Climbs 299
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 470m a.s.l
Faces W

The Edge © Maciek Plonczynski

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 18
6North Chimney
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M 7
7North CaveM 12
8North cave direct startVS 4c 1
9Belly on a PlateVS 4c 9
10The ManglerVS 5a *10
11CornflakeE2 5c * 
12Central EliminateVS 5a 11
13Central CrackVD **42
14Central GrooveS 4b 34
15Descent Chimney
-
D 2
16Master EgoE2 5c 2
17Little Miss Id VariationsE3 6a * 
18Little Miss IdE1 5c **13
19TrycheE4 6a *4
20PotsE2 5c  
21Outside EdgeVS 4c *6
22South ChimneyD *26
23Twin CracksD 38
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 1
311975f7A *3
32Recalibratef7B *5
33Recalibrate (Standing Start)f6A *3
34Wrestle Down the Wind
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f7B  
 Balcony Wall 
36Sturlupf4 7
37Greenflintf4+ 7
38Danstenf3 7
39Naradamef4 7
40Argelf4 5
41Rifflessf3 6
42Puroustenf3+ 6
43Shallingf3 5
44Shalling Sitter
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f6C *4
 Central Boulders 
46Get Setf5 8
47Diversion and Onf5+ 13
48Concavity Cons Gravityf6B *13
49Robin's Dynof6C *2
50Underwayf5+ 13
51Fridge Huggerf7B+ ***5
52Fridge Hugger (standing)f6A+ *8
53We are not Amusedf5+ 1
54We are not Confusedf5 1
55Blackstone Bestf6B 5
56Wallf5+ 5
57Nosey Thingf5+ 8
58The Easy Mantelf6A 6
59Backside Slabf5+ 6
60Lippy Traversef6C 1
61Ugly Ducklingf3  
62The Fortressf5 3
63The Fortress Aretef4 *6
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+ *2
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 4
108Patiopiaf7A * 
109Sergeant Jumpf6A 3
110Coclewarmerf5+ 2
111Groove is in the Artf5  
112Frog Legsf4 2
113Amy Pondf4 6
114Ricki Lakef4 8
115Ricki Lake (Sit)f6A 2
116Billy Oceanf4 9
117Billy Ocean (Sit)f6A+ 2
118Spaghetti Limbsf6B 7
119The Sneakf3+ 2
120The Runnelf5+ 5
121Pocket Dynof6B+ *5
122Polly Pocketf6C *3
123Pocket aretef6A 6
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 1
132Ledge Itchf6B 1
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 *5
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 13
156Time for Tweedf3 12
157Pockington Lanef6B *27
158Pockington Lane from standingf6A 6
159Grrrf5 7
160Grrr (sit)
-
f6B 4
161Finders Feef4 9
162Minutiaef5+ 4
163Triggerf6B+ 5
164Trig Crackf3 3
165Trig Slabf6A *20
166Trig Aretef6C *15
167Trig ArÍte from standingf6B+ *2
168Trigonomyf6A *12
169Trig Wallf3+ *2
170Trig Point Flakef2 *2
171No Nonsensef5+ 3
172The Lusheringf7A *7
173Done Years Agof6B *3
174Con Airf7A **16
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 5
188Go this Wayf6B+ 2
 Easy Wall 
190First Laughf5+ 13
191First Laugh (stand up)
-
f3 3
192Keep Laughingf5 3
193Under a Dark Dreamf4 *15
194Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugsf4 5
195Roaming Pleasant Handsf4 14
196A Few Moves For New Lovef3 15
197Cutlery Creates Confusionf2 15
198Little Person's Pathf3 14
199Low High Traversef5+ 5
 Hueco Block Area 
201Easy wallf4 5
202Uphill Aretef6B  
203Ape Hourf7A+ **4
204Hueco Aretef5 24
205Hueco Arete Eliminatef6A *2
206Blackstone Slabf6A+ *16
207Be Strictf6C 2
208Be Skilfulf6A **20
209Be Less Skilfulf5 *7
210Nothing Cubedf4 14
211Cubanf6A+ 26
212Cube Root
-
f6C 3
213Cubic Crackf6B+ 10
214Cube Allf6A 7
215Shortarsef6B+ 14
216One Stop Pop Shopf7A *2
217Nick's Traversef7A+ ***4
218Hand Railf6A *1
219Crack Leftf6B+ *4
 Short Routes 
221The Bounderf4+ 5
222Rough Lifef4 3
223Naomi's Wallf6B *1
224Curving Aretef5+ 3
225I knowf3 4
226Easy Peasyf2 4
227Stay Coolf5 13
228Another!f4+ 14
229Twof5 14
230Easier Peasierf2 8
231Who? Me?f4+ 13
232Rubberyf5 12
233Relieff2 4
234Slightf4 4
235Poragef2 4
236Feetf4+ 8
237Balancef4+ 9
238Steppin' Outf4+ 8
239Foot Businessf5 10
240Leaning to the Left of Sloperf6A **8
241Softly Softlyf6A+ *5
242Catchee Monkeyf3 *3
243Beginningf2 6
244Endf2 6
245Forward Straightf2 5
246Corneredf2 5
247Floating Wigsf4+ 2
248Larn Summatf6B 1
249Ruler Foolerf6B *1
250Old Silkyf6A 2
251Old Milkyf5+ 1
252Pinnochiof6A  
253You Theref3 2
254You There ( Sit start)f6A 5
255Look Heref5 3
256Look Here (Sit start)f6A 6
257Just Do Itf4 2
258Just Do It Sit
-
f6A 4
259Pheasant Walkf3 *4
260Grouse Matef5 4
261Subtleteasef4 **13
262Paw Printf3 **13
263Queasy Facef5 5
264Queasy Face Sit
-
f5+ 2
265Look to Windwardf5+ **6
266Look to Windward Sit
-
f6A+ **2
267Andrex Guppyf5+ **5
268Andrex Guppy Sit
-
f6A **3
 Beyond 
270Crimpemupf6B+ 2
271Dodgemf4+ 5
272The Skelterf6B 5
273Merry Go Roundedf3 6
274Backseat Climberf5 3
275Granny's Got Movesf4 4
276Grandad's Hard to Holdf6C  
277Nooks and Granniesf4 2
278Let Loose the Lionf6B 3
279Get Hornyf3 4
280The Rantlef7A *2
281Something from the Atticf5 2
282Shelf Lifef6B 1
283Pack Up and Gof6A  
284Udge Repellantf6C  
285The Fop is on Formf6B+ * 
286Dandy Gets Handyf6A+ 2
287Chalk the Talkf7A 2
288Custom Eyesf6C * 
289Custom Eyes (Long Man's Way)f6A 1
290Aesthete's Footf6B+ *2
291Merci Moif7A 1
 Back of Beyond 
293Fragmenf4 4
294Illustrionf3 4
295Scultisf3 4
296Kescatef3 4
297Swingersf7A *5
298Poritalf4+ 2
299Return of the Swingf7A+ *1
300Lunaf6B+ **3
301Krakenf6A+ *3
302Leviathanf6B+  
303Levithian Rightf6C *2
304Handwarmerf6A 1
305Legwarmerf4+ 1
306Ribbed for Applausef4+ 1
307Step into the lightf6B *2
308Sneak up the Rightf6B+  
309Don't Stop to Fightf6B  
310The Butcherf6B 3
311Greenflint (sit) *
-
f6A 2
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