Bridestones (West Yorkshire)

Climbs 134 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 410m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Excellent bouldering venue, with good landings. On top of a moor and hence exposed to weather (but also quick-drying). A quality venue with a unique feel, pebbles and slopers galore and some great sequences. Take care with the eroding rock.(I have used V grades and Font grades for all problems.) Still some hard lines to go up here...

Approach notes
Access from car park at Sportsman's Inn on the minor road across the moors between Burnley and Hebden Bridge. From the car park walk 200m towards Hebden Bridge, then use the public footpath to walk up to the trig point. The Bridestones are just a few metres to the S.

Not to be confused with the Bridestones in N Yorks.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Bottleneckf7A+ v7 * 
3The mantleshelff7A v6 * 
4Voyeurf6A+ v3 3
5Big Bulgerf5 v0 10
6Cleopatraf7A v6 ***47
7Cleopatra (SDS)f7A v6 ***4
8Cleopatra Rightf7A v6 **4
9Face achef6A+ v3 8
10Short Cornerf4 11
11Short Sightedf6A+ v3 10
12Out of Sightf7A v6 *17
13Unamed Problemf7B v8 *4
15Long knife leftf6A+ v3 **7
16Long Knife RHf5+ v2 8
17Bridge To Safetyf6B+ v4 3
18Cochisef6B+ v4 ***3
19Warpathf6A v2 ***4
20Tete de ChienV7 7a+ **2
21Crucifixionf7B+ v9 ***2
22Horror Aretef6C v5 ***114
23Arete across gap from Horror Aretef6B v3 15
25Big Sisterf4 v0 33
26Area 3 Problem 7V1 5b+ 2
27Phat sloperf6B+ v4 6
28Sad Sisterf5 v1 *31
29Twisted Sister SSf6B+ v4 **3
30The Cement Gardenf7B+ v9 * 
31Sisters Of Mercyf6C v5 8
32Big Sister Eliminatef7A v6 *8
33Soul Sisterf6B+ v4 *30
34The Hanging Flakef3 56
35The Sisterhoodf5+ v2 17
36Brotherly Lovef6B v3 *44
37Oh Brotherf5 v1 *84
38A Little Painf5 v1 25
40The Castle Problem 1f4 v0 15
41The Castle Problem 2f4+ v0 8
42Chink in the Armourf6B v3 54
43Rounded arete above Chink in Armour SDf6A+ v3 7
44Keep Crackf4 12
45Initial wallf5 v1 *39
46Crenallationf4+ v0 9
47The Peter EaterV2 * 
48Castle Crackf4+ v0 11
49Low Rider Traversef7A v6 *2
50Knight's Honourf6B+ v4 *8
51knot tonightf4+ v0 10
52The Castle Flakef3+ 13
54Captains Chairf6A+ v3 4
55The Wormf7C+ v10 2
56Lean and Meanf6B+ v4 *19
57Earpachef6C v5 *11
58Ear'oulef4+ v0 11
59Traditionally ungradeable mantelf5+ v2 *11
61Small Bay Problem 1f4 12
62Discrimination (SS)f6C v5 1
63Small Bay Problem 2f4+ v0 15
64Small Bay Problem 4f5+ v2 16
65Small Bay Problem 5f6A v2 7
67Contorted wall SDSf6B+ v4 *3
68Block offf4+ v0 *14
69Not cadburysf5+ v2 12
70Corner climb (traverse)f7A v6 **1
71Tea Breakf6B+ v4 13
72Coffeef3 7
73Big Bay Problem 12V1 5b 3
74Duckf3+ 14
75Divef6A v2 8
77A mouth full of crystalsf6C v5 9
78Problem Right of Mouth Full.f6C v5 7
79Bulging wallf6C v5 *5
80Ribbed wall in bruiser areaf5+ v2 *8
81Problem 8 - Bruiser Areaf5 v0 5
82Balancef5 v1 9
83Bruiserf5 v1 *18
84Nice tryf5 v1 11
86Obscene cleftE6 6c 1
87Obscene Cleft Start Onlyf7A v6 *5
88Black Cheekf6B+ v4 *11
89Beta blockerf6B v3 *9
91Tom's Wallf6C v5 *3
92Jerry's Aretef7B+ v9 ***13
93Jerrys Rightf7B+ v8/9 *** 
94The Big Body Squirmf3 24
95Slapf6A+ v3 12
96Whillans' Jamf5 v0 23
97The Groovef3 15
99Fish Withf2+ 36
100Fish Withoutf5+ v2 29
101Fish And Chips, Mellow Aretef2 15
102Fingersf5 v0 10
103Jesus Traversef5+ v2 4
105Springf6C v5 *1
106Pushf6B+ v4 1
107Mysterious bits traversef6B+ v4 1
109Problem 2 Area 14f6B v3 6
110The Villainf5+ v2 *139
111Problem 4 Area 14f6B v3 5
112Damn And Be Jammedf2+ 41
113The aretef4 34
114Perfectionf5 v1 *87
115Left side aretef4 4c+ 21
116Its A CrackerS 25
117The Far Sidef6C v5 *4
118Straight and Narrowf5 v0 *30
119Rampartf6A v3 *75
120Charlotte ramplingf6B+ v4 *94
121Charlotte Rampling Directf7B v8 *3
122Face Slapf4 v0 *61
123Small and Smartf6B+ v4 **90
124Smarterf6B+ v4 **77
125Holdlessf6B+ v4 **22
126Pointlessf7A+ v7 *16
127Flake Outf5+ v2 *36
128Flake Offf5+ v2 *54
129Big nosef6B v3 44
130Things to Comef5+ v2 10
132Cheese Block Left Aretef7A+ v7 **2
133Undercut Eliminate (Cheese Block)f7B+ v9 * 
134Cheeseblockf7B+ v9 **2
135Deviousf6A+ v3 *4
136Bridesmaidf6A+ v3 42
137The big cheesef7C+ v10 ** 
138Honour And Obeyf4 *18
140Hole (SDS)f5+ v2 2
141The Right Holef6B+ v4 2
142Shorty (SDS)f6B+ v4 2
143Last love directV2 5c *29
144Big Bashf6B+ v4 **35
145Solemn Promisef4+ v0 14
146Ninef7A v6 **8
147Damned Spankyf7A+ v7 **5
148Damned Spanky Sit Startf7B v8 **1
149The Bridestone P. 17 (Runnel eliminate)f6A+ v3 8
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Tried the Hawkstones Sunday morning but access is closed for lambing. Climbed at Brides instead and was horrified to discover a dozen 12mm holes drilled into the rock at he top of the castle area, sorry no pictures but there not hard to spot. ?
Damian Ramsden - 28/Apr/15
I'm afraid to say this crag is well and truly knackered, most of the problems have completely changed in nature due to the erosion of holds, the rock is in a fragile state, and, in some cases some problems have completely lost to erosion/wear and tear.
j3z - 14/Apr/15
What's the line opposite Nine (near Bridestone)? Good climbing protected by a tricky start.
rice boy - 25/May/14
Could we get some buttress's/areas added on here?
agolay - 11/Mar/14
Some of the problems at the Bridestones are undergraded - for example there is a route called Tea Break or something on area G there. This route is graded 5a but probably 5c.
Dave Stocks - 11/Jul/02