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Harborough Rocks

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 82 – 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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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire DalesMet Office: Peak District

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 274
2Cave ChimneyHVD 103
3Gobbler's RoofE7 6c * 
4Skylight ChimneyVD 109
5Cave Buttress AreteD 22
6Cave crackVD 47
7Overhang Wall DirectVD *35
8Overhanging Wall VariantVD *471
9Overhanging WallHS 4c 305
10Overhanging Chimney DirectS 4a *227
11Overhanging Chimney IndirectHVD 135
12PocketsS 4c 213
13CracksHVS 5b 116
14JugHVS 5a 303
15Jug Right-handf4+ *18
16Pedestal CrackS 4a *449
17Concave WallHVD 4a *323
18Steeple AreteVD *497
19Arachnidnone 6a/b 9
20Spider ChimneyS 4a 168
21<New route claim>Unknown 4HS 4c *16
22Harborough CrackHS 4c *148
23Orange Peelnone 5c 9
24Little AreteD 329
25Useful Gully Aretef4 *7
26Bow RidgeVD 269
27Bow CornerHVD 220
28Bow-Shaped WallVS 5a 179
29Suzannes shoulderMS 4a 3
30Bow AreteD 333
31Bow Arete Rightf4 20
32Pocketed wall 1f3 10
33Pocketed Wall 2f3+ 11
34Pocketed Wall 3f3 10
35Pocketed Wall 4f3 *10
36Thin AirVS 4b *298
37Creased WallHVS 5a *202
38Crinkle CrackVS 4c *268
39Steep RidgeVD *443
40Little GullyD 247
41Adderley's RouteD 185
42The FurrowS 4b 166
 Climb nameGradex
43The BlasterHVS 5b 204
44Little DiagonalVD 184
45Little CornerVD 203
46Little CrackHS 4c 265
47Little WallVS 4b 13
48Little Little CrackVD 238
49Little ChimneyM 217
50Chimney AreteVD 201
51Scooped WallVD 220
52Scooped DirectHVS 5a 18
53<New route claim> BecE1 5b *20
54DesperationS 4a 178
55<New route claim> Leesey PeasyS 4a 4
56Trident FaceVD *409
57Trident EliminateHS 4b *330
58Trident GrooveVD *480
59Trident AreteVD *605
60Trident ObverseD 168
61Shortyf4+ 33
62Mantel Wallf4 35
63Cracked WallHVS 5b 150
64<New route claim> Unknown1HS 4b 8
65Overhanging CrackVS 5a 193
66<New route claim>Unknown2VD 9
67The AreteS 4a *400
68BlinkersVS 5a *187
69Legs OverVS 4b *231
71Left Bulgef5+ 40
72Right Bulgef5 *40
73Cracked Aretef3 47
74Slab Wallf5 **39
75Flake Mantelf3 47
76Cod Eye Wallf5+ **33
77Cod BellyV0+ 5a 3
78Groove Aretef4+ *7
79Sharp Bulgef5 28
80Flake Sitter Leftf4 37
81Flake Sitterf4+ 29
82Final Wallf3 26
84Dudley *V2 *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