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New Mills Torrs

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 103 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 120m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
A continuous quarried face some 200m long and up to 22m high set in an impressive narrow gorge, popular with local walkers. Rock generally good, steep/overhanging with square cut holds. Sheltered during rain. Routes mainly HVS and above. Well worth a visit, especially if you're rained off a more exposed moorland edge in the area. Best routes are Alcove Crack (HVS 5a), King of the Swingers (E1 5b), The Arete (E2 5b), Electric Circus (E2 5b), Bionics Wall (E4 6a), and Hallelujah Chorus (E5 6b).

There's also some excellent bouldering with long traverses of the left-hand crag (V2) and the Viaduct Wall (V2 and V7 at different heights).

[Mod's note: the pin on the googleMap can't be placed right on the crag. It's about 100 m west of the pin.]

Access notes
From New Mills (9 miles SE of Stockport just off the A6) follow signs to 'The Tors' (5 min); or from New Mills Central bus station or train station follow signs for the Millenium walkway bridge - the crag is just beyond.

Alternatively park on Albion Road, walk down Jodrell Street and down the long ramp from the Rock Inn and you'll see the crag in front of you.

The best post-crag pubs are the Rock Inn on Torr Vale Road (nice beer garden when sunny) or the Beehive on Albion Road. The best chippy is the one on Market Street in the town centre and the best cafe is Llamedos, further up Market Street.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Basic AreteE1 5b 10
3The StorkE1 5c 2
4Alcove CrackHVS 5a ***305
5Sunny Dayf6C 3
6Alcove Traversef5+ 15
7Like a Ship without an Anchor, like a Slave without a ChainE4 6b *3
8The SandmanE1 5b 6
954E5 6b  
10Soiled GoodsE2 5c 10
11Porky's Wall Left-handf6A 9
12Porky's WallHVS 5c 37
13Porky's Wall Right-handf5+ 5
14Piggy's CrackVS 4c *133
15The SteepleHVS 5a 51
16Clotted CreamVS 4c 28
18Trinity CrackE1 4c 1
19NutshrinkerE3 6a **3
20The AreteE3 5b *33
21Siege TacticsE4 6b **2
22UltimatumE3 6a **12
23Mather CrackE2 5b **147
24Electric CircusE3 5c ***99
25Short CircuitE4 6a 14
26Oak Tree WallE3 5c 5
27Worthy of Some StrainE3 6b  
28Grim Reaper Traversef6A+ **24
29Grim Reaper Directf7B 3
30The Grim ReaperE5 6b *3
31TransformationHVS 4c 20
32Sandy Aretef6A+ 7
33SandboxE3 5b 1
34Mortf7C+ *1
35Stonewall CrackHVS 5a 18
37The PoiseE2 5c **8
38ConfusionVS 4b 12
39Drank On SaturdayHVS 5a 7
40Drunken SundayS 4a 22
41The FlakeVS 4b *72
42SlapE2 5c 4
43The FoundlingVS 4c 33
44The Overlooked GrooveS 4b 93
45The InbetweenieVS 4c 25
46Original RouteVD 3c *162
47Cracked CornerHS 4b *191
48Viaduct CrackHVS 5b *114
49Viaduct Crack Startf4+ 8
50HazeE1 5c 10
51Viaduct Eliminatef6A+ 22
52Viaduct Eliminate Extensionf6C+ 4
53Viaduct WallE2 5c *71
54Viaduct Wall StartV1 4c 26
55Honcho Leftf6C 13
 Climb nameGradex
56HonchoE4 6b *70
57Honcho Startf6B **54
58Honcho Right-handf6B 12
59DeceptionHVS 5a 85
60Deception to Original routeV1 5b 63
62The Redemption of a Grit Pegging AntichristE3 5c *6
63Bionic's Wall Low Leftf6C+ **5
64Bionic's Low Left Right Hand Finishf7A+ **8
65Bionic's Wall DirectV3 **80
66Bionic's Direct Low Startf6B *22
67Bionic's Direct Sit StartV5 *4
68Bionic Manf7C  
69Bionic's WallE4 6a ***50
70Bionics Wall Rightf6B+ 20
71Bionics Right - high finishf7A 1
72Hallelujah ChorusE5 6b **7
73Hallelujah Startf4 13
74Bionics TraverseV7 12
75Heavy DutyE2 5b *26
76King of the SwingersE1 5b **37
77Rain Gamesf7B *1
78The Low GirdleV6 *22
79The Low Low GirdleV7 1
81The Thin End of the Hedge6a *42
82This is Not Cheedale6b *17
83The Price of Admission6a+ 24
84Revenge Of The Grit Bolting Antichrist6b 5
85Welcome To Portland (Oregon)6c 26
86Evolution or Outrage?7a *12
87The Girlfriend6b+ 20
88Have You Ever Been Up Everest, Mister?6c 15
89The Beginning of the End6a 57
91Yeah, Whatever6a+ 13
92Come Down This Instant!6b *7
93My Plan For World Domination6b+ *2
95The Bridge TraverseV2 5c ***43
96Viaduct wall Eliminate 1V2 5c 9
97Viaduct Wall Eliminate 2V3 6a 6
98Half Tor TraverseV1 5b *11
99JengaE1 4c * 
100Viaduct Wall Traversef5 22
101Hallelujuh AreteV5 6b 5
102Tectonic TraverseV7 6c **3
103Hallaleujah CrackV2 5c *7
104Vegetable FlakeVS 4c 2
105Revolution Action6a+ *26
106Big Smegg Sport ClimbE5 6a *1
107PumpernickelE3 5c **1
108Glass CeilingE1 5b *1
109Career TemptationHVS 5a 2
110MachiavelliE2 5c * 
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Could someone give me an idea of where the line 'Worthy of some strain E3/6b goes? Is it left or right of Grim Reaper?
MischaHY - 11/Nov/13

On the viaduct pillar? They are in the BMC 'Over The Moors Guidebook' and listed here on UKC under the 'Viaduct Pillar' and 'Riverside Pillar' headings. I have just updated the climbs according to the guidebook.
David Kay - 15/Jul/13

Anybody know the name of the routes on the bridge its self?
m88ulv - 15/Jul/13

Great to see so many climbers out on the viaduct and also bouldering/climbing the rock face - for those that don't know the town there are several pubs, cafes, shops and a Heritage Centre up the steps to the side of the rock face, they are dog, cycle and climber friendly - thanks.
visitnewmills - 31/Mar/13

Hi, What's the route to the right of Evolution or Outrage?
rustaldo - 17/Nov/12

I'm away until the end of the month, but will try and update the rest of the climbs when I get back.
David Kay - 04/Aug/12

Recently took over moderation for this crag. I've rearranged the climbs/buttresses a bit to hopefully make it a bit easier to understand. There's still a bit to do - need to get hold of an over the moors guide for a more definitive list of climbs. Looks like there might be a couple of duplicates or climbs
David Kay - 02/Aug/12

10 shiny new well bolted lines on the bridge parapet should entice a few more down here. As part of the Torrs Riverside Park, the place is now being looked after by a combination of the town council and the local climbing club - The Mynydd.
Normclimber - 03/Sep/11

There are some good routes here, but beware of loose rock and, er, hypodermic needles. Yes, someone dislodged one of these from the top of a route today and it missed his belayer by a few feet.
PeteH - 01/May/10

the flake mid way up the orgional route is dangerously loose!
hiu068 - 22/Dec/07

Might be worth knowing how to abseil before attending this crag! All in all its a nice little place, dry mostly when everywhere else is wet, just keep an eye on the baggage! Im convinced the older folk where eyeing up my trainers at the bottom of the climb! However its a nice place, gear is pretty sparce at the top. Give it a go!
Jimbo MSider - 23/Feb/07