This site is a digital copy of the 1997 BMC guidebook to rock climbing in Lancashire

Empty Quarter - Upper Tier

  • 121 - Spreadeagle

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1997
    Rating: 0

    From the centre of the slab, take a diagonal line leftwards to the top.

  • 122 - Lost in Egerton

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1998
    Rating: 0

    Start 10 metres to the right and climb the narrow rib just left of a protruding block.

  • 123 - Dribbles

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent: -1986
    Rating: 0

    Two metres farther right climb the thin crack in the clean slab to a finish on poor rock.

  • 124 - Cancer

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1982
    Rating: 0

    Climb the wall just to the right to finish up a tight, left-facing chimney.

  • 125 - Step into the Groove

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: -1996
    Rating: 1

    About 90 metres farther right, where the ledge widens. Start just left of the final arĂȘte and climb to the right side of a small overlap, then finish up the wall above.