Climbs 38
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 449m a.s.l
Faces SW

Carnciff Crack Area © Paul Clarke

Crag features

A pleasant bouldering area on Carncliff Top – the hill opposite and south-west of Simon’s Seat and just above the Earl’s Seat crag.
There are three good areas and the rock is coarse grit that has weathered to produce some fine features, providing strong lines to the problems. The landings are flat and the walls face in a variety of directions so sun and shade can be found at most times of the day. It is in a high moorland setting and although it dries relatively quickly you are advised to choose the day of your visit wisely. Upper Earl's Seat bouldering is just a few hundred metres away.

Approach notes

Though there are shorter approaches, the easiest is to use the limited parking on the Storriths road and follow the Valley of Desolation path until it exits from the woods. Turn left here and follow a track above the woods for a short way until it turns uphill and becomes a path that passes a series of shooting butts. Where the path ends, continue uphill and slightly to the right (Look back and choose a reference block in the sea of heather to aid the return to this point!) until a large boulder comes into view. This is the Ripples Wall (actually marked Carncliff Crag on the map). http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=407540&Y=457275&A=Y&Z=120

It is possible to combine a visit to Carncliff with Simon

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Carncliff Crag (Ripples Wall) 
2The Nose
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f5 *4
3Slap in the Face
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f6A+ *1
4Pinball Wizardf6C 3
5Slab Face
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f6B *1
6Crack
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f5+ 1
 Small Block 
8Full Frontalf6A *3
9Sidelinef2 2
 Runnel Block 
11Leftf2 2
12Centref2 *2
13Rightf2 2
14Runnel Traversef3 *2
 Main Walls - The Finger Area 
16Finger Foodf5 *2
17Easy Crack
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f3 4
18Flakes
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f4+ 5
19Central Crack
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f4+ *6
20Index
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f4+ *4
21Giving the Finger
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f4+ *7
 Main Walls - The Thumb Wall 
23Digit
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f5 5
24Nail It
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f5 *4
25Dead Heatf5+ **4
26An Absence of Pebbles
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f6A **5
27Indicator
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f6A *1
28The Thumb
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f4+ *2
 Main Walls - Thousand Dances Area 
30Just Kidsf6B *2
31Birdland
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f5 **4
32Rendo Beach
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f6A+ **5
33Land of a Thousand Dances
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f5 ***10
34Break It Up
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f5+ **4
35Fern Crack
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f3 1
36Free Money
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f3 *1
37Twin Cracks
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f3+ 1
38La Mer
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f5+ *1
39Horses
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f6A+ 1
40Gloria
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f4+ **2

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