Staffordshire Gritstone

Author Gary Gibson
Published British Mountaineering Council (1989)
ISBN 0-903908-56-5

This Guidebook is now out of print, and unavailable

Essential guide for the Roaches, Hen Cloud and similar. Includes many palm-sweat-inducing pics (including the yellow-edged cover, showing Kicking Bird done on a freezing day). Good descriptions, fine topos with lines. Also index and graded list.

Crags covered by this Guide
Staffordshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Back Forest70GritstoneSW
Bosley Cloud63GritstoneNW
Dimmings Dale (Lower Churnet)41GritstoneN
Flash Bottom Rocks0Gritstone?
Garston Rocks25GritstoneNW
Gentleman Rock (Lower Churnet)25GritstoneNE
Gib Torr42GritstoneE
Gradbach Hill48GritstoneSW
Harston Rock (Upper Churnet)60GritstoneN
Heighley Castle Quarries35Sandstone (soft)E
Hen Cloud168GritstoneSW
Knypersley Rocks20Gritstone?
Rakes Dale (Lower Churnet)12GritstoneNW
Rock End15Gritstone?
Rudyard Pinnacle2GritstoneE
Stony Dale Quarry (Lower Churnet)22Sandstone (hard)NE
The Five Clouds73GritstoneSW
The Hanging Stone8GritstoneSW
The Nth Cloud (Roach End)37GritstoneSW
Wolf Edge53GritstoneS
Wright's Rocks (Lower Churnet)69ConglomerateN