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These details were last updated on 19/Dec/2013


Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 67 – 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 (HVS 5a, 5a) and Conclusor (HVS 4c, 5a). Few hard routes, but Wilt (E5 6b) is well-named, well-protected and tricky to flash.

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

Spring 2013: Natural England have banned access to the crag as ravens are nesting on Via Vita.

27th May 2013: The ban has been lifted so full access has been restored.

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.

May be bird-banned early in the year. Look for the warning notices.

The restrictions are not necessarily mited to early in the year, eg Medusa is currently (25th July) off limits due to fledgeling kestrels.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire DalesMet Office: Peak District

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 nameGradex
1So soS *2
2BeachcomberHVS 5a *57
3Gruesome GrooveHS 4b 13
4ScorpionE2 5c *10
5The GymnicHVS 5a *100
6Freedom SlavesE6 6c  
7Cold ShoulderE1 5b 5
8AmainHVS 5a *44
9Russian RouletteHVS 5b 5
10Looking at BlueHVS 5b 2
11ImpendantVS 4c **89
12Shattered CrackVD 38
13Cave CornerS 4a 68
14Ash CrackVS 4b **132
15HydrolysisE1 5b 10
16TriaVS 4b *84
17Cut Loose or FlyE3 5c *15
18WiltE5 6b **1
19Pagan ManE5 6b * 
20The Wilt AlternativeE5 6c * 
21MalpossessedHVS 5b 9
22ConclusorHVS 5a **187
23DelusorVS 4c *50
25MedusaVS 4b **280
26Via VitaE1 5c **76
27Via Vita DirectE2 5c 12
28Mealy BugsVS 4c *104
29MealystophelesVS 5a *64
30BulletsHVS 3
31MephistophelesHVS 5b **86
32Purple HazeE1 5b **90
 Climb nameGradex
33PloyVS 4c *99
34FroreVS 5a 31
35Plaque CrackS 4a 3
36RockbiterHVS 5a **27
37PaupericlesS 5
38Ivy CornerS 8
39Pedestal BranchVD 8
40Bifurous ChimneyVD 9
41Raven CrackVD 4
42Canopy CrackD 4
43UnpleasantS 1
44True LimeHS 4b 3
45Bifurous CornerVS 4c 4
46The BigotHVS 5b  
47The Bigot Direct StartE3 6a 2
48Forgotten GrooveVS 4c 3
49So-SoS 4a 6
50Tower ClimbVD 9
51Tower CrackHS 4b 2
52BoskyS 5
53The WickMVS 4b *15
54Ice Cream PheonixHVS 5a 1
55Round the BendE2 5c 3
56SolitaireHS 4b 31
57EnigmaHVS 5a 6
58SneckHVS 5b 2
59Hi-FiVS 4c 2
60MyopiaHVS 2
61I Want CookieE2 5c 1
62Vintage TwoE2 5b 7
63Troops of TomorrowE1 5c  
64TankE1 5b 1
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Currently birds nesting in the crack at the start of Purple Haze P2 and (i think) near the belay of Rockbiter. Probably best avoided for the moment.
remus - 16/May/11