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
3Canopy CrackD
5True LimeHS 4b
6Bifurous ChimneyVD
7Pedestal BranchVD
8Bifurous CornerVS 4c
9I Want CookieE2 5c
10The BigotHVS 5b
11The Bigot Direct StartE3 6a
12Forgotten GrooveVS 4c
13So-SoS 4a
14Ivy CornerS
15Tower ClimbVD
16BeachcomberHVS 5a *
17Tower CrackHS 4b
19Gruesome GrooveHS 4b
20ScorpionE2 5c *
22The GymnicHVS 5a *
23Freedom SlavesE6 6c
24Cold ShoulderE1 5b
25AmainHVS 5a *
26Russian RouletteHVS 5b
27Looking at BlueHVS 5b
28ImpendantVS 4c **
29Shattered CrackVD
30AmnesiacsE1 5b
31Cave CornerS 4a
32Ash CrackVS 4b **
33HydrolysisE1 5b
34TriaVS 4b *
36Cut Loose or FlyE3 5c *
37WiltE5 6b **
38Pagan ManE5 6b *
39The Wilt AlternativeE5 6c *
40MalpossessedHVS 5b
41SneckHVS 5b
42The WickMVS 4b *
43Ice Cream PheonixHVS 5a
44ExfoliationVS 4c
45RockbiterHVS 5a **
46Plaque CrackS 4a
47GorrahVS 5a
48BegorrahVS 4c
49SagittariusVS 4c
50Cracked EdgeHS 4b
51Round the BendE2 5c
52Hi-FiVS 4c
53Boulder ProblemVS 4c
54MetronomeVS 4c
55Postern CrackVS 4c
56Yew CapVS 4c
57Y ChimneyVS 4c
60SolitaireHS 4b
61ConclusorHVS 5a ***
62DelusorVS 4c *
64MedusaVS 4b **
65Via VitaE1 5c **
66Via Vita DirectE2 5c
67Mealy BugsVS 4c *
68MealystophelesVS 5a *
70MephistophelesHVS 5b **
71Purple HazeE1 5b **
72PloyVS 4c *
73FroreVS 5a
74Vintage TwoE2 5b
75EnigmaHVS 5a
78Girdle TraverseVS 4c
79Critical TownHVS 5a
81TankE1 5b
82Troops of TomorrowE1 5c
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