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Ramshaw Rocks

Staffordshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 244 – 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.

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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire DalesMet Office: Peak District

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

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 Climb nameGradex
2East FaceM 17
3After EightS 6
4Southern CrackVD 10
6Assembled TechniquesE5 6a *1
7Loaf and CheeseVS 4c *30
8Dream FighterE3 6a 2
9Green CrackVS 5a 38
10National AcrobatE5 6c **1
11Traveller in TimeE4 6a ***104
12Body PoppE4 6b *17
13Wall and GrooveVD *166
14The ArêteS 4a *176
15Louie GrooveE1 5b **398
16Leeds SlabHS 4b 228
17Leeds CrackD 316
18Leeds ArêteHVS 5b 1
19Honest JonnyD 184
21The UndertakerE3 6a *12
22Melvyn BraggV8 6c 7
23Pink FlakeV1 5b 14
24MantelVB 4c 6
25The Letter TV3 6a 1
26Twin CracksD 14
27Double ChinS 9
28ProwlerHVS 4c 9
30SteeperV0+ 5a 3
31EquilibriaV1 5b 4
32The Great ZawnHVS 5a **42
33Broken GrooveD *81
34Broken Groove ArêteD 33
35Gully Arete *E1 5c 1
36WellingtonsVD *54
37MasochismHVS 5b 41
38T'rival TraverseE2 6a 4
39Rock TriviaE2 6c 4
40Trivial TraverseHVS 5a 8
41SneezeE1 5b *66
42The CrankVS 4c **292
43Ultimate SculptureE8 7a **1
45Chockstone ChimneyVD 53
46Maximum HypeE3 5c *1
47Waiting For The LionsE3 5c *2
48GumshoeE2 5c ***66
49Wine GumsE4 6a **1
50Tally NotHVS 5c *15
51Battle of the BulgeVS 4b *249
52GunfireHVS 4c *3
53The CannonHVS 4c *78
54TortureE4 5c *7
55Whilly's WhopperVS 4c 35
56Phallic CrackS 4a ***422
57AlcatrazE1 5b *50
58Juan CurE5 6a **3
59The UntouchableE1 5b **43
60Corner CrackS 4a 108
61The RipplerVS 5a *15
62MidgeV3 6a 1
63ClegV0- 5a 4
64BodgeV2 5b * 
66Sensible Shoesf4 6
67Crab Walk Directf6A *21
68Crab Walk DirectVS 5b 13
69Roof Directf6C 18
70Smoothment TraverseV3 6a 31
71OverlapV2 5c 3
72Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragonf7A+ ** 
73Sketching WildlyE6 6c ** 
74Crab WalkS 4a 82
75Brown's CrackE2 5c **64
76ProstrationHVS 5a **87
77Rock Climbing in Britainf7A+ 6
78Roll OffV2 5c 13
79Tit Gripf7C+ * 
80CakeV2 6a 9
81Collywoodf6C **32
82Colly WobbleE4 6b **3
83Don's CrackE1 5b *74
84Bridgy's Metro MadnessV5  
85Hem Linef7A *18
86TierdropE5 6b ***19
87Tierdropf7A+ ***44
88Sam's Left-handf7B ** 
89Tier's EndVS 5a 29
90Tier's End Sit StartV6 6b **9
91Last DropV1 5c 25
92AbdomenS 4a 13
95DCB Problem 1V1 5c 14
96DCB Problem 2V0 5a 9
97DCB Problem 3V1 5b 18
98DCB Problem 4V0- 4c 18
99DCB Problem 5V0 5a 14
100Scotch eggsV3 6a *2
102Easy Prowf3+ *41
103Little Prowf6C *7
104Slappy SecondsV5 1
105The Scoopf4 57
106The Lurchf6B+ **26
107Ossie's Bulgef6B+ **108
108Ram Airf7B+ ***9
109Elastic Wallf6C *23
110The Arêtef6A *40
1115c Wallf6A *50
112Baby GrooveV0- 4a *50
114Hanging Crackf5 26
115Classic Mantelf5 16
116Saianf7A 1
117Billberries Indirect DirectV3 5a 1
118A Close Shave *E2 5c * 
119Johnny's GrooveV8 6c  
120Crocodile Slotf5 12
121Right Slotf5 4
123The ComedianHS 4b *39
124The Comedian DirectHVS 5a 7
125Paul's RibE5 6c  
126Camelian CrackVD *97
127Pat's ParchedE1 5b 21
128Dangerous Crocodile SnoggingE7 6b **14
129BlockbusterE5 6c *2
130Clippity Clop, Clippity Clop, Clippity ClopE7 6c ***5
131Elastic LimitE2 6a *8
 Climb nameGradex
133Rem's RunnelE3 5a 1
134Seb's Crack *HVS 5b  
135Pammies other Cleavage *E2 5c ** 
136Creep, Leap, Creep, CreepE4 6b *8
137The WrigglerHS 4b 12
138Arête and CrackVD *195
139HandrailE2 5c *11
140Handrail DirectE4 6a *4
141Cedez le PassageE6 6b  
142AssegaiVS 4c *17
143BowrosinVS 4c *55
144English TownsE3 5c *9
145Spanish FlyE2 5c  
146BoomerangVD ***496
147Wick SlipE5 6b ** 
148MontyE4 6b *1
149WatercourseHS 4a 26
150Dan's DareVS 4c 5
151Gully WallHVS 5a 4
153Little NastyE1 5b 8
154Electric SavageE3 5c *1
155Ramshaw CrackE4 6a ***28
156Four PuristsVS 5a 1
157Never, Never LandE7 6b ***15
158Green CornerS 4a 18
159Zigzag RouteVD 12
161Roller CoasterE6 6c *1
162Boom BipE7 7a ***2
163ImpositionE1 5b *17
164Iron Horse CrackD 45
165Scooped SurpriseE3 6a 1
166Tricouni CrackHS 4b *107
167Rubber CrackVS 4c 20
168DarknessS 4a 46
169Army RouteD 13
170DuskD 8
172Flake GullyM 25
173Flaky Wall DirectVS 4b **127
174Flaky Wall IndirectVS 4c *18
175Cracked GullyD 75
176Cracked ArêteVD 47
177Arête WallD 45
178Crystal TippsE1 5c **11
179The Ultra DirectE2 6b **3
180Magic Roundabout Super DirectE1 5c *25
181Magic Roundabout DirectHVS 4c *51
182Magic RoundaboutS 4a **199
183Mystic Meg *S 4a  
184Saul's Bypass *HVS 5b * 
185The Delectable DeviationVS 4c *30
186Perched FlakeD 46
187Be CalmedE2 6c *2
188Force NineE4 6c *4
189Port CrackS 4a *55
190Time OutE2 5c *16
191Starboard CrackE1 5b 7
193Force Ninef7A ***3
194Be Calmedf6B+ *2
195Be Calmed Right-Handf6C+ *2
196Magic Arêtef4 *35
197The Fingerf3 24
198Jamlessf5 *14
199Arête On Leftf7A *1
200Epiloguef7A **15
201The Rammerf5 ***39
202Monologuef7C *8
203The Pinchesf6A **30
204Practice ChimneyV0- 4a 21
205Dialoguef7B+ ***5
206Cracked Arêtef5 *27
208Big RichardS 4a 4
209The ProboscidHVS 4c 3
210The CripplerHVS 5a ***58
211EscapeE1 5b 1
212MantrapHVD 15
214Great Scene BabyS 4a 47
215Groovy BabyHS 4b 23
216Pile DriverVS 4c *19
217The PressE1 5b *13
218Night of LustE4 6b * 
219RegE7 7a ***1
220CurfewHVS 5b *6
221Foord's FollyE1 6a ***27
222The SwingerVS 4c **40
223The Dogger *V4 6b 1
225Press Directf6B *18
226Press Direct Sit Startf7A 13
227Lust Left-Handf7B *5
228Night of Lust Startf7A ***19
229Runnel Entryf6C *17
230Foord's Folly Startf6A 2
232Slow Hand ClapE2 5c 4
233Modesty CrackD 9
234California Screamingf7B **2
235The BragVS 5a *4
236Shark's FinHS 5a ***140
237Sharks Fin DynoV5 ***16
238Early RetirementD 9
239Rash ChallengeE1 5a 1
240Honking Bank WorkerE2 5c 1
241Extended CreditHVS 5a *4
242CaramtaS 4a 8
243The PrismVD 8
244Approaching DarkE1 6a 1
245LecheryHS 4a 3
246Ceiling ZeroHVS 4c *3
247Pocket WallHS 4a 5
248CurverHVD **12
249Old FogeyE3 5c **18
250Old Fogey DirectE5 6b **4
251King HaroldS 4a *13
252Little Giraffe ManHS *7
254North CheekVD 4
255Middle RouteS 2
256Uncle Scarface *V4 *1
257Zigzag route Variations *HS 4c 1
258Flake Gully Continuation *D 1
259Great Scene Baby Direct *VS 5b 1
260The Doleman *S 1
261Collar Bone *D 2
262The Shoulder *HVD 1
263Owl'ole *D 2
264Fist of Fun *E6 6c **1
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