Altitude 430m a.s.l
Fiend braving bleak mid-July conditions on Pocket Wall, Standing Stones © Fiend
JULY 2003 UPDATE - See important new access information below. A fine moorland crag of clean rough grit with well-weathered seams providing lots of juggy incuts and pockets. Routes of all types and grades up to 20m long in a safe, yet seemingly remote, location. Worth seeking out are Fairy Nuff (VS 4c), Womanless Wall, Pocked Wall, Twin Crack Corner (all 3 VS 4b), Kremlin Wall (E1 5c) and the fine Ocean Wall (E1 5b).
July 2014 - The parking layby has been blocked off with large rocks.
The following information has changed since the publication of Western Grit Rockfax; please amend your copy. Standing Stones crag is on private land.
UPDATE JUNE 2005.
As the crag is now surrounded by Access Land (see www.openaccess.gov.uk), I would presume access is now unrestricted. Having said that, I've had no problems previously when requesting permission to climb.
Please telephone 01457 872094 and ask permission before you climb there. The crag should now only be approached from below. Park in the Binn Green picnic/parking area and drop down to the reservoir, take a left turn and walk up the valley until below the cliff up on the left (Ravenstones is up on the right) which is reached by a steep ascent - about 40 to 50 mins.
Since the introduction of CRoW, the approach described in the book now crosses access land and so is OK again! As is the alternative previously agreed with Mr Crowther, which takes a slightly different route but still from above and much quicker than the Binn Green approach.
* please ensure you keep any dogs on leads if approaching from the bends on the A635