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.


Access 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 9
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 *59
17Tower CrackHS 4b 2
18BoskyS 5
19Gruesome GrooveHS 4b 15
20ScorpionE2 5c *10
22The GymnicHVS 5a *102
23Freedom SlavesE6 6c  
24Cold ShoulderE1 5b 5
25AmainHVS 5a *44
26Russian RouletteHVS 5b 5
27Looking at BlueHVS 5b 2
28ImpendantVS 4c **91
29Shattered CrackVD 40
30AmnesiacsE1 5b  
31Cave CornerS 4a 69
32Ash CrackVS 4b **135
33HydrolysisE1 5b 13
34TriaVS 4b *87
36Cut Loose or FlyE3 5c *15
37WiltE5 6b **1
38Pagan ManE5 6b * 
39The Wilt AlternativeE5 6c * 
40MalpossessedHVS 5b 9
41SneckHVS 5b 2
42The WickMVS 4b *15
43Ice Cream PheonixHVS 5a 1
44ExfoliationVS 4c  
45RockbiterHVS 5a **29
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  
54MetronomeVS 4c  
55Postern CrackVS 4c  
56Yew CapVS 4c  
57Y ChimneyVS 4c  
59MyopiaHVS 2
60SolitaireHS 4b 33
61ConclusorHVS 5a ***195
62DelusorVS 4c *56
64MedusaVS 4b **295
65Via VitaE1 5c **80
66Via Vita DirectE2 5c 12
67Mealy BugsVS 4c *108
68MealystophelesVS 5a *70
69BulletsHVS 3
70MephistophelesHVS 5b **90
71Purple HazeE1 5b **95
72PloyVS 4c *106
73FroreVS 5a 34
74Vintage TwoE2 5b 7
75EnigmaHVS 5a 6
76PaupericlesS 6
78Girdle TraverseVS 4c  
79Critical TownHVS 5a  
81TankE1 5b 1
82Troops of TomorrowE1 5c  
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