Ramshaw Rocks

Climbs 245 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 410m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
Rough, crystalline grit where overhanging hand-mauling cracks are a speciality, but grooves and slabs provide respite. A great morning crag or a retreat from the heat on summer afternoons (take the midge cream). Sandy/green early in the year. Best routes include The Crippler and Prostration (both HVS 5a), Foord's Folly (E1 6a), the unlikely Gumshoe (E2 5c) and, if you like mantles, Traveller in Time (E4 6a). THE route of the crag however has to be Ramshaw Crack (E4 6a), for which tape and large Friends are small crumbs of comfort!

Access notes
From Buxton or Leek, the rocks lie parallel and close to the A53. Limited parking just off a narrow track leading off the main road at the southern end of the rocks.

DO NOT climb on the Winking Eye Buttress.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
Peak Bouldering (2014), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Western Grit (2009), Staffordshire Grit - The Roaches (2004), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 PINNACLE 
2East FaceM
3After EightS
4Southern CrackVD
 LOAF AND CHEESE AREA 
6Assembled TechniquesE5 6a *
7Loaf and CheeseVS 4c *
8Dream FighterE3 6a
9Green CrackVS 5a
10National AcrobatE5 6c **
11Traveller in TimeE4 6a ***
12Body PoppE4 6b *
13Wall and GrooveVD *
14The ArêteS 4a *
15Louie GrooveE1 5b **
16Leeds SlabHS 4b
17Leeds CrackD
18Leeds ArêteHVS 5b
19Honest JonnyD
 UNDERTAKER 
21The UndertakerE3 6a *
22Melvyn BraggV8 6c
23Pink FlakeV1 5b
24MantelVB 4c
25The Letter TV3 6a
26Twin CracksD
27Double ChinS
28ProwlerHVS 4c
 THE CRANK AREA 
30SteeperV0+ 5a
31EquilibriaV1 5b
32The Great ZawnHVS 5a **
33Broken GrooveD *
34Broken Groove ArêteD
35Gully Arête *E1 5c
36WellingtonsVD *
37MasochismHVS 5b
38T'rival TraverseE2 6a
39Rock TriviaE2 6c
40Trivial TraverseHVS 5a
41SneezeE1 5b *
42The CrankVS 4c **
43Ultimate SculptureE8 7a **
 SOUTH BUTTRESS 
45Chockstone ChimneyVD
46Maximum HypeE3 5c *
47Waiting For The LionsE3 5c *
48GumshoeE2 5c ***
49Wine GumsE4 6a **
50Tally NotHVS 5c *
51Battle of the BulgeVS 4b *
52GunfireHVS 4c *
53The CannonHVS 4c *
54TortureE4 5c *
55Whilly's WhopperVS 4c
56Phallic CrackS 4a ***
57AlcatrazE1 5b *
58Juan CurE5 6a **
59The UntouchableE1 5b **
60Corner CrackS 4a
61The RipplerVS 5a *
62MidgeV3 6a
63ClegV0- 5a
64BodgeV2 5b *
 LOWER TIER 
66Sensible Shoesf4
67Crab Walk Directf6A *
68Crab Walk DirectVS 5b
69Roof Directf6C
70Smoothment TraverseV3 6a
71OverlapV2 5c
72Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragonf7A+ **
73Sketching WildlyE6 6c **
74Crab WalkS 4a
75Brown's CrackE2 5c **
76ProstrationHVS 5a **
77Rock Climbing in Britainf7A+
78Roll OffV2 5c
79Tit Gripf7C+ *
80CakeV2 6a
81Collywoodf6C **
82Colly WobbleE4 6b **
83Don's CrackE1 5b *
84Bridgy's Metro MadnessV5
85Hem Linef7A *
86TierdropE5 6b ***
87Tierdropf7A+ ***
88Sam's Left-handf7B **
89Tier's EndVS 5a
90Tier's End Sit StartV6 6b **
91Last DropV1 5c
92AbdomenS 4a
 DANGEROUS CROCODILE BOULDERING 
 DIRTY WARM UPS 
95DCB Problem 1V1 5c
96DCB Problem 2V0 5a
97DCB Problem 3V1 5b
98DCB Problem 4V0- 4c
99DCB Problem 5V0 5a
100Scotch eggsV3 6a *
 MAIN AREA 
102Easy Prowf3+ *
103Little Prowf6C *
104Slappy SecondsV5
105The Scoopf4
106The Lurchf6B+ **
107Ossie's Bulgef6B+ **
108Ram Airf7B+ ***
109Elastic Wallf6C *
110The Arêtef6A *
1115c Wallf6A *
112Baby GrooveV0- 4a *
113Mansizef7C
114Hanging Crackf5
115Classic Mantelf5
116Saianf7A
117Billberries Indirect DirectV3 5a
118A Close Shave *E2 5c *
119Johnny's GrooveV8 6c
120Crocodile Slotf5
121Right Slotf5
 DANGEROUS CROCODILE SNOGGING 
123The ComedianHS 4b *
124The Comedian DirectHVS 5a
125Paul's RibE5 6c
126Camelian CrackVD *
127Pat's ParchedE1 5b
128Dangerous Crocodile SnoggingE7 6b **
129BlockbusterE5 6c *
130Clippity Clop, Clippity Clop, Clippity ClopE7 6c ***
131Elastic LimitE2 6a *
 BOOMERANG BUTTRESS 
133Rem's RunnelE3 5a
134Seb's Crack *HVS 5b
135Pammies other Cleavage *E2 5c **
136Creep, Leap, Creep, CreepE4 6b *
137The WrigglerHS 4b
138Arête and CrackVD *
139HandrailE2 5c *
140Handrail DirectE4 6a *
141Cedez le PassageE6 6b
142AssegaiVS 4c *
143BowrosinVS 4c *
144English TownsE3 5c *
145Spanish FlyE2 5c
146BoomerangVD ***
147Wick SlipE5 6b **
148MontyE4 6b *
149WatercourseHS 4a
150Dan's DareVS 4c
151Gully WallHVS 5a
 RAMSHAW BUTTRESS 
153Little NastyE1 5b
154Electric SavageE3 5c *
155Ramshaw CrackE4 6a ***
156Four PuristsVS 5a
157Never, Never LandE7 6b ***
158Green CornerS 4a
159Zigzag RouteVD
160Zigzag Route VariationHS 4c
 IMPOSITION AREA 
162Roller CoasterE6 6c *
163Boom BipE7 7a ***
164ImpositionE1 5b *
165Iron Horse CrackD
166Scooped SurpriseE3 6a
167Tricouni CrackHS 4b *
168Rubber CrackVS 4c
169DarknessS 4a
170Army RouteD
171DuskD
 FLAKY BUTTRESS 
173Flake GullyM
174Flake Gully ContinuationD
175Flaky Wall DirectVS 4b **
176Flaky Wall IndirectVS 4c *
177Cracked GullyD
178Cracked ArêteVD
179Arête WallD
180Crystal TippsE1 5c **
181The Ultra DirectE2 6b **
182Magic Roundabout Super DirectE1 5c *
183Magic Roundabout DirectHVS 4c *
184Magic RoundaboutS 4a **
185Mystic Meg *S 4a
186Saul's Bypass *HVS 5b *
187The Delectable DeviationVS 4c *
188Perched FlakeD
189Be CalmedE2 6c *
190Force NineE4 6c *
191Port CrackS 4a *
192Time OutE2 5c *
193Starboard CrackE1 5b
 MAGIC ROUNDABOUT BOULDERS 
195Force Ninef7A ***
196Be Calmedf6B+ *
197Be Calmed Right-Handf6C+ *
198Magic Arêtef4 *
199The Fingerf3
200Jamlessf5 *
201Arête On Leftf7A *
202Epiloguef7A **
203The Rammerf5 ***
204Monologuef7C *
205The Pinchesf6A **
206Practice ChimneyV0- 4a
207Dialoguef7B+ ***
208Cracked Arêtef5 *
 ROMAN NOSE BUTTRESS 
210Big RichardS 4a
211The ProboscidHVS 4c
212The CripplerHVS 5a ***
213EscapeE1 5b
214MantrapHVD
 THE PINNACLE 
216Great Scene BabyS 4a
217Great Scene Baby DirectVS 5b
218Groovy BabyHS 4b
219Pile DriverVS 4c *
220The PressE1 5b *
221Night of LustE4 6b *
222RegE7 7a ***
223CurfewHVS 5b *
224Foord's FollyE1 6a ***
225The SwingerVS 4c **
226The Dogger *V4 6b
 NIGHT OF LUST BOULDERING 
228Press Directf6B *
229Press Direct Sit Startf7A
230Lust Left-Handf7B *
231Night of Lust Startf7A ***
232Runnel Entryf6C *
233Foord's Folly Startf6A
 LAST ROCKS 
235Slow Hand ClapE2 5c
236Modesty CrackD
237California Screamingf7B **
238The BragVS 5a *
239Shark's FinHS 5a ***
240Sharks Fin DynoV5 ***
241Early RetirementD
242Rash ChallengeE1 5a
243Honking Bank WorkerE2 5c
244Extended CreditHVS 5a *
245CaramtaS 4a
246Highnekenf7B+ **
247The PrismVD
248Approaching DarkE1 6a
249LecheryHS 4a
250Ceiling ZeroHVS 4c *
251Pocket WallHS 4a
252Uncle Scarface *V4 *
253CurverHVD **
254Fist of Fun *E6 6c **
255Old FogeyE3 5c **
256Old Fogey DirectE5 6b **
257King HaroldS 4a *
258Little Giraffe ManHS *
 WINKING EYE - NO CLIMBING 
260North CheekVD
261Middle RouteS
262The Doleman *S
263Collar Bone *D
264The Shoulder *HVD
265Owl'ole *D
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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