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

Jordan Buys on Reservoir Dogs (E8 7a) © Alastair Lee - Posingproductions.com

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.

Approach 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.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Dam Boulder One 
2Roofless
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f6A+ *7
3Lip Service
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f7A ** 
 Dam Boulder Two 
5Vagrant
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f6A 1
6Low Life
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f6C 1
 Dam Boulder Three 
8Warm Up
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f5 4
9Warm Front
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f5 5
10Boiling Point
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f5+ 8
 Dam Boulder Four - Eliminates Boulder 
12Dogger
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f6A+  
13Leaning Wallf6B+ *1
14Lean Times
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f6A 2
 Dam Boulder Five 
16The Inbetweeners
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f6A+  
17Going Straight
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f5 2
18Going Solo
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f4+  
19The Uphill Gardenerf6C+ **1
 Runnel Reagan Boulder 
21Arete Problem
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f3+ 2
22Target Practice
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f2+ 2
 Curving Crack Area 
24Archie's Wallf6C ** 
25Curving Crackf4+ ***5
26Curving Crack Arete (Curve Ball)f6A+ ***5
 Cave Buttress 
28Dessert
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E2 5b 1
29Main Course
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E5 6b * 
30A Trifle Sweet
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E2 5c 1
31Curving Crack
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VS 5a 23
32Cave CrackVS 4c *31
33Cave Arete
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E2 5c 4
34Shadow Play
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E5 6b **5
35Wickerwork Crack
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HVS 5b 3
36Chocolate Starfish
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HVS 5b  
37Wickerwork Wall
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MVS 4b 4
 Mystery Buttress 
39Neptune
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E2 5c 2
40Busty's Arete
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E4 6a * 
41Scratch 'n' Sniff
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E3 5c 1
42The Links Climb
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HVS 5a *5
43The Nature Reserve
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E2 6a 1
44Ordinary RouteVD **146
45Ordinary Route variation StartVD *24
46Birtwistle's CrackVS 4c *30
47The Three CsVS 4c **47
48The Flake DirectE1 5b *12
49Krypton RouteS 4a *98
50Krypton Route - The Flake FinishVS 4b **46
51Krypton Route - The Layback FinishVS 4c *49
52Krypton EliminateE1 5b *10
53The Krypton Factor
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E1 5c 1
54The GullyD 30
 Above Mystery Buttress 
 Fish and Chip Boulder 
57Haddockf5 1
58The Chips
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f6B+ *3
 Top-Rope Boulder 
 The Proposition 
61The Propositionf6C **1
 Wrinkled Wall 
63Wrinkley AreteHVS 5a 10
64Wrinkled Wall DirectVS 4b *47
65Wrinkled WallHVD *97
66Oblique Crack
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D 27
67Fever
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E1 5c 3
68Brinkley Arete
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E3 6a 2
 CD Area 2 - Brinkley Arete - Fever 
70Brushed for Success
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f6A+ 2
71Groovy Peoplef6C ***4
 The Humps 
73The Humpsf6C+ ***1
74Speccy Peersf7A  
75Ard CrackV3  
76Pocket Problemf5  
77Left WallV4+  
78Caret and BlueV4+  
79Horror CrackV0-  
80Turkish DelightV2  
81Eastern PromiseV1  
82Flake Charmerf7A 10
83Tricksterf6A *6
 Happy Feet 
85Happy Feet
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f7C+ ** 
86Pebble LoveV8  
87KaboomV4+  
88Fissureman's Friendf4+  
89Dug OutV3  
 Overhang Buttress 
91HammertimeE6 6b *1
92The Zig-Zag
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VD 12
93Canine FruitbatE5 6b *1
94FelicityHVS 5a 3
95Ceiling CrackE2 5c **10
96Thirty Seconds Over WinterlandE5 6b **4
97Slime ChimneyVD 17
98Slime Chimney Direct StartHVS 5b 5
99Easy ChimneyM 13
 Celebrity Buttress 
101Gallon Drunk
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HVS 5b  
102Stage FrightE3 6a *5
103Celebrity ButtressVS 5a **52
104LibelVS 5a 13
105Pictures of You
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E5 6a  
106Limpet
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HVS 5b 9
107Shrimpet
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HVS 5b 1
 Piton Crack 
109Piton CrackE1 5b *24
110Fourty Calorie Cocoa
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E3 6a  
111ScupperedHVS 5c 1
112Mantel MadnessE3 6a 5
 Purgatory Buttress 
114Alibi
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HVS 5b 4
115Retribution
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E4 6a 1
116Pulp FrictionE3 6a *4
117Argon and the Final StepE3 6a *1
118Afternoon DelightE4 6a *3
119SisyphusE5 6a *1
120Swift and SureE5 6b ***20
121Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60
122Purgatory ProblemE6 6b **4
123Purgatory ChimneyVD *21
124Reservoir DogsE8 7a ***3
125Widdop WallE9 7a *** 
 The Kidney Boulder - Red Rose Boulder 
127Zorro The Gay Bladef6A 13
128Going Mantelf6A+ 12
129Going Mantel SDS
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V7  
130CannonballV4+  
131Corn Flakef6B+ 17
132The Red Rosef6C+ 9
133Red Rose SDS
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V8+  
134WalkaboutV6  
135Shin SplintV4  
 Plantation Boulders 
 Block 1 (5) - Low Block 
138Block 1, Problem 1
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VB 49
139Block 1 Problem 2V0 32
140Mof5+ 15
141Larryf5+ 20
142Curlyf5 11
143The Boss
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f3+ 29
144Bruce (low block)f3+ 2
145The Stooges (low block)f2+ 2
146Iggy Pop
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f3+ 28
147Ernie
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f4 26
148Eric ( low block)f4 3
149Block 1 Problem 9
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VB 21
150The Full 360f6A ***3
 Block 2 (6) - Fight On Black 
152Antf6C 1
153Hurricanef7A+ **32
154Splashdownf6B **125
155Pot Blackf6C 9
156Block 2 (6) problem 3f6C 5
157Fight on the Blackf7B **51
158Knocked AboutV5 **3
159The Shelf
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f6B 65
160Block 2 Problem 9
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V0 13
161Hallo Little Ladyf4+ 28
162Deck
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f6C 17
163Block 2 problem 12V3 13
 Block 3 Boozers Slab (7) - Pickpockets Boulder 
165Little Swimmersf5 14
166Pool Directf6A+ 11
167Pool Traverse
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f6B+ *147
168The Big Top
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f6A **15
169Block 3, Problem 2f4 33
170Pick Pocket's Wall
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f6A+ *119
171Pick Pocket's Crack
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f6A+ *178
172Fagin's Ridgef5 *156
173Block 3 Problem 7f3 86
174Block 3 Problem 7af3 42
175Mild
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f2+ 96
176Bitter
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f3+ 79
177Stout
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f5 42
178Block 3 Problem 11
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VB 33
179Block 3 problem 12
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VB 41
180Block 3, Problem 13
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VB 46
181Lagerf6A *10
182Slab Traverse (Pickpocket)f3+ 2
 Block 4 (8) - 4 Square 
184Hare
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f6A+ 24
185Rabbitf6B *7
186Corner Crack
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f3 32
187Pebble Slab
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f4+ 30
188Spicef3+ 65
189Pebble Without A Causef6B 20
190Pocket Problem (4 Square)
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f4+ 4
191Get Shortyf5+ 79
192Block 4, Problem 12f5+ 70
193Four Squaref6A+ **78
194Hole Lot of Lovef5 13
 Block 5 (9) - Red Edge 
196Red Edge Left EliminateV3 29
197Red Edge Left
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f5+ 192
198Red Edge Traversef6B+ *16
199Red Edge Right
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f5+ **214
 Block 6 (10) - Umpleby's Arete 
201Block 6, Problem 2V1 7
202Landlord
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f4+ 20
203Runnel for your Lifef5+ 6
204The North Facef5+ *12
205The Big Crackf3+ **30
206Umpleby's Aretef5 ***56
207The Offwidth (The Hurt Locker)f3+ *27
208Block 6, Problem 12V5 7
209Pebble Wall
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f6C+ 3
210Fortune Cookie
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f2+ 26
211Reggief3+ 23
212Ronnie
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f3 28
213Block 6, Problem 17
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VB 13
 Block 7 (11) - Seventh Wave 
215System 7f6B+ 11
216Seven Steps To Heaven
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f6A 20
217The Seventh Wavef6C 16
218Magic Number
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f5 8
219Seventh Heaven
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f5 12
220Seven Deadly Sinsf5 *15
221Sin Binf4+ 11
222Block 7, Problem 8
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VB 4
 Grumpy Old Men 
224Grumpy Old Menf6A *2
 Tillie's Traverse 
 waiting 

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