Brownstones

Climbs 171 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 260m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
An excellent venue all year round, with many areas drying very quickly after rain. Can get very hot (and midge ridden) in Summer.

More resources exist for further information:

The home of Lancashire Bouldering, with a list of new problems: www.lancashirebouldering.com

Interactive information and videos here: http://brownstones.wetpaint.com

Downloadable topo here: http://www.vimeo.com/groups/UKBouldering/view_file:2994

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Access notes
Approaching from Wilton Quarries, follow Scout Road for about three kilometers. Brownstones is on the right behind a row of cottages. Please be careful when parking as cars travel quickly around the bend.

Guidebooks
Lancashire Bouldering (2014), Western Grit (2009), Lancashire Rock (1999),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 MAGIC CIRCLE  
2warlon's wallf5 4b 8
3somersaultf5+ 4c 18
4DC10f7A 1
5Test Piecef5+ 5a 43
6Magic Circlef4+ 4b 73
7Amphitheatref3 14
 OBSCENITY AREA  
9Pocket Hole Wallf3 *116
10Obscenityf5+ 5b 87
11Ridiculous Dynof7A+ **7
12Ridiculous Eliminatef7B 8
13Bunnie's Dilemmaf3 2a 50
14The Pockf3 5a 21
15green wallf6A 5b 21
16short cornerf3 24
17Slab Directf3 4a 115
18Tiptoef4 4b 55
 DEZERTION AREA  
20dezis wallf5 4c 11
21Grass Groovef4 d 26
22beanof6A 6a 24
23bittof6A+ 5c 22
24Boopersf6B 6a **38
25Dezeritf6A 5b *61
26Dezertion Sit Startf7A+ **6
27Dezertion Eliminatef7B 6c 6
28Dianef4 vd 78
29finelinef5+ 5c 45
30Blurt Variantf6A 5b 27
31Blurtf4+ 5a 99
32Haltf3+ 4a 68
33The Prowf5 4c 33
34Delicatessenf5 4b 36
 ASH PITS SLABS AREA  
36The Thrutchf4 36
37Don't play out in the darkf4 *8
38Applef4 4b 33
39Groovyf4 4a 47
40Noddy's Crackf5+ 5c **57
41Wall Climbf6A 5c 23
42Climber and Ramblerf4+ 4a 64
43Ramblerf3 d 52
44The Nosef3 22
45Arurf4 4b 21
46Unjustf6A 6a 55
47Unpinchedf7A+ 3
48Unjusticef7A *5
49Unjust Dynof7B+ ** 
50Corn Mantelf5+ 5b 114
51Hopperf4 4c 119
52Scraperf5 5b 79
53Degree Crackf4+ 5a *115
54Directissimaf6A 5c *163
55Analoguef4+ 4c 127
56Fraudf5+ 5b *110
57Fraudulent Slipf6A+ 6a *27
58Digitationf6A 5c **119
59Ash Pit Slabf3 vd 289
60Ash Pit Slab Directf4 4a *164
61Ash Pit Traversef5 4c **112
62ash pit traverse lowf6B 5c 28
 HANK'S WALL AREA  
64Nexusf4 4c 178
65The Nexus Dynof6C ***13
66one hand wallyf6B 6a 4
67Alec Analf7C+ 7a ** 
68Lancashire Pothotf7A+ 6c 6
69Wibblef5 4c 18
70The Chimneyf5 4c 26
71Parabola Directf6A+ (6a) 29
72Parabola Superdirectf6B+ 5c 3
73Parabolaf5+ (5b) *46
74Pigswillf6C+ 6b ***31
75Pigswill Sit Startf7A ***13
76PPf7A+ 6b 4
77Parr's Crackf6A 5c **95
78Hank's Wallf7A+ 6b *24
79Right Hand Hankf7B+ 6c **1
80Laybackf5 5b *134
81Alanaf6A 6a *15
82Haskit Left-handf5+ (5c) *61
83Haskit Right-handf5 (5b) 60
84Pinch Wallf6C 6b 4
85Dragnetf4 4c 103
86Infernof5 4c 37
87traditional mantelf6C 6b 3
88Vertigof4+ 4a 25
89Way Downf4 4a 21
90Gullible's Travelsf6A 6a *17
91Crooked Crackf4 4a 21
92Little Manf4 4a 25
 LONG BACK WALL AREA  
94Butchf6A 6a 3
95Jerryf5 5a 8
96Tomf5 5a 7
97Y Frontf4 4a 6
98Finger Crackf5 5c 3
99The Latchf6A  
100The Lockf5+ 5c 3
101The Keyf5 5c 4
102Crackhorsef7A+ 6c **1
103Groundhogf7A 6b *7
104Groundhog Start Sitstartf7B 6c *4
105The Young Pretenderf7A 1
106Billf4+ 2
107Cracklef4+ 2
108Normaf5+ 1
109Impof6A 1
110Dylan aka Grand Theftf7A+ 1
111Lazarusf5+ 1
112Cremulatorf5+ 1
113Knahf5+  
114Lifelinef6C 2
115Lifeline sitstartf7B 6b **2
116Big Mufff7A+ 6b **4
117Varf5+ 5c 7
118Hardlinef6A+ 1
119heartlinef5+ 5b 3
120Faintlinef6A 1
121Thunderf7B 1
122Ninja Fingerf7A+  
123The Slanterf5+ 3
124Lowballingf6A  
125Dave's Other Routef6A+ 1
126Knepf6A 1
127Butt Endf6B+  
128Stop Buttf6A+ 5c *5
129Rusty Wallf6C 6b ***4
130Coltf7C *** 
131Black Wallf6B 1
132Hankf6A+  
133P's Podf6A  
134SF2f5+  
135Dave's Routef6A  
136Midge Attackf5 2
 TWO STEP AREA  
138Herniaf5+ (5a) 198
139Lobotomyf5 (5a) 128
140Slimerf5+ (5b) *171
141Brownstones Crackf3 vd 225
142Moss Wallf5+ 4c *124
143Verdi Rampf5 4b *107
144Verdi Cornerf4 4a *109
145Verdinandf6B (6a) 16
146Verdigrisf6A+ (6a) *51
147Verdi Wallf5 (5a) *120
148Two Step left-handf5+ (5b) 131
149Two Step Variantf5+ 17
150no stepf6C 6b 7
151Two Stepf4 4b *145
152Mantelstrungf3 107
153dynostrungf6A 7
154dynamic eliminatef6A 6a 9
155pinch eliminatef6C 6a 4
156Chockerblock Cornerf3 82
157Fanny's your Auntf4 9
158Bobs your Unclef4 7
159Muddy Wallf5 4c *103
160Muddy Aretef5+ (5c) *56
161Between an Arete and a Slabf4+ *5
162Wet Cornerf4 vd 98
163Slab Variantf3 vd 74
164The I.L.T. Dynof6C 6b 4
165Muddy (aka Niche) Traversef6C 9
 THE POOL AREA  
167Watery Aretef5 4c 74
168Wet Footf5 (5a) 32
169Splashf6A 5b 10
170Splishf5+ 4c 20
171Sploshf6A 5b 14
172The Cornerf5+ 5a 13
173Piddlef6A 5c 4
174Middlef6A+ 5c 5
175Riddlef6A+ 5c 4
176Ponderf5 4b 13
177Pondulef3 2a 27
178Pond Traverse6c **31
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Polish spoils this venue for me.
glaramara - 15/Sep/14
Soloing with a matt in some areas at Brownstones along the quarry, is really fun, espiecially when your mates are underneath carring moving around with the Matt to keep it under you !!
Rhino - 16/Jun/09
Midge city on summer evenings like Wilton, especially the pool area
Orfio - 09/Apr/08
Sorry, that should be http://brownstones.wetpaint.com/page/Downloads
GCW - 12/Aug/07
New online interactive Wiki guide plus loads of videos at http://brownstones.wetpaint.com
bentley's biceps - 15/Apr/07
The full topo can be found in the massive bible, beast of a book that is Lancashire Rock. Excellent problems though, can get very busy
Uncle Jim - 16/Jun/03
Not a bad little spot, although can be somewhat of a sun trap if the weather\'s nice. Take your suncream - I didn\'t and paid the price ! A range of problems (not found any topos yet, so it\'s a case of take someone who knows the place, or just have fun and create your own). A few of the landings are a bit rough; a mat is useful. I have a load of photo\'s of the place - if you drop us a line I will email them to you. Cheers
Matt - 05/May/02
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