Ravensnest Tor

Climbs 29 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 285m a.s.l – Faces NE

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.

Access 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.

Froggatt to Black Rocks (2010), Peak Climbs - Chatsworth (1996)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Numpty DumptyS 4a
2A Stone RuseE2 5c
3Doctor DaveE1 5c
4Non-SecateurE1 5c *
5Back in BusinessE1 5c *
6À Coup SûrHVS 5a *
7PerhapsHVS 5b
8WalkaboutE1 5b *
9Katherine's DilemmaE2 5c **
10Amber NestaHVS 5a **
11AnukshukVS 4b
12MzunguE3 6a *
13Superstitious?HVS 5a
14The Buggered BadgerE2 5c *
15Badgered BuzzardE2 5c *
16Los PiratasE1 5b
17No See UmHVS 5b *
18Treeneuk CrackVS 4c
19The RavenE2 5c **
20ItsareetE3 5c
21Birds of a FeatherE1 5b *
22Amber NectarE2 5c **
23Candle in the WindHVS 5a *
24The WickHVS 5a
25Crumble CornerHVS 5a
26Crumble WallVS 4b
27Traffic Lights CrackE1 5c *
28HaarHVS 5b
29Crocodile CrossingE2 5b 5b *
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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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