Climbs 26
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 400m a.s.l

Fist Light on WInnat's Pass © Andy Hemingway

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The landowners have expressed legitimate safety concerns with climbing in the gorge. The site contains a popular public road 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.

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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 South Side 
2Speedwell Ridge3S 6
 Shining Tor 
4Rite of Way7b ***2
5Forgive My Trespasses7a+ **10
6Do Up Your Flies7a 3
7Womb With a View6c+ 3
8Aphrodisiac JacketA2  
9Zimmerete7a+ *1
10Berlin WallE4 5c **2
11Checkpoint Charlie6c *2
12Kaiser BillHVS 5a  
 The Sheild 
14Ginger ManHVS 5a  
15Pint of BloodE2 5b *2
16Burning GiraffeA1  
 North Side 
18Tourist CrackVD 1
19Tourist Wall
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S 8
20Elbow RidgeD *183
21Matterhorn RidgeVD *161
22Matterhorn FaceHS 4b 2
23Cave WallHS 4b 1
24Winnats Head ButtressM 2
 Winter Routes 
26Speedwell RidgeIII 2
27Road Closed RidgeII/III 5
28Pinnacle GullyI 11
29Elbow RidgeIII ***12
30Matterhorn Ridge
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III **6
31Winnats Head ButtressII 5

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