Blackstone Edge

Climbs 283 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 470m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
<p>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.</p>

Access notes
<p>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.</p>

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,5b * 
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 7
10The ManglerVS 5a *10
11CornflakeE2 5c * 
12Central EliminateVS 5a 10
13Central CrackVD **40
14Central GrooveS 4b 29
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 23
 TRAD WALLS BOULDERING  
30Master Ego Travf6A  
311975f7A v6 *1
32Recalibratef7B v8 *1
33Wrestle Down the Windf7B  
 BALCONY WALL  
35Sturlupf4 1
36Greenflintf4+ 1
37Danstenf3 1
38Naradamef4 1
39Argelf4  
40Rifflessf3  
41Puroustenf3+  
42Shallingf3  
 CENTRAL BOULDERS  
44Get Setf5 2
45Diversion and Onf5+ 6
46Concavity Cons Gravityf6B v3 *6
47Robin's Dynof6C v5 *2
48Underwayf5+ v3 5
49Fridge Huggerf7B+ v9 ***3
50We are not Amusedf5+  
51We are not Confusedf5  
52Blackstone Bestf6B v3 3
53Nosey Thingf5+ 1
54The Easy Mantelf6A 1
55Backside Slabf5+ 1
56Lippy Traversef6C  
57Ugly Ducklingf3  
58The Fortressf5 1
59The Fortress Aretef4 *3
60Elixirf7A+ v7 **1
61Short and Saltyf5 1
62Robins Slapf6B+ v4 *3
63The Midget Miraclef6C  
64One moverf5 1
65Yee-Haf6B+  
66Off-sidef5+ * 
67Offwidth Your Headf6B  
68Proper Jobf6C * 
69Pony Clubf7A ** 
70Fall and Chainsf6C+  
71Recessf6B+  
72Game of Groansf6C+  
73Poundsaverf7A  
74Basic Techf6B  
75Confessed Obsessedf6C  
76Gnome Aretef5+  
77Herof7A ** 
78Tricepatopsf6C  
79Newfangled Slaptopf5+  
80Happy Mole Manf6C+ * 
81Lungefishf5+ *1
82Slowfishf6B  
83The Right Honourable Runnelf6B * 
84Anvilettef5+ 1
85Oh Dearf6A  
86Oh Myf6A 1
87Eager Beaverf6B  
 BACK EDGE  
89Nik's Groovef7A v6 *1
90Squashed Nosef6B+ v4  
91Nik's Leftf6B+ v4 *1
92Nik's Aretef6B+ v4 *1
93The Big Crack Thingf5 2
94Nik's Slapf6C+ v5 *1
95Bum Fiendf5+  
96Nibble My Gritf4  
97Hand Holedf6B *1
98Try mef4  
99Home Improvementsf6C+ *1
100Home Improvements Rightf7A  
101Patiopiaf7A * 
102Sergeant Jumpf6A 1
103Coclewarmerf5+ 1
104Groove is in the Artf5  
105Frog Legsf4  
106Amy Pondf4 1
107Ricki Lakef4 4
108Billy Oceanf4 4
109Spaghetti Limbsf6B 2
110The Sneakf3+  
111The Runnelf5+ 3
112Pocket Dynof6B+ v4 *2
113Polly Pocketf6C v5 *3
114Pocket aretef6A v2 3
115No Pocket No Cryf5  
116Free and Easyf4+  
 SLOPEY TOP AREA  
118Wigeonf5  
119The Wodgef7A+ * 
120The Wedgef7A ** 
121Wedge Witchf6A  
122Ledge Itchf6B  
123Obstinate Bactrianf6C  
124Deft Cleftf6C  
125Foxy Furtlingsf7B v8 * 
126Nutritionf6B v3 1
127Lock Stock and Smoking Heelf6C+ *1
128Boozy Brawlerf7A v6 *2
129Bottomless Gitf6B+ v4 1
130The Lady's not for Gurningf7B v8 *1
131Soul CaliburV5 *1
132Hand Me Frownsf7A  
133Insouciancef7A * 
134Blundercutf4  
135Flip Mef6C  
136Leg Sandwichf5+  
137Stacked Like Arnief6A+  
138The Shelfish Wayf6C  
139Checkoutf6A  
140The Underdogf7A+ * 
141Sharpef7A+  
142Harperf6B  
 TRIG POINT BOULDERS  
144Fine and Dandyf4 1
145Time for Tweedf3  
146Pockington Lanef6B v3 *8
147Grrrf5  
148Finders Feef4  
149Minutiaef5+  
150Triggerf6B+ v4 4
151Trig Crackf3  
152Trig Slabf6A v2 *8
153Trig Aretef6C v5 *7
154Trigonomyf6A *4
155Trig Wallf3+ *2
156Trig Point Flakef2 *2
157No Nonsensef5+  
158The Lusheringf7A * 
159Done Years Agof6B * 
160Con Airf7A **5
161Paggeredf6B+  
162Sly Wayf6A+  
163Green and Blackf6A+ * 
164Troll Mohicanf6B+  
165Cleft of the Bravef5+ ** 
166Fissure of Fearf6A * 
167Last Lashf6A  
168Crackonomyf5+  
169Belly Bouncerf6A  
170Go that Wayf6B  
171Go Lowf6B 2
172Go this Wayf6B+  
 EASY WALL  
174Low High Traverse f5+ 1
175First Laughf5+ 2
176Under a Dark Dreamf4 *2
177Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugsf4 2
178Roaming Pleasant Handsf4 2
179A Few Moves For New Lovef3 2
180Cutlery Creates Confusionf2 2
181Little Person's Pathf3 2
 HUECO BLOCK AREA  
183Uphill Aretef6B v3  
184Ape Hourf7A+ v7 **3
185Hueco Aretef5 14
186Hueco Arete Eliminatef6A *2
187Blackstone Slabf6A+ v2/3 *6
188Hueco slab arete f6A v2 7
189Right Arete (hueco Block) f6A+ v3 5
190Be Skilfulf6A **3
191Be Less Skilfulf5 *2
192Nothing Cubedf4 1
193Cubanf6A+ 6
194Cubic Crackf6B+ 1
195Cube Allf6A 1
196Shortarsef6B+ v4 6
197One Stop Pop Shopf7A v6 *1
198Nick's Traversef7A+ v7 ***4
199Hand Railf6A *1
 SHORT ROUTES  
201The Bounderf4+  
202Rough Lifef4  
203Naomi's Wallf6B * 
204Curving Aretef5+  
205I knowf3  
206Easy Peasyf2  
207Stay Coolf5  
208Another!f4+  
209Twof5  
210Easier Peasierf2  
211Who? Me?f4+  
212Rubberyf5 1
213Relieff2  
214Slightf4  
215Poragef2 1
216Feetf4+ 1
217Balancef4+ 2
218Steppin' Outf4+ 1
219Foot Businessf5 1
220Leaning to the Left of Sloperf6A **4
221Softly Softlyf6A+ *3
222Beginningf2 1
223Endf2 2
224Forward Straightf2 1
225Corneredf2 1
226Floating Wigsf4+  
227Larn Summatf6B  
228Ruler Foolerf6B * 
229Old Silkyf6A  
230Old Milkyf5+  
231Pinnochiof6A  
232You Theref3  
233Look Heref5  
234Just Do Itf4  
235Pheasant Walkf3 * 
236Grouse Matef5  
237Subtleteasef4 **2
238Paw Printf3 **2
239Queasy Facef5  
240Look to Windwardf5+ **1
241Andrex Guppyf5+ **1
 BEYOND  
243Crimpemupf6B+  
244Dodgemf4+  
245The Skelterf6B 1
246Merry Go Roundedf3 1
247Backseat Climberf5  
248Granny's Got Movesf4  
249Grandad's Hard to Holdf6C  
250Nooks and Granniesf4  
251Let Loose the Lionf6B  
252Get Hornyf3  
253The Rantlef7A * 
254Something from the Atticf5 1
255Shelf Lifef6B  
256Pack Up and Gof6A  
257Udge Repellantf6C  
258The Fop is on Formf6B+ * 
259Dandy Gets Handyf6A+  
260Chalk the Talkf7A  
261Custom Eyesf2 * 
262Aesthete's Footf6B+ * 
263Merci Moif7A  
 BACK OF BEYOND  
265Fragmenf4  
266Illustrionf3  
267Scultisf3  
268Kescatef3  
269Swingersf7A * 
270Poritalf4+  
271Return of the Swingf7A+ * 
272Lunaf6B+ v4 **2
273Krakenf6A+ v3 *2
274Leviathanf6B+  
275Levithian Rightf6C v5 *2
276Handwarmerf6A  
277Legwarmerf4+  
278Ribbed for Applausef4+  
279Step into the lightf6C v5 *1
280Sneak up the Rightf6B+  
281Don't Stop to Fightf6B  
282The Butcherf6B v3 2
 RELATION TO PROBLEMS IN LANCS BOULDERING NOT YET ESTABLISHED  
284Slopey Wallf6C v5 1
285Cracksf4 1
286Mini Left Aretef5 3
287Robin's Wallf6C v5 *2
288Mini right arete.f5  
289Wallf5 5
290Wall - left section p.15f5+ v1 3
291Left Arete .f6A v2 6
292Easy wallf4 3
293No arete eliminatef6C v5 *1
294Crack Leftf6B+ v4 *4
295Crack Rightf6B v3 4
296Crack Pressf6B+ v4 1
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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