Upper Gorple

Climbs 21 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 415m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Good rough gritstone which is usually clean "due to its constant exposure to the lashing westerly gales". About 40ft high, plenty of splendid bouldering. Home to John Dunne's Carmen Picasso (E9 6c). Great on a nice summer's day.

Do not use wire brushes - the rock is surprisingly fragile.

Access notes
The crag is on land used for grouse shooting - respect any access notices posted there. (Or have your head blown off, whichever you prefer.)

Located about 1mi S of Widdop. Park there by the dam, cross the dam and walk along the far shore to the end of the plantation. Here take a track up onto the moor, and then to a signpost where two tracks meet. The crag is on the L.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Bish Bash Boshf5+  
2Bang Bangf6C+  
3The Mighty Fallf7B  
4TemporaryE2 5c  
5LouiseE3 6a *1
6Carmen PicassoE8 6c *** 
7EternalE6 6b ***1
8We Don't Serve Chipsf6B+  
 UNDERCUT BOULDER  
10Hinderedf6B  
11Aided and Abettedf7A+  
12Helping Handf6A  
 ETERNAL BOULDER  
14Staring At Artf6B+ 2
15Imitating Lifef6A  
16Pee Leftf6C 1
17Pee Rightf6C  
18Brass in Pocketf7A  
19Pocket the Changef7A  
20Toothed Crackf6A+  
21One Hit Wonderf6A  
22Hit Paradef7A+  
23Rockaday Johnnyf6C+  
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Doc - 10/May/02