Climbs 208
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 232m a.s.l
Faces all

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Crag features

Cratcliffe Tor is in an extremely rural setting with a view out over tranquil farmland rather than distant moors. It is home to a small but superb set of climbs. The main event are the sheer walls of Owl Gully. Here the many breaks offer fine pumpy climbs often traversing out of the gully into impressive positions on the exposed faces. The breaks usually offer plenty of protection, though being fit enough to hang on and place it is crucial. Around the corner from the gully is the dramatic tall face tackled centrally by Suicide Wall. The recent felling of the trees that used to shroud the face have revealed it in all its glory - surely the finest wall in all Gritdom?

Located south of the main edges, and lacking much in the way of quality climbs in the lower grades, it is seldom busy, though the area is popular as a bouldering venue.

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 Advice

No access issues reported.

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Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Cratcliffe Middle 
 Middle Slab 
3Middle Slab
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V0 *153
4Middle Slab Right
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V2 *100
5Look at Me!
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V6 *54
6Look Right Left ArÍte
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V6 9
7Look Right
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V1 *150
8Look Right Sit Start
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V5 *64
 Razor Roof 
10Razor ArÍtef7A *39
11Razor RoofV5 ***646
12RZA RoofV7 **66
13RZA Roof Right-Hand Finishf7B 14
14Razor Traverse Reversef7A 2
15Cave Wall
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V2 *281
 Right of Razor 
17Slab in the Middle
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V2 2
18CrimpsV1 4
19The BlobV6 *1
20Green Lipped Musclef7C **1
21Thrutch Overf6C *1
22Blob OverV4 2
 Low Slab 
24Low Slab Left-Handf5 5
25Low Slab Archf5 4
26Low Slab Middlef4 3
27Low Slab Traversef5+ 4
28Low Slab Right-Handf6A 4
 Top Boulders 
 Squirm 
31Christmas Shoppingf7A+ 1
32The Squirm
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V1 **354
33Scoop ArÍte
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V0 *335
34Scoop
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VB *314
35Chips SlabVB 133
36Leg-press
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V0 51
 Top Rib 
38Flake Problem
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V0 *267
39Left ArÍte Left-HandV5 2
40Left ArÍteV3 **165
41Top Rib
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V2 **341
 The Blob 
43Blob Mantel
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V2 75
44Wall Right of Blob Mantel
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V0- 27
45Bob MantelV0+ 59
 Hidden Boulder 
47Suicide Bummer
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V3 14
48Hidden ArÍte with Traverse
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V2 *15
49Hidden ArÍte
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V1 *66
 Junior Boulder 
51Junior FlakeV0- **158
52Junior Flake Sit-Start
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V0 **12
53Junior ArÍteV0+ 151
54Junior SlabV0 *173
55Junior Chips
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VB 71
56Hidden WallV0 74
 Last Boulder 
58Last ArÍteV4 **49
59Last ArÍte Stand Start
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V0 91
60Through MantelV4 29
61Lip SlapV5 45
62Johnny's GrooveV4 97
63Foot TicklerV0+ *90
64Right Slab
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V0- *120
 Pink Slab 
66Easy SlabV0- *140
67Pink SlabVB **428
68Pink ArÍteV0- **410
69Pink Slab RightV2 **273
70Pink Slab Right - With Chips
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V0 119
71Pink Slab Right - No ArÍteV3 **97
 Blind Pocket Wall 
73Blind Pocket Rib - Left EscapeV0+ 38
74Blind Pocket RibV2 264
75Blind Pocket Wall
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V2 **274
76Blind Pocket ArÍteV2 **238
77Blind Pocket Traverse
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V2 39
 The Ramp 
79The Romp
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V0+ 37
80The Ramp
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V0 *205
81The Ramp - No Hands
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V3 *30
82The Ramp Trending Right
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V0- 24
 Tree Boulders 
 The Egg 
85Left Egg ArÍte
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V0- 141
86Scrambled Eggsf6A+ *9
87Left Egg
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V2 *224
88Eggy Scoops
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V1 *267
89Egg ArÍte Left
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f5 69
90Egg Arete
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V4 *300
91Eggs is Eggs
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V8 *7
92Eggs is Eggs - Easier StartV6 39
93Egged On
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V2 96
 T Crack 
95T Crack
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V8 ***146
96Mr Tf7B 1
97T Crack Slabf6C 1
 Below Jerry's 
99Slopey Green TraverseV5 5
100Green Slopey TraverseV5 *27
 Jerry's 
102Robin Mantel
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V1 *6
103Little Robin
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V2 76
104The LarkV5 **103
105The Lark Left-Handf7A *1
106Optimistic MegV4 *9
107Jerry's Traverse
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V8 ***119
 Serpico 
109Serpico
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V5 *12
110Shunting Biscuits
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V7 2
111Munching Biscuitsf5 2
112Tim's Flutef5+ 3
113Marc's Schemef5+ 2
114Les and Lenf5 4
115Sam's Gamef4 1
 Converted 
117Divertedf3+ 1
118Convertedf7B ** 
119Oatibix Flakef3+ 3
 Low Slung 
121Low Slung
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V6 *36
122Lower SlungV9 1
 Tit 
124The Tit Traverse
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V6 *7
 Main Crag 
 Hermit's Cave 
127Kilroy
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E1 5c  
128The Nemesis ExitHVS 5b *10
129Burning Buddhist
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E4 5c  
130Creeping Friend
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E5 6b  
131Hermit's Cave Traverse
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V4 ***72
132The FenceV0+ *35
133The Bishop
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V3 35
134Chip and ThinV1 *50
135Hermitage RibV3 *19
136Hermitage GrooveS 5a 13
137Tomorrow's Women
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E4 6b  
138Sleight of Hand
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E4 6a 3
139Hermitage CrackVS 5a *23
140Hermitage Hand JamV0+ 22
 Upper Tier 
142Reticent Mass MurdererE4 6b ***9
143GenocideE6 6c ***8
144Hermitage ChimneyM 15
145The VariantHS 4b 4
146Tom ThumbE2 5c **94
147Enigma VariationsE5 6a *2
148The Giant's StaircaseHVS 5a *131
149No PeruE4 6a *2
150Magic Beans
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V5 7
151BeanstalkE2 5c **134
 The Amphitheatre 
153Amphitheatre CrackM 8
154Bramble GrooveVS 4b 19
155Bramley's TraverseHS 4b 3
156Oblique ChimneyVD *28
157Darren Hawkins' Invisible NeckE4 5c  
158Elliott's UnconquerableHVS 5a *97
159Mephistopheles ExitHVS 5a *1
160Elliott's Right-HandE1 5c 15
161Hey Turkey NeckE2 5c 5
162Weston's ChimneyVD 31
 Owl Gully 
164Escape/Boot HillE3 5c ***188
165Trick or TreatE3 5c **1
166Three Hundred Pounds of Musclin Manf7C+ ***2
167Percy's Cornflake
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V7 **2
168The GrooveE9 7b *** 
169NutcrackerE2 5c **8
170Fern Hill IndirectE4 5c ***15
171Fern HillE2 5c ***464
172Owl GullyVD *129
173Tiger TraverseE2 5b *17
174Sedimental JourneyE4 6a *1
175Nettle WineE4 6b ***21
176Five Finger ExerciseE2 5c ***436
177Liquid AssetsE4 6b *1
 Suicide Wall 
179Bower Route 1HS 4b *142
180Direct StartVS 4c *5
181Pleasant Streetf7A  
182RenaissanceE2 6a *2
183RequiemE3 6a ***55
184Bailey Bridge
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E2 5c 8
185The Long Distance RunnelE5 6c **2
186Suicide WallHVS 5b ***908
187Suicide Wall DirectE1 5c **4
188The Children's HouseE5 6c **3
189Oak Tree ChimneyVD 25
190Stihl LifeE5 6a **2
191SepulchraveHVS 5a **115
192MordauntE2 5b ***24
193Savage MessiahE2 5c **128
 North Wall 
195Stretch LimoE5 6b *2
196North ClimbS 4a *85
197The Little Greenie
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E2 6a 1
198Niche DirectVS 4c *14
199Oak Tree Gully
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M 2
200Pinchers' Wallf7A+ **2
201North WallVD *12
202Jimmy's CrackHVS 5b *70
203Invasion of the Cider Women
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E4 6c 1
204Invasion of the Cider Women Directf7A ***8
205Samantha Muesli
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E3 6a  
 Quercus 
207QuercusE4 6b *1
208Slot Ladderf6A 3
209Edgucationf6A+ 4
 The Grimoire 
211Whose Line Is It Anyway?HVS 5a **10
212Rocky's RevivalVS 4c *4
213Oi Grimer!E1 5b 3
214Bagu YaguV8 **1
215Chess BoxerE6 6c **1
216GrimoireE6 6c **7
217Bonfire of the Manateesf7A *1
 Sparrow 
219Sparrow/My Best Friend the Water Melon
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V9 ** 
220Sparrow Right-Wing
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V8 * 
221Nymphs and SatyrsE1 5c 1
222Thigh MasterV5 * 
 Cratcliffe Woods 
 The Arch 
225Arch ArÍtef6A  
226The Arch
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V5 *3
 Brian's 
228Brian's Private ArÍte
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V8 **10
 Brain Dead 
230Smooth
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V2  
231Rouge
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V1  
232Near Death Experience
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V8 * 
233Brain DeadV4 ***74
234Skin DeepV7  
235Little ArÍte
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V3  
 Hueco 
237Moss RidgeV2 *1
238House of the Holeyf7C **3
239Chapel of Rest
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V6 **24
240Wish
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V7 ***59
241No HuecoV5 **46
 Above Hueco 
243Soaperstitionf6B+ 6
244Soap Dogerf6C *4
 P Crack 
246Seventy-Two
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V6 *25
247Seventy-Two Direct
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V7 *4
248P Crack
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V8 **6
 Beyond 
250Brother Lee Love
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V8  

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