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

Brain Dead © gache

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 Advice

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

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Eastern Grit

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Cratcliffe Middle 
 Middle Slab 
3Middle Slabf3+ 127
4Middle Slab Rightf5 79
5Look at Me!
f7A+ *49
6Look Rightf4+ 122
7Look Right - Sit Startf7A 45
8Look Right Eliminatef7A 9
 Razor Roof 
10Razor Aretef7A *31
11Razor Rooff6C *558
12RZA rooff7A+ ***60
13RZA roof RH finishf7B 9
14Razor Traverse Reversef7A 2
15Cave Wall
f6A *250
 Right of Razor 
17Slab in the Middlef5+ 2
18Crimpsf5 4
19The Blobf7A 1
20Green Lipped Musclef7C 1
21Thrutch Overf6C 1
22Blob Overf6C  
 Low Slab 
24Low Slab LHf5 2
25Low Slab Archf5 2
26Low Slab Middlef4 2
27Low Slab Traversef5+ 3
28Low Slab RHf6A 2
 Top Boulders 
31Christmas Shoppingf7A+ 1
32The Squirmf4+ 310
33Scoop Aretef4 294
34Chips Slabf4 109
35Leg Press
f4 31
f3+ 277
 Top Rib 
38Top Ribf5+ **291
39Left Arete
f6A *141
40Flake Problemf3+ 237
 The Blob 
42Bob Mantelf5 45
43Blob Mantelf5 59
44Wall Right of Blob Mantelf3+ 18
 Hidden Boulder 
46Hidden Aretef5 61
47Hidden Arete With Traversef5+ 12
48Suicide Bummerf6A **12
50Junior Flake (sit-start)f4 11
51Junior Flakef3+ 133
52Junior Aretef4+ 127
53Junior Slabf4 153
54Junior Chipsf3+ 55
55Back Slabf3+ 59
 Last Boulder 
57Last Aretef6B **37
58Last Arete - Standing Startf4 71
59Through Mantelf6B 18
60Lip Slapf6C 38
61Johnny's Groovef6B 83
62Foot Ticklerf4 85
63Right Slab
f4 102
 Pink Slab 
65Easy Slabf3+ 108
66Pink Slabf3+ 376
67Pink Aretef3+ 361
68Pink Slab Rightf5 244
69Pink Slab Right - With Chips
f4 99
70Pink Slab Right - No Arete
f6A 85
 Blind Pocket Wall 
72Blind Pocket Rib - Left Escapef5 33
73Blind Pocket Ribf5+ 234
74Blind Pocket Wall
f5 247
75Blind Pocket Aretef5+ 210
76Blind Pocket Traverse
f5+ 30
 The Ramp 
78The Rompf4 28
79The Ramp
f3+ 193
80The Ramp - Without Hands
f6A *29
81The Ramp Trending Rightf3+ 22
 Tree Boulders 
 The Egg 
84Left Egg Aretef3+ 97
85Left Egg
f5+ 189
86Eggy Scoopsf4+ 222
87Egg Arete Leftf5 44
88Egg Aretef6A+ *261
89Eggs is Eggs
f7B *6
90Eggs is Eggs - Easier Startf7A 37
91Egged On
f5+ 85
92Scrambled Eggsf6A+ *4
 T Crack 
94T Crack
f7B ***135
95Mr Tf7B 1
96T Crack Slabf6C 1
 Below Jerry's 
98Slopey Green Traversef6C+ 2
99Green slopey traversef6C 25
101Little Robinf5 *63
102The Larkf7A **98
103The lark left handf7A *1
104Optimistic Megf6B 9
105Jerry's Traverse
f7B ***110
 Crag Top Boulders 
f6C *10
109Shunting Biscuits
f7A+ *1
110Munching Biscuitsf5 2
111Tim's Flutef5+ 3
112Marc's Schemef5+ 2
113Les and Lenf5 4
114Sam's Gamef4 1
116Divertedf3+ 1
117Convertedf7B ** 
118Oatibix Flakef3+ 3
 Low Slung 
120Low Slungf7A *35
121Lower Slungf7C  
123Tit Traverse
f7A *7
 Main Crag 
 Hermit's Cave and The Amphitheatre 
E1 5c  
127Creeping Friend
E5 6b  
128Burning Buddhist
E4 5c  
129Tomorrow's Women
E4 6b  
130The Nemesis ExitHVS 5b *10
131Hermit's Cave Traverse
f6B ***69
132The Fencef4 31
133The Bishopf6A 26
134Chip and Thinf5 43
135Hermitage Ribf5+ *18
136Hermitage GrooveS 5a 13
137Sleight of Hand
E4 6a 3
138Hermitage CrackVS 5a *22
139Hermitage Hand Jamf4+ 20
140Problem 32
f6B 1
141Problem 33
142Hermitage ChimneyM 15
143Reticent Mass MurdererE4 6b ***9
144GenocideE6 6c ***8
145Tom ThumbE2 5c **81
146Enigma VariationsE5 6a *2
147Giant's StaircaseHVS 5a *131
148Giants ChimneyM 4
149NoperuE4 6a *2
150Magic Beansf6C 5
151BeanstalkE2 5c **122
 The Amphitheatre 
153Amphitheatre CrackM 8
154Bramble GrooveVS 4b 19
155Bramley's TraverseHS 4b 2
156Oblique ChimneyVD *25
157Darren Hawkins' Invisible NeckE4 5c  
158Elliott's UnconquerableHVS 5a *84
159Mephistopheles ExitHVS 5a *1
160Elliott's Right-handE1 5c 14
161Hey Turkey NeckE2 5c 5
162Weston's ChimneyVD 31
163Big Trianglef6B  
 Owl Gully 
165Boot HillE3 5c ***170
166Trick or TreatE3 5c **1
167300 Pounds of Musclin Manf7C+ 2
168Percy's Cornflake
f7A+ 2
169The GrooveE9 7b *** 
170NutcrackerE2 5c **5
171Fern Hill IndirectE4 5c ***15
172Fern HillE2 5c ***438
173Owl GullyVD *120
174Tiger TraverseE2 5b *16
175Sedimental JourneyE4 6a *1
176Nettle WineE4 6b ***16
177Five Finger ExerciseE2 5c ***413
178Liquid AssetsE4 6b *1
 Suicide Wall 
180Pleasant Streetf7A  
181Bower Route 1HS 4b *135
182Direct StartVS 4c *5
183RenaissanceE2 6a *2
184RequiemE3 6a ***54
185Bailey Bridge
E2 5c 8
186The Long Distance RunnelE5 6c **2
187Suicide WallHVS 5b ***860
188Suicide Wall DirectE1 5c **2
189The Children's HouseE5 6c **3
190Stihl LifeE5 6a **2
191Oak Tree ChimneyVD 24
192SepulchraveHVS 5a **106
193MordauntE2 5b ***24
194Savage MessiahE2 5c **117
 North Wall 
196Stretch LimoE5 6b *2
197North ClimbS 4a *83
198The Little Greenie
E2 6a 1
199Niche DirectVS 4c *14
200Oak Tree Gully
M 2
201Pinchers' Wallf7A+ **1
202North WallVD *12
203Jimmy's CrackHVS 5b *68
204Invasion of the Cider Women Directf7A ***8
205Invasion of the Cider Women
E4 6c 1
206Samantha Muesli
E3 6a  
207Oi Grimer!
E1 5b 3
208Rocky's RevivalVS 4c *3
209Whose Line Is It Anyway?HVS 5a **4
 Crag Boulders 
 The Grimoire 
212Chess BoxerE6 6c **1
213Bagu Yaguf7B **1
214GrimoireE6 6c **7
215Bonfire of the Manateesf7A *1
217Sparrow/My Best Friend the Water Melon
218Sparrow Right Wing
219Nymphs and SatyrsE1 5c 1
220Thigh Masterf6C+  
 The Arch 
222The Arch
f6C+ *3
223Arch Aretef6A  
225Brian's Private Arete
f7B *8
226Little Arete
 Brain Dead 
230Brain Deadf6C *62
231Skin Deep
233QuercusE4 6b *1
234Slot Ladderf6A 3
235Edgucationf6A+ 4
237Moss Ridgef5+ 1
238Percy's Start
f6C+ *2
239House of the Holeyf7C **1
240Chapel of Rest
f7A+ *23
f7A+ *49
242No Huecof6C+ *35
 Above Hueco 
244Soaperstitionf6B+ 6
245Soap Dogerf6C *4
 P Crack 
f6C *15
24872 Cratcliffef7A ***5
249Seventy-Two Direct
f7B *3
250P Crack
f7B *5
252Brother Lee Love
254Niamh's Double Aretef4  
255V Cleftf4  
256Lungef4 1

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