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Harborough Rocks

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 83 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 310m a.s.l – Faces S

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. 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.

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'.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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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

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 Climb nameGradex
1Introductory WallD 281
2Cave ChimneyHVD 107
3Gobbler's RoofE7 6c * 
4Skylight ChimneyVD 111
5Cave Buttress AreteD 23
6Cave crackVD 49
7Overhang Wall DirectVD *36
8Overhanging Wall VariantVD *480
9Overhanging WallHS 4c 314
10Overhanging Chimney DirectS 4a *234
11Overhanging Chimney IndirectHVD 138
12PocketsS 4c 222
13CracksHVS 5b 121
14JugHVS 5a 313
15Jug Right-handf4+ *23
16Pedestal CrackS 4a *461
17Concave WallHVD 4a *333
18Steeple AreteVD *514
19Arachnidnone 6a/b 9
20Spider ChimneyS 4a 172
21<New route claim>Unknown 4HS 4c *16
22Harborough CrackHS 4c *151
23Orange Peelnone 5c 9
24Little AreteD 341
25Useful Gully Aretef4 *9
26Bow RidgeVD 278
27Bow CornerHVD 229
28Bow-Shaped WallVS 5a 185
29Suzannes shoulderMS 4a 4
30Bow AreteD 342
31Bow Arete Rightf4 26
32Pocketed wall 1f3 12
33Pocketed Wall 2f3+ 13
34Pocketed Wall 3f3 12
35Pocketed Wall 4f3 *12
36Thin AirVS 4b *306
37Creased WallHVS 5a *208
38Crinkle CrackVS 4c *275
39Steep RidgeVD *452
40Little GullyD 249
41Adderley's RouteD 186
42The FurrowS 4b 170
43The BlasterHVS 5b 205
 Climb nameGradex
44Little DiagonalVD 190
45Little CornerVD 209
46Little CrackHS 4c 271
47Little WallVS 4b 14
48Little Little CrackVD 241
49Little ChimneyM 221
50Chimney AreteVD 205
51Scooped WallVD 225
52Scooped DirectHVS 5a 21
53<New route claim> BecE1 5b *21
54DesperationS 4a 185
55<New route claim> Leesey PeasyS 4a 4
56Trident FaceVD *420
57Trident EliminateHS 4b *339
58Trident GrooveVD *491
59Trident AreteVD *617
60Trident ObverseD 172
61Shortyf4+ 37
62Mantel Wallf4 39
63Cracked WallHVS 5b 155
64<New route claim> Unknown1HS 4b 8
65Overhanging CrackVS 5a 197
66<New route claim>Unknown2VD 9
67The AreteS 4a *411
68BlinkersVS 5a *192
69Legs OverVS 4b *240
71Left Bulgef5+ 46
72Right Bulgef5 *46
73Cracked Aretef3 51
74Slab Wallf5 **42
75Flake Mantelf3 52
76Cod Eye Wallf5+ **36
77Cod BellyV0+ 5a 5
78Groove Aretef4+ *9
79Sharp Bulgef5 30
80Flake Sitter Leftf4 42
81Flake Sitterf4+ 33
82Final Wallf3 30
84Dudley *V2 *1
85All the Rock Fax routes *none 1
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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