Kinder Northern Edges

Climbs 291 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 606m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
The major Kinder outcrop. An impressive natural edge situated in a fine moorland setting high up on the edge of the plateau. Good quality rough rock with routes up to 20 long. A huge variety of climbs of all grades. Best visited during a hot summer, can be sandy. Look out for Misty Wall (S), anything on Legacy Buttress (HVS to E4), Exodus, Jester Cracks (both VS 4c) and The Twisted Smile (HVS 5a). For something more demanding try Candle in the Wind (E3 5c) and Natural Born Chillers (E6 6a).

Access notes
From parking just south of The Snake Inn on the A57 Sheffield - Glossop road, a footpath leaves (SK 115904) a few 100m south of the Inn. Follow this alongside Fair Brook to the plateau (40 min). The first climbs are found left of the brook (Chinese Wall). Or if heading to the ashop edge area follow the shoulder of land just west of the brook which brings you to the top just east of Cabin Buttress.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Over the Moors (2012), Western Grit (2009), Peak District : Climbing (2008), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Climbs - Kinder and Bleaklow (1990),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Blackden PinnacleE1 5a  
3Keith's Last StandS  
4Moorland FanaticVS 5a  
5Reach ImpedimentHVS 5b  
6Silent WingsE1 5b ** 
7FutilityHVS 5a  
8SenilityHVS 5c  
9Wings of SpeedVS 4c  
11Socialist's AreteHVD 5
12Communist RouteVD *11
13Common RightE1 5b  
14Nationalist RouteHS 4b *10
15The WhistleblowerE2 5c  
16The TerroristE3 5c ** 
17ScreamadelicaE2 5c  
18Rickshaw RidgeVS 4c 2
19Coolie's ChimneyVS 4c 1
20Mandarin's AreteVD 2
21CarterwongHVS 5b * 
22Ancestor's TraverseVD 2
23Nose SkinnerVS 4c 1
24Three Thousand TakeawaysHVS 5a  
25Ooh Aah CantonaVS 5b  
26Canton AreteVS 4c *2
27CantoniuationHS 4b * 
28Sparkle in the ChinaE4 6b * 
29Hong Kong ChimneyVD 1
30Hong Kong AreteHVS 5b  
31The Beijing PillarVS 4c  
32Try a LittleS 4b  
33TendernessVS 4b  
34PasseHVS 5a *1
35Bobby GillespieE1 5b  
36MalaiseVS 4c *1
37Two Sixty-nines PleaseHVS 5b * 
38Mad Day ClimbS 4a  
39Narrow ChimneyVD  
40Good VibrationsHVS 5c  
41Quo VadisHVS 5b * 
42PhosphorescenceS 4a  
43Paddy Fields ForeverE2 5b  
45Rough 'n ReadyHS 4b 1
46Nice 'n' SteadyHVS 5a  
47Changed by BooksE3 5c * 
48The Shock of the NewE7 6c **1
49Book of ChangesE4 6b * 
50SurpriseS 4a 1
51Wakey Wakey GlossopE3 6b * 
52Corner CrackHS 4b 1
53TryphonVS 4c *3
54NecrosisVS 5a **1
55Pound of FleshE5 6a ***2
56Kitty on a PlaneE6 6b ** 
57Give it Some Rice ManE3 5c * 
58Showbiz SherbertE2 5b  
59SilicosisS 4a  
61The ReachVS 5b  
62The ChimneyS 3
63The AreteHVS 5a 1
64Hangle FaceVS 5a  
65Hangle CrackVS 4c 1
66PavlovaHS 1
67Magic WallVS 4c *2
68Magic Wall DirectVS 5a  
69Magic Wall SuperdirectHVS 5c  
70Magic CarpetHS 4b * 
71Cloudy WallS 4a *5
72The WandS 4a  
73VendenisVD 5
74Pieces of EightS 4a 10
75DoubloonVS 4b 3
76StampedeE2 5b * 
77Round UpE1 5b *4
78Misty WallVS 4b ***75
79Wind WallVS 4c *8
80ZypherE2 6a * 
81Bean FeastVS 4c  
82DeviationVD 8
83FixationD *8
84CassandraE2 5c *2
85TrojanE1 5b *5
86MeanderHS 5a *1
87Meander AreteVS 5a *3
88Dependence WallS 4a 5
89Dependence AreteVS 4b *5
90John Henry's VariationHS 4b 2
91Means TestHVS 5b  
93Head MusicVS 4b  
94JogroansS 4a 6
95JubilationS 4a 2
96MaragonnaHVS 5b 3
97Mob RuleVS 5a *2
98G.P. AreteS 4a 8
100HoedownVD 2
101Sweet WilliamHVD *5
102The Two-Eyed SloperHS 4b  
103Lamb ChopVS 4c  
104HosannaHVS 5a  
105Pork ChopHVS 5a * 
107BoromirVS 5a  
108PetiteVS 4c  
109The Small AreteHVD 1
111Way OutS  
112Scrambled EggHS 4b 1
113PerseveranceHS 4b  
114GollumS 4a  
115The Dedicated Follower of FashionE3 5c * 
116BalrogVS 5a * 
117Short CrackVS 5a  
119Bag EndS 4b *2
120Gaberdine AngusHVS 5a * 
121BombadilloHS 4b  
122Hobbit's WalkVD 3
123Mantis CrackS 1
124Scorpion ChimneyHS 4b  
125Sugar BlueHVD  
127Black WidowHS 4b  
128Fond of ArachnidsHS 4b  
129Tarantula CrackVS 4c *3
130FlycatcherE1 5b **1
131VirtuosoS 1
132Made UpS 4a  
133Flog UpS 4b  
134SlaboveVD 1
135CraboveHS 1
136S RouteS  
137Sunday StrollS 4a  
139Tin PlanetS 4b  
140Jason and the JuggernautsS *1
141Moon RibVS 4c * 
142The Harem GlobetrottersHVS 5a * 
143CrescendoHVS 5b  
144Baby KateVS 5b  
 ******ASHOP EDGE******  
147QuandryS 4a  
148Lost OpportunityE1 5c  
149Snake CrackS 4b  
150Hanging ChimneyHVD 2
151PneumoconiosisVS 4c  
152Slinky MinkyE4 6b  
153Brains MissingE3 5c  
154HermaphroditeE3 5c ** 
155Little ChimneyHVD 1
156Twice BlessedS 4a  
157Cavern ClimbHVD  
158Jactation ClimbHVS 5a 1
159Scooped WallVS 4b  
160The MerchantVS 5a  
161East ChimneyD 1
162BacktrackHVS 5a  
163CowtrackVS 5a  
165George's CrackHS 4b  
166Downes' RouteHVD  
167Grease CrackVS 4c  
168Mole SoupE1 5b  
169Blood CracksVS 4c  
170ShylockVS 4c * 
171Grand CanalHVD  
172Red Tent WeekendVS 4c  
173Let the Red Cock CrowE1 5b  
174Red Arrow AreteHVS 4c  
176Ashop Corner ClimbHS 4b  
177Roman RoadsVS 4c *2
178Ashop CrackVS 4c **15
179Ashop ClimbHVD **35
180OrgasmoE1 5a  
181Sid's Population PasteE2 5c * 
182EurekaVS 4c **54
183Axilla The PunE3 6a  
184UreVS 5a  
185ToppleoverS 4b  
186TwisterHVD *2
187Britt's CleavageE1 5b **2
188Trial BalanceHVS 5b * 
189Eye for a LineHS 4b 1
191Njal's CrackHS 4b  
192Gray's ClimbHVS 5a  
193Thirty Six Hours in the Mystery ChairHVS 5b  
194Talcum CrackHS 4b  
195Bernie CrackS 4a  
197Tin Tin WallHS 4b 5
198BarbaraVD *19
199Jelly Baby SlabVS 4c *2
200Sliding ChimneyS 4a  
201SpacerunnerE4 6a * 
202LegacyHVS 5a ***110
203IntestateE1 5b ***46
204Big BrotherE2 5c ***21
205KinsmanE4 6b * 
206Brother's EliminateHVS 5a **5
207Squatter's RightsE3 6b * 
208Little Boy BlueE1 5c *1
209Blue JadeE3 6a  
210Dirty TrickS 4b 1
211Big TraverseVS 4b *6
213Round ChimneyVD 2
214Razor CrackS 4a *24
215The Les Dawson ShowE4 6a **11
216Growth CentreE4 6b * 
217DunsinaneVS 4b **56
218The Savage BreastE1 5b *7
219Not so happy Larry's gearboxE2 5c/6a *1
220Motherless ChildrenE1 5c *4
221Pot BellyE2 5c *3
222Tum TumHVS 5b 1
224Lobster CrackVS 5a *2
225Crab CrackHVS 5b * 
228TambourineVD 2
229Wellington SlabS 4a *3
230Scooper DooperVD **4
231Not Tonight JosephineE1 5c * 
232Back HammerHS 4b  
233Boston CrabVS 5a * 
234Three FallsE4 6a * 
235SubmissionE2 5b * 
236Per ArduaVS 5a ** 
237Swinging in the GalleryE2 5c * 
238Whit WalkVD *1
239Good Morning SheffieldE4 5c * 
240The Mad GardenerE1 5c  
241DownbyneHS 4b *1
242Cinder CrackVS 4c  
243The Kinder CaperVS 4c  
245Banjo CrackHVD 1
246Daddy CrackVS 4c *6
247Mummy CrackE1 5b *5
248Totally SpasticE6 6c * 
249Wicked Uncle ErnieE4 6a * 
250Campus ChimneyVD 4
251Mustard WallsE2 5c **12
252Machine Gun ChimneyHD 3
253The ScratcherVS 4c * 
254Toledo WallVS 4b * 
255Wire Brush SlabE2 5b *4
256Tweeter and the Monkey ManE4 6a **2
257Knapp HandHS 4b 2
258The SliceHS 4b * 
259ExodusVS 4c **3
260Highball That You Bastards!E7 6b ***1
262Jester CracksHVS 5a ***44
263Monkey MadnessE6 6c ***1
264Candle in the WindE3 5c ***8
265Twisted SmileHVS 5a ***55
266Count DraculaE1 5b *1
267Woe is MeS 4a 2
268HarlequinE3 6a ** 
270Tramline CracksVS 4c *1
272Punch's NoseHVS 5a **2
274Act of FaithE4 6b * 
275Pan CrackE1 5b  
276CorinthiansVS 4b  
277EveHVS 5b * 
278Adam's AppleS 4a 2
279Noah's PairD 5
280Apostle's WallS 4a 6
281Mark's SlabVS 4c  
282MatthewHVS 5a * 
284ZebraE5 6b * 
285MarkHS 4b *4
286LukeE1 5b 2
287JohnVS 5a 1
288DeborahE4 6a ** 
290Fast HandsE3 5c  
291Honeymoon RouteVD 2
292KasebrotHS 4b  
293Socialist's VariationVS 5a 2
294Parliamentary ClimbHVS 5a  
295Dead ChimneyVS 4b  
296Natural Born ChillersE6 6a ** 
297The Grey SlayerE4 5c ** 
299Fairbrook1 3
300Fairbrook Gully1 *3
301Nether Red Brook1 *10
302Nether Red Brook Alternative Finish 22 *3
303Upper Red Brook1 3
305Fairbrook GullyI 1
306Nether Red BrookI 6
307Nether Red Brook - Lower right BranchIII 3
308Nether Red Brook - Upper right BranchI/II 2
309Upper Red BrookI/II 5
310Gate Side CloughII 1
312Chariots Of Iref7A+ ***2
313Barton FinkE4 5c * 
314Blackden Brook *1 3
316Nether Red Brook Alternative Finish 1 *3 *2
317Blackden Brook (winter) *I 2
318Blackden Brook Left Hand *1 1
319Blackden Brook Left Hand (winter) *I *1
320Fair Brook *I 1
321Far Upper Red Brook *I 1
322Far Upper Red Brook *1 2
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Brothers buttress is marked in the wrong place on the map on p.145 of WG. It's much further E - about where Eureka buttress is marked on the map.
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 25/Jul/04