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Shining Clough Rocks

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 104 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 460m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Probably the best crag on Bleaklow made of the finest moorland grit. A collection of buttress up to 20m high situated on the edge of high land. Exposed to the elements, cold, and green most of the year, it comes into its own on the hottest days of summer. Then a delight waits in store. Atherton Brothers (S), Phoenix Climb (VS 4c) or Pisa Superdirect (HVS 5a) are great, but more outstanding are East Rib (HVS 5a exposed!), Saucius Digitallis (E4 6b), well-protected, desperate finger jamming and the incredible Bloodrush (E6 6b) up the rib to the left of Saucius.

Access notes
There have been problems using the approach described in the old BMC guidebook. The approach described in Western Grit is correct.

WESTERN GRIT APPROACH. Go through the 5 bar gate, turn left and follow the tarmaced track for about a mile until a sign points rightwards to Open Country. Follow the track (vague in places) to the cliff.

Weather forecast

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15 °C
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12.4mm rain
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Over the Moors (2012), Western Grit (2009), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Climbs - Kinder and Bleaklow (1990),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Nine Holes SlabHVD 1
3Short SlabVS 5a 7
4Centre-ForwardHVS 5a 5
5C30, C60, C90, Go!E1 5b 7
6Goblin's AreteHVS 5a 1
7Gnome's RibHVS 5c  
8Jigsaw WallVD  
9Jigsaw RidgeVS 4c 2
10Jigsaw ChimneyHVD  
11Harry's HiatusVS 5a  
12Delectable RibVS 5a  
13Choss CrackD  
14Chossier CrackVD  
15Birthday CornerVS 4c 1
16S.A.S.HVS 5b 1
 ---------------UPPER TIER (MAIN EDGE)---------------  
19Orang AreteVS 4b 7
20Grape EscapeE2 5c * 
21Monkey PuzzleVS 4c *29
22East RibHVS 5a ***147
23East Rib DirectE4 6a *1
24IconHVS 5a *3
25Green CrackS 4a *2
26East ChimneyD 6
27Atherton BrothersS 4a **112
28Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***226
29Via PrincipiaS 4a **147
30Subsidiary ChimneyS 4a 4
31AveVS 4c *16
32PowerplayE2 6a  
33Little Red PigHVS 5b 1
34Vanishing GrooveS 4a 1
35Birthday ChimneyVD 2
36Short CrackVS 4c  
37SatyrE4 5c * 
38SolsticeHVS 5a  
39Some ProductE4 6a * 
40BloodrushE6 6b ***4
41Saucius DigitalisE4 6a ***7
42Nagger's DelightHVS 5a *2
43NaadenE1 5b **24
44YerthE2 5c *17
45Cistern GrooveVD  
46Shining Clough IcefallII * 
48PisaVS 4c *7
49GalileoE1 5b **82
50Pisa DirectVS 4c **29
51Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***179
52Stable CracksVS 4b **68
53Plastic SaddleE1 5c 2
54Typists' ChimneyD 5
55Unicorn CracksHS 4b 7
56Trungel CrackHVS 5a *2
 Climb nameGradex
57Cover Me In Chocolate and Feed Me to the LesbiansE6 6c **2
58The Big WallE3 6a ***14
59Big Bad WallE4 6a  
60Puzzle Weasel WallE5 6c *1
61Holme MossE1 5b *8
62Gremlin GrooveVS 4c **21
63Gremlin WallHVS 5a  
64ArtifactVS 4c *6
65Teufel CracksD 2
66The Big Wall GullyII 4
67Flake CrackVD 2
68Toadstool CrackVS 4c 1
70Ordinary RouteM 19
71Obverse RouteVD 1
72East FaceS 4a 1
73Pinnacle FaceVS 4c *12
74Pinnacle CrackHS 4b  
76PhantomE3 6a  
77NimrodS 4a 4
78Free FallE3 5c *2
79Free Fall DirectE4 6b 1
80Stag PartyVD 1
81Ladies DayS 4a *4
82Ladies' Day DirectHVS 5a  
83Incomprehensible Chewing SoundsE5 6a *1
84Middleton GrooveHS 4b 1
85Valhalla CrackVS 4c * 
86Crack and ChimneyVD  
87SampsonE3 6b ** 
88Original RouteVD *7
89West RidgeHVS 5a *1
90West Wall Route 1S 4b *5
91West Wall Route 2VD 2
92FinaleS 4a 1
93EncoreS 4a 1
 ---------------LOWER TIER---------------  
95ShandyVD 6
96Lager LoutHVS 5a  
97Pint of BeerS 4b *2
98Omelette CrackD 3
99The Egg BowlVD 1
100The ViceVD 12
101Main Wall ClimbVD 20
102Captain ZepHVS 5a *4
103Dirtier GrooveD 10
104The RainbowD *34
105Dirty GrooveD 12
106Left RouteS 4a 8
107Central RouteHVS 5a *6
108Right RouteVD 14
109Shining CloughIII **22
110Flake groove *VD 1
111Left Flake *D 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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This crag catches the late evening sun in summer and Friends are very useful!
Tom, UKC News Editor - 21/Jun/02