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Winnats Pass

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 16 – 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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Berlin WallE4 5c **1
3Womb With a ViewE4 6b 1
4Forgive My Trespasses7a+ 2
5Matterhorn RidgeVD *102
6Elbow RidgeD *133
7Tourist WallS 7
8Pint of BloodE2 5b *2
9(Winnats Pass)3S ***5
 Climb nameGradex
11Pinnacle GullyI 7
12Road Closed RidgeII/III 4
13Winnats Head ButtressII 4
14Speedwell Ridge *III 2
15Elbow RidgeIII ***5
16Rite of Way 7b ***1
17Matterhorn Ridge *III **4
18Winnats head buttressM 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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