Blackstone Edge

Climbs 114 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 470m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features

Right in the heart of Bronte country. Not much in the HVS range, but plenty for the low-grade E climber. Aspect means it can be green, but pleasant in the summer. Lots of nice intersting bouldering scattered all arond, potentail for some new harder lines possibly.

Access notes

Park at The White House pub as for Cow's Mouth Quarry, the path towards Blackstone edge is just on the other side of the road.

Guidebooks
Lancashire Bouldering (2014), Western Grit (2009), Lancashire Rock (1999),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Pendulum SwingVS 4c 23
2Pendulum Swing DirectHVS 5a 6
3No Sign of ThreeE2 5c *4
4North CaveM 11
5PalmistryE2 5c *2
6The ManglerVS 5a *9
7CornflakeE2 5c * 
8Central CrackVD **40
9Central EliminateVS 5a 10
10Central GrooveS 4b 29
11Master EgoE2 5c 2
12Little Miss IdE1 5c **8
13Little Miss Id VariationsE3 6a * 
141975f7A v6 *1
15Recalibratef7B v8 *1
16TrycheE4 6a *4
17PotsE2 5c  
18Outside EdgeVS 4c *5
19South ChimneyD *24
20Twin CracksD 33
21Belly on a PlateVS 4c 7
22North ChimneyM 6
23Nor Nor' ChimneyVD 16
24Slin and ThippyE4 6a 1
25Manibus et PedibusqueE4 6a * 
26Slim JimVS 5a 3
27Phase ChangeE1 5c,5b * 
28Descent ChimneyD 2
29Niks groovef7A v6 *1
30Nosef6B+ v4  
31Niks leftf6B+ v4 *1
32Niks aretef6B+ v4 *1
33Flakef5 1
34Niks Slapf6C+ v5 *1
35The Runnelf5+ 3
36Pocket Dynof6B+ v4 *2
37Polly Pocketf6C v5 *3
38Pocket aretef6A v2 2
39Slopey Wallf6C v5 1
40Cracksf4 1
41Mini Left Aretef5 3
42Robin's Wallf6C v5 *2
43Mini right arete.f5  
44Wallf5 5
45Wall traversef5+ 6
46The Wallf6B v3 *6
47Robin's Dynof6C v5 *2
48Right aretef6A+ v3 5
49Fridge Huggerf7B+ v9 ***3
50Double Aretef6B v3 3
51Wall - left section p.15f5+ v1 3
52Robins slapf6B+ v4 *3
53One moverf5 1
54Elixirf7A+ v7 **1
55Foxy Furtlingsf7B v8 * 
56Nutritionf6B v3 1
57Lock Stock and Smoking Heelf6C+ *1
58Boozy Brawlerf7A v6 *2
59Bottomless Gitf6B+ v4 1
60The lady's not for Gurningf7B v8 * 
61Soul CaliburV5 *1
62North cave direct startVS 4c 1
63Trig slabf6A v2 *5
64Trig aretef6C v5 *4
65Trigonomyf6A *3
66Trig Wallf3+ *2
67Trig Point Flakef2 *2
68Pockington lanef6B v3 *3
69Triggerf6B+ v4 3
70Con Airf7A **3
71Hueco left aretef6B v3  
72Ape Hourf7A+ v7 **3
73Hueco aretef5 12
74Hueco Arete Eliminatef6A *1
75Hueco slabf6A+ v2/3 *4
76Hueco slab aretef6A v2 7
77Easy wallf4 3
78Left Arete .f6A v2 6
79No arete eliminatef6C v5 *1
80Crack Leftf6B+ v4 *4
81Crack Rightf6B v3 4
82Crack Pressf6B+ v4 1
83Right Arete (hueco Block)f6A+ v3 5
84Be Less Skilfulf5 *2
85Shortarsef6B+ v4 5
86One Stop Pop Shopf7A v6 *1
87Nik's Traversef7A+ v7 ***4
88Leaning to the left of Sloperf6A **2
89Softly Softlyf6A 2
90Hand Railf6A *1
91Lunaf6B+ v4 **2
92Krakenf6A+ v3 *2
93Levithian Rightf6C v5 *2
94Step into the lightf6C v5 *1
95The butcherf6B v3 2
96Rubberyf5 1
97The Fortress Aretef4 *2
98Billy Oceanf4 4
99Ricki Lake *f4 4
100Go low *f6B 2
101Cubic crack *f6B+ 1
102Cuban *f6A+ 3
103Be skilful *f6A **1
104Nothing Cubed *f4 1
105Balance *f4+ 2
106Steppin' Out *f4+ 1
107Foot Business *f5 1
108Beginning *f2 1
109End *f2 2
110Forward Straight *f2 1
111Cornered *f2 1
112Feet *f4+ 1
113Porage *f2 1
114Low High Traverse *f5+ 1
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Decent bouldering circuit over three areas. Not much above 7a but a complete mixbag of climbs around 6a-6c mark.
rice boy - 29/May/08
Some superb problems here. You just need to hunt them out. Give it 48 hours to dry after rain in Winter. An excellent venue.
bentley's biceps - 16/Mar/08
green green green green green I'm sure it'd be fine if we hadn't had 5 weeks of rain though.....
rginns - 23/Jul/07