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The Ravenstones

Greater Manchester, ENGLAND

Climbs 150 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 440m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
An excellent mountain crag of rough moorland grit up to 20m high set in a superbly exposed situation (most routes feel like the second pitch!). Green early in the year, best visited afternons and evenings in summer when the crag gets the sun. Plenty of routes of all grades, the isolated location adding a serious air. Lower grade classics include Grey's Wall (HS 4b), Wedgewood Crack (VS 4c,4b) and Trinnacle East (HVS 5a). Best extremes are True Grit (E2 5c), Stranger Than Friction (E3 5c), Welcome to Greenfield... (E3 5c) and No Time To Pose (E5 6b). The stunning Black Mountain College (E7 6b) awaits a repeat!

Weather forecast

 Today  Sat  Sun  Mon  Tue 

1.1mm rain
Sunny periods
13 °C
9 kph

0.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
13 kph

5.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
7 °C
21 kph

1.0mm rain
Sunny periods
13 °C
8 kph

21.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
10 °C
10 kph
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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire DalesMet Office: Peak District

Over the Moors (2012), Western Grit (2009), Moorland Gritstone - Chew Valley (1988),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1West's WayMVS 4c *2
2Problem WallVS 5b 1
3Scoop WallVD 2
4Little ExtraS 4a 1
5Eastern WallHVS 5b  
6Eastern AreteVD 3
7Swing Low Sweet ChariotHVS 5b * 
8The ChapterE1 5c  
9Cioch BlockVS 5b * 
10StrenuosityVS 4c 7
11Cockney's TraverseHS 4b *4
12Hang-gliderE2 5b *1
13SlanterVS 4c *10
14AlphaVD *20
15BetaD 6
16Grooved WallHS 4b *12
17Eastern SlabD *20
18Deep ChimneyM 9
19Green WallHS 4b **34
20Boy's OwnE1 5b 3
21Nil DesperandumS 4a **27
22Pulpit RidgeHVS 4c ***38
23Over the MoorsE5 6b ***2
24Black Mountain CollageE7 6c  
25The DrainpipeS 4a ***11
26Guerrilla ActionE2 5b **6
27Welcome to Greenfield, Gateway to the ValleyE3 5c **4
28Undun CrackVS 4c 2
29Slime CrackM 1
30Little Kern KnottsS 4a 2
31Waterloo ClimbHS 4b  
32The PlonkerHVS 5b * 
33Muddy CrackVD  
34No Time to PoseE5 6b *** 
35Napoleon's DirectE2 5c *1
36Mark IVD *8
37Mark IIVD 2
38The DerivativesVD 8
39RollupE1 5c *4
40RizlaHVS 5a **15
41Stranger Than FrictionE3 5c **9
42Wedgewood CrackVS 4c **26
43Wall of ChinaE4 6b * 
44True GritE2 5c ***24
45Sniffer DogE1 5b *18
46SpilonHS * 
47Vanishing ChimneyD 5
48West Wall TraverseHS *2
49Trinnacle EastHVS 5a **31
50The Left MonolithHS ***64
51Trinnacle ChimneyM *15
52The Right MonolithHVS 5a *13
53Trinnacle WestE1 5b *8
54Nuke the WhaleE4 6b * 
55K. CornerVD  
56Private InvestigationsE3 5b *1
57Raven RibHVS 5a **10
58Flake ChimneyM 5
59The StingVS 5a  
60Nevermore AreteHVS 5a * 
61Jam Block ChimneyM 3
62Magic WandE1 5a **2
63AbracadabraE1 5b **7
64Wall and Crack ClimbS 4a 4
65Colombia Lift-offVS 4c 1
66Impending CrackHS 4b *7
67TaoiseachHVS 5a  
68Subtending WallHS 4b 2
69StairwayD 2
70Spring Box CrackVS 4c *1
71Yellow FeverVD  
72Spring FeverS 4a 1
73TrioS 4a 2
74Being BoiledE1 5b *1
 Climb nameGradex
75Under PressureE1 5a *1
76SmilosityD 1
77Silent KnightD 1
78Funny ThingVS 4c **3
79The PlinVD  
80Plinth ChimneyVD *4
81Altered StatesE3 5b *1
82Safety PlinS 4a *5
83Plinth AreteS 4a *1
84Twit WallVS 4b  
85Finger WallVS 4c  
86Cracked NoseVS 4c  
87Writer's CrampVS 4c **1
88Pocket ClimbVD  
89Sue's RouteD 2
90EaracheS 1
91Cemented BlockHVD  
92Pinnacle WallVS 4b  
93Left WallVD 1
95BebopHS 4b 2
96DroppingsVD *2
97Gray's WallHS 4b **2
98Ernie's ChimnackHVD *1
99Y ClimbD 1
100Wrinkled WallHS 4b *1
101Thin CrackVD 1
102Black ChimneyVD 1
103Dead EndVD 1
104Jack's RouteD 1
105Hanging RidgeVD * 
106A Near DoHS  
107CridgeVD *1
108Smiler's WallS  
109Pot ArmM 1
110Inverted ApexS  
111Tattered RidgeVS 4c * 
112Tattoo CrackVS 4c  
114BallM 1
115BarberS 1
117Rimsky RidgeS 4a 2
118ChoppinHS 4b  
119Concerto CrackHS 4b  
120Wild ThingHVS 4c * 
121OverchewerVS 4c ** 
122ShantelmelfVS 4b * 
123The BluesVS 4c * 
124RhythmHS 4b * 
125Trad DadS 4a * 
126Beale StreetS 4a  
127Basin StreetS 4a  
129BillE1 5c  
130BenE2 5b * 
131Down Up CornerVD  
132Up Down GrooveHD  
134Rimmon AreteVS 4c *1
135Rimmon WallVS 4b **2
136Rimmon SlabE1 5b * 
137AlphinS 4b  
138LollupVD 1
139Joe's CrackHVD  
140Joe's WallVS 4b  
141Trapezium SlabM 1
142Not Another SlabS  
143The BookieHVD  
144The JumpD 1
145C'Mon LadHD 1
146Photo FinishVD  
147Finishing PostM 1
148Ravenstones Stomach Traversenone x-vd ***1
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Access notes
The following information has changed since the publication of Western Grit Rockfax; please amend your copy. The crag should now only be approached from the Binn Green picnic/parking area. Drop down to the reservoir, take a left turn and walk up the valley until below the cliff up on the right (Standing Stones is up on the left) which is reached by a steep ascent - about 40 to 50 mins.

Since the introduction of CRoW, the approach described in the book now crosses access land and so is OK again!

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