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Wimberry Rocks

Greater Manchester, ENGLAND

Climbs 208 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 440m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
The best crag in Chew Valley and one of the most impressive in The Peak. Huge prows, smooth slabs and ferocious cracks/grooves abound giving good routes of all grades. Cold. Damp and green early in the year this is an ideal 'heat wave' crag. Just a sample of the best routes to go at; Bertie's Bugbear (S), Route 1 (HS 4b), Coffin Crack (VS 4c), The Trident (HVS 5a), Freddie's Finale (HVS 5b - tape up!) and Blasphemy (E2 5c). Lovers of Hard Grit will be spoilt for choice, Neptune's Tool (E5 6c), Wristcutter's Lullaby (E6 6c), and Appointment With Fear (E7 6b) are just a few of a superb selection.

Weather forecast

 Today  Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed 

0.0mm rain
8 °C
17 kph

0.5mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
32 kph

1.1mm rain
Sunny periods
11 °C
24 kph

1.9mm rain
12 °C
14 kph

4.2mm rain
10 °C
15 kph
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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire DalesMet Office: Peak District

Peak Bouldering (2014), Over the Moors (2012), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Western Grit (2009), On Peak Rock (2003), Moorland Gritstone - Chew Valley (1988),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Western Grit (2003), Peak Bouldering - Fax09 (1998), Bouldering in the Peak District Vol 1 (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Thermometer CrackVS 4b *26
3Crack and SlabS 4a *32
4Short CrackVS 5a *14
5Pinball WizardE2 5c **74
6Blind FaithE3 6a 3
7Eight Metre CornerD *68
8HoudiniHVS 5b 1
9PoltergeistVS 4b 15
10Blocked ChimneyHVD *29
11Arete du CoeurE4 5c 1
12Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **80
13Surprise AreteHVS 4c *12
14One-way TicketE2 5b * 
15SurpriseVS 4c **76
16The Yellow Bellied GonkE4 6a  
17Overhang ChimneyVD *34
18Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***49
19Double TakeE5 6b ** 
20Wimberry OverhangE5 6c ** 
21Space OddityE5 6c * 
22Space ShuffleE4 6a **1
23Hanging GrooveVS 4c **31
24Hanging Groove VariationsVS 4c **3
25The Bad Attitude BrothersE3 6a *3
26Order of the PhoenixE9 6c *1
27Coffin CrackVS 4c ***55
28Berlin WallE6 6b ** 
29SectionedE8 6c  
30Neptune's ToolE5 6c ***3
31Wristcutter's LullabyE6 6c *** 
32DesecrationE3 6a * 
33The TridentHVS 5a ***42
34MaDMAnE7 6b ** 
35Cheltenham Gold CupE4 6c * 
36Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***129
37Sickbay ShuffleE2 5a **9
38Thorn in the Side-wallE4 6a  
39DangermouseE9 7a ** 
40PietyE2 5c ***6
41BlasphemyE2 5c ***59
42Blue Light's CrackE1 5b **14
43Green StreakHVS 5a *2
44The PossessedE7 6b  
45SacrilegeE2 5c ** 
46Starvation ChimneyHVD **22
47Left Leg FinishHVS 5a *1
48Right Leg FinishHVS 5a * 
49Baron GreenbackE9  
50Baron Greenback DirectE10  
51Appointment With FearE7 6b ***1
52Unknown StonesE9 6c ***1
53Appointment with DeathE9 6c 1
54Route 1HS 4b ***238
55Route IIVS 5a **146
56HalinaE2 5c **11
57Michael Knight Wears a Chest WigE7 6c * 
58Twin CracksS 4a *47
59ChockblockE5 6b *2
60Squirmer's ChimneyS 4a **14
61The QuiverE3 5b 1
62Consolation PrizeE5 6a ***8
63DisconsolateE6 6a *1
64Slab GullyVD 23
65Slab ClimbHVD *56
66Herringbone SlabHVS 4c **43
67Groove and ChimneyD 11
68Tap DanceE3 5c *4
69CharmE3 5c **42
70The Climb with no NameE5 6a *1
71Cooking CrackHS 4b 1
72Sloping CrackVD *19
73Piedra VerdeE6 6a  
74Wall and BulgeE2 5b *7
75Dream of Blackpool DonkeysE2 5b *5
76Appointment MissedE5 6b  
77Blood, Sweat and TearsE2 5b  
78The Twilight ZoneE4 5c * 
79Cranberry CrackVS 5a 2
80Curving AreteVD 13
81Fisher's ChimneyVD 10
82Kvick ChimneyHS 4c 3
83Village GreenE3 6c * 
84Cloudberry WallVS 5b 1
85Cave GrooveVS 4c  
86Cave RibE2 5b 1
87Pulsation CrackVS 4c  
88Forenoon GrooveS 4b 1
89DingHVS 4c  
90DongVS 5c  
91A Walk with WhittakerE3 6a * 
92Northern BalletE4 5b **10
93Green but SureE1 5a *12
95Artificial Routef4+ *71
96Artificial Route Sit Startf7B *7
97Way Downf3 78
98Angus Left AreteV3 4
99Angusf6A 25
100Angus Sit Startf7B 5
101Angus Rightf6B 9
102Local Wad Stand Startf7A+ 3
103Local Wadf7B+ 2
104Rib Rightf3 126
105Left Aretef5 *67
106Left Arete Sit Startf7A 6b *12
107Local Herof6B+ **75
108Local Hero Sit Startf7C+ 2
109Baxter's Wallf6A+ *33
110Baxters Wall Directf5+ *32
111Brush Electricf7C *1
112Chipless Herof6C 6b 5
 Climb nameGradex
114Left Chipsf3+ 4b 56
115Right AreteVB 5a 28
116Right Arete SSf6B 14
117Sloping Traversef6A 5c 12
119Left Aretef4 25
120Sloping Top Wallf5 20
121Letterbox Slotf5 **114
122Fat Slapperf6B+ *76
123Fat Slapper Sit Startf7A *28
124Slap Happyf6C **33
125Slapstickf6B+ 5
126The Grey Roadf7C  
128Chipperf3+ 80
129The Slabf4 *70
131Shallow Waterf6A 25
132Stream Slabf4 58
133Stream Aretef4+ 46
135The DescentV0- 71
136Diagonal Crackf4+ 132
137Tanked Upf4 98
138Chipped Aretef4 113
139Enhancing Herof6C **73
140Enhancing Hero Sit Startf7B *4
141Elephant's Bumf5 ***179
142Statesidef7C *3
143Think Tankf6B+ ***80
144Think Tank (Hard Version)f6C+ 6b 13
145Beginner's Slabf3 *89
146Elephant's Traversef5+ 5c 9
147Advertf4+ 4b 56
148Fat Pinchf6C *25
150Take Coverf7A *5
151Howitzerf6A 2
152Shell Shotf4 *40
153Shell Shockf4 51
154The Cannonf6A *17
156Groovef6B **14
157Groove Traversef7B *1
158Handrailf6A 8
160Flaky Groovef3+ 15
161Flaky Stepped Groovef3 15
162Poor Crimpf7A * 
163Scoop Rockoverf6B *8
165Pocketsf5+ *58
166Whale Eliminatef6B+ *1
167Grit Stylef6B+ *14
168Whalebonef4+ 54
169Sam's Slopersf7B * 
171Steve's Wallf7A+  
172Scoop Leftf5+ *31
173Scoop Left direct startf6A 3
174Scoop Centref5+ 14
175The Scoop direct startf6A 2
176The Scoopf4 *45
178The Nipplef6A *33
179The Nipple Sit Startf6B+ 2
180West's Routef5+ *45
181Winsomef7A ***12
182Zmutt Ridgef6A *51
183South Face DirectV1 9
184South Facef4 71
185Eliminatorf6A 48
186Hörnli Ridgef3 37
187Forefinger ExerciseV4 6b 7
189You're Joking!f7B *13
190The Groovef6B+ **52
191Fish Aretef6C+ ***66
192Fish Arete Sit Startf7B+ ***12
193The Fish Slabf3+ 33
194Fish Slab CentralV0 10
195Fish Slab RightV1 6
196The Coarse Traversef7A *23
197Dark Matterf7B+ **3
198Fish Dishf6B+ **50
199Fish Dish Extensionf6C+ 2
200Fish Eyef4 13
201Fish Traversef7A *3
202Grouperf6A 12
203Sloping Shelff6A+ 12
205Poachedf3 11
206Smokedf4 10
207Le Petit Tankf4+ *10
208Le Petit Tank Sit-startf5 *4
209Rawf6A 3
210Leapf3 *4
211Leap Sit-startf6B *4
213Peas of Minef5+ 2
214Sip in Sidef3 8
215Pool Wallf4 3
217Mole Aretef6A 2
218Directissimaf7B+ ***1
219Mr Molef6C 1
220Mrs Molef5+ 2
222Rail Trailf7A+ 1
224Jesus Christ Fenton, I've got Bleeding Tips!f7B 2
225Floofy Onef7C 1
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Access notes
From the Dovestones Reservoir car park (SE 014034), walk past the Yachting Club House to reach the bridge crossing Chew Brook. Follow this upstream until a path leads rightwards to the rocks (30 min).
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Note to self: Check the wind reports before you go up! The sun was beating down and there was a stiff breeze in the car park... and a gale force 10 wind on top of the crag that made it unpleasant enough to call it quits after one route.
skydivingbluecat - 03/May/07

Wimberry rocks is fantastic. A beautiful crag in a beautiful setting with excellent routes! Yes it can be green, but don't necessarily wait for a scorching summer's day to get up there. I'm tempted not to say all the above lest it's usual quietness be spoilt, but I feel I owe it to the crag to get more climbers up there. Also, the trek up there is an excellent warm up (Lazy gits!).
AlistairJ - 17/Oct/06

I'd forgotten how grim the walk in is! On a hot summer day with a heavy pack on it is an unpleasant slog up the hillside :(
Nick Smith - UKC - 12/Jun/06

Excellent bouldering to be had around the plantation area and underneath the crag.
Neil - 03/Sep/05

Pure Moorland Gritstone..A Dark Peak crag to rival any gritstone crag in the High Peak; difference being that there ain't no crowds. Chew Valley the hidden gem!
Phil Davies - 15/Feb/05

This is a brilliant crag - beautiful routes, great views. Don't be put off by the 30 mins walk in. It's amazing that a crag with so many 3-star routes has no polish - even on a classic HS!
Nick Smith - 12/Jul/04