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

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  Climb nameGrade
 DAM BOULDER ONE 
2Rooflessf6A+ *
3Lip Servicef7A **
 DAM BOULDER TWO 
5Vagrantf6A
6Low Lifef6C
 DAM BOULDER THREE 
8Warm Upf5
9Warm Frontf5
10Boiling Pointf5+
 DAM BOULDER FOUR - ELIMINATES BOULDER 
12Doggerf6A+
13Leaning Wallf6B+ *
14Lean Timesf6A
 DAM BOULDER FIVE 
16The Inbetweenersf6A+
17Going Straightf5
18Going Solof4+
19The Uphill Gardenerf6C+ **
 RUNNEL REAGAN BOULDER 
21Arete Problemf3+
22Target Practicef2+
 CURVING CRACK AREA 
24Archie's Wallf6C **
25Curving Crackf4+ ***
26Curving Crack Arete (Curve Ball)f6A+ ***
 CAVE BUTTRESS 
28DessertE2 5b
29Main CourseE5 6b *
30A Trifle SweetE2 5c
31Curving CrackVS 5a
32Cave CrackVS 4c *
33Cave AreteE2 5c
34Shadow PlayE5 6b **
35Wickerwork CrackHVS 5b
36Chocolate StarfishHVS 5b
37Wickerwork WallMVS 4b
 MYSTERY BUTTRESS 
39NeptuneE2 5c
40Busty's AreteE4 6a *
41Scratch 'n' SniffE3 5c
42The Links ClimbHVS 5a *
43The Nature ReserveE2 6a
44Ordinary RouteVD *
45Ordinary Route variation StartVD *
46Birtwistle's CrackVS 4c
47The Three CsVS 4c **
48The Flake DirectE1 5b **
49Krypton RouteMS *
50Krypton Route - The Flake FinishMVS 4b **
51Krypton Route - The Layback FinishVS 4c *
52Krypton EliminateE1 5b **
53The Krypton FactorE1 5c
54The GullyD
 ABOVE MYSTERY BUTTRESS 
 FISH AND CHIP BOULDER 
57The Chipsf6B+ *
 TOP-ROPE BOULDER 
 THE PROPOSITION 
60The Propositionf6C **
 WRINKLED WALL 
62Wrinkley AreteHVS 5a
63Wrinkled Wall DirectVS 4b *
64Wrinkled WallHVD *
65Oblique CrackD
66FeverE1 5c
67Brinkley AreteE3 6a
 CD AREA 2 - BRINKLEY ARETE - FEVER 
69Brushed for Successf6A+
70Groovy Peoplef6C ***
 THE HUMPS 
72The Humpsf6C+ ***
73Flake Charmerf7A
74Tricksterf6A *
 HAPPY FEET 
76Happy Feetf7C+ **
 OVERHANG BUTTRESS 
78HammertimeE6 6b
79The Zig-ZagVD
80Canine FruitbatE5 6b *
81FelicityHVS 5a
82Ceiling CrackE2 5c *
83Thirty Seconds Over WinterlandE5 6b ***
84Slime ChimneyVD
85Slime Chimney Direct StartHVS 5b
86Easy ChimneyM
 CELEBRITY BUTTRESS 
88Gallon DrunkHVS 5b
89Stage FrightE3 6a
90Celebrity ButtressVS 5a **
91LibelVS 5a
92Pictures of YouE5 6a
93LimpetHVS 5b
94ShrimpetHVS 5b
 PITON CRACK 
96Piton CrackE1 5b *
97Fourty Calorie CocoaE3 6a
98ScupperedHVS 5b
99Mantel MadnessE3 6a
 PURGATORY BUTTRESS 
101AlibiHVS 5b
102RetributionE4 6a
103Pulp FrictionE3 6a **
104Argon and the Final StepE3 6a *
105Afternoon DelightE4 6a *
106SisyphusE4 6a *
107Swift and SureE5 6b ***
108Artificial RouteVS 4c ***
109Purgatory ProblemE5 6a **
110Purgatory ChimneyVD
111Reservoir DogsE8 7a ***
112Widdop WallE9 7a **
 THE KIDNEY BOULDER - RED ROSE BOULDER 
114Zorro The Gay Bladef6A
115Going Mantlef6A+
116Corn Flakef6B+
117The Red Rosef6C+
 PLANTATION BOULDERS 
 BLOCK 1 (5) - LOW BLOCK 
120Block 1, Problem 1VB 4c
121Block 1 Problem 2V0 5a
122Mof5+
123Larryf5+
124Curlyf5
125The Bossf3+
126Iggy Popf3+
127Ernief4
128Block 1 Problem 9VB 5a
129The Full 360f6A ***
 BLOCK 2 (6) - FIGHT ON BLACK 
131Hurricanef7A+ **
132Splashdownf6B **
133Pot Blackf6C
134Block 2 (6) problem 3f6C
135Fight on the Blackf7B **
136Knocked AboutV5 6b **
137The Shelff6B
138Block 2 Problem 9V0 5b
139Hallo Little Ladyf4+
140Deckf6C
141Block 2 problem 12V3 6a
 BLOCK 3 BOOZERS SLAB (7) - PICKPOCKETS BOULDER 
143Little Swimmersf5
144Pool Directf6A+
145Pool Traversef6B+ *
146The Big Topf6A **
147Block 3, Problem 2f4
148Pick Pocket's Wallf6A+ *
149Pick Pocket's Crackf6A+ *
150Fagin's Ridgef5 *
151Block 3 Problem 7f3
152Block 3 Problem 7af3
153Mildf2+
154Bitterf3+
155Stoutf5
156Block 3 Problem 11VB 5a
157Block 3 problem 12VB
158Block 3, Problem 13VB 3a
159Lagerf6A *
 BLOCK 4 (8) - 4 SQUARE 
161Haref6A+
162Rabbitf6B *
163Corner Crackf3
164Pebble Slabf4+
165Spicef3+
166Pebble Without A Causef6B
167Get Shortyf5+
168Block 4, Problem 12f5+
169Four Squaref6A+ **
170Hole Lot of Lovef5
 BLOCK 5 (9) - RED EDGE 
172Red Edge Left EliminateV3 5c+
173Red Edge Leftf5+
174Red Edge Traversef6B+ *
175Red Edge Rightf5+ **
 BLOCK 6 (10) - UMPLEBY'S ARETE 
177Block 6, Problem 2V1 5c
178Landlordf4+
179Runnel for your Lifef5+
180The North Facef5+ *
181The Big Crackf3+ **
182Umpleby's Aretef5 ***
183The Offwidth (The Hurt Locker)f3+ *
184Block 6, Problem 12V5 6b
185Pebble Wallf6C+
186Fortune Cookief2+
187Reggief3+
188Ronnief3
189Block 6, Problem 17VB 5a
 BLOCK 7 (11) - SEVENTH WAVE 
191System 7f6B+
192Seven Steps To Heavenf6A
193The Seventh Wavef6C
194Magic Numberf5
195Seventh Heavenf5
196Seven Deadly Sinsf5 *
197Sin Binf4+
198Block 7, Problem 8VB 4c
 GRUMPY OLD MEN 
200Grumpy Old Menf6A *
 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
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