Climbs 131
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces S

Gavin Grey hanging that perfect rail on Elemental F6c at Thorn Crag © wilfbiffherb

Crag features

The crag is made up of 4 main sections; the crag itself is high up on the moorland up to a height of 11 metres, the popular Crag Boulders lower down from the crag and can be seen from the bottom, the Trackside boulders over to the west and then the Paradise and Seaview boulders which are further west than the Trackside boulders.

There are other boulders around (such as the Bad Moon boulder) The rock is brilliant untouched gritstone but is a little gritty after the winter, there are routes and problems of all grades from font 3 all the way up to an E10.

Approach notes

NO DOGS.

Been here a number of times and i can say that (apart from the walk in) its my favourite crag in Lancashire! It has some of the best gritstone climbing i've been on and it has a great view too! The only downside is the walk in (notice how its been mentioned twice) and the fact that because its not as popular as other locations and its so exposed, the climbs are a little gritty. So take a brush for some problems. Recommended!
joe.91 - 21/Apr/11
Very fun bouldering, and the only grit in the UK with a sea view! Lost half the skin on my shins trying jubilee tower. It's not grit climbing until someone loses some of their epidermis.
stewieatb - 07/Dec/09
Grade Spread is now V0 to V11 Free bouldering guide here... http://www.lakesbloc.co.uk/sei/s/1284/f61.pdf
Apollo - 19/May/06
This place has awe inspiring views over the sea to Lancaster and Blackpool. It can be windy too. It is a bit of a stretch up to the top, and there are no clearly defined paths from the roads to the boulders or the crag itself. You can pick bilberries at the right time of year. However, once you are there, it is great. The friction is excellent, there are routes of a variety of grades, and you can solo at lots of the climbs on the main crag with a bit of imagination. A great day out, especially when the midges are blown away, as well as the cobwebs.
SimonMH - 24/Oct/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Pit Stop Block 
2Pit Fight
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f7A+ 1
3Pit Stop
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f5 3
4Area 1: Pit Stop Block P1
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f4 3
 Crag: Upper Tier 
6Pelvic Thrust
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S 4a 19
7Raging Horn
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E4 6a  
8The Fireman's Slippery Pole
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HVS 5a **35
9A Moment Of SanityE5 6b 3
10Kissing the PinkE4 5c **27
11Toro Toro Aardvark
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HVS 5a 6
12The Last Temptation
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E6 6c ***14
13Accidental Death Of An Armchair AardvarkVS 4c 1
14A Moment of ClarityE10 7a ** 
15Doctor Shipmans Surgery
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E7 6c **2
16Grimly Fiendish
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E2 5c **1
17New Rose
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E1 5c *2
18Return of The Flyf7C+ **1
19Fizzix of Popf7A+ 3
20Vectorf8A *2
21Patrickyf7B *15
22Where's Garyf6A *1
23Jazz Handsf6A+ *2
24Tong Pof7A * 
 Crag: Lower Tier 
26The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies
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E1 5b *14
27Pinch 'n' Pull
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VB 2
28Prior Visit
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VS 4c 22
29Flying Pleb
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VB 2
30Long Shore Drift
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E2 5c *7
31Bill Is DeadE2 5c *2
32Termination
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S 4b 33
33Look No Hands
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S 4c 30
34Lower Slab Direct
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HVS 5b 22
35The Omega ManE4 5c *1
36Left of Centre
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E1 5c 5
37Epee Edge
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E4 5c **7
38Aardvarks don't Dyno
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E1 5b *9
39Air Aardvark
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E1 6a 2
40Aardvark AntichristVS 5b 2
41ForgotVS 5b 2
42Ride a Wild Aardvark
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HVS 5a *3
43Megalodonf6C+ 3
44Banana Land
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f3 26
45Banana Splitf6C *3
46The Man From Del Monte
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f7A+ *1
 The Diamond & Nearby Blocks 
48Cubic Zirconiumf6A 6
49Here I am againf6B **7
50Here I am again (right hand)f6A 1
51Ouzel Thornf6B ***15
52Monster Mindsf7A+ **9
 Bad Moon Boulder 
54Slice of Lifef7A+ **8
55Bad Moon Risingf7B+ ***17
56The Short Side of the Moonf6B 1
 Crag Boulders 
58Dimple Dance
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f6A 42
59Perfectf6A 2
60Perfect plusf6B  
61Jubilee Tower
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f5 *73
62Wiggling Crackf5+ *64
63Rising Smoke
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f3 46
64Perving Arete
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f5 80
65Slab Run
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f2+ 96
66Score
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f5 78
67Neil's Thorny Arete
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f5+ 97
68Neil's Thorny Arete (sit start)
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f6A **49
69Fire Wallf7C **1
70Burnt Heather
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f6B ***147
71The Crackf3+ 57
72Grit Nose
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f4 35
73Grit Nose (sit start)
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f6A *77
74Easy Karmaf4 55
75And For My Next Trickf7A ***99
76The Latest Trickf6A+ 18
77Fix My Sinkf7B **23
78The Plumbers Linkf7C *3
79Shades of Jaef7B+ *1
 Trackside Boulders 
81Andy's Traverse
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f4 4
82Area 6: Trackside Boulders P2
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f3+ 3
83Sphagnum Arete
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f5 3
84Andy's Wall
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f4+ 4
85Gritasaurus
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f2 14
862001 A Grit Odyssyf6C+ **76
87Elemental
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f6C ***86
88Resistance is Futile
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f7A+ **7
89Resisstance is Futile SDSf7C+ *1
90RIF Light
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f6A+ 1
91Area 6: Trackside Boulders P10
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f5 6
92Jacaranda
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f5 3
93Area 6: Trackside Boulders P12f4 6
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