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Ramshaw Rocks

Staffordshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 233 – 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!

Weather forecast

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1.8mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
21 kph

1.9mm rain
12 °C
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1.5mm rain
13 °C
19 kph

0.5mm rain
12 °C
11 kph

0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
9 kph
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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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
2East FaceM 17
3After EightS 6
4Southern CrackVD 10
6Assembled TechniquesE5 6a *1
7Loaf and CheeseVS 4c *27
8Dream FighterE3 6a 2
9Green CrackVS 5a 37
10National AcrobatE5 6c **1
11Traveller in TimeE4 6a ***103
12Body PoppE4 6b *17
13Wall and GrooveVD *154
14The ArêteS 4a *162
15Louie GrooveE1 5b **365
16Leeds SlabHS 4b 207
17Leeds CrackD 295
18Leeds ArêteHVS 5b 1
19Honest JonnyD 173
21The UndertakerE3 6a *12
22Melvyn BraggV8 6c 7
23Pink FlakeV1 5b 11
24MantelVB 4c 6
25The Letter TV3 6a 1
26Twin CracksD 14
27Double ChinS 9
28ProwlerHVS 4c 9
30SteeperV0+ 5a 2
31EquilibriaV1 5b 4
32The Great ZawnHVS 5a **33
33Broken GrooveD *80
34Broken Groove ArêteD 30
35WellingtonsVD *51
36MasochismHVS 5b 32
37T'rival TraverseE2 6a 4
38Rock TriviaE2 6c 4
39Trivial TraverseHVS 5a 8
40SneezeE1 5b *64
41The CrankVS 4c **268
42Ultimate SculptureE8 7a **1
44Chockstone ChimneyVD 50
45Maximum HypeE3 5c *1
46Waiting For The LionsE3 5c *2
47GumshoeE2 5c ***64
48Wine GumsE4 6a **1
49Tally NotHVS 5c *14
50Battle of the BulgeVS 4b *229
51GunfireHVS 4c *3
52The CannonHVS 4c *75
53TortureE4 5c *7
54Whilly's WhopperVS 4c 31
55Phallic CrackS 4a ***389
56AlcatrazE1 5b *47
57Juan CurE5 6a **3
58The UntouchableE1 5b **42
59Corner CrackS 4a 99
60The RipplerVS 5a *15
61MidgeV3 6a 1
62ClegV0- 5a 4
63BodgeV2 5b * 
65Sensible Shoesf4 6
66Crab Walk Directf6A *20
67Crab Walk DirectVS 5b 12
68Roof Directf6C 17
69Smoothment TraverseV3 6a 28
70OverlapV2 5c 3
71Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragonf7A+ ** 
72Sketching WildlyE6 6c ** 
73Crab WalkS 4a 79
74Brown's CrackE2 5c **57
75ProstrationHVS 5a **81
76Rock Climbing in Britainf7A+ 5
77Roll OffV2 5c 13
78Tit Gripf7C+ * 
79CakeV2 6a 7
80Collywoodf6C **30
81Colly WobbleE4 6b **3
82Don's CrackE1 5b *65
83Bridgy's Metro MadnessV5  
84Hem Linef7A *18
85TierdropE5 6b ***18
86Tierdropf7A+ ***42
87Sam's Left-handf7B ** 
88Tier's EndVS 5a 27
89Tier's End Sit StartV6 6b **9
90Last DropV1 5c 25
91AbdomenS 4a 12
94DCB Problem 1V1 5c 14
95DCB Problem 2V0 5a 9
96DCB Problem 3V1 5b 18
97DCB Problem 4V0- 4c 18
98DCB Problem 5V0 5a 14
99Scotch eggsV3 6a *2
101Easy Prowf3+ *39
102Little Prowf6C *7
103Slappy SecondsV5 1
104The Scoopf4 55
105The Lurchf6B+ **25
106Ossie's Bulgef6B+ **104
107Ram Airf7B+ ***9
108Elastic Wallf6C *23
109The Arêtef6A *38
1105c Wallf6A *46
111Baby GrooveV0- 4a *49
113Hanging Crackf5 25
114Classic Mantelf5 16
115Saianf7A 1
116Billberries Indirect DirectV3 5a 1
117Johnny's GrooveV8 6c  
118Crocodile Slotf5 12
119Right Slotf5 4
121The ComedianHS 4b *36
122The Comedian DirectHVS 5a 7
123Paul's RibE5 6c  
124Camelian CrackVD *93
125Pat's ParchedE1 5b 21
126Dangerous Crocodile SnoggingE7 6b **14
127BlockbusterE5 6c *2
 Climb nameGradex
128Clippity Clop, Clippity Clop, Clippity ClopE7 6c ***5
129Elastic LimitE2 6a *4
131Rem's RunnelE3 5a 1
132Creep, Leap, Creep, CreepE4 6b *8
133The WrigglerHS 4b 10
134Arête and CrackVD *177
135HandrailE2 5c *11
136Handrail DirectE4 6a *4
137Cedez le PassageE6 6b  
138AssegaiVS 4c *17
139BowrosinVS 4c *52
140English TownsE3 5c *9
141Spanish FlyE2 5c  
142BoomerangVD ***464
143Wick SlipE5 6b ** 
144MontyE4 6b *1
145WatercourseHS 4a 24
146Dan's DareVS 4c 4
147Gully WallHVS 5a 4
149Little NastyE1 5b 8
150Electric SavageE3 5c *1
151Ramshaw CrackE4 6a ***22
152Four PuristsVS 5a 1
153Never, Never LandE7 6b ***15
154Green CornerS 4a 14
155Zigzag RouteVD 11
157Roller CoasterE6 6c *1
158Boom BipE7 7a ***2
159ImpositionE1 5b *17
160Iron Horse CrackD 44
161Scooped SurpriseE3 6a 1
162Tricouni CrackHS 4b *99
163Rubber CrackVS 4c 20
164DarknessS 4a 45
165Army RouteD 13
166DuskD 8
168Flake GullyM 24
169Flaky Wall DirectVS 4b **117
170Flaky Wall IndirectVS 4c *18
171Cracked GullyD 67
172Cracked ArêteVD 43
173Arête WallD 40
174Crystal TippsE1 5c **11
175The Ultra DirectE2 6b **3
176Magic Roundabout Super DirectE1 5c *23
177Magic Roundabout DirectHVS 4c *47
178Magic RoundaboutS 4a **184
179The Delectable DeviationVS 4c *29
180Perched FlakeD 44
181Be CalmedE2 6c *2
182Force NineE4 6c *4
183Port CrackS 4a *50
184Time OutE2 5c *15
185Starboard CrackE1 5b 7
187Force Ninef7A ***3
188Be Calmedf6B+ *2
189Be Calmed Right-Handf6C+ *2
190Magic Arêtef4 *35
191The Fingerf3 24
192Jamlessf5 *12
193Arête On Leftf7A *1
194Epiloguef7A **15
195The Rammerf5 ***38
196Monologuef7C *8
197The Pinchesf6A **30
198Practice ChimneyV0- 4a 20
199Dialoguef7B+ ***5
200Cracked Arêtef5 *27
202Big RichardS 4a 3
203The ProboscidHVS 4c 3
204The CripplerHVS 5a ***54
205EscapeE1 5b 1
206MantrapHVD 14
208Great Scene BabyS 4a 42
209Groovy BabyHS 4b 21
210Pile DriverVS 4c *19
211The PressE1 5b *13
212Night of LustE4 6b * 
213RegE7 7a ***1
214CurfewHVS 5b *6
215Foord's FollyE1 6a ***24
216The SwingerVS 4c **36
218Press Directf6B *18
219Press Direct Sit Startf7A 12
220Lust Left-Handf7B *5
221Night of Lust Startf7A ***18
222Runnel Entryf6C *16
223Foord's Folly Startf6A 2
225Slow Hand ClapE2 5c 3
226Modesty CrackD 9
227California Screamingf7B **2
228The BragVS 5a *4
229Shark's FinHS 5a ***135
230Sharks Fin DynoV5 ***14
231Early RetirementD 7
232Rash ChallengeE1 5a 1
233Honking Bank WorkerE2 5c 1
234Extended CreditHVS 5a *3
235CaramtaS 4a 5
236The PrismVD 6
237Approaching DarkE1 6a  
238LecheryHS 4a 2
239Ceiling ZeroHVS 4c *2
240Pocket WallHS 4a 5
241CurverHVD **9
242Old FogeyE3 5c **15
243Old Fogey DirectE5 6b **4
244King HaroldS 4a *11
245Little Giraffe ManHS *6
247North CheekVD 3
248Middle RouteS 2
249Seb's Crack *HVS 5b  
250Pammies other Cleavage *E2 5c ** 
251A Close Shave *E2 5c * 
252Mystic Meg *S 4a  
253Saul's Bypass *HVS 5b * 
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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.
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this place is vicious
wig - 29/Oct/06