Blackstone Edge

Climbs 285 – 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.

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
 TRAD WALLS: ROUTES  
2Phase ChangeE1 5c * 
3Slim JimVS 5a 3
4Manibus et PedibusqueE4 6a * 
5Nor Nor' ChimneyVD 16
6North ChimneyM 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 ChimneyD 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 24
 TRAD WALLS: BOULDERING  
30Master Ego Travf6A  
311975f7A v6 *1
32Recalibratef7B v8 *1
33Recalibrate (Standing Start)f6A *2
34Wrestle Down the Windf7B  
 BALCONY WALL  
36Sturlupf4 1
37Greenflintf4+ 1
38Danstenf3 1
39Naradamef4 1
40Argelf4  
41Rifflessf3  
42Puroustenf3+  
43Shallingf3  
 CENTRAL BOULDERS  
45Get Setf5 2
46Diversion and Onf5+ 8
47Concavity Cons Gravityf6B v3 *7
48Robin's Dynof6C v5 *2
49Underwayf5+ v3 5
50Fridge Huggerf7B+ v9 ***3
51We are not Amusedf5+  
52We are not Confusedf5  
53Blackstone Bestf6B v3 3
54Wallf5+ v1 3
55Nosey Thingf5+ 3
56The Easy Mantelf6A 2
57Backside Slabf5+ 2
58Lippy Traversef6C  
59Ugly Ducklingf3  
60The Fortressf5 1
61The Fortress Aretef4 *3
62The Cracksf4 1
63Slopey Wallf6C v5 1
64Short and Saltyf5 4
65The Midget Miraclef6C 2
66Mini Right Arete.f5  
67Elixirf7A+ v7 **1
68Robin's Slapf6B+ v4 *3
69One moverf5 1
70Yee-Haf6B+  
71Off-sidef5+ *1
72Offwidth Your Headf6B  
73Proper Jobf6C * 
74Pony Clubf7A ** 
75Fall and Chainsf6C+  
76Recessf6B+  
77Game of Groansf6C+ 1
78Poundsaverf7A  
79Basic Techf6B  
80Confessed Obsessedf6C  
81Gnome Aretef5+  
82Herof7A ** 
83Tricepatopsf6C  
84Newfangled Slaptopf5+  
85Happy Mole Manf6C+ * 
86Lungefishf5+ *1
87Slowfishf6B  
88The Right Honourable Runnelf6B * 
89Anvilettef5+ 1
90Oh Dearf6A  
91Oh Myf6A 1
92Eager Beaverf6B  
 BACK EDGE  
94Nik's Groovef7A v6 *1
95Squashed Nosef6B+ v4  
96Nik's Leftf6B+ v4 *1
97Nik's Aretef6B+ v4 *1
98The Big Crack Thingf5 4
99Nik's Slapf6C+ v5 *1
100Bum Fiendf5+  
101Nibble My Gritf4  
102Hand Holedf6B *1
103Try mef4  
104Home Improvementsf6C+ *1
105Home Improvements Rightf7A  
106Patiopiaf7A * 
107Sergeant Jumpf6A 1
108Coclewarmerf5+ 1
109Groove is in the Artf5  
110Frog Legsf4  
111Amy Pondf4 1
112Ricki Lakef4 4
113Billy Oceanf4 4
114Spaghetti Limbsf6B 2
115The Sneakf3+  
116The Runnelf5+ 3
117Pocket Dynof6B+ v4 *2
118Polly Pocketf6C v5 *3
119Pocket aretef6A v2 3
120No Pocket No Cryf5  
121Free and Easyf4+  
 SLOPEY TOP AREA  
123Wigeonf5  
124The Wodgef7A+ * 
125The Wedgef7A ** 
126Wedge Witchf6A  
127Ledge Itchf6B  
128Obstinate Bactrianf6C  
129Deft Cleftf6C  
130Foxy Furtlingsf7B v8 * 
131Nutritionf6B v3 1
132Lock Stock and Smoking Heelf6C+ *1
133Boozy Brawlerf7A v6 *2
134Bottomless Gitf6B+ v4 1
135The Lady's not for Gurningf7B v8 *1
136Soul CalibreV5 *1
137The Iron Ladyf7A *1
138Hand Me Frownsf7A  
139Insouciancef7A * 
140Blundercutf4  
141Flip Mef6C  
142Leg Sandwichf5+  
143Stacked Like Arnief6A+  
144The Shelfish Wayf6C  
145Checkoutf6A  
146The Underdogf7A+ * 
147Sharpef7A+  
148Harperf6B  
 TRIG POINT BOULDERS  
150Fine and Dandyf4 3
151Time for Tweedf3 2
152Pockington Lanef6B v4 *11
153Grrrf5  
154Finders Feef4  
155Minutiaef5+  
156Triggerf6B+ v4 4
157Trig Crackf3  
158Trig Slabf6A v2 *8
159Trig Aretef6C v5 *7
160Trigonomyf6A *4
161Trig Wallf3+ *2
162Trig Point Flakef2 *2
163No Nonsensef5+  
164The Lusheringf7A *1
165Done Years Agof6B *1
166Con Airf7A **5
167Paggeredf6B+  
168Sly Wayf6A+  
169Green and Blackf6A+ * 
170Troll Mohicanf6B+  
171Cleft of the Bravef5+ ** 
172Fissure of Fearf6A * 
173Last Lashf6A  
174Crackonomyf5+  
175Belly Bouncerf6A  
176Go that Wayf6B  
177Go Lowf6B 2
178Go this Wayf6B+  
 EASY WALL  
180First Laughf5+ 2
181Under a Dark Dreamf4 *2
182Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugsf4 2
183Roaming Pleasant Handsf4 2
184A Few Moves For New Lovef3 2
185Cutlery Creates Confusionf2 2
186Little Person's Pathf3 2
187Low High Traversef5+ 1
 HUECO BLOCK AREA  
189Easy wall f4 3
190Uphill Aretef6B v3  
191Ape Hourf7A+ v7 **3
192Hueco Aretef5 14
193Hueco Arete Eliminatef6A *2
194Blackstone Slabf6A+ v2/3 *6
195Be Strictf6C 1
196Be Skilfulf6A **10
197Be Less Skilfulf5 *2
198Nothing Cubedf4 6
199Cubanf6A+ 12
200Cubic Crackf6B+ 6
201Cube Allf6A 6
202Shortarsef6B+ v4 6
203One Stop Pop Shopf7A v6 *1
204Nick's Traversef7A+ v7 ***4
205Hand Railf6A *1
206Crack Leftf6B+ v4 *4
 SHORT ROUTES  
208The Bounderf4+  
209Rough Lifef4  
210Naomi's Wallf6B * 
211Curving Aretef5+  
212I knowf3  
213Easy Peasyf2  
214Stay Coolf5  
215Another!f4+  
216Twof5  
217Easier Peasierf2  
218Who? Me?f4+  
219Rubberyf5 1
220Relieff2  
221Slightf4  
222Poragef2 1
223Feetf4+ 1
224Balancef4+ 2
225Steppin' Outf4+ 1
226Foot Businessf5 1
227Leaning to the Left of Sloperf6A **4
228Softly Softlyf6A+ *3
229Beginningf2 1
230Endf2 2
231Forward Straightf2 1
232Corneredf2 1
233Floating Wigsf4+  
234Larn Summatf6B  
235Ruler Foolerf6B * 
236Old Silkyf6A  
237Old Milkyf5+  
238Pinnochiof6A  
239You Theref3  
240Look Heref5  
241Just Do Itf4  
242Pheasant Walkf3 * 
243Grouse Matef5  
244Subtleteasef4 **2
245Paw Printf3 **2
246Queasy Facef5  
247Look to Windwardf5+ **1
248Andrex Guppyf5+ **1
 BEYOND  
250Crimpemupf6B+  
251Dodgemf4+  
252The Skelterf6B 1
253Merry Go Roundedf3 1
254Backseat Climberf5  
255Granny's Got Movesf4  
256Grandad's Hard to Holdf6C  
257Nooks and Granniesf4  
258Let Loose the Lionf6B  
259Get Hornyf3  
260The Rantlef7A * 
261Something from the Atticf5 1
262Shelf Lifef6B  
263Pack Up and Gof6A  
264Udge Repellantf6C  
265The Fop is on Formf6B+ * 
266Dandy Gets Handyf6A+  
267Chalk the Talkf7A  
268Custom Eyesf2 * 
269Aesthete's Footf6B+ * 
270Merci Moif7A  
 BACK OF BEYOND  
272Fragmenf4  
273Illustrionf3  
274Scultisf3  
275Kescatef3  
276Swingersf7A * 
277Poritalf4+  
278Return of the Swingf7A+ * 
279Lunaf6B+ v4 **2
280Krakenf6A+ v3 *2
281Leviathanf6B+  
282Levithian Rightf6C v5 *2
283Handwarmerf6A  
284Legwarmerf4+  
285Ribbed for Applausef4+  
286Step into the lightf6C v5 *1
287Sneak up the Rightf6B+  
288Don't Stop to Fightf6B  
289The Butcherf6B v3 2
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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