Climbs 289
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 Bouldering (2014)
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Out of print:
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 16
6North Chimney
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M 6
7North CaveM 11
8North cave direct startVS 4c 1
9Belly on a PlateVS 4c 8
10The ManglerVS 5a *10
11CornflakeE2 5c * 
12Central EliminateVS 5a 10
13Central CrackVD **40
14Central GrooveS 4b 30
15Descent Chimney
-
D 2
16Master EgoE2 5c 2
17Little Miss Id VariationsE3 6a * 
18Little Miss IdE1 5c **8
19TrycheE4 6a *4
20PotsE2 5c  
21Outside EdgeVS 4c *5
22South ChimneyD *24
23Twin CracksD 33
24PalmistryE2 5c *2
25No Sign of ThreeE2 5c *4
26Slin and ThippyE4 6a 1
27Pendulum Swing DirectHVS 5a 6
28Pendulum SwingVS 4c 25
 Trad Walls: Bouldering 
30Master Ego Travf6A  
311975f7A *1
32Recalibratef7B *1
33Recalibrate (Standing Start)f6A *2
34Wrestle Down the Wind
-
f7B  
 Balcony Wall 
36Sturlupf4 4
37Greenflintf4+ 4
38Danstenf3 4
39Naradamef4 4
40Argelf4 2
41Rifflessf3 3
42Puroustenf3+ 3
43Shallingf3 3
44Shalling Sitter
-
f6C *3
 Central Boulders 
46Get Setf5 6
47Diversion and Onf5+ 11
48Concavity Cons Gravityf6B *11
49Robin's Dynof6C *2
50Underwayf5+ 10
51Fridge Huggerf7B+ ***3
52Fridge Hugger (standing)f6A+ *6
53We are not Amusedf5+ 1
54We are not Confusedf5 1
55Blackstone Bestf6B 4
56Wallf5+ 5
57Nosey Thingf5+ 5
58The Easy Mantelf6A 3
59Backside Slabf5+ 3
60Lippy Traversef6C 1
61Ugly Ducklingf3  
62The Fortressf5 1
63The Fortress Aretef4 *3
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+  
84Herof7A ** 
85Tricepatopsf6C  
86Newfangled Slaptopf5+  
87Happy Mole Manf6C+ * 
88Lungefishf5+ *1
89Slowfishf6B  
90The Right Honourable Runnel
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f6B * 
91Anvilettef5+ 1
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 4
101Nik's Slapf6C+ *1
102Bum Fiendf5+  
103Nibble My Gritf4  
104Hand Holedf6B *1
105Try mef4  
106Home Improvementsf6C+ *1
107Home Improvements Rightf7A  
108Patiopiaf7A * 
109Sergeant Jumpf6A 1
110Coclewarmerf5+ 1
111Groove is in the Artf5  
112Frog Legsf4  
113Amy Pondf4 1
114Ricki Lakef4 4
115Ricki Lake (Sit)f6A 1
116Billy Oceanf4 4
117Billy Ocean (Sit)f6A+ 1
118Spaghetti Limbsf6B 2
119The Sneakf3+  
120The Runnelf5+ 3
121Pocket Dynof6B+ *2
122Polly Pocketf6C *3
123Pocket aretef6A 3
124No Pocket No Cryf5  
125Free and Easyf4+  
 Slopey Top Area 
127Wigeonf5  
128The Wodgef7A+ * 
129The Wedgef7A ** 
130Wedge Witchf6A  
131Ledge Itchf6B  
132Obstinate Bactrianf6C  
133Deft Cleftf6C  
134Foxy Furtlingsf7B * 
135Nutritionf6B 1
136Lock Stock and Smoking Heelf6C+ *1
137Boozy Brawlerf7A *2
138Bottomless Gitf6B+ 1
139The Lady's not for Gurningf7B *1
140Soul CalibreV5 *1
141The Iron Ladyf7A *1
142Hand Me Frownsf7A  
143Insouciancef7A * 
144Blundercutf4  
145Flip Mef6C  
146Leg Sandwichf5+  
147Stacked Like Arnief6A+  
148The Shelfish Wayf6C  
149Checkoutf6A  
150The Underdogf7A+ *1
151Sharpef7A+  
152Harperf6B  
 Trig Point Boulders 
154Fine and Dandyf4 6
155Time for Tweedf3 5
156Pockington Lanef6B *18
157Grrrf5 3
158Finders Feef4 2
159Minutiaef5+  
160Triggerf6B+ 5
161Trig Crackf3 2
162Trig Slabf6A *13
163Trig Aretef6C *12
164Trigonomyf6A *8
165Trig Wallf3+ *2
166Trig Point Flakef2 *2
167No Nonsensef5+ 2
168The Lusheringf7A *3
169Done Years Agof6B *2
170Con Airf7A **11
171Paggeredf6B+  
172Sly Wayf6A+ 2
173Green and Blackf6A+ *1
174Troll Mohicanf6B+  
175Cleft of the Bravef5+ **1
176Fissure of Fearf6A * 
177Last Lashf6A  
178Crackonomyf5+  
179Belly Bouncerf6A  
180Go that Wayf6B  
181Go Lowf6B 2
182Go this Wayf6B+  
 Easy Wall 
184First Laughf5+ 4
185Keep Laughingf5 1
186Under a Dark Dreamf4 *4
187Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugsf4 3
188Roaming Pleasant Handsf4 4
189A Few Moves For New Lovef3 4
190Cutlery Creates Confusionf2 4
191Little Person's Pathf3 3
192Low High Traversef5+ 2
 Hueco Block Area 
194Easy wallf4 3
195Uphill Aretef6B  
196Ape Hourf7A+ **4
197Hueco Aretef5 18
198Hueco Arete Eliminatef6A *2
199Blackstone Slabf6A+ *9
200Be Strictf6C 1
201Be Skilfulf6A **13
202Be Less Skilfulf5 *5
203Nothing Cubedf4 10
204Cubanf6A+ 18
205Cubic Crackf6B+ 7
206Cube Allf6A 7
207Shortarsef6B+ 8
208One Stop Pop Shopf7A *2
209Nick's Traversef7A+ ***4
210Hand Railf6A *1
211Crack Leftf6B+ *4
 Short Routes 
213The Bounderf4+ 2
214Rough Lifef4  
215Naomi's Wallf6B *1
216Curving Aretef5+  
217I knowf3  
218Easy Peasyf2  
219Stay Coolf5 5
220Another!f4+ 6
221Twof5 7
222Easier Peasierf2 3
223Who? Me?f4+ 5
224Rubberyf5 5
225Relieff2  
226Slightf4  
227Poragef2 1
228Feetf4+ 3
229Balancef4+ 4
230Steppin' Outf4+ 3
231Foot Businessf5 5
232Leaning to the Left of Sloperf6A **4
233Softly Softlyf6A+ *3
234Catchee Monkeyf3 *2
235Beginningf2 1
236Endf2 2
237Forward Straightf2 1
238Corneredf2 1
239Floating Wigsf4+  
240Larn Summatf6B  
241Ruler Foolerf6B * 
242Old Silkyf6A  
243Old Milkyf5+  
244Pinnochiof6A  
245You Theref3 2
246You There ( Sit start)f6A 3
247Look Heref5 2
248Look Here (Sit start)f6A 3
249Just Do Itf4 1
250Just Do It Sit
-
f6A 1
251Pheasant Walkf3 *1
252Grouse Matef5 1
253Subtleteasef4 **5
254Paw Printf3 **5
255Queasy Facef5 1
256Queasy Face Sit
-
f5+ 1
257Look to Windwardf5+ **1
258Look to Windward Sit
-
f6A+ **1
259Andrex Guppyf5+ **2
260Andrex Guppy Sit
-
f6A **1
 Beyond 
262Crimpemupf6B+ 1
263Dodgemf4+ 2
264The Skelterf6B 4
265Merry Go Roundedf3 3
266Backseat Climberf5 2
267Granny's Got Movesf4 2
268Grandad's Hard to Holdf6C  
269Nooks and Granniesf4  
270Let Loose the Lionf6B 2
271Get Hornyf3 2
272The Rantlef7A *1
273Something from the Atticf5 1
274Shelf Lifef6B  
275Pack Up and Gof6A  
276Udge Repellantf6C  
277The Fop is on Formf6B+ * 
278Dandy Gets Handyf6A+  
279Chalk the Talkf7A 1
280Custom Eyesf2 * 
281Aesthete's Footf6B+ * 
282Merci Moif7A 1
 Back of Beyond 
284Fragmenf4 2
285Illustrionf3 2
286Scultisf3 2
287Kescatef3 2
288Swingersf7A *3
289Poritalf4+  
290Return of the Swingf7A+ *1
291Lunaf6B+ **3
292Krakenf6A+ *2
293Leviathanf6B+  
294Levithian Rightf6C *2
295Handwarmerf6A  
296Legwarmerf4+  
297Ribbed for Applausef4+  
298Step into the lightf6C *1
299Sneak up the Rightf6B+  
300Don't Stop to Fightf6B  
301The Butcherf6B 2
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