Climbs 89
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 310m a.s.l
Faces S

An evening of climbing © Wendy14

Crag features

A delightful, open mini-edge around 6m high. Along with Rainster Rocks offers a unique experience of climbing on dolomitic limestone, a highly pocketed, juggy rock. Super soloing or family picnic venue in summer (if you can zone out the factory noise). Nothing too hard except the short but sharp VSs, and if you don't like polish... Best routes are Steeple Arete (VD), Trident Arete (HD) and Creased Wall (VS 4c). Other strange shaped pinnacles in the area to explore and some low grade bouldering on both tiers. Breezy and therefore midge-free and quick-drying.

Approach notes

From Longcliffe (SK 227557) on the B5056 head south for Brassington. After 3/4 mile turn left and in a similar distance the edge will be seen on the left. Follow footpath which starts just after the 'Brickworks'.

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Guidebooks

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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Peak Limestone

Selected guidebook covering the best trad and sport limestone crags in the Peak District.
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Polished... Polished... Polished! What else can be said.
Jordanh031 - 21/Apr/14
Parking is realy close to the rock just a bit right of the quarry as a warning though if you go in the week the quarry is realy noisy so best to wait till the weekend. from the carpark area (suitable for about five cars) its a short walk to the rocks. The rocks themself are realy nice to climb and there realy is something for all the family. Theres plenty of places for protection while climbing and when you get to the top more than enough to setup a few top ropes and let them get on with it.
ophielle - 17/Jun/11
Great little crag once you zone out the (noisy) factory below. Giant holds abound and natural protection appears relatively reliable for a limestone venue. Polish was present in places but was considerably better than somewhere like Hutton Roof. I'll be back
davidparkinson - 22/Feb/11
Was I having a good day after a long time on the grit or is the whole crag undergraded?
fenclimb - 06/Jul/05
Very cute place, pity about the factory below. Best boulder problem is the obvious smooth wall some yards left of Creased Wall - fingery V2-ish direct up the centre.
Fiend1 - 14/Jan/05
Climbing here is great - lots to do, some good routes with interesting things to hang off and an excellent place to learn to set belays, lead etc. But dont expect a peaceful 'get away from it all' experience as the Brickworks emits a steady stream of earsplitting noise! Arghhhhhhh!
Patrick Carmichael - 12/Sep/04
According to the OS maps, this crag is spelt Harboro Rocks. Popoular with groups.
Paul - 17/Apr/03
the guide book refers to two rusting water tanks when it talks about how to find the cave at the lefh hand edge. These are no longer there. But the whole area isnt that big if you follow the footpath up to the edge and walk a few meters to the left the cave is very easy to find
annie - 13/Apr/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Steeple 
2Introductory WallD 340
3Cave ChimneyS 4a 133
4Gobbler's RoofE7 6c * 
5Skylight ChimneyVD *135
6Cave Buttress AreteD 36
7Cave crackVD 78
8Overhang Wall DirectVD *49
9Overhanging Wall VariantVD **543
10Overhanging WallS 4b **369
11Overhanging Chimney DirectS 4a **286
12Overhanging Chimney IndirectVD 158
13PocketsS 4c 280
14CracksHVS 5b 140
15JugVS 5a *365
16Jug Right-handf4+ *37
17Pedestal CrackS 4a *528
18Concave WallHVD 4a *405
19Steeple AreteVD *607
20Arachnidnone 6a/b 9
21Spider ChimneyHVD 3c *199
22Unknown 4HS 4c *19
23Harborough CrackHS 4b *168
24Orange Peelnone 5c 8
25Little AreteD 398
26Useful Gully Aretef4 *20
27Bow RidgeVD 332
28Bow CornerHVD 279
29Bow-Shaped WallVS 5a 220
30Suzannes shoulderMS 4a 11
 Creased Wall 
32Bow AreteD 411
33Bow Arete Rightf4 47
34Pocketed wall 1f3 19
35Pocketed Wall 2f3+ 23
36Pocketed Wall 3f3 20
37Pocketed Wall 4f3 *21
38Thin AirVS 4b *352
39Creased WallHVS 5a **238
40Crinkle CrackHS 4b *328
41Steep RidgeVD *524
42Little GullyD 289
43Adderley's RouteD 219
44The FurrowS 4b 203
 Trident Buttress 
46The BlasterHVS 5b 230
47Little DiagonalVD 223
48Little CornerVD 239
49Little CrackS 4b *322
50Little WallVS 4b 31
51Little Little CrackVD 280
52Little ChimneyM 258
53Chimney AreteVD 244
54Scooped WallVD 263
55Scooped DirectHVS 5a 35
56 BecE1 5b *21
57DesperationS 4a 213
58 Leesey PeasyS 4a 7
59Trident FaceVD *505
60Trident EliminateHS 4b *407
61Trident GrooveVD *584
62Trident AreteVD *722
63Trident ObverseD 198
 The Arete 
65Shortyf4+ 60
66Mantel Wallf4 64
67Cracked WallHVS 5b 171
68 Unknown1HS 4b 9
69Overhanging CrackVS 5a 231
70Unknown2VD 11
71The AreteS 4a *475
72BlinkersVS 5a *219
73Legs OverVS 4b *283
 Lower Tier boulder problems 
75Left Bulgef5+ 64
76Right Bulgef5 *71
77Cracked Aretef3 73
78Slab Wallf5 **64
79Flake Mantelf3 71
80Cod Eye Wallf5+ **54
81Cod BellyV0+ 8
82GroovyV0- * 
83Groove Aretef4+ *14
84Sharp Bulgef5 52
85Flake Sitter Leftf4 67
86Flake Sitterf4+ 53
87Final Wallf3 52
 Unknown Problems and Routes 
89Dudley *
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V2 *1
90The Arete (Harborough Rocks)
-
S 4a 4
91Cristiana Swing
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S 4a  
 Little Buttress 
93Pockets Traversef5+ 1
94Noodle's AreteV2 1
95Noodle's WallV4 1
96Bulge Traverse *V3 1
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