Climbs 81 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
An excellent venue for low/middle grade traditional climbing with multi-pitch routes up to 46m long on the main buttress. Good quality rock with great exposure and fine views. Never too busy, but classic routes e.g. Gymnic (VS 4c) and Medusa (VS 4b,4b) are polished. Other great outings include Delusor (VS 4c), Via Vita (E1 5b) and Conclusor (HVS 4c, 5a). Few hard routes, but Wilt (E5 6b) is well-named, well-protected and tricky to flash.

************* IMPORTANT ACCESS NOTE ***************

Nesting birds often mean temporary bans on parts of the crag early in the year and occasionally at other times. Please look out for restriction notices.

Further information on the BMC Regional Access using the link at the bottom of the page.


Approach notes
Situated in Cressbrook Dale. Limited parking is available below the crag close to Ravensdale Cottages (SK 173737). Respect privacy please. A concessionary footpath leads up to the main buttress.

Often bird-banned early in the year and occasionally at other times too. Look for the warning notices.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Peak Limestone (2012), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Peak SE Pokketz (2007), On Peak Rock (2003), Northern Limestone Route Database (2001), Peak Limestone - Stoney (1987),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Peak Limestone - Fax03 (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Raven CrackVD 4
3Canopy CrackD 4
4UnpleasantS 1
5True LimeHS 4b 3
6Bifurous ChimneyVD 10
7Pedestal BranchVD 8
8Bifurous CornerVS 4c 5
9I Want CookieE2 5c 1
10The BigotHVS 5b  
11The Bigot Direct StartE3 6a *2
12Forgotten GrooveVS 4c 3
13So-SoS 4a 9
14Ivy CornerS 9
15Tower ClimbVD 9
16BeachcomberHVS 5a *61
17Tower CrackHS 4b 2
18BoskyS 5
19Gruesome GrooveVS 4c 15
20ScorpionE2 5c *10
22The GymnicHVS 5a *110
23Freedom SlavesE4 6c  
24Cold ShoulderE1 5b 5
25AmainHVS 5a **44
26Russian RouletteHVS 5b 7
27Looking at BlueHVS 5b 2
28ImpendantVS 4c **101
29Shattered CrackVD 43
30AmnesiacsE1 5b  
31Cave CornerS 4a 76
32Ash CrackVS 4c **148
33HydrolysisE1 5b *15
34TriaHS 4b **95
36Cut Loose or FlyE3 5c *16
37WiltE5 6b **1
38Pagan ManE5 6b * 
39The Wilt AlternativeE5 6c * 
40MalpossessedHVS 5b *9
41SneckHVS 5b 2
42The WickVS 4b 15
43Ice Cream PheonixHVS 5a 1
44ExfoliationVS 4c  
45RockbiterHVS 5a *31
46Plaque CrackS 4a 3
47GorrahVS 5a  
48BegorrahVS 4c  
49SagittariusVS 4c  
50Cracked EdgeHS 4b  
51Round the BendE2 5c 3
52Hi-FiVS 4c 2
53Boulder ProblemVS 4c 1
54MetronomeVS 4c  
55Postern CrackVS 4c  
56Yew CapVS 4c  
57End Of The TourE3 5c  
58Y ChimneyVS 4c  
60MyopiaHVS 4
61SolitaireHS 4b 34
62ConclusorHVS 5a ***229
63DelusorHVS 5a *61
64HadesE2 1
65MedusaVS 4b ***324
66Via VitaE1 5c *89
67Via Vita DirectE2 6a **13
68Mealy BugsVS 4c **120
69MealystophelesVS 5a *73
70BulletsHVS 5b *5
71MephistophelesE1 5b **104
72Purple HazeE1 5b **108
73PloyVS 4c *107
74FroreVS 5a *35
75Vintage TwoE2 5b 7
76EnigmaHVS 5a 7
77PaupericlesS 6
79Girdle TraverseVS 4c  
80Critical TownHVS 5a  
82TankE1 5b 1
83Troops of TomorrowE1 5c  
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