The Ravenstones

Climbs 151 – 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!

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!

Guidebooks
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 nameGrade
1West's WayMVS 4c *
2Problem WallVS 5b
3Scoop WallVD
4Little ExtraS 4a
5Eastern WallHVS 5b
6Eastern AreteVD
7Swing Low Sweet ChariotHVS 5b *
8The ChapterE1 5c
9Cioch BlockVS 5b *
10StrenuosityVS 4c
11Cockney's TraverseHS 4b *
12Hang-gliderE2 5b *
13SlanterVS 4c *
14AlphaVD *
15BetaD
16Grooved WallHS 4b *
17Eastern SlabD *
18Deep ChimneyM
19Green WallHS 4b **
20Boy's OwnE1 5b
21Nil DesperandumS 4a **
22Pulpit RidgeHVS 4c ***
23Over the MoorsE5 6b ***
24Black Mountain CollageE7 6c
25The DrainpipeS 4a ***
26Guerrilla ActionE2 5b **
27Welcome to Greenfield, Gateway to the ValleyE3 5c **
28Undun CrackVS 4c
29Slime CrackM
30Little Kern KnottsS 4a
31Waterloo ClimbHS 4b
32The PlonkerHVS 5b *
33Muddy CrackVD
34No Time to PoseE5 6b ***
35Napoleon's DirectE2 5c *
36Mark IVD *
37Mark IIVD
38The DerivativesVD
39RollupE1 5c *
40RizlaHVS 5a **
41Stranger Than FrictionE3 5c **
42Wedgewood CrackVS 4c **
43Wall of ChinaE4 6b *
44True GritE2 5c ***
45Sniffer DogE1 5b *
46SpilonHS *
47Vanishing ChimneyD
48West Wall TraverseHS *
49Trinnacle EastHVS 5a **
50The Left MonolithHS ***
51Spare RibVS 4c
52Trinnacle ChimneyM *
53The Right MonolithHVS 5a *
54Trinnacle WestE1 5b *
55Nuke the WhaleE4 6b *
56K. CornerVD
57Private InvestigationsE3 5b *
58Raven RibHVS 5a **
59Flake ChimneyM
60The StingVS 5a
61Nevermore AreteHVS 5a *
62Jam Block ChimneyM
63Magic WandE1 5a **
64AbracadabraE1 5b **
65Wall and Crack ClimbS 4a
66Colombia Lift-offVS 4c
67Impending CrackHS 4b *
68TaoiseachHVS 5a
69Subtending WallHS 4b
70StairwayD
71Spring Box CrackVS 4c *
72Yellow FeverVD
73Spring FeverS 4a
74TrioS 4a
75Being BoiledE1 5b *
76Under PressureE1 5a *
77SmilosityD
78Silent KnightD
79Funny ThingVS 4c **
80The PlinVD
81Plinth ChimneyVD *
82Altered StatesE3 5b *
83Safety PlinS 4a *
84Plinth AreteS 4a *
85Twit WallVS 4b
86Finger WallVS 4c
87Cracked NoseVS 4c
88Writer's CrampVS 4c **
89Pocket ClimbVD
90Sue's RouteD
91EaracheS
92Cemented BlockHVD
93Pinnacle WallVS 4b
94Left WallVD
95SlurbageVD
96BebopHS 4b
97DroppingsVD *
98Gray's WallHS 4b **
99Ernie's ChimnackHVD *
100Y ClimbD
101Wrinkled WallHS 4b *
102Thin CrackVD
103Black ChimneyVD
104Dead EndVD
105Jack's RouteD
106Hanging RidgeVD *
107A Near DoHS
108CridgeVD *
109Smiler's WallS
110Pot ArmM
111Inverted ApexS
112Tattered RidgeVS 4c *
113Tattoo CrackVS 4c
114HesitantS
115BallM
116BarberS
117BilkS
118Rimsky RidgeS 4a
119ChoppinHS 4b
120Concerto CrackHS 4b
121Wild ThingHVS 4c *
122OverchewerVS 4c **
123ShantelmelfVS 4b *
124The BluesVS 4c *
125RhythmHS 4b *
126Trad DadS 4a *
127Beale StreetS 4a
128Basin StreetS 4a
129RagtimeHVD
130BillE1 5c
131BenE2 5b *
132Down Up CornerVD
133Up Down GrooveHD
134AlderHVD
135Rimmon AreteVS 4c *
136Rimmon WallVS 4b **
137Rimmon SlabE1 5b *
138AlphinS 4b
139LollupVD
140Joe's CrackHVD
141Joe's WallVS 4b
142Trapezium SlabM
143Not Another SlabS
144The BookieHVD
145The JumpD
146C'Mon LadHD
147Photo FinishVD
148Finishing PostM
149Ravenstones Stomach Traversenone x-vd ***
150Birchen Clough *1
151Birchen Clough *I
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