Dove Stones (Jackson's Ridge)

Climbs 70 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 470m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
A remote outcrop of moorland grit high on the moors at the back of Boulsworth Hill on the Lancashire /Yorkshire border. Climbed on for years but kept quiet due to access problems. Comprising of a large isolated boulder (in Lancashire?) and a number of small broken buttresses and blocks. Contains routelets, cracks, walls, roofs and slabs, much in the easier grades but enough to occcupy you for the day/evening and challenge all-comers. The grains of coarse grit tend to break off, so a soft brush may proove useful but this should improve with use.

Access notes
From either Burnley/Colne via Thursden Valley or Hebden Bridge passing Widdop. Park carefully (few spaces) near to the high point of the road. Dont block the track! From the watershed a made up road (for oil exploration about 30 years ago) leads NE for about a mile. When this ends trend eastwards across boggy ground to the outcrop

WARNING! This whole area has been a problem for many years. Being on grouse shooting land it has been jealously guarded by gamekeepers (likewise Scout Crag) Apparently few problems have been encountered recently and new mapping may open it up but keep a low profile.

Guidebooks
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014), Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering (2008)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 THE PINNACLE 
2The Crackf4
3Hell Hole Wallf7A
4Pinnacle Arete Directf6C+
5Pinnacle Aretef6C+
6Pinballf5+
7The Wizardf6A+
8The Other CrackHVS 5b
9The Perfect Kissf5+
10Mr Nobodyf6A+
11Critical Caref6C
12A and Ef6A+
13The Monkey Facef6A+
14The Donkey Showf6B+
15Primatef6B+
16Regf6C
17Twinsf6A
18Monkey Face Traversef7A+
 MAIN BUTTRESS 
20Green Crackf4
21Rad's Traversef6C
22Wad's Wooff6B
23Clarencef6B+
24The Tempestf6B+
25Jackson's Groovef6A+
26Black Widowf6B+
27Compound Bowf7A
28Pro Diablof7A *
29Strong Bowf6B
30Zig and ZagHVS 5b
31Deathly SilenceE5 6b
32Terror FirmaE4 6b
33Gatt Gunf6B
34Catapult Rooff6C
35Sling Shotf6A
36Over the Shoulder Boulder Holderf5
37Nasal Congestionf5+
 THE SLABS 
39Crinkle Cutf5
40Seabrooksf4
41Crinkle Crackf4
42Love Sculpturef5
43Eight Legged Groove Machinef4
44Aviation Pleasuref4
45Loose Torquef6A
46Torque Wrenchf6B
47Monkey Wrenchf6B
 TRIANGLE BLOCK 
49Slot Machinef6A
50The Banditf6C
 PERCHED BLOCK 
52Down Fallf4+
53The Fallf4+
54Canary Wallf5+
55Yellowf4+
56Yellow Aretef4
 FOSSIL ROOF 
58Critical Caref5+
59Old Fossilsf4
60Carnivoref6B+
61Fossil Rooff5+
62Fossil Roof Right Handf6B+
63Carnivaladaf6C
 LOW ROOF 
65Cowboys Versus Aliensf6A
66Clintf5
67Arnief6A
 WRINKLED BLOCK 
69Boney Icarusf5+
70Glitterball aretef5+
71Gumball Aretef5
72Heathen's Wallf4+
 END BLOCK 
74The Big BopperE1 5c
75Green Groovef5
76Dirty Old Townf5
77Left Wall and Crackf4
78Middle of Wallf4
79Right Aretef4
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