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Mam Tor

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 15 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 480m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
The crag is situated on the south east face of Mam Tor and is impossible to miss, dominating as it does the Hope Valley and seen as soon as one breasts the crest of surprise view several miles away when approaching from the east. The ground is loose, broken and treacherous in most conditions. Probably best summed up in the wise words of the late, great Paul Nunn who declared: 'A shale-built slag-heap of inveterately crumbling rubble.' The face is only probably comparatively safe after several days of hard frost and cloud cover has prevented the sun from appearing. The routes are therefore normally climbed, on the scarce occasions they are, under winter conditions.

Access notes
Access is via the disused section of the A625 that runs past the base of the hill. The crag is gained in less than 10 mins.

Weather forecast

 Today  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri 

0.2mm rain
Sun
19 °C
9 kph

0.1mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
20 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
17 °C
17 kph

1.0mm rain
Sunny periods
19 °C
8 kph

2.0mm rain
Sun
18 °C
13 kph
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Guidebooks
Over the Moors (2012), On Peak Rock (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Mam Tor Left HandI/II **17
2Mam Tor GullyI/II 124
3Mam tor gully (summer conditions)3 20
4Mam Tor right-hand *I/II 13
5Blue John Rib *III **15
6Central Face *III 5
7Mam Tor Gully Direct *II/III 14
8Left-hand Rib *II 6
 Climb nameGradex
9Central Rib *III 4 3
10The Girdle Traverse (Crab Crawl!) *I *2
11The Third Scoop *II/III 2 **2
12Mam Tor (summit) *summit 116
13Candoid Escape Reaction *I 1
14Mam Tor Gully- The True Finish *IV 1
15Mam Tor Gully - Wall Finish *III 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Climbed Mam Tor with my brother, Bo, on 31/10/05. Went up the gully in dry summer conditions, nothing more than a stiff grassy scramble. The gully is wet and slippy but once the grassy ramps are gained it becomes very easy. Although it is less scary than it looks though it is LANDSLIPPING so could all fall at any moment. Just avoid it in rain or on Sundays + Bank Holidays when the hill is swarming with gawping tourists and park rangers.
jake robertson - 16/Nov/05