starting the crux of Bull's Crack (photo by Phil A...


Heptonstall is an old gritstone (fine-grained, not coarse) quarry with some impressive, steep lines. It faces south-west so climbing is possible even in winter on sunny days. The most famous route here is Whillans's Forked Lightning Crack.

Getting There 

The quarry lies near the picturesque (i.e. a tourist trap) small town of Hebden Bridge. Up the hill from the A646 road to the village of Heptonstall where there is dedicated parking for visitors. Head south-west towards the valley, then drop down and veer right to find the main part of the quarry.

Climbing Season

For the Yorkshire area.

Weather station 9.5 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bull's Crack at Heptonstall

Bull's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Heptonstall
The crack is straightforward until the overhang is reached. The move past this is the crux, but the squeeze chimney above is also entertaining. It is usual to take a breather on the large sloping ledge out right before struggling up the chimney....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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