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Kinder Scout Downfall Area

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 246 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 564m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Rough, well-weathered buttresses in an amphitheatre containing the famous Downfall. Sandy, wet and green a good part of the year. Worth a visit in summer (particularly mid week - less Pennine Wayers!). Routes of all grades up to 25m high, in an easily accessible, but seemingly remote location. Classics are Zig Zag Climb (VD), The Mermaid's Ridge (30m! HS 4b,4c), The Great Chmney (HS 4b), Extinguisher Chimney (VS 4c), The Dark Side of the Moon (E3 5c) and The Gallows (E3 6a).

Access notes
From Hayfield (SK 037868) follow the road towards Kinder Reservoir to parking (SK 048868). Continue along the road past the LHS of the reservoir and a well-used path leading up to the LHS of the amphitheatre (40min).
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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6.6mm rain
15 °C
26 kph

0.8mm rain
Mainly cloudy
13 °C
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0.3mm rain
Sunny periods
14 °C
16 kph

0.3mm rain
13 °C
13 kph

0.0mm rain
16 °C
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Over the Moors (2012), Scrambles in the Dark Peak (2012), Western Grit (2009), 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 nameGradex
2Ultra LeftVD 2
3Outside LeftS 4a 3
4Right WingerHVS 5b  
5Inside LeftVS 4c 2
6Inside RightVS 5a *1
7Mill Hill Corner Climb/Outside RightVD  
8Kilkenny RibHVS 5b *** 
9Mill Hill Crack/Pioneer's CrackVD 2
10Pioneers' SlabD 1
11One KnowsVS 4b  
12Two EyesS 4b  
13Give it UpE4 6b * 
14Crescent ArêteE1 5a  
15Crescent WallHVS 5a  
16VelleityE3 5c  
17Gregory's FlakeHS 4b  
18TrifleS 4a  
19Yorick's DilemmaHVS 5c  
23Via Left Hand FinishVD * 
24TimewatchE2 5b * 
25The EliminateE2 5c * 
26Square Buttress CrackHVS 5a ** 
27Sheep in SituE2 5c  
28Central WallS 4a  
29Long Buttress AreteS 4a  
30First TimeVS 4b  
31Two TimerVD  
32TwistHVS 5a  
33Poor OutlookVD  
35Wall and RibVD  
36Snuff ButtressVD  
37Lower Chimney RouteS 4a, 4a *3
38Jolsen FinishVS 4b **3
39Pythagoras crackS 4a 1
40Pythagoras ArêteHVS 4c  
41MemphisVS 4b  
42Spike ChimneyD **12
43A Sticht in TimeE2 5b  
44DisgustVS 4b  
45One in the EyeE2 5c  
46Right Hand RouteS 4a 2
47Central GullyS 4a  
48Once in a Blue MoonE3 6a ** 
49The Dark Side of the MoonE3 5c ***6
50Extinguisher ChimneyVS 4c ***5
51Candle ButtressHVS 5a **9
52Leaf ShelfVS 4c 5
53Intermediate RouteHS 4b 7
54South WallVD **29
55Pedestal ClimbD *11
5645 DegreesHVS 5b 3
57Curving CrackS 4b 9
58Rock ReptileHVS 5b  
59Singer CornerS 4b 4
60M.G. RouteHS 4a 6
61Magic MonkeyE1 5c * 
62Monkey MagicHVS 5b * 
63Esgee CrackS 4a  
64The FunnelHS 4b  
65Eastern PromiseHVS 5b  
66Eastern CrackS 4a *11
67Eastern AreteHVS 5b  
68End WallVS 4c *6
70October GrooveVD 2
71October FlakesVD 2
72October FrontVD 2
73MiserD 2
74CakeVD 1
75The NicheS 4a *1
76Big VeeD 2
78West Wall ClimbHVS 5a * 
79ForeignerE3 6a * 
80The Mermaid's RidgeHS 4b, 4c ***31
81Mermaids Ridge alt. start (Moron's Stunt)S  
82Glory BoysVS 4c  
83Left Twin ChimneyHS 4b 4c *4
84Pumping IronyE3 5c * 
85Right Twin ChimneyHVS 4c, 5a  
86SemiE5 6b ** 
87Final JudgementE3 6a ***3
88Blessed are the Interplanetary OneE5 6a * 
89Boulevard TraverseS 4a 1
90NeptuneHVS 5a  
91AtoneE1 5b  
92JinnyVS 4b  
93The RingHVS 5b  
94UnnamedHVS 5b * 
95Siren's WallE1 5b  
96Annexe ChimneyS 4a  
97Annexe CrackVS 4c * 
99Finger in the VolcanoE1 5b ** 
100The Bud SamaritanE2 6a * 
101AT AreteE1 5c  
102Front FaceVD  
103Cleft RouteD * 
104Shallow CrackHS 4c  
105Little Buttress RoofE1 5b  
106Little ButtressM  
107Little Buttress Route 3VS 5a  
108Little Buttress Route 4VD  
109Greater ThanS 4a  
110The World in the EveningE3 6a ** 
111The World was Silent When We DiedHVS 5b  
 ---------- THE AMPHITHEATRE AREA ----------  
114Time for an EpicHVS 5b  
115Hurry CrackVS 5a  
116Sign of the TimesE3 6b ** 
117Slanting CrackVS 5a  
118Loose Block AreteHS  
119Camel RideHVS 5a  
120The SqueezeVS 4c  
121ClassicVD 2
122RoyalHVD 1
123Royal TowerVS 5a  
124DubrisHS 4a  
125Autumn ChimneyVD  
126Mushroom RibHS 4a  
127Niche AreteVS 4b  
128Incut WallHS 4a  
129Suprise, SupriseE1 5a *2
130Not So SuprisingVS 4c  
131Friends AreteE1 5b  
132Heaven sentE3 6a **2
 Climb nameGradex
133Moac CrackE1 5b * 
134Block Buttress ChimneyVD  
135Withering ArmsE3 6a * 
137BelialVS 4c *1
138Wild HorsesE1 5b  
139Italian StallionE2 5b ** 
140Monkeys OnlyE5 6a *1
141OddityHVS 5b  
142Minstrel CrackVS 4c  
143Domino WallE1 5b **3
144The Ledge ShufflersE6 6c ** 
145Raggald's WallE1 5b **9
146Great Chimney Left-handVS 4c **1
147The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***25
148The Ensemble ExitHVS 5a **3
149Loose ControlE8 6c *** 
150Sorry LadsHVS 5a  
151Professor' ChimneyD *15
152Professor's Chimney DirectVD *5
153Pegasus Left-handE1 5b * 
154Pegasus Right-handVS 4c *2
155Left Fork ChimneyD *16
156Right Fork ChimneyS 4a *7
157Embarkation ParadeVS 4c *2
158Final FrontierE2 5b  
159Crooked OverhangVS 4c 1
160Crooked AreteHVS 5a *4
161RodeoVS 4c *3
162ZigzagVD ***78
163Zigzag CrackHVD *7
164Spin-upE2 5b *2
165Toss upHVS 5a *1
166Chockstone ChimneyVD **14
167The Last FlingE2 5b **3
168Amphitheatre CrackS 4b *1
169Amphitheatre Face ClimbHS 4a *4
170Five TenS 4a 4
171Square ChimneyM 7
172DribbleVS 4c  
173DrabbleVS 5a  
175GerminationVS 4c  
176HibernationE2 5c 1
177Termination RibHVS 5b *1
178TerminalE2 6a  
179Wombat WallVS 4c  
180North Tier ClimbVS 4c *2
181Grotter's GullyVS 5a  
182Stuck In A GrooveE2 5c 2
183Dud ChimneyE1 5a  
184Slip Sliding AwayE3 5c  
185The Glorious TwelfthE2 5b 1
186The HunterE3 5b *1
187The BeastE2 5b 1
188The Bloody ThirteenthE1 5b *4
189Shotgun GroovesHVS 5b *1
190Poacher's CrackHVS 5a *6
191Downfall GrooveHVS 5a * 
192The GamekeeperE5 6b *2
193Independence CrackE2 5c **2
194Hard TimesE2 5c *1
195Downfall ClimbM **47
197Downfall South CornerVD **13
198HarvestHVS 5a * 
199Two Penny TubeVD **1
201Trbutary CrackHS 4b  
202Recess RouteVD  
204Wall and Rib (Great Buttress)HS  
205Central ChimneyD * 
206Central Chimney DirectVS * 
207Pillar RouteHS  
208Don't Look BackHVS 5a **1
209In Anger FinishE1 5b * 
210GomorrahVS 4c * 
211The Go BetweenE1 5b  
213Saint's WallHVS 4c * 
214Trio WallVS 4c *1
215Pigeon CornerVS 4c  
216Pocket WallVS 4b **2
217Flake ClimbHS 4b *1
218Bolster ChimneyS  
219The GallowsE3 6a * 
220Crescendo CrackHS 4b  
221Great SlabS 4a *2
222Arpeggio AreteS 4a  
223The Girdle TraverseVS 4c * 
225Double QuickVS 4c  
226Treble TimeD 1
227CharangoE1 5b * 
228Room to RomeHVS 5a  
229Refuse to LoseVS 4c  
230Hamster DamagedE1 6a * 
231Grin and Bear ItVS 4c  
232EntombedHVD 1
233Birch Vale 6aE1 5b * 
234Fragments of FreedomVS 5a  
235Silent SeasonsVS 4b  
236Time MachineVS 4b  
237Disguise in LoveHVS 5b  
238Asian TravellersVS 4c  
239Sir PlumbHVS 5b  
240ConstrictorVS 5a  
241Robert the BruceHVS 5b  
242Bob the BuilderS 4c *1
244Last FlingVS 4c  
245Lost Without TraceHVS 5a  
246Ambulance BrigadeE1 5b  
247Sunshine CracksVS 4c  
248LasseweVS 4c  
249KindermanE1 5c  
250Respect My AuthorityVS 5a  
251Comic ReliefHVS 5b  
252WysecrackHVS 5b  
253The Long Arm of the LawHVS 5a  
254Justice is ServedD 4a 1
256Kinder Downfall (Direct Route)IV **41
257Kinder Downfall, (Central Direct)III /iv *48
258Kinder Downfall (Downfall Climb)II/III **84
260Arpeggio Gully3 ***1
261Red BrookI **10
262My Part in his Downfall *E6 6c 1
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