Widdop

Climbs 200 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 370m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
5 Guidebooks with different names for all the Boulders!!!!

Nightmare

I have stuck with Names and Numbers from Yorkshire Gritstone and Leeds wall Mini guide (Cameron-Duff guide numbers in brackets) Good Luck

One of the few crags in Britain to go all the way up the grade scale. Also offers excellent bouldering. Its north-facing nature can leave it green in winter.

Access notes
Obvious access from parking spaces by the adjacent reservoir. To get to Widdop Drums just keep driving to the other end to a layby. Park and follow the path back towards Widdop and they are on your right.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999), Leeds Wall Mini Guide

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 DAM BOULDER ONE  
2RooflessV3 6a *4
3Lip ServiceV6 6b ** 
 DAM BOULDER TWO  
5Problem 1V3 6b 1
6Problem 2V6 6b  
 DAM BOULDER THREE  
8Problem 1V0 5b 2
9Problem 2V0 5b 3
10Problem 3V1 5b 4
 DAM BOULDER FOUR  
12Problem 1V3 6a  
13Leaning WallV4 6a *1
14Problem 3V0 5b 1
 ELIMINATE BOULDER  
16Problem 3VB 4a 1
17Problem 4VB 1
 CAVE BUTTRESS  
19DessertE2 5b 1
20Main CourseE5 6b * 
21A Trifle SweetE2 5c 1
22Curving CrackVS 5a 19
23Cave CrackVS 4c *24
24Cave AreteE2 5c 4
25Shadow PlayE5 6b **1
26Wickerwork CrackHVS 5b 3
27Wickerwork WallMVS 4b 4
28Chocolate StarfishHVS 5b  
 MYSTERY BUTTRESS  
30NeptuneE2 5c 2
31Scratch 'n' SniffE3 5c 1
32Busty's AreteE3 * 
33The Links ClimbHVS 5a *5
34The Nature ReserveE2 6a 1
35Ordinary RouteVD *130
36Ordinary Route variation StartVD *15
37Birtwistle's CrackVS 4c 23
38The Three CsVS 4c **40
39The Flake DirectE1 5b **10
40Krypton RouteMS *73
41Krypton Route - The Flake FinishMVS 4b **31
42Krypton Route - The Layback FinishVS 4c *42
43Krypton EliminateE1 5b **10
44The Krypton FactorE1 5c 1
45The GullyD 27
 ABOVE MYSTERY BUTTRESS  
47The ChipsV4 6a *2
48The PropositionV5 6b **1
 WRINKLED WALL  
50Wrinkley AreteHVS 5a 10
51Wrinkled Wall DirectVS 4b *40
52Wrinkled WallHVD *79
53Oblique CrackD 23
54FeverE1 5c 3
55Groovy PeopleV5 6b ***4
56Brinkley AreteE3 6a 2
 OVERHANGING BUTTRESS  
58Brushed for SuccessV4 6a 1
59The Uphill GardenerV5 6b **1
60Archie's WallV5 ** 
61Curving CrackV0 5a ***3
62Curving Crack AreteV3 5c ***4
63Flake Charmerf7A+ 2
64TricksterV2 5c *1
65The HumpsV5 6b ***1
 HAPPY FEET  
67Happy Feetf7C+ ** 
 OVERHANG BUTTRESS  
69The Zig-ZagVD 10
70HammertimeE6 6b 1
71Canine FruitbatE5 6b *1
72FelicityHVS 5a 3
73Ceiling CrackE2 5c *9
74Thirty Seconds Over WinterlandE5 6b ***4
75Slime ChimneyVD 15
76Slime Chimney Direct StartHVS 5b 4
77Easy ChimneyM 9
78Stage FrightE3 6a 5
79Celebrity ButtressVS 5a **44
80LibelVS 5a 11
81Pictures of YouE5 6a  
82LimpetHVS 5b 9
83ShrimpetHVS 5b  
84Piton CrackE1 5b *18
85ScupperedHVS 5b 1
86Mantel MadnessE3 6a 5
 PURGATORY BUTTRESS  
88AlibiHVS 5b 3
89RetributionE4 6a 1
90Pulp FrictionE3 6a **4
91Afternoon DelightE4 6a *3
92SisyphusE4 6a *1
93Swift and SureE5 6b ***9
94Artificial RouteVS 4c ***50
95Purgatory ProblemE5 6a **4
96Argon and the Final StepE3 6a *1
97Purgatory ChimneyVD 15
98Reservoir DogsE8 7a ***1
99Widdop WallE9 7a ** 
 THE KIDNEY BOULDER  
101Zorro The Gay BladeV3 6a 6
102Going MantleV3 6a 5
103Corn FlakeV4 6b 8
104The Red RoseV5 6c 5
 PLANTATION BOULDERS  
 BLOCK 1 (5)  
107Block 1, Problem 1VB 4c 43
108Block 1 Problem 2V0 5a 27
109Block 1, Problem 3V2 5c 5
110Block 1, Problem 5V1 5c 6
111Block 1, Problem 4V2 5c 15
112Block 1 Problem 6VB 3a 21
113Block 1 Problem 7V1 5b 21
114Block 1 Problem 8VB 5a 15
115Block 1 Problem 9VB 5a 19
116The Full 360f6A ***2
 BLOCK 2 (6)  
118Wall Left of Splashdownf7A+ **26
119SplashdownV4 **92
120Block 2 (6) problem 2V5 6b 7
121Block 2 (6) problem 3f6C 2
122Fight on the Blackf7B **31
123Knocked AboutV5 6b **2
124The ShelfVB 5c 35
125Block 2 Problem 8V2 5c 8
126Block 2 Problem 9V0 5b 11
127Block 2 Problem 10VB 5a 19
128Block 2, Problem 11V3 6a 10
129Block 2 problem 12V3 6a 12
130Pool CrackV2 5b 10
 BLOCK 3 BOOZERS SLAB (7)  
132Pool TraverseV3 5c *102
133Undercut problem from Pool Traverse Startf6A+ 4
134The Big TopHVS 5b **8
135Block 3, Problem 2VB 4c 22
136Pick Pocket's WallV3 6a *86
137Pick Pocket's CrackV3 5c+ *132
138Fagin's RidgeV0 5b *125
139Block 3 Problem 7VB 4a 68
140Block 3 Problem 7aV0 4c 29
141MildVB (diff) 69
142BitterVB 4b 61
143StoutV1 5c 29
144Block 3 Problem 11VB 5a 30
145Block 3 problem 12VB 37
146Block 3, Problem 13VB 3a 40
147Block 3 problem 14V4 6b *8
 BLOCK 4 4 SQUARE (8)  
149Block 4 problem 2V2 6a 17
150Block 4, problem 3V3 6a *5
151Block 4 problem 4f5+ 23
152Block 4, Problem 8VB 4c 19
153Block 4, Problem 9VB 4c 39
154Block 4 Problem 10V3 6a 11
155Block 4 Problem 11V0 5b 46
156Block 4, Problem 12V2 5c 61
157Four Squaref6B+ **40
158Block 4, Problem 15V1 5c 12
 BLOCK 5 RED EDGE (9)  
160Red Edge LeftV2 135
161Red Edge Traversef6B+ *5
162Red Edge Left EliminateV3 5c+ 22
163The Red Edge RightV2 5c **169
 BLOCK 6 (10)  
165The North FaceE1 6b *10
166The Big CrackS 4a **28
167The OffwidthHS 4a *24
168Block 6, Problem 2V1 5c 7
169Block 6, Problem 4V0 5b 3
170Block 6, Problem 5VB 5a 11
171Umpleby's AreteHVS 5a ***44
172Block 6, Problem 12V5 6b 5
173Block 6, Problem 13V6 6b+ 1
174Block 6, Problem 14VB 4a 20
175Block 6, Problem 15VB 4c 17
176Block 6, Problem 16VB 4b 22
177Block 6, Problem 17VB 5a 13
 BLOCK 7 (11)  
179The Seventh Wavef6C 10
180Seven Steps To HeavenV2 5b 12
181System 7V4 6a 6
182Seventh HeavenVB 5b 7
183Block 7, Problem 4VB 2
184Block 7, problem 5V1 5c 1
185Seven Deadly SinsE2 5c *4
186Block 7, Problem 6VB 4c 7
187Block 7, problem 7VB 4c 7
188Block 7, Problem 8VB 4c 4
 UNNAMED BOULDER  
190Grumpy Old Menf6B+ *2
 WAITING  
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The Boulders here are the greatest but they have meant that I have thrown my harness away and ended up bouldering stuff way beyond my leading ability. Excellent for stretching yourself technically the boulders mostly have good fall zones without too many ankle breaking rocks. Bring an old towel to dry your boots off though as it can be wet. Midges are a bit fierce towards end of summer.
Doc Limmer - 10/May/02
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