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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!

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!

Weather forecast

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1.4mm rain
Mainly cloudy
18 °C
13 kph

0.6mm rain
Cloudy
15 °C
20 kph

0.1mm rain
Sunny periods
15 °C
18 kph

0.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
17 °C
10 kph

1.9mm rain
Mainly cloudy
16 °C
15 kph
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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire DalesMet Office: Peak District

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 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 *13
17Eastern SlabD *20
18Deep ChimneyM 9
19Green WallHS 4b **34
20Boy's OwnE1 5b 3
21Nil DesperandumS 4a **31
22Pulpit RidgeHVS 4c ***43
23Over the MoorsE5 6b ***3
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 **17
41Stranger Than FrictionE3 5c **9
42Wedgewood CrackVS 4c **32
43Wall of ChinaE4 6b * 
44True GritE2 5c ***26
45Sniffer DogE1 5b *27
46SpilonHS * 
47Vanishing ChimneyD 5
48West Wall TraverseHS *2
49Trinnacle EastHVS 5a **33
50The Left MonolithHS ***70
51Spare RibVS 4c 1
52Trinnacle ChimneyM *16
53The Right MonolithHVS 5a *14
54Trinnacle WestE1 5b *9
55Nuke the WhaleE4 6b * 
56K. CornerVD  
57Private InvestigationsE3 5b *1
58Raven RibHVS 5a **10
59Flake ChimneyM 5
60The StingVS 5a  
61Nevermore AreteHVS 5a * 
62Jam Block ChimneyM 3
63Magic WandE1 5a **2
64AbracadabraE1 5b **7
65Wall and Crack ClimbS 4a 4
66Colombia Lift-offVS 4c 1
67Impending CrackHS 4b *7
68TaoiseachHVS 5a  
69Subtending WallHS 4b 2
70StairwayD 2
71Spring Box CrackVS 4c *1
72Yellow FeverVD  
73Spring FeverS 4a 1
74TrioS 4a 2
75Being BoiledE1 5b *1
 Climb nameGradex
76Under PressureE1 5a *1
77SmilosityD 1
78Silent KnightD 1
79Funny ThingVS 4c **3
80The PlinVD  
81Plinth ChimneyVD *4
82Altered StatesE3 5b *1
83Safety PlinS 4a *5
84Plinth AreteS 4a *1
85Twit WallVS 4b  
86Finger WallVS 4c  
87Cracked NoseVS 4c  
88Writer's CrampVS 4c **1
89Pocket ClimbVD  
90Sue's RouteD 2
91EaracheS 1
92Cemented BlockHVD  
93Pinnacle WallVS 4b  
94Left WallVD 1
95SlurbageVD  
96BebopHS 4b 2
97DroppingsVD *2
98Gray's WallHS 4b **2
99Ernie's ChimnackHVD *1
100Y ClimbD 1
101Wrinkled WallHS 4b *1
102Thin CrackVD 1
103Black ChimneyVD 1
104Dead EndVD 1
105Jack's RouteD 1
106Hanging RidgeVD * 
107A Near DoHS  
108CridgeVD *1
109Smiler's WallS  
110Pot ArmM 1
111Inverted ApexS  
112Tattered RidgeVS 4c * 
113Tattoo CrackVS 4c  
114HesitantS  
115BallM 1
116BarberS 1
117BilkS  
118Rimsky RidgeS 4a 2
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 *1
136Rimmon WallVS 4b **2
137Rimmon SlabE1 5b * 
138AlphinS 4b  
139LollupVD 1
140Joe's CrackHVD  
141Joe's WallVS 4b  
142Trapezium SlabM 1
143Not Another SlabS  
144The BookieHVD  
145The JumpD 1
146C'Mon LadHD 1
147Photo FinishVD  
148Finishing PostM 1
149Ravenstones Stomach Traversenone x-vd ***1
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