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
3somersaultf5+ 4c
4DC10f7A
5Test Piecef5+ 5a
6Magic Circlef4+ 4b
7Amphitheatref3
 OBSCENITY AREA 
9Pocket Hole Wallf3 *
10Obscenityf5+ 5b
11Ridiculous Dynof7A+ **
12Ridiculous Eliminatef7B
13Bunnie's Dilemmaf3 2a
14The Pockf3 5a
15green wallf6A 5b
16short cornerf3
17Slab Directf3 4a
18Tiptoef4 4b
 DEZERTION AREA 
20dezis wallf5 4c
21Grass Groovef4 d
22beanof6A 6a
23bittof6A+ 5c
24Boopersf6B 6a **
25Dezeritf6A 5b *
26Dezertion Sit Startf7A+ **
27Dezertion Eliminatef7B 6c
28Dianef4 vd
29finelinef5+ 5c
30Blurt Variantf6A 5b
31Blurtf4+ 5a
32Haltf3+ 4a
33The Prowf5 4c
34Delicatessenf5 4b
 ASH PITS SLABS AREA 
36The Thrutchf4
37Don't play out in the darkf4 *
38Applef4 4b
39Groovyf4 4a
40Noddy's Crackf5+ 5c **
41Wall Climbf6A 5c
42Climber and Ramblerf4+ 4a
43Ramblerf3 d
44The Nosef3
45Arurf4 4b
46Unjustf6A 6a
47Unpinchedf7A+
48Unjusticef7A *
49Unjust Dynof7B+ **
50Corn Mantelf5+ 5b
51Hopperf4 4c
52Scraperf5 5b
53Degree Crackf4+ 5a *
54Directissimaf6A 5c *
55Analoguef4+ 4c
56Fraudf5+ 5b *
57Fraudulent Slipf6A+ 6a *
58Digitationf6A 5c **
59Ash Pit Slabf3 vd
60Ash Pit Slab Directf4 4a *
61Ash Pit Traversef5 4c **
62ash pit traverse lowf6B 5c
 HANK'S WALL AREA 
64Nexusf4 4c
65The Nexus Dynof6C ***
66one hand wallyf6B 6a
67Alec Analf7C+ 7a **
68Lancashire Pothotf7A+ 6c
69Wibblef5 4c
70The Chimneyf5 4c
71Parabola Directf6A+ (6a)
72Parabola Superdirectf6B+ 5c
73Parabolaf5+ (5b) *
74Pigswillf6C+ 6b ***
75Pigswill Sit Startf7A ***
76PPf7A+ 6b
77Parr's Crackf6A 5c **
78Hank's Wallf7A+ 6b *
79Right Hand Hankf7B+ 6c **
80Laybackf5 5b *
81Alanaf6A 6a *
82Haskit Left-handf5+ (5c) *
83Haskit Right-handf5 (5b)
84Pinch Wallf6C 6b
85Dragnetf4 4c
86Infernof5 4c
87traditional mantelf6C 6b
88Vertigof4+ 4a
89Way Downf4 4a
90Gullible's Travelsf6A 6a *
91Crooked Crackf4 4a
92Little Manf4 4a
 LONG BACK WALL AREA 
94Butchf6A 6a
95Jerryf5 5a
96Tomf5 5a
97Y Frontf4 4a
98Finger Crackf5 5c
99The Latchf6A
100The Lockf5+ 5c
101The Keyf5 5c
102Crackhorsef7A+ 6c **
103Groundhogf7A 6b *
104Groundhog Start Sitstartf7B 6c *
105The Young Pretenderf7A
106Billf4+
107Cracklef4+
108Normaf5+
109Impof6A
110Dylan aka Grand Theftf7A+
111Lazarusf5+
112Cremulatorf5+
113Knahf5+
114Lifelinef6C
115Lifeline sitstartf7B 6b **
116Big Mufff7A+ 6b **
117Varf5+ 5c
118Hardlinef6A+
119heartlinef5+ 5b
120Faintlinef6A
121Thunderf7B
122Ninja Fingerf7A+
123The Slanterf5+
124Lowballingf6A
125Dave's Other Routef6A+
126Knepf6A
127Butt Endf6B+
128Stop Buttf6A+ 5c *
129Rusty Wallf6C 6b ***
130Coltf7C ***
131Black Wallf6B
132Hankf6A+
133P's Podf6A
134SF2f5+
135Dave's Routef6A
136Midge Attackf5
 TWO STEP AREA 
138Herniaf5+ (5a)
139Lobotomyf5 (5a)
140Slimerf5+ (5b) *
141Brownstones Crackf3 vd
142Moss Wallf5+ 4c *
143Verdi Rampf5 4b *
144Verdi Cornerf4 4a *
145Verdinandf6B (6a)
146Verdigrisf6A+ (6a) *
147Verdi Wallf5 (5a) *
148Two Step left-handf5+ (5b)
149Two Step Variantf5+
150no stepf6C 6b
151Two Stepf4 4b *
152Mantelstrungf3
153dynostrungf6A
154dynamic eliminatef6A 6a
155pinch eliminatef6C 6a
156Chockerblock Cornerf3
157Fanny's your Auntf4
158Bobs your Unclef4
159Muddy Wallf5 4c *
160Muddy Aretef5+ (5c) *
161Between an Arete and a Slabf4+ *
162Wet Cornerf4 vd
163Slab Variantf3 vd
164The I.L.T. Dynof6C 6b
165Muddy (aka Niche) Traversef6C
 THE POOL AREA 
167Watery Aretef5 4c
168Wet Footf5 (5a)
169Splashf6A 5b
170Splishf5+ 4c
171Sploshf6A 5b
172The Cornerf5+ 5a
173Piddlef6A 5c
174Middlef6A+ 5c
175Riddlef6A+ 5c
176Ponderf5 4b
177Pondulef3 2a
178Pond Traverse6c **
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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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