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Harborough Rocks

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 80 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 310m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
A delighful, 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. Nothing too hard except the short but sharp VSs. Best routes are Steeple Arete (VD), Trident Arete (HD) and Creased Wall (VS 4c). Other stange shaped pinnacles in the area to explore.

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Peak Bouldering (2014), Peak Limestone (2012), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Peak District : Climbing (2008), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Bouldering in the Peak District Vol 2 (1994), Peak Limestone - South (1987), Rock climbs in the Peak - Derwent valley (1981)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Introductory WallD 261
2Cave ChimneyHVD 99
3Skylight ChimneyVD 105
4Cave Buttress AreteD 18
5Cave crackVD 44
6Overhang Wall DirectVD *30
7Overhanging Wall VariantVD *446
8Overhanging WallHS 4c 290
9Overhanging Chimney DirectS 4a *219
10Overhanging Chimney IndirectHVD 129
11PocketsS 4c 203
12CracksHVS 5b 112
13JugHVS 5a 288
14Jug Right-handf4+ *15
15Pedestal CrackS 4a *430
16Concave WallHVD 4a *308
17Steeple AreteVD *473
18Arachnidnone 6a/b 9
19Spider ChimneyS 4a 160
20<New route claim>Unknown 4HS 4c *16
21Harborough CrackHS 4c *141
22Orange Peelnone 5c 8
23Little AreteD 310
24Useful Gully Aretef4 *5
25Bow RidgeVD 261
26Bow CornerHVD 213
27Bow-Shaped WallVS 5a 173
28Suzannes shoulderMS 4a 3
29Bow AreteD 321
30Bow Arete Rightf4 17
31Pocketed wall 1f3 8
32Pocketed Wall 2f3+ 9
33Pocketed Wall 3f3 8
34Pocketed Wall 4f3 *8
35Thin AirVS 4b *288
36Creased WallHVS 5a *192
37Crinkle CrackVS 4c *252
38Steep RidgeVD *415
39Little GullyD 235
40Adderley's RouteD 179
41The FurrowS 4b 156
 Climb nameGradex
42The BlasterHVS 5b 197
43Little DiagonalVD 172
44Little CornerVD 199
45Little CrackHS 4c 252
46Little WallVS 4b 6
47Little Little CrackVD 229
48Little ChimneyM 211
49Chimney AreteVD 196
50Scooped WallVD 206
51Scooped DirectHVS 5a 13
52<New route claim> BecE1 5b *20
53DesperationS 4a 173
54<New route claim> Leesey PeasyS 4a 4
55Trident FaceVD *389
56Trident EliminateHS 4b *313
57Trident GrooveVD *460
58Trident AreteVD *581
59Trident ObverseD 162
60Shortyf4+ 27
61Mantel Wallf4 30
62Cracked WallHVS 5b 144
63<New route claim> Unknown1HS 4b 8
64Overhanging CrackVS 5a 186
65<New route claim>Unknown2VD 9
66The AreteS 4a *385
67BlinkersVS 5a *180
68Legs OverVS 4b *223
70Left Bulgef5+ 29
71Right Bulgef5 *29
72Cracked Aretef3 40
73Slab Wallf5 **29
74Flake Mantelf3 37
75Cod Eye Wallf5+ **25
76Groove Aretef4+ *3
77Sharp Bulgef5 20
78Flake Sitter Leftf4 30
79Flake Sitterf4+ 23
80Final Wallf3 20
81Dudley *V2 *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access 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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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