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Castle Naze

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 99 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A minor edge of mostly sound, weathered natural rock, with a looser sandy section beyond. Exposed to the elements, but quick drying with the majority of routes in the low to middle grades up to 15m in height. In particular the historical significant climb, The Scoop (HVS 5a).

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Staffordshire Gritstone, The Roaches (2009), Western Grit (2009), Peak District : Climbing (2008), Staffordshire Grit - The Roaches (2004), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Climbs - Kinder and Bleaklow (1990),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Herford's Girdle TraverseVS 4b **16
3Double CrackVD *395
4The AreteHS 4b *290
5Easy CornerD 141
6Easy CrackD 163
7Right-hand CrackVD 139
8Pinnacle CrackVD 213
9Pinnacle AreteVD 245
10Sheltered CrackVD *497
11Bow CrackS 134
12Slanting CrackS 4a 277
13Overhanging Chockstone CrackVD *214
14The Fifth HorsemanHVS 5a 188
15IcebreakerE2 5b 62
16V CornerS 4b 143
17Thin CrackVS 4c 244
18Muscle CrackVD 332
19Bloody CrackS 4a 208
20Block CracksS 61
21The NoseVS 4b *201
23The NithinS 4a *414
24Flake CrackHS 4b 173
25Main CornerS 20
26The FlywalkS 4a *310
27The NicheS 4a **630
28Niche AreteVS 5a **288
29Orm and CheepE1 6a 23
30StudioHS 4b **630
31Nursery AreteHVS 5b *22
32A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *70
33Pod CrackE1 5c 38
34Pitoned CrackHVS 5b 22
35Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **426
36Little PillarVS 4b 174
37LedgewayHVS 5a 166
38Short But SweetHVS 6a 2
39Short and SweetV2 6a 9
40Short and sweet (sit start)V3 1
41No NameS 4b 221
42Keep ButtressHVS 5a 117
43Keep CornerS 4a *475
45Peek AreteVS 4c 1
46Keep AreteVS 4b **509
47Scoop Face IndirectVS 4c **27
48Scoop DirectHVS 5a *99
49Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***683
50Scoop Face DirectHVS 5b *84
51Scoop WallE1 5b *88
52Footstool LeftS 4a 134
53Piano StoolHVS 5a 13
 Climb nameGradex
54Footstool RightHVD 4a *157
55LaybackHVD 178
56Combs ClimbS 4a *212
57StaircaseHVD 163
59The Two-stepVD 34
60Fat Man's ChimneyM 70
61Come On EileenE2 5c  
62PlanktonE3 5c 4
63Assorted PondlifeHVS 5a 3
64Deep CrackVD 43
65Deep ChimneyVD 43
66Unbirthday climbE1 5b 4
67Birthday ClimbHVS 5b *27
68The CrackVS 4b ***425
69NozagVS 4c ***734
70Zigzag CrackHS 4b **168
71Zig-a-Zag-aD *191
72Long ClimbVD 148
74Central TowerVD *191
75AtropineVS 4b **180
76The Ugly BlokeE3 6a 3
77PrimadonnaE4 6a 5
78BelladonnaE1 5c *33
79Green CrackS 4a *66
80The BlusherVS 4b 2
81Morocc'n RollE1 5c 24
82Syringe BenefitE1 5c 3
83Columbal ConvenienceS 1
84Peg CrackE2 6a 3
85Iron Age FortitudeE4 6b **1
86Keith George: The MovieE1 5b * 
87Stoke The EnginesE1 5b *7
89Hodgkinson's ChimneyM 7
90South CrackD 4
91South ButtressD 10
92V-ChimneyD *14
93Southern AreteHS 4b 8
94Bubbly WallHVS 5a 2
95Vanishing CrackHS 4b *20
96The ViceD 5
97StruggleHS 4b 4
98BoomerangM 6
99Boomerang ButtressVS 4b 4
100Overhanging ChimneyHVD 5
101KoalaM 3
102No zag *M 1
103Arête *HS 4a 1
104Right hand crack *D 3
105A zig a zag *VD 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Access notes
From Doveholes on the A6 (Buxton to Chapel-en-le-Frith) follow signs to the railway station. 200m past railway bridge head left (Cowlow Lane) for 1 mile to small layby (on left opposite footpath sign to Chapel). The crag and approach are obvious.
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WARNING: As of the 13.05.12 the “hidden” flake was loosened by a climber, and the flake was deemed to be unsafe and the flake was subsequently removed. There may still be some loose rock, so be aware.
peat - 14/May/12

Super venue.
BennoC - 12/Jun/09

Come on all you sexigenarians or whatever the term is for a 6 decade piss artist. Last night I sampled the sublime delights of Timothy Taylor's Landlord at the Beehive. Oh yeah, nearly forgot - the climbing was pretty good too!
Colin Ardron - 02/Sep/05

I shouldn't really say this, but I think Castle Naze is a little unknown gem. Granted it's not an enormous crag, but it does have a lot going for it. It's generally pretty quiet with only a few people ever climbing there, and you might even find yourselves the only ones. That kind of solitude is pretty rare these days in the Peak. It also has, one could arguably say one of the best views in the Peak District and its pretty stunning on a nice sunny mid week evening. Even if the climbing isn't extensive, it does have (for me) some classic climbs. A note, it is pretty loose up top, so a helmet is definitely advisable. Finally, there is also a great pub down the hill in Combs called the Beehive which is a nice finish to an evening.
Stuart Barker - 10/Jan/03

The parking is very limited (3 cars) and the road single track. However, the walk from the ample parking at Chapel railway station, is pleasant and takes about 25 mins. Cross the track and take the RH path.
Paul J - 18/Jun/02