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The Watchblock and Pickering Tors (Dovedale)

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 32 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Superb climbing on good quality, steep rock up to 40m high. Best routes E1 and above. The 'crag' is split into an assortment of pinnacles and walls. At Pickering Pinnacle go for its Overhang (E1 5b), The River (E4 6a) or its best route Monsieur Mange Tout (E6 6b). On nearby Pickering Wall, Thunderball (E1 5b) is the route to do. Finest climbing to be found on Watchblock Buttress. Nancy Whisky at E1 5b is worthwhile, but Adjudicator Wall (E3 6a) and Wall of Straws (E5 6b) are in a class of their own.

Access notes
Pickering Tor is situated approx 1 mile downstream from Milldale (car park SK 137548)on the true left bank oppposite Ilam Rock. Pickering Wall and Watchblock Buttress are within 200m of the Tor.

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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales

Peak Limestone (2012), On Peak Rock (2003), Northern Limestone Route Database (2001),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Peak Limestone - Fax03 (1992), Peak Limestone - South (1987)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Uncontrollable UrgeHVS 5a 1
2Pickering RidgeVS 4a 4
3What Crisis?HVS 5a 3
4CrisisE5 6c 1
5Monsieur Mange ToutE5 6b **2
6Pickering's OverhangE1 5b 12
7The FlakeE1 5c *4
8Final WitnessE2 5b *10
9ThunderballE1 5b *31
10Red EyeHVS 5b 3
 Climb nameGradex
11Suspended SentenceE5 6b * 
12Harold WilsonE2 5b  
13Beginner's LuckHS 4a *6
14Wall of StrawsE5 6b ***11
15Three Piece ComboE4 6a *1
16Adjudicator WallE3 5c ***121
17Nancy WhiskyE1 5b *54
18Watchblock DirectHVS 5a 9
19Original Route *S 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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