Kinder Northern Edges

Climbs 285 – 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.

Guidebooks
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
 BLACKDEN BROOK 
2Blackden PinnacleE1 5a
3Keith's Last StandS
4Moorland FanaticVS 5a
5Reach ImpedimentHVS 5b
6Silent WingsE1 5b **
7FutilityHVS 5a
8SenilityHVS 5c
9Wings of SpeedVS 4c
 CHINESE WALL (LEFT) 
11Socialist's AreteHVD
12Communist RouteVD *
13Common RightE1 5b
14Nationalist RouteHS 4b *
15The WhistleblowerE2 5c
16The TerroristE3 5c **
17ScreamadelicaE2 5c
18Rickshaw RidgeVS 4c
19Coolie's ChimneyVS 4c
20Mandarin's AreteVD
21CarterwongHVS 5b *
22Ancestor's TraverseVD
23Nose SkinnerVS 4c
24Three Thousand TakeawaysHVS 5a
25Ooh Aah CantonaVS 5b
26Canton AreteVS 4c *
27CantoniuationHS 4b *
28Sparkle in the ChinaE4 6b *
29Hong Kong ChimneyVD
30Hong Kong AreteHVS 5b
31The Beijing PillarVS 4c
32Try a LittleS 4b
33TendernessVS 4b
34PasseHVS 5a *
35Bobby GillespieE1 5b
36MalaiseVS 4c *
37Two Sixty-nines PleaseHVS 5b *
38Mad Day ClimbS 4a
39Narrow ChimneyVD
40Good VibrationsHVS 5c
41Quo VadisHVS 5b *
42PhosphorescenceS 4a
43Paddy Fields ForeverE2 5b
 CHINESE WALL (RIGHT) 
45Rough 'n ReadyHS 4b
46Nice 'n' SteadyHVS 5a
47Changed by BooksE3 5c *
48The Shock of the NewE7 6c **
49Book of ChangesE4 6b *
50SurpriseS 4a
51Wakey Wakey GlossopE3 6b *
52Corner CrackHS 4b
53TryphonVS 4c *
54NecrosisVS 5a **
55Pound of FleshE5 6a ***
56Kitty on a PlaneE6 6b **
57Give it Some Rice ManE3 5c *
58Showbiz SherbertE2 5b
59SilicosisS 4a
 MISTY WALL 
61The ReachVS 5b
62The ChimneyS
63The AreteHVS 5a
64Hangle FaceVS 5a
65Hangle CrackVS 4c
66PavlovaHS
67Magic WallVS 4c *
68Magic Wall DirectVS 5a
69Magic Wall SuperdirectHVS 5c
70Magic CarpetHS 4b *
71Cloudy WallS 4a *
72The WandS 4a
73VendenisVD
74Pieces of EightS 4a
75DoubloonVS 4b
76StampedeE2 5b *
77Round UpE1 5b *
78Misty WallVS 4b ***
79Wind WallVS 4c *
80ZypherE2 6a *
81Bean FeastVS 4c
82DeviationVD
83FixationD *
84CassandraE2 5c *
85TrojanE1 5b *
86MeanderHS 5a *
87Meander AreteVS 5a *
88Dependence WallS 4a
89Dependence AreteVS 4b *
90John Henry's VariationHS 4b
91Means TestHVS 5b
 PERSEVERANCE WALL 
93Head MusicVS 4b
94JogroansS 4a
95JubilationS 4a
96MaragonnaHVS 5b
97Mob RuleVS 5a *
98G.P. AreteS 4a
 FORTRESS WALL 
100HoedownVD
101Sweet WilliamHVD *
102The Two-Eyed SloperHS 4b
103Lamb ChopVS 4c
104HosannaHVS 5a
105Pork ChopHVS 5a *
 TINY BUTTRESS 
107BoromirVS 5a
108PetiteVS 4c
109The Small AreteHVD
 EGG CRAG 
111Way OutS
112Scrambled EggHS 4b
113PerseveranceHS 4b
114GollumS 4a
115The Dedicated Follower of FashionE3 5c *
116BalrogVS 5a *
117Short CrackVS 5a
 NEXT BUTTRESS 
119Bag EndS 4b *
120Gaberdine AngusHVS 5a *
121BombadilloHS 4b
122Hobbit's WalkVD
123Mantis CrackS
124Scorpion ChimneyHS 4b
125Sugar BlueHVD
 FIRST BUTTRESS 
127Black WidowHS 4b
128Fond of ArachnidsHS 4b
129Tarantula CrackVS 4c *
130FlycatcherE1 5b **
131VirtuosoS
132Made UpS 4a
133Flog UpS 4b
134SlaboveVD
135CraboveHS
136S RouteS
137Sunday StrollS 4a
 MOON BUTTRESS 
139Tin PlanetS 4b
140Jason and the JuggernautsS *
141Moon RibVS 4c *
142The Harem GlobetrottersHVS 5a *
143CrescendoHVS 5b
144Baby KateVS 5b
 ******ASHOP EDGE****** 
 CABIN BUTTRESSES 
147QuandryS 4a
148Lost OpportunityE1 5c
149Snake CrackS 4b
150Hanging ChimneyHVD
151PneumoconiosisVS 4c
152Slinky MinkyE4 6b
153Brains MissingE3 5c
154HermaphroditeE3 5c **
155Little ChimneyHVD
156Twice BlessedS 4a
157Cavern ClimbHVD
158Jactation ClimbHVS 5a
159Scooped WallVS 4b
160The MerchantVS 5a
161East ChimneyD
162BacktrackHVS 5a
163CowtrackVS 5a
164IvettiVD
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
 ASHOP CRACK BUTTRESS 
176Ashop Corner ClimbHS 4b
177Roman RoadsVS 4c *
178Ashop CrackVS 4c **
179Ashop ClimbHVD **
180OrgasmoE1 5a
181Sid's Population PasteE2 5c *
182EurekaVS 4c **
183Axilla The PunE3 6a
184UreVS 5a
185ToppleoverS 4b
186TwisterHVD *
187Britt's CleavageE1 5b **
188Trial BalanceHVS 5b *
189Eye for a LineHS 4b
 RENEGADE BLOCK 
191Njal's CrackHS 4b
192Gray's ClimbHVS 5a
193Thirty Six Hours in the Mystery ChairHVS 5b
194Talcum CrackHS 4b
195Bernie CrackS 4a
 BIG BROTHER BUTTRESS 
197Tin Tin WallHS 4b
198BarbaraVD *
199Jelly Baby SlabVS 4c *
200Sliding ChimneyS 4a
201SpacerunnerE4 6a *
202LegacyHVS 5a ***
203IntestateE1 5b ***
204Big BrotherE2 5c ***
205KinsmanE4 6b *
206Brother's EliminateHVS 5a **
207Squatter's RightsE3 6b *
208Little Boy BlueE1 5c *
209Blue JadeE3 6a
210Dirty TrickS 4b
211Big TraverseVS 4b *
 LITTLE BROTHER BUTTRESS 
213Round ChimneyVD
214Razor CrackS 4a *
215The Les Dawson ShowE4 6a **
216Growth CentreE4 6b *
217DunsinaneVS 4c **
218The Savage BreastE1 5b *
219Not so happy Larry's gearboxE2 5c/6a *
220Motherless ChildrenE1 5c *
221Pot BellyE2 5c *
222Tum TumHVS 5b
 ROUND STONES 
224Lobster CrackVS 5a *
225Crab CrackHVS 5b *
 SUAVE BLOCKS 
 BLACK OVERHANGS 
228TambourineVD
229Wellington SlabS 4a *
230Scooper DooperVD **
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 *
239Good Morning SheffieldE4 5c *
240The Mad GardenerE1 5c
241DownbyneHS 4b *
242Cinder CrackVS 4c
243The Kinder CaperVS 4c
 MUSTARD WALLS 
245Banjo CrackHVD
246Daddy CrackHVS 5a *
247Mummy CrackE1 5b *
248Totally SpasticE6 6c *
249Wicked Uncle ErnieE4 6a *
250Campus ChimneyVD
251Mustard WallsE2 5c **
252Machine Gun ChimneyHD
253The ScratcherVS 4c *
254Toledo WallVS 4b *
255Wire Brush SlabE2 5b *
256Tweeter and the Monkey ManE4 6a **
257Knapp HandHS 4b
258The SliceHS 4b *
259ExodusVS 4c **
260Highball That You Bastards!E7 6b ***
 JESTER BUTTRESS 
262Jester CracksHVS 5a ***
263Monkey MadnessE6 6c ***
264Candle in the WindE3 5c ***
265Twisted SmileHVS 5a ***
266Count DraculaE1 5b *
267Woe is MeS 4a
268HarlequinE3 6a **
 TRANSPORT BUTTRESS 
270Tramline CracksVS 4c *
 NAMELESS CLOUGH BUTTRESS 
272Punch's NoseHVS 5a **
 BOOKCASE BUTTRESS 
274Act of FaithE4 6b *
275Pan CrackE1 5b
276CorinthiansVS 4b
277EveHVS 5b *
278Adam's AppleS 4a
279Noah's PairD
280Apostle's WallS 4a
281Mark's SlabVS 4c
282MatthewHVS 5a *
 THE QUADRINNICLE 
284ZebraE5 6b *
285MarkHS 4b *
286LukeE1 5b
287JohnVS 5a
288DeborahE4 6a **
 DEAD CHIMNEY BUTTRESS 
290Fast HandsE3 5c
291Honeymoon RouteVD
292KasebrotHS 4b
293Socialist's VariationVS 5a
294Parliamentary ClimbHVS 5a
295Dead ChimneyVS 4b
296Natural Born ChillersE6 6a **
297The Grey SlayerE4 5c **
 SCRAMBLES 
299Fairbrook1
300Fairbrook Gully1 *
301Nether Red Brook1 *
302Nether Red Brook Alternative Finish 22 *
303Upper Red Brook1
 WINTER CLIMBS 
305Fairbrook GullyI
306Nether Red BrookI
307Nether Red Brook - Lower right BranchIII
308Nether Red Brook - Upper right BranchI/II
309Upper Red BrookI/II
310Gate Side CloughII
 UNKNOWN LOCATION 
312Chariots Of Iref7A+ ***
313Barton FinkE4 5c *
314Blackden Brook *1
 TO BE VERIFIED 
316Nether Red Brook Alternative Finish 1 *3 *
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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
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