/ Moorland Bouldering
Years ago Chris Gibb proposed a simple bouldering grading system; hard if you couln,t do it and not hard if you could!
I know I,m a grumpy old man, but surely it,s not necessary to extend obsessive problem ticking to the last few remaining unspoiled areas of Peak District grit; Grinah Stones, Woolpacks, Derwent Edge etc, along with associated noise, rubbish and "I,ll show you how to do this problem if you like" comments.
I know alot of these venues are too far away from the road for a good proportion of boulders to venture without a map, [if they could read it], G.P.S. system and full hazard analysis, but I once bumped into Ben Moon at Scafell East Buttress, so you never know!
Sorry, that horse has bolted:
There are graded lists and everything:
Those links are just pinnacle ticks. Even so I still wish they would remove this list as the increase in damage on these pinnacles is noticable.
Its plain daft Rockfax considering giving the main Woolpacks bouldering grades as the rock isn't good enough to make the problems pleasant or robust. Also any damage or chalk mess is right next to a main path and other people enjoying the moorland are almost certainly going to make a fuss. As for some of the other remote wild areas like Grinah Stones, why not let them remain this way with a few words and a grid ref at the very most?
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