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 44
6Magic Circlef4+ 4b 76
7Amphitheatref3 14
 OBSCENITY AREA  
9Pocket Hole Wallf3 *126
10Obscenityf5+ 5b 97
11Ridiculous Dynof7A+ **7
12Ridiculous Eliminatef7B 10
13Bunnie's Dilemmaf3 2a 51
14The Pockf3 5a 23
15green wallf6A 5b 26
16short cornerf3 28
17Slab Directf3 4a 126
18Tiptoef4 4b 62
 DEZERTION AREA  
20dezis wallf5 4c 11
21Grass Groovef4 d 27
22beanof6A 6a 25
23bittof6A+ 5c 23
24Boopersf6B 6a **41
25Dezeritf6A 5b *67
26Dezertion Sit Startf7A+ **7
27Dezertion Eliminatef7B 6c 7
28Dianef4 vd 86
29finelinef5+ 5c 52
30Blurt Variantf6A 5b 31
31Blurtf4+ 5a 114
32Haltf3+ 4a 81
33The Prowf5 4c 42
34Delicatessenf5 4b 40
 ASH PITS SLABS AREA  
36The Thrutchf4 42
37Don't play out in the darkf4 *10
38Applef4 4b 36
39Groovyf4 4a 54
40Noddy's Crackf5+ 5c **68
41Wall Climbf6A 5c 26
42Climber and Ramblerf4+ 4a 73
43Ramblerf3 d 61
44The Nosef3 25
45Arurf4 4b 23
46Unjustf6A 6a 58
47Unpinchedf7A+ 3
48Unjusticef7A *5
49Unjust Dynof7B+ **1
50Corn Mantelf5 5b 129
51HopperVD 4c 134
52Scraperf5 5b 85
53Degree Crackf4 5a *126
54Directissimaf5+ 5c *182
55AnalogueS 4c 141
56Fraudf5 5b *123
57Fraudulent Slipf6A 6a *34
58Digitationf5+ 5c **130
59Ash Pit SlabVD 314
60Ash Pit Slab DirectS 4a *181
61Ash Pit Traversef4 5a **122
62ash pit traverse lowf6B 5c 35
 HANK'S WALL AREA  
64NexusS 4c 190
65The Nexus Dynof6C ***16
66one hand wallyf6B 6a 4
67Alec Analf7C+ 7a ** 
68Lancashire Pothotf7A+ 6c 8
69Wibblef5 4c 21
70The Chimneyf5 4c 30
71Parabola Directf6A 6a 34
72Parabola Superdirectf6B+ 5c 3
73Parabolaf5 5b *50
74Pigswillf7A+ 6c *34
75Pigswill Sit Startf7A ***17
76PPf7A+ 6b 4
77Parr's Crackf5+ 5c *104
78Hank's Wallf7A 6c *26
79Right Hand Hankf7B+ 6c **1
80Laybackf5 5b *149
81Alanaf6A 6a *20
82Haskit Left-handf5+ 5c *67
83Haskit Right-handf5 5b 67
84Pinch Wallf6C 6b 5
85DragnetS 4c 111
86Infernof5 4c 39
87traditional mantelf6C 6b 5
88Vertigof4+ 4a 27
89Way Downf4 4a 21
90Gullible's Travelsf6A 6a *19
91Crooked Crackf4 4a 22
92Little Manf4 4a 27
 LONG BACK WALL AREA  
94Butchf6A 6a 3
95Jerryf5 5a 11
96Tomf5 5a 9
97Y Frontf4 4a 6
98Finger Crackf5 5c 3
99The Latchf6A  
100The Lockf5+ 5c 3
101The Keyf5 5c 4
102Crackhorsef7A+ 6c **1
103Groundhogf7A 6b *8
104Groundhog Start Sitstartf7B 6c *5
105The Young Pretenderf7A 1
106Billf4+ 2
107Cracklef4+ 2
108Normaf5+ 1
109Impof6A 1
110Dylan aka Grand Theftf7A+ 1
111Lazarusf5+ 1
112Cremulatorf5+ 1
113Knahf5+  
114Lifelinef6C 3
115Lifeline sitstartf7B 6b **3
116Big Mufff7A+ 6b **5
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 ***5
130Coltf7C *** 
131Black Wallf6B 1
132Hankf6A+  
133P's Podf6A  
134SF2f5+  
135Dave's Routef6A  
136Midge Attackf5 2
 TWO STEP AREA  
138Herniaf4 5a 205
139Lobotomyf4 5a 134
140Slimerf5 5b *181
141Brownstones CrackVD 237
142Moss WallS 4c *131
143Verdi RampS 4b *116
144Verdi CornerS 4a *117
145Verdinandf6A 6a 17
146Verdigrisf6A 6a *55
147Verdi Wallf4 5a *123
148Two Step left-handf5 5b 138
149Two Step Variantf5+ 19
150no stepf6C 6b 9
151Two StepS 4b *151
152MantelstrungD 110
153dynostrungf6A 8
154dynamic eliminatef6A 6a 9
155pinch eliminatef6C 6a 4
156Chockerblock Cornerf3 83
157Fanny's your Auntf4 9
158Bobs your Unclef4 7
159Muddy WallS 4c *103
160Muddy Aretef5+ 5c *58
161Between an Arete and a Slabf4+ *5
162Wet CornerVD 98
163Slab VariantVD 74
164The I.L.T. Dynof6C 6b 4
165Muddy (aka Niche) Traversef6C 9
 THE POOL AREA  
167Watery AreteS 4c 77
168Wet Footf4 5a 33
169Splashf6A 5b 11
170Splishf5+ 4c 21
171Sploshf6A 5b 15
172The Cornerf5+ 5a 14
173Piddlef6A 5c 5
174Middlef6A+ 5c 6
175Riddlef6A+ 5c 5
176Ponderf5 4b 14
177Pondulef3 2a 28
178Pond Traversef6A 5c **31
179Little Wall *V1 5a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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