The Watchblock and Pickering Tors (Dovedale) Derbyshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 32 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces W
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.
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.
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)
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