Winnats Pass

Climbs 21 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces ?

Access notes
Access info from the Regional Access Database:

The landowners have expressed legitimate safety concerns with climbing in the gorge. The site contains a popular public road and and the potential for passers-by to be hit by falling/dislodged rock is obvious.

If you wish to climb or scramble in the pass, BMC advice is to limit visits to either very early or late in the day, midweek.

Scrambles in the Dark Peak (2012), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Limestone - Stoney (1987)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Speedwell Ridge3S 5
3Tourist WallS 8
4Tourist CrackVD 1
5Berlin WallE4 5c **1
6Elbow RidgeD *150
7Matterhorn RidgeVD *115
8Matterhorn FaceHS 4b 1
9Cave WallHS 4b 1
10Pint of BloodE2 5b *2
11Womb With a ViewE4 6b 3
12Winnats Head ButtressM 2
13Do Up Your FliesE5 6b  
14Forgive My Trespasses7a+ 6
15Rite of Way7b ***2
16Aphrodisiac JacketA2  
18Pinnacle GullyI 11
19Road Closed RidgeII/III 5
20Winnats Head ButtressII 5
21Speedwell RidgeIII 2
22Elbow RidgeIII ***12
23Matterhorn RidgeIII **6
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The pass is a SSSI, mainly for geological reasons but also because of the Bryophytes (mosses) and various other plants on the south side. Road Closed Ridge and Pinnacle Gully start up one of the best patches of this so it's a good idea to avoid these routes unless they are well covered and well frozen.
Iain Thow - 14/Feb/13
The 2 pics of "Winnats Pass Route" are of different routes, the "route from above" one is Matterhorn Ridge, the other is the ridge on the other side of the Pass at its entrance. The route description as written makes no sense, but if you swap South for North and East for West (and West for East in the Photo description for the lower pic) it all falls into place, the description & grade are about right and this is the ridge in the first pic. I suggest the guy who wrote it up originally didn't have a map!
Iain Thow - 19/Jan/13