Climbs 174
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces S

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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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Approach 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

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Lancashire Bouldering (2014)
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Out of print:
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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Magic Circle 
2warlon's wall
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f5 8
3somersaultf5+ 20
4DC10f7A 1
5Test Piecef5+ 45
6Magic Circlef4+ 85
7Amphitheatref3 16
 Obscenity Area 
9Pocket Hole Wallf3 *138
10Obscenityf5+ 110
11Ridiculous Dynof7A+ **7
12Ridiculous Eliminatef7B 12
13Bunnie's Dilemma
-
f3 52
14The Pock
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f3 27
15green wall
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f6A 26
16short cornerf3 28
17Slab Directf3 137
18Tiptoef4 72
 Dezertion Area 
20dezis wall
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f5 11
21Grass Groovef4 28
22beano
-
f6A 26
23bitto
-
f6A+ 23
24Boopersf6B **47
25Dezeritf6A *82
26Dezertion Sit Startf7A+ **7
27Dezertion Eliminatef7B 7
28Dianef4 91
29fineline
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f5+ 61
30Blurt Variantf6A 31
31Blurtf4+ 127
32Haltf3+ 86
33The Prowf5 49
34Delicatessenf5 42
 Ash Pits Slabs Area 
36The Thrutchf4 47
37Don't play out in the darkf4 *10
38Applef4 38
39Groovyf4 61
40Noddy's Crackf5+ **76
41Wall Climbf6A 26
42Climber and Ramblerf4+ 80
43Ramblerf3 66
44The Nosef3 26
45Arurf4 24
46Unjustf6A 6a 63
47Unpinched
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f7A+ 3
48Unjustice
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f7A *7
49Unjust Dynof7B+ **1
50Corn Mantelf5 5b 145
51HopperVD 4c 153
52Scraperf5 5b 93
53Degree Crackf4 5a *136
54Directissimaf5+ 5c *207
55AnalogueS 4c 162
56Fraudf5 5b *140
57Fraudulent Slipf6A 6a *34
58Digitationf5+ 5c **154
59Ash Pit SlabVD 348
60Ash Pit Slab DirectS 4a *198
61Ash Pit Traversef4 5a **130
62ash pit traverse lowf6B 43
 Hank's Wall Area 
64NexusS 4c 212
65The Nexus Dynof6C ***21
66one hand wallyf6B 4
67Alec Analf7C+ ** 
68Lancashire Pothotf7A+ 9
69Wibble
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f5 24
70The Chimney
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f5 35
71Parabola Directf6A 6a 37
72Parabola Superdirect
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f6B+ 3
73Parabolaf5 5b *54
74Pigswillf7A+ 6c *40
75Pigswill Sit Startf7A ***20
76PPf7A+ 6
77Parr's Crackf5+ 5c *119
78Hank's Wallf7A 6c *27
79Right Hand Hankf7B+ **1
80Laybackf5 5b *171
81Alanaf6A *22
82Haskit Left-handf5+ 5c *77
83Haskit Right-handf5 5b 80
84Pinch Wallf6C 8
85DragnetS 4c 129
86Infernof5 43
87traditional mantel
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f6C 6
88Vertigof4+ 28
89Way Downf4 22
90Gullible's Travelsf6A *23
91Crooked Crackf4 24
92Little Manf4 29
 Long Back Wall Area 
94Butch
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f6A 4
95Jerry
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f5 12
96Tom
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f5 10
97Y Front
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f4 8
98Finger Crack
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f5 3
99The Latchf6A 1
100The Lock
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f5+ 3
101The Key
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f5 4
102Crackhorsef7A+ **1
103Groundhogf7A *8
104Groundhog Start Sitstartf7B *4
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 **3
116Big Mufff7A+ **6
117Var
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f5+ 7
118Hardlinef6A+ 1
119heartlinef5+ 3
120Faintlinef6A 1
121Thunderf7B 1
122Ninja Fingerf7A+  
123The Slanterf5+ 3
124Lowballingf6A 1
125Dave's Other Routef6A+ 1
126Knepf6A 1
127Butt Endf6B+  
128Stop Butt
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f6A+ *5
129Rusty Wallf6C ***5
130Coltf7C *** 
131Black Wallf6B 1
132Hankf6A+  
133P's Podf6A  
134SF2f5+  
135Dave's Routef6A  
136Midge Attackf5 2
 Two Step Area 
138Herniaf4 5a 227
139Lobotomyf4 5a 151
140Slimerf5 5b *208
141Brownstones CrackVD 264
142Moss WallS 4c *152
143Verdi RampS 4b *135
144Verdi CornerS 4a *130
145Verdinandf6A 6a 18
146Verdigrisf6A 6a *62
147Verdi Wallf4 5a *142
148Two Step left-handf5 5b 164
149Two Step Variantf5+ 22
150no stepf6C 10
151Two StepS 4b *172
152MantelstrungD 120
153dynostrungf6A 9
154dynamic eliminatef6A 13
155pinch eliminate
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f6C 6
156Chockerblock Corner
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f3 96
157Fanny's your Auntf4 12
158Bobs your Unclef4 9
159Muddy WallS 4c *111
160Muddy Aretef5+ 5c *66
161Between an Arete and a Slabf4+ *6
162Wet CornerVD 105
163Slab VariantVD 78
164The I.L.T. Dynof6C 4
165Muddy (aka Niche) Traversef6C 11
 The Pool Area 
167Watery AreteS 4c 87
168Wet Footf4 5a 40
169Splashf6A 17
170Splishf5+ 31
171Sploshf6A 21
172The Cornerf5+ 16
173Piddlef6A 5
174Middlef6A+ 6
175Riddlef6A+ 5
176Ponderf5 16
177Pondulef3 30
178Pond Traversef6A 5c **38
179Little WallV1 1
180Fineline (low)f6A 6
181GCW6af6B 1
182Jug, slower anc crimp *V5 2
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