Cratcliffe Tor

Climbs 228 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 232m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features

A superb, quick-drying outcrop of excellent quality grit up to 30m high. An ideal early year venue on a sunny day. Remove the cobwebs with the marvellous Suicide Wall (HVS 5a 5a), Tom Thumb (E2 5b) and the very fine E2 5c's Fern Hill and Five Finger Exercise. You could also push the top grades by an ascent of 'The Groove' (E9/10 7a). Fine, open bouldering at the top of the crag.

Since the vandalism in Feb 2013 please be very weary of the boulder problems with chipping - The exposed core in incredibly soft. It's going to take decades to recover.

Approach notes

Park as for Robin Hood's Stride.

There's also limited roadside parking below the crag on the B5056 (SK 228618). Follow the track leading to the left of the Tor.

Access notes

To maintain access you MUST NOT take a short cut through the farm or across the field when coming from the southernly parking.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Eastern Grit (2015), Peak Bouldering (2014), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Froggatt to Black Rocks (2010), Peak District : Climbing (2008), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Climbs - Chatsworth (1996),
Out of print: Eastern Grit (2006) (2006), Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Gritstone East (2001), Peak Bouldering - Fax09 (1998), Bouldering in the Peak District Vol 1 (1994), Rock climbs in the Peak - Derwent valley (1981)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
3Middle SlabV0- 4c 124
4Middle Slab RightV1 5c 77
5Look at Me!f7A+ *49
6Look RightV0+ 5b 119
7Look Right - Sit Startf7A 42
8Look Right Eliminatef7A 9
10Razor Aretef7A *30
11Razor Rooff6C *530
12RZA rooff7A+ ***59
13RZA roof RH finishf7B 7
14Razor Traverse Reversef7A 2
15Cave WallV3 *249
17Slab in the Middlef5+ 2
18Crimpsf5 4
19The Blobf7A 1
20Green Lipped Musclef7C 1
21Thrutch Overf6C 1
22Blob Overf6C  
24Low Slab LHf5 2
25Low Slab Archf5 2
26Low Slab Middlef4 2
27Low Slab Traversef5+ 3
28Low Slab RHf6A 2
31Christmas Shoppingf7A+ 6b 1
32The SquirmV0+ 5b 303
33Scoop AreteV0 4c 288
34Chips SlabV0 5a 107
35Leg PressV0 4c 31
36Scoopf3+ 274
38Top RibV2 5c **284
39Left AreteV3 6a *140
40Flake ProblemV0- 4c 235
42Bob MantelV1 5c 43
43Blob MantelV1 5c 57
44Wall Right of Blob MantelV0- 4c 17
46Hidden AreteV1 5b 61
47Hidden Arete With TraverseV2 5c 12
48Suicide BummerV3 6a **12
50Junior Flake (sit-start)V0 5a 11
51Junior FlakeV0- 4c 131
52Junior AreteV0+ 5a 124
53Junior SlabV0 5a 150
54Junior ChipsV0- 4a 54
55Back SlabV0- 59
57Last Aretef6B **37
58Last Arete - Standing StartV0 5a 69
59Through MantelV4 6a 18
60Lip SlapV5 6b 37
61Johnny's GrooveV4 82
62Foot TicklerV0 5a 83
63Right SlabV0 5a 100
65Easy SlabV0- 4b 107
66Pink SlabV0- 4a 375
67Pink AreteV0- 4c 361
68Pink Slab RightV1 5c 242
69Pink Slab Right - With ChipsV0 4c 99
70Pink Slab Right - No AreteV3 6a 80
72Blind Pocket Rib - Left EscapeV1 5c 31
73Blind Pocket RibV2 5c 226
74Blind Pocket WallV1 5c 243
75Blind Pocket AreteV2 5c 205
76Blind Pocket TraverseV2 29
78The RompV0 5a 25
79The RampV0- 4c 190
80The Ramp - Without HandsV3 *29
81The Ramp Trending RightV0- 4a 21
84Left Egg AreteV0- 4b 94
85Left EggV2 184
86Eggy ScoopsV0+ 5a 270
87Egg Arete Leftf5 5c 43
88Egg Aretef6A+ *250
89Eggs is EggsV8 *6
90Eggs is Eggs - Easier Startf7A 37
91Egged OnV2 5c 85
92Scrambled Eggsf6A+ *4
94T Crackf7B ***131
95Mr Tf7B 1
96T Crack Slabf6C 1
98Slopey Green Traversef6C+ 2
99Green slopey traversef6C 25
101Little Robinf5 *62
102The Larkf7A **85
103Optimistic MegV4 6b 9
104Jerry's Traversef7B ***109
107Serpicof6C *10
108Shunting Biscuitsf7A+ *1
109Munching Biscuitsf5 2
110Tim's Flutef5+ 3
111Marc's Schemef5+ 2
112Les and Lenf5 4
113Sam's Gamef4 1
115Divertedf3+ 1
116Convertedf7B ** 
117Oatibix Flakef3+ 3
119Low Slungf7A *34
120Lower Slungf7C  
122Tit Traversef7A *7
125KilroyE1 5c  
126Creeping FriendE5 6b  
127Burning BuddhistE4 5c  
128Tomorrow's WomenE4 6b  
129The Nemesis ExitHVS 5b *10
130Hermit's Cave Traversef6B ***67
131The FenceV0 5a 31
132The BishopV3 6b 25
133Chip and ThinV1 5b 41
134Hermitage RibV2 6a *16
135Hermitage GrooveS 5a 13
136Sleight of HandE4 6a 3
137Hermitage CrackVS 5a *22
138Hermitage Hand JamV0+ 5a 20
139Problem 32f6B 1
140Problem 33f6B  
141Hermitage ChimneyM 15
142Reticent Mass MurdererE4 6b ***9
143GenocideE6 6c ***8
144Tom ThumbE2 5c **81
145Enigma VariationsE5 6a *2
146Giant's StaircaseHVS 5a *121
147Giants ChimneyM 4
148NoperuE4 6a *2
149Magic Beansf6C 5
150BeanstalkE2 5c **119
152Amphitheatre CrackM 7
153Bramble GrooveVS 4b 18
154Bramley's TraverseHS 4b 2
155Oblique ChimneyVD *25
156Darren Hawkins' Invisible NeckE4 5c  
157Elliott's UnconquerableHVS 5a *83
158Mephistopheles ExitHVS 5a * 
159Elliott's Right-handE1 5c 14
160Hey Turkey NeckE2 5c 5
161Weston's ChimneyVD 31
162Big Trianglef6B  
164Boot HillE3 5c ***141
165Trick or TreatE3 5c **1
166300 Pounds of Musclin Manf7C+ 2
167Percy's CornflakeV7 2
168The GrooveE9 7b *** 
169NutcrackerE2 5c **5
170Fern Hill IndirectE4 5c ***15
171Fern HillE2 5c ***354
172Owl GullyVD *120
173Tiger TraverseE2 5b *16
174Nettle WineE4 6b ***16
175Five Finger ExerciseE2 5c ***344
176Liquid AssetsE4 6b *1
178Pleasant Streetf7A  
179Bower Route 1HS 4b *134
180Direct StartVS 4c *5
181RenaissanceE2 6a *2
182RequiemE3 6a ***52
183Bailey BridgeE2 5c 8
184The Long Distance RunnelE5 6c **2
185Suicide WallHVS 5b ***716
186Suicide Wall DirectE1 5c **2
187The Children's HouseE5 6c **3
188Stihl LifeE5 6a **2
189Oak Tree ChimneyVD 24
190SepulchraveHVS 5a **97
191MordauntE2 5b ***24
192Savage MessiahE2 5c **115
194Stretch LimoE5 6b *2
195North ClimbS 4a *82
196The Little GreenieE2 6a 1
197Niche DirectVS 4c *13
198Oak Tree GullyM 2
199Pinchers' Wallf7A+ **1
200North WallVD *12
201Jimmy's CrackHVS 5b *66
202Invasion of the Cider Women Directf7A ***7
203Invasion of the Cider WomenE4 6c 1
204Samantha MuesliE3 6a  
205Oi Grimer!E1 5b 3
206Rocky's RevivalVS 4c *3
207Whose Line Is It Anyway?HVS 5a **4
210Chess BoxerE6 6c **1
211Bagu Yaguf7B **1
212GrimoireE6 6c **7
213Bonfire of the Manateesf7A *1
215Sparrow/My Best Friend the Water Melonf7C  
216Sparrow Right Wingf7B  
217Thigh Masterf6C+  
219The Archf6C+ *3
220Arch Aretef6A  
222Brian's Private Aretef7B *8
223Little AreteV3  
227Brain Deadf6C *61
228Skin DeepV7  
230QuercusE4 6b *1
231Slot Ladderf6A 3
232Edgucationf6A+ 4
234Moss RidgeV2 5c 1
235Percy's Startf6C+ *2
236House of the Holeyf7C **1
237Chapel of Restf7A+ *23
238Wishf7A+ *49
239No Huecof6C+ *32
241Soaperstitionf6B 6
242Soap Dogerf6B *4
244Seventy-Twof6C *15
24572 Cratcliffef7A ***4
246Seventy-Two Directf7B *3
247P Crackf7B *5
249Brother Lee LoveV8  
250Niamh's Double AreteV0  
251V Cleft *V0  
252Lunge *V0 1
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