Climbs 30
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 285m a.s.l
Faces NE

walkabout © nickcanute

Crag features

A big gritstone crag (almost 30m at its highest) of variable quality, generally friable lower down but better higher up. A steep vegetated bank gives finishes to most of the routes. Dismissed in the past because of its friable, blocky appearance it nevertheless provides some very good, sometimes adventurous, climbing. Some large dubious blocks need care.

Approach notes

Parking is off the lane leading NE from Red House Farm on Holestone Gate Rd. Follow the lane for 60m beyond the wood on the right. Cross the stone wall on the right and follow the path down through the field. Join another footpath running along the edge of the wood and follow this rightwards and uphill for 400m. The righthand end of the Tor can be seen where the footpath levels out. Tracks lead down at either end.

Well worth a visit. Plenty to occupy for a full day out. Big routes, quite adventurous. Intersting climbing neither pumpy or fingery, but sort of all over 'involving'. "The Raven" was the best quality route we climbed - almost 3 stars!
TonyM - 06/Jun/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Numpty Dumpty
S 4a 1
2A Stone Ruse
E2 5c  
3Doctor Dave
E1 5c 2
E1 5c *2
5Back in Business
E1 5c *3
6Ą Coup Sūr
HVS 5a *4
HVS 5b 1
E1 5b *2
9Katherine's Dilemma
E2 5c **5
10Amber Nesta
HVS 5a **10
VS 4b 5
E3 6a * 
HVS 5a  
14The Buggered BadgerE2 5c *1
15Badgered Buzzard
E2 5c *4
16Los Piratas
E1 5b  
17No See Um
HVS 5b *3
18Treeneuk Crack
VS 4c 1
19The Raven
E2 5c **7
E3 5c  
21Birds of a Feather
E1 5b *6
22Amber Nectar
E2 5c **3
23Candle in the Wind
HVS 5a *13
24The Wick
HVS 5a  
25Crumble Corner
HVS 5a  
26Crumble Wall
VS 4b  
27Traffic Lights CrackE1 5c *1
HVS 5b  
29Crocodile CrossingE2 5b 5b *1
30127 Hours *V0- 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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