Upper Gorple

Climbs 40 – 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.

Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2001), Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1EternalE7 6b ***1
2Carmen PicassoE9 6c *** 
3LouiseE4 6a *1
5Problem 1f6B+ 2
6Problem 2f6A  
7Problem 3f6C 1
8Problem 4f7A+  
9Problem 5f7A  
10Problem 6f6A+  
11Problem 7f6A  
13The TubeV2 5c **1
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Windswept and boggy.
Doc - 10/May/02
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