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Thorn Crag Lancashire, ENGLAND
Climbs 108 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces S
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.
Free guide can be found here - http://info.rockrun.com/bowland-bloc-sport.html
Lancashire Rock (1999), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering Vol2
Climbs at this crag
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Bird ban April 1 - June 15; also shooting.
Situated on the hillside above the Trough of Bowland hamlet of Tarnbrook. Track leads directly up to the crag.
NB: The Estate requests climbers to inform them know if you intend visiting the crag (Tel: 01524 791339).
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.
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Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer joe.91
Some great bouldering to be had here. stick to the path on the walk in though!
We noticed that there was no parking contrary to some guides, but we knocked on the farmers door and he was willing to let us park on his land.
will definately be going back.|
Supernoodl3 - 10/Oct/12
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...
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