Shining Clough Rocks

Climbs 115 – 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.

Guidebooks
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 nameGrade
 THE PLAYGROUND 
2Nine Holes SlabHVD
3Short SlabVS 5a
4Centre-ForwardHVS 5a
5C30, C60, C90, Go!E1 5b
6Goblin's AreteHVS 5a
7Gnome's RibHVS 5c
8Jigsaw WallVD
9Jigsaw RidgeVS 4c
10Jigsaw ChimneyHVD
11Harry's HiatusVS 5a
12Delectable RibVS 5a
13Choss CrackD
14Chossier CrackVD
15Birthday CornerVS 4c
16S.A.S.HVS 5b
 ---------------UPPER TIER (MAIN EDGE)--------------- 
 EAST BUTTRESS 
19Orang AreteVS 4b
20Grape EscapeE2 5c *
21Monkey PuzzleVS 4c *
22East RibHVS 5a ***
23East Rib DirectE4 6a *
24IconHVS 5a *
25Green CrackS 4a *
26East ChimneyD
27Atherton BrothersS 4a **
28Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***
29Flaming EliminateHVS 5a *
30AnniversaryHVS 5a
31Via PrincipiaS 4a **
32Subsidiary ChimneyS 4a
33AveVS 4c *
34PowerplayE2 6a
35Little Red PigHVS 5b
36Vanishing GrooveS 4a
37Birthday ChimneyVD
38Short CrackVS 4c
39SatyrE4 5c *
40SolsticeHVS 5a
41Some ProductE4 6a *
42BloodrushE6 6b ***
43Saucius DigitalisE4 6a ***
44Nagger's DelightHVS 5a *
45NaadenE1 5b **
46YerthE2 5c *
47Goodbye Enemy AirshipE3 6a *
48Cistern GrooveVD
 PISA BUTTRESS 
50Y CrackVD
51PisaVS 4c *
52GalileoE1 5b **
53Pisa DirectVS 4c **
54Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***
55Stable CracksVS 4b **
56Plastic SaddleE1 5c
57Typists' ChimneyD
58Unicorn CracksHS 4b
59Trungel CrackHVS 5a *
60The Big WallE3 6a ***
61Cover Me In Chocolate and Feed Me to the LesbiansE6 6c **
62Big Bad WallE4 6a
63Puzzle Weasel WallE5 6c *
64Holme MossE1 5b *
65Gremlin GrooveVS 4c **
66Gremlin WallHVS 5a
67ArtifactVS 4c *
68Teufel CracksD
69Goblin's CrackVS 5a
70Flake GrooveVD
71Flake CrackVD
72Toadstool CrackVS 4c
73Parallel LinesE2 5b
74Pinnacle CrackHS 4b
 PINNACLE 
76Ordinary RouteM
77Obverse RouteVD
78East FaceS 4a
79Pinnacle FaceVS 4c *
 THE MAIN EDGE (RIGHT OF PINNACLE) 
81PhantomE3 6a
82NimrodS 4a
83Free FallE3 5c *
84Free Fall DirectE4 6b
85Stag PartyVD
86Ladies DayS 4a *
87Ladies' Day DirectHVS 5a
88Incomprehensible Chewing SoundsE5 6a *
89Middleton GrooveHS 4b
90Valhalla CrackVS 4c *
91Crack and ChimneyVD
92SampsonE3 6b **
93Original RouteVD *
94West RidgeHVS 5a *
95West Wall Route 1S 4b *
96West Wall Route 2VD
97FinaleS 4a
98EncoreS 4a
99Bits and PiecesVS 5a
100The Girdle TraverseVS 4c
 ---------------LOWER TIER--------------- 
102Left FlakeD
103The Business TripVD
104ShandyVD
105Lager LoutHVS 5a
106Pint of BeerS 4b *
107Omelette CrackD
108Blocked ArteryS
109The Egg BowlVD
110The ViceVD
111Main Wall ClimbVD
112Captain ZepHVS 5a *
113Dirtier GrooveD
114The RainbowD *
115Dirty GrooveD
116Left RouteS 4a
117Central RouteHVS 5a *
118Right RouteVD
 WINTER CLIMBS 
120Shining Clough IcefallII *
121Shining CloughIII **
122The Big Wall GullyII
123Shining Clough (Summer) *2 **
 UNKNOWN 
* 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
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