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
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014), Northern England (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999), Leeds Wall Mini Guide

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 DAM BOULDER ONE  
2Rooflessf6A+ *5
3Lip Servicef7A ** 
 DAM BOULDER TWO  
5Vagrantf6A 1
6Low Lifef6C  
 DAM BOULDER THREE  
8Warm Upf5 2
9Warm Frontf5 3
10Boiling Pointf5+ 5
 DAM BOULDER FOUR - ELIMINATES BOULDER  
12Doggerf6A+  
13Leaning Wallf6B+ *1
14Lean Timesf6A 1
 DAM BOULDER FIVE  
16The Inbetweenersf6A+  
17Going Straightf5 1
18Going Solof4+  
19The Uphill Gardenerf6C+ **1
 RUNNEL REAGAN BOULDER  
21Arete Problemf3+ 1
22Target Practicef2+ 1
 CURVING CRACK AREA  
24Archie's Wallf6C ** 
25Curving Crackf4+ ***4
26Curving Crack Arete (Curve Ball)f6A+ ***5
 CAVE BUTTRESS  
28DessertE2 5b 1
29Main CourseE5 6b * 
30A Trifle SweetE2 5c 1
31Curving CrackVS 5a 19
32Cave CrackVS 4c *25
33Cave AreteE2 5c 4
34Shadow PlayE5 6b **1
35Wickerwork CrackHVS 5b 3
36Chocolate StarfishHVS 5b  
37Wickerwork WallMVS 4b 4
 MYSTERY BUTTRESS  
39NeptuneE2 5c 2
40Busty's AreteE4 6a * 
41Scratch 'n' SniffE3 5c 1
42The Links ClimbHVS 5a *5
43The Nature ReserveE2 6a 1
44Ordinary RouteVD **130
45Ordinary Route variation StartVD *15
46Birtwistle's CrackVS 4c *23
47The Three CsVS 4c **40
48The Flake DirectE1 5b *10
49Krypton RouteS 4a *74
50Krypton Route - The Flake FinishVS 4b **31
51Krypton Route - The Layback FinishVS 4c *42
52Krypton EliminateE1 5b *10
53The Krypton FactorE1 5c 1
54The GullyD 27
 ABOVE MYSTERY BUTTRESS  
 FISH AND CHIP BOULDER  
57The Chipsf6B+ *2
 TOP-ROPE BOULDER  
 THE PROPOSITION  
60The Propositionf6C **1
 WRINKLED WALL  
62Wrinkley AreteHVS 5a 10
63Wrinkled Wall DirectVS 4b *40
64Wrinkled WallHVD *80
65Oblique CrackD 23
66FeverE1 5c 3
67Brinkley AreteE3 6a 2
 CD AREA 2 - BRINKLEY ARETE - FEVER  
69Brushed for Successf6A+ 1
70Groovy Peoplef6C ***4
 THE HUMPS  
72The Humpsf6C+ ***1
73Flake Charmerf7A 3
74Tricksterf6A *1
 HAPPY FEET  
76Happy Feetf7C+ ** 
 OVERHANG BUTTRESS  
78HammertimeE6 6b *1
79The Zig-ZagVD 10
80Canine FruitbatE5 6b *1
81FelicityHVS 5a 3
82Ceiling CrackE2 5c **9
83Thirty Seconds Over WinterlandE5 6b **4
84Slime ChimneyVD 15
85Slime Chimney Direct StartHVS 5b 4
86Easy ChimneyM 9
 CELEBRITY BUTTRESS  
88Gallon DrunkHVS 5b  
89Stage FrightE3 6a *5
90Celebrity ButtressVS 5a **44
91LibelVS 5a 11
92Pictures of YouE5 6a  
93LimpetHVS 5b 9
94ShrimpetHVS 5b  
 PITON CRACK  
96Piton CrackE1 5b *18
97Fourty Calorie CocoaE3 6a  
98ScupperedHVS 5c 1
99Mantel MadnessE3 6a 5
 PURGATORY BUTTRESS  
101AlibiHVS 5b 3
102RetributionE4 6a 1
103Pulp FrictionE3 6a *4
104Argon and the Final StepE3 6a *1
105Afternoon DelightE4 6a *3
106SisyphusE5 6a *1
107Swift and SureE5 6b ***9
108Artificial RouteVS 4c ***50
109Purgatory ProblemE6 6b **4
110Purgatory ChimneyVD *15
111Reservoir DogsE8 7a ***2
112Widdop WallE9 7a *** 
 THE KIDNEY BOULDER - RED ROSE BOULDER  
114Zorro The Gay Bladef6A 6
115Going Mantlef6A+ 5
116Corn Flakef6B+ 9
117The Red Rosef6C+ 5
 PLANTATION BOULDERS  
 BLOCK 1 (5) - LOW BLOCK  
120Block 1, Problem 1VB 4c 44
121Block 1 Problem 2V0 5a 27
122Mof5+ 5
123Larryf5+ 15
124Curlyf5 7
125The Bossf3+ 21
126Iggy Popf3+ 21
127Ernief4 15
128Block 1 Problem 9VB 5a 19
129The Full 360f6A ***2
 BLOCK 2 (6) - FIGHT ON BLACK  
131Hurricanef7A+ **26
132Splashdownf6B **96
133Pot Blackf6C 7
134Block 2 (6) problem 3f6C 3
135Fight on the Blackf7B **35
136Knocked AboutV5 6b **2
137The Shelff6B 45
138Block 2 Problem 9V0 5b 11
139Hallo Little Ladyf4+ 19
140Deckf6C 10
141Block 2 problem 12V3 6a 12
 BLOCK 3 BOOZERS SLAB (7) - PICKPOCKETS BOULDER  
143Little Swimmersf5 10
144Pool Directf6A+ 4
145Pool Traversef6B+ *110
146The Big Topf6A **9
147Block 3, Problem 2f4 23
148Pick Pocket's Wallf6A+ *90
149Pick Pocket's Crackf6A+ *138
150Fagin's Ridgef5 *130
151Block 3 Problem 7f3 69
152Block 3 Problem 7af3 29
153Mildf2+ 72
154Bitterf3+ 63
155Stoutf5 31
156Block 3 Problem 11VB 5a 31
157Block 3 problem 12VB 38
158Block 3, Problem 13VB 3a 42
159Lagerf6A *8
 BLOCK 4 (8) - 4 SQUARE  
161Haref6A+ 17
162Rabbitf6B *5
163Corner Crackf3 23
164Pebble Slabf4+ 20
165Spicef3+ 40
166Pebble Without A Causef6B 11
167Get Shortyf5+ 49
168Block 4, Problem 12f5+ 61
169Four Squaref6A+ **46
170Hole Lot of Lovef5 12
 BLOCK 5 (9) - RED EDGE  
172Red Edge Left EliminateV3 5c+ 23
173Red Edge Leftf5+ 144
174Red Edge Traversef6B+ *8
175Red Edge Rightf5+ **175
 BLOCK 6 (10) - UMPLEBY'S ARETE  
177Block 6, Problem 2V1 5c 7
178Landlordf4+ 12
179Runnel for your Lifef5+ 3
180The North Facef5+ *11
181The Big Crackf3+ **29
182Umpleby's Aretef5 ***46
183The Offwidth (The Hurt Locker)f3+ *26
184Block 6, Problem 12V5 6b 5
185Pebble Wallf6C+ 1
186Fortune Cookief2+ 20
187Reggief3+ 17
188Ronnief3 22
189Block 6, Problem 17VB 5a 13
 BLOCK 7 (11) - SEVENTH WAVE  
191System 7f6B+ 7
192Seven Steps To Heavenf6A 13
193The Seventh Wavef6C 10
194Magic Numberf5 3
195Seventh Heavenf5 8
196Seven Deadly Sinsf5 *11
197Sin Binf4+ 7
198Block 7, Problem 8VB 4c 4
 GRUMPY OLD MEN  
200Grumpy Old Menf6A *2
 TILLIE'S TRAVERSE  
 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