SD4875 : Looking up the Main Wall at Trowbarrow Quarry

taken 8 years ago, near to Yealand Redmayne, Lancashire, Great Britain

Looking up the Main Wall at Trowbarrow Quarry
Looking up the Main Wall at Trowbarrow Quarry
Main Wall is the single most obvious feature in the quarry, a 30m vertical wall seamed by cracks and covered in fossils. Originally, there were no cracks then the wall was blasted by Tarmac (about 1970) to deter rock climbers. This fractured the wall producing the obvious (now classic!) rock climbs.
The most prominent wide crack rising out of the shadowed recess is 'Aladdinsane' (E1 5a). Branching leftwards out of this is 'Cracked Actor' (E2 5b). Behind the tree is the crack system of 'Jean Jeanie' (VS 4c). Notice the David Bowie theme?
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Sport, Leisure  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4813 7598 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.6181N 2:47.7699W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4811 7597
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Local Nature Reserve  Limestone Quarry (Disused)  Rock Face  Fossils  Rock Climbing  SSSI  Geological Interest 

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