Dove Stones (Jackson's Ridge)

Climbs 71 – 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.

Approach 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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2The Crackf4 1
3Hell Hole Wallf7A  
4Pinnacle Arete Directf6C+  
5Pinnacle Aretef6C+ 1
7The Wizardf6A+  
8The Other CrackHVS 5b  
9The Perfect Kissf5+  
10Mr Nobodyf6A+  
11Critical Caref6C  
12A and Ef6A+  
13The Monkey Facef6A+  
14The Donkey Showf6B+  
18Monkey Face Traversef7A+  
20Green Crackf4  
21Rad's Traversef6C  
22Wad's Wooff6B  
24The Tempestf6B+  
25Jackson's Groovef6A+  
26Black Widowf6B+ 1
27Compound Bowf7A  
28Pro Diablof7A *3
29Strong Bowf6B  
30Zig and ZagHVS 5b  
31Silence In DeathE4 6b 1
32Deathly SilenceE5 6b 1
33Terror FirmaE4 6b 1
34Gatt Gunf6B  
35Catapult Rooff6C  
36Sling Shotf6A  
37Over the Shoulder Boulder Holderf5 2
38Nasal Congestionf5+  
40Crinkle Cutf5 1
42Crinkle Crackf4  
43Love Sculpturef5 1
44Eight Legged Groove Machinef4  
45Aviation Pleasuref4  
46Loose Torquef6A 1
47Torque Wrenchf6B  
48Monkey Wrenchf6B  
50Slot Machinef6A  
51The Banditf6C  
53Down Fallf4+  
54The Fallf4+  
55Canary Wallf5+  
57Yellow Aretef4  
59Critical Caref5+  
60Old Fossilsf4  
62Fossil Rooff5+  
63Fossil Roof Right Handf6B+  
66Cowboys Versus Aliensf6A  
70Boney Icarusf5+ 2
71Glitterball aretef5+ 1
72Gumball Aretef5 1
73Heathen's Wallf4+ 1
75The Big BopperE1 5c 2
76Green Groovef5  
77Dirty Old Townf5  
78Left Wall and Crackf4  
79Middle of Wallf4  
80Right Aretef4  
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