Climbs 297
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 interesting bouldering scattered all around, potential for some new harder lines possibly.

Approach 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

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Lancashire Rock (2016)
Lancashire Bouldering (2014)
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Out of print:
Great venue, one of the best you'll find in the Lancs bouldering guide! some great problems especially between the 5+ and 6B grades
Ehmarra - 31/May/16
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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Trad Walls: Routes 
2Phase Change
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E1 5c * 
3Slim JimVS 5a 3
4Manibus et PedibusqueE4 6a * 
5Nor Nor' ChimneyVD 17
6North Chimney
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M 7
7North CaveM 11
8North cave direct startVS 4c 1
9Belly on a PlateVS 4c 9
10The ManglerVS 5a *10
11CornflakeE2 5c * 
12Central EliminateVS 5a 11
13Central CrackVD **41
14Central GrooveS 4b 33
15Descent Chimney
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D 2
16Master EgoE2 5c 2
17Little Miss Id VariationsE3 6a * 
18Little Miss IdE1 5c **8
19TrycheE4 6a *4
20PotsE2 5c  
21Outside EdgeVS 4c *6
22South ChimneyD *25
23Twin CracksD 37
24PalmistryE2 5c *2
25No Sign of ThreeE2 5c *4
26Slin and ThippyE4 6a 1
27Pendulum Swing DirectHVS 5a 7
28Pendulum SwingVS 4c 28
 Trad Walls: Bouldering 
30Master Ego Travf6A  
311975f7A *3
32Recalibratef7B *4
33Recalibrate (Standing Start)f6A *3
34Wrestle Down the Wind
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f7B  
 Balcony Wall 
36Sturlupf4 7
37Greenflintf4+ 6
38Danstenf3 6
39Naradamef4 6
40Argelf4 4
41Rifflessf3 5
42Puroustenf3+ 5
43Shallingf3 5
44Shalling Sitter
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f6C *3
 Central Boulders 
46Get Setf5 8
47Diversion and Onf5+ 13
48Concavity Cons Gravityf6B *12
49Robin's Dynof6C *2
50Underwayf5+ 12
51Fridge Huggerf7B+ ***4
52Fridge Hugger (standing)f6A+ *6
53We are not Amusedf5+ 1
54We are not Confusedf5 1
55Blackstone Bestf6B 5
56Wallf5+ 5
57Nosey Thingf5+ 6
58The Easy Mantelf6A 5
59Backside Slabf5+ 4
60Lippy Traversef6C 1
61Ugly Ducklingf3  
62The Fortressf5 1
63The Fortress Aretef4 *4
64The Cracksf4 1
65Slopey Wallf6C 1
66Short and Saltyf5 6
67The Midget Miraclef6C 3
68Mini Right Arete.f5  
69Elixirf7A+ **1
70Robin's Slapf6B+ *3
71One moverf5 3
72Yee-Haf6B+  
73Off-sidef5+ *1
74Offwidth Your Headf6B  
75Proper Jobf6C * 
76Pony Clubf7A **2
77Fall and Chainsf6C+  
78Recessf6B+  
79Game of Groansf6C+ 1
80Poundsaverf7A  
81Basic Techf6B  
82Confessed Obsessedf6C  
83Gnome Aretef5+ 1
84Herof7A ** 
85Tricepatopsf6C  
86Newfangled Slaptopf5+ 1
87Happy Mole Manf6C+ *1
88Lungefishf5+ *2
89Slowfishf6B  
90The Right Honourable Runnel
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f6B *1
91Anvilettef5+ 2
92Oh Dearf6A  
93Oh Myf6A 1
94Eager Beaverf6B  
 Back Edge 
96Nik's Groovef7A *1
97Squashed Nosef6B+  
98Nik's Leftf6B+ *1
99Nik's Aretef6B+ *1
100The Big Crack Thingf5 5
101Nik's Slapf6C+ *1
102Bum Fiendf5+  
103Nibble My Gritf4  
104Hand Holedf6B *1
105Try mef4  
106Home Improvementsf6C+ *2
107Home Improvements Rightf7A 3
108Patiopiaf7A * 
109Sergeant Jumpf6A 2
110Coclewarmerf5+ 2
111Groove is in the Artf5  
112Frog Legsf4 2
113Amy Pondf4 4
114Ricki Lakef4 6
115Ricki Lake (Sit)f6A 2
116Billy Oceanf4 7
117Billy Ocean (Sit)f6A+ 2
118Spaghetti Limbsf6B 4
119The Sneakf3+ 2
120The Runnelf5+ 4
121Pocket Dynof6B+ *4
122Polly Pocketf6C *3
123Pocket aretef6A 4
124No Pocket No Cryf5 1
125No Pocket, No Cry (Sit Start)
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f6B 2
126Free and Easyf4+ 2
 Slopey Top Area 
128Wigeonf5  
129The Wodgef7A+ * 
130The Wedgef7A **1
131Wedge Witchf6A  
132Ledge Itchf6B  
133Obstinate Bactrianf6C  
134Deft Cleftf6C 1
135Foxy Furtlingsf7B * 
136Nutritionf6B 1
137Lock Stock and Smoking Heelf6C+ *1
138Boozy Brawlerf7A *2
139Bottomless Gitf6B+ 1
140The Lady's not for Gurningf7B *4
141Soul CalibreV5 *1
142The Iron Ladyf7A *1
143Hand Me Frownsf7A  
144Insouciancef7A * 
145Blundercutf4  
146Flip Mef6C  
147Leg Sandwichf5+  
148Stacked Like Arnief6A+  
149The Shelfish Wayf6C  
150Checkoutf6A  
151The Underdogf7A+ *1
152Sharpef7A+ 2
153Harperf6B 1
 Trig Point Boulders 
155Fine and Dandyf4 11
156Time for Tweedf3 10
157Pockington Lanef6B *22
158Pockington Lane from standingf6A 2
159Grrrf5 7
160Grrr (sit)
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f6B 3
161Finders Feef4 8
162Minutiaef5+ 3
163Triggerf6B+ 5
164Trig Crackf3 3
165Trig Slabf6A *18
166Trig Aretef6C *15
167Trig ArÍte from standingf6B+ *1
168Trigonomyf6A *12
169Trig Wallf3+ *2
170Trig Point Flakef2 *2
171No Nonsensef5+ 3
172The Lusheringf7A *6
173Done Years Agof6B *3
174Con Airf7A **14
175Paggeredf6B+  
176Sly Wayf6A+ 2
177Green and Blackf6A+ *2
178Troll Mohicanf6B+  
179Cleft of the Bravef5+ **3
180Fissure of Fearf6A *1
181Last Lashf6A 1
182Turnpike Rooff7A 1
183Vanguardf7A 1
184Crackonomyf5+  
185Belly Bouncerf6A 1
186Go that Wayf6B 2
187Go Lowf6B 4
188Go this Wayf6B+ 2
 Easy Wall 
190First Laughf5+ 9
191Keep Laughingf5 3
192Under a Dark Dreamf4 *11
193Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugsf4 5
194Roaming Pleasant Handsf4 10
195A Few Moves For New Lovef3 11
196Cutlery Creates Confusionf2 11
197Little Person's Pathf3 10
198Low High Traversef5+ 3
 Hueco Block Area 
200Easy wallf4 5
201Uphill Aretef6B  
202Ape Hourf7A+ **4
203Hueco Aretef5 20
204Hueco Arete Eliminatef6A *2
205Blackstone Slabf6A+ *12
206Be Strictf6C 2
207Be Skilfulf6A **16
208Be Less Skilfulf5 *5
209Nothing Cubedf4 11
210Cubanf6A+ 20
211Cube Root
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f6C 1
212Cubic Crackf6B+ 8
213Cube Allf6A 7
214Shortarsef6B+ 9
215One Stop Pop Shopf7A *2
216Nick's Traversef7A+ ***4
217Hand Railf6A *1
218Crack Leftf6B+ *4
 Short Routes 
220The Bounderf4+ 4
221Rough Lifef4 2
222Naomi's Wallf6B *1
223Curving Aretef5+ 3
224I knowf3 3
225Easy Peasyf2 3
226Stay Coolf5 12
227Another!f4+ 12
228Twof5 13
229Easier Peasierf2 7
230Who? Me?f4+ 11
231Rubberyf5 11
232Relieff2 4
233Slightf4 4
234Poragef2 4
235Feetf4+ 7
236Balancef4+ 8
237Steppin' Outf4+ 7
238Foot Businessf5 9
239Leaning to the Left of Sloperf6A **7
240Softly Softlyf6A+ *4
241Catchee Monkeyf3 *3
242Beginningf2 5
243Endf2 5
244Forward Straightf2 4
245Corneredf2 4
246Floating Wigsf4+ 1
247Larn Summatf6B 1
248Ruler Foolerf6B *1
249Old Silkyf6A 2
250Old Milkyf5+ 1
251Pinnochiof6A  
252You Theref3 2
253You There ( Sit start)f6A 4
254Look Heref5 2
255Look Here (Sit start)f6A 4
256Just Do Itf4 1
257Just Do It Sit
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f6A 2
258Pheasant Walkf3 *3
259Grouse Matef5 3
260Subtleteasef4 **11
261Paw Printf3 **11
262Queasy Facef5 3
263Queasy Face Sit
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f5+ 2
264Look to Windwardf5+ **5
265Look to Windward Sit
-
f6A+ **2
266Andrex Guppyf5+ **5
267Andrex Guppy Sit
-
f6A **3
 Beyond 
269Crimpemupf6B+ 2
270Dodgemf4+ 4
271The Skelterf6B 5
272Merry Go Roundedf3 5
273Backseat Climberf5 2
274Granny's Got Movesf4 3
275Grandad's Hard to Holdf6C  
276Nooks and Granniesf4 1
277Let Loose the Lionf6B 3
278Get Hornyf3 3
279The Rantlef7A *2
280Something from the Atticf5 1
281Shelf Lifef6B 1
282Pack Up and Gof6A  
283Udge Repellantf6C  
284The Fop is on Formf6B+ * 
285Dandy Gets Handyf6A+ 1
286Chalk the Talkf7A 2
287Custom Eyesf2 * 
288Aesthete's Footf6B+ *1
289Merci Moif7A 1
 Back of Beyond 
291Fragmenf4 2
292Illustrionf3 2
293Scultisf3 2
294Kescatef3 2
295Swingersf7A *4
296Poritalf4+  
297Return of the Swingf7A+ *1
298Lunaf6B+ **3
299Krakenf6A+ *2
300Leviathanf6B+  
301Levithian Rightf6C *2
302Handwarmerf6A  
303Legwarmerf4+  
304Ribbed for Applausef4+  
305Step into the lightf6C *1
306Sneak up the Rightf6B+  
307Don't Stop to Fightf6B  
308The Butcherf6B 2
309First Laugh (stand up) *
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f3 1
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