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+ 1
27Compound Bowf7A  
28Pro Diablof7A *2
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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