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 122
4Middle Slab RightV1 5c 76
5Look at Me!f7A+ *47
6Look RightV0+ 5b 117
7Look Right - Sit Startf7A 41
8Look Right Eliminatef7A 8
10Razor Aretef7A *29
11Razor Rooff6C *523
12RZA rooff7A+ ***58
13RZA roof RH finishf7B 7
14Razor Traverse Reversef7A 2
15Cave WallV3 *248
17Slab in the Middlef5+ 2
18Crimpsf5 4
19The Blobf7A  
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  
32The SquirmV0+ 5b 294
33Scoop AreteV0 4c 279
34Chips SlabV0 5a 102
35Leg PressV0 4c 27
36Scoopf3+ 268
38Top RibV2 5c **277
39Left AreteV3 6a *138
40Flake ProblemV0- 4c 228
42Bob MantelV1 5c 40
43Blob MantelV1 5c 54
44Wall Right of Blob MantelV0- 4c 16
46Hidden AreteV1 5b 61
47Hidden Arete With TraverseV2 5c 12
48Suicide BummerV3 6a **12
50Junior Flake (sit-start)V0 5a 10
51Junior FlakeV0- 4c 126
52Junior AreteV0+ 5a 118
53Junior SlabV0 5a 146
54Junior ChipsV0- 4a 52
55Back SlabV0- 59
57Last Aretef6B **35
58Last Arete - Standing StartV0 5a 68
59Through MantelV4 6a 16
60Lip SlapV5 6b 36
61Johnny's GrooveV4 79
62Foot TicklerV0 5a 80
63Right SlabV0 5a 96
65Easy SlabV0- 4b 101
66Pink SlabV0- 4a 366
67Pink AreteV0- 4c 353
68Pink Slab RightV1 5c 236
69Pink Slab Right - With ChipsV0 4c 95
70Pink Slab Right - No AreteV3 6a 75
72Blind Pocket Rib - Left EscapeV1 5c 30
73Blind Pocket RibV2 5c 219
74Blind Pocket WallV1 5c 237
75Blind Pocket AreteV2 5c 199
76Blind Pocket TraverseV2 28
78The RompV0 5a 19
79The RampV0- 4c 184
80The Ramp - Without HandsV3 *29
81The Ramp Trending RightV0- 4a 21
84Left Egg AreteV0- 4b 91
85Left EggV2 178
86Eggy ScoopsV0+ 5a 266
87Egg Arete Leftf5 5c 41
88Egg Aretef6A+ *243
89Eggs is EggsV8 *6
90Eggs is Eggs - Easier Startf7A 36
91Egged OnV2 5c 82
92Scrambled Eggsf6A+ *4
94T Crackf7B ***131
95Mr Tf7B 1
96T Crack Slabf6C 1
98Slopey Green Traversef6C+ 2
99Green slopey traversef6C 23
101Little Robinf5 *60
102The Larkf7A **80
103Optimistic MegV4 6b 9
104Jerry's Traversef7B ***106
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 *9
130Hermit's Cave Traversef6B ***64
131The FenceV0 5a 31
132The BishopV3 6b 25
133Chip and ThinV1 5b 40
134Hermitage RibV2 6a *15
135Hermitage GrooveS 5a 13
136Sleight of HandE4 6a 3
137Hermitage CrackVS 5a *22
138Hermitage Hand JamV0+ 5a 19
139Problem 32f6B 1
140Problem 33f6B  
141Hermitage ChimneyM 15
142Reticent Mass MurdererE4 6b ***9
143GenocideE6 6c ***8
144Tom ThumbE2 5c **79
145Enigma VariationsE5 6a *2
146Giant's StaircaseHVS 5a *121
147Giants ChimneyM 4
148NoperuE4 6a *2
149Magic Beansf6C 5
150BeanstalkE2 5c **118
152Amphitheatre CrackM 7
153Bramble GrooveVS 4b 18
154Bramley's TraverseHS 4b 2
155Oblique ChimneyVD *25
156Darren Hawkins' Invisible NeckE4 5c  
157Elliott's UnconquerableHVS 5a *82
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 ***348
172Owl GullyVD *120
173Tiger TraverseE2 5b *16
174Nettle WineE4 6b ***14
175Five Finger ExerciseE2 5c ***342
176Liquid AssetsE4 6b *1
178Pleasant Streetf7A  
179Bower Route 1HS 4b *134
180Direct StartVS 4c *5
181RenaissanceE2 6a *2
182RequiemE3 6a ***51
183Bailey BridgeE2 5c 8
184The Long Distance RunnelE5 6c **2
185Suicide WallHVS 5b ***709
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 **114
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 *65
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 *7
223Little AreteV3  
227Brain Deadf6C *60
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+ *22
238Wishf7A+ *47
239No Huecof6C+ *31
241Soaperstitionf6B 6
242Soap Dogerf6B *4
244Seventy-Twof6C *15
24572 Cratcliffef7A ***3
246Seventy-Two Directf7B *2
247P Crackf7B *4
249Brother Lee LoveV8  
250Niamh's Double AreteV0  
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