ScawGill Bridge Quarry, Whinlatter

ScawGill Bridge Quarry, Whinlatter
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Date(s) - 08/08/2023
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Scawgill Bridge Quarry

Meet organiser: Dan Wilson
Pub afterwards: The Wheatsheaf, Lorton


The quarry has recently been bolted (2021) with some new lines along with the old trad ones which have been retro bolted, making this a useful little sport crag.This is the obvious quarry above the road on the Whinlatter Pass between Braithwaite and Lorton.

FRCC pdf guide here:

There is some bouldering with topos found here:

Conditions: The quarry is comprised of reasonable quality slate which is quick to dry on the Arete Butttess but the Kong Wall on the right has some natural drainage, so is wet for much of the winter and seeps after days of rain.


Park in the layby (4-6 cars) adjacent to the bridge on the Whinlatter Pass. Go through the gate and follow the path to the right of the gravel pit. Above the gravel, follow the path rightwards for 100 metres (ignore short cuts up scree) and then turn back left along a path through gorse to the crag.

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Home Forums ScawGill Bridge Quarry, Whinlatter Tuesday 8 Aug 2023

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    Daniel Wilson

    Hello everyone .. well it’s back to summer (for the next few days anyway) and so the scawgill bridge quarry near whinlatter is on!… there’s a topo on the link below and you’ll see a good range of routes (mainly 5’s and 6’s). It’s a short approach but has limited close parking and so car shares would relieve this. I’ll be leaving wigton about 3 ish and so can offer a lift to anyone on route. Nice one dan w. (There’s directions for the approach on the topo as well)

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    Daniel Wilson

    Skirgill bridge quarry meet 8 August 2023

    The sunshine was back and around 14 group members attended the meet. Many variation of Mike were there (Mike, mick, Matt and surely another Mike), Anna, Kevin, Robyn, scott, David and Dan to name a few (apologies to those whose names I forget!). The parking worked perfectly (thanks scott for the heads up on the overflow parking) and the majority of the dry routes were climbed (Kevs grumblings, switchblade, still crazy after all these years, wilderness edge, kleptomania, the book thief, Genga, whinlatter wall direct, bootlegger, scawgill grooves – we left the 7a for next time – or until a top rope bolt is in place). It was a sociable evening with lots of rope sharing which meant lots of climbing! A quick pint in the wheatsheaf capped off a great evening!.. thanks all!!

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