Rob's Rocks

Climbs 42 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude ? – Faces SW

Crag features
An excellent small crag at the top of the Chew road. Splendid for beginners and a worthwhile venue for some soloing, especially when combined with the other edges nearby (Duckstones and Dovestones Edge). The rock is of excellent quality and dries fairly quickly. It is somewhat exposed and at a high ish altitude so do bring an anorak.

Access notes
Park at Dovestones pay and display. Flog up Chew road for about 45 minutes until the crag can be seen on the left after rounding a bend in the road.

Guidebooks
Over the Moors (2012), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1April FoolVS 5a 6
2The JokerS 1
3Northern PassingE4 6c ** 
4Flake Wall LeftVS 4c 1
5Flake Wall RightS 4b 5
6Dish Stone PillarVS 4c *7
7Dish Stone FlakesD 4
8Hail CrackS 4b 7
9Snow CrackS 4a 27
10Dormant in the DormitoriesHVS 5b 1
11Nice EdgeHS 4b 21
12Shame about the Face FinishHVS 5a  
13Beaky CornerVD 35
14Stairway Flake CrackHS 4b 11
15StairwayS 4a 37
16Juggle CrackVS 4b 2
17Fantastic EdgeVS 4b **15
18TorrentVS 4b *6
19CascadeVS 4a *66
20RapidHS 4b 1
21ZachariasVD 89
22Namless Minus OneD 3
23Nameless Minus TwoVD 3
24Nameless OneVS 4b 67
25Nameless One Direct FinnishE1 5b *1
26Nameless TwoHVS 4c *9
27Ylnosd RibHVD **60
28Letter-boxD **148
29Cave CrackHS 4c 22
30Cripple's WayVD **111
31OwtM *72
32N'owtM 40
33Cool RibVS 4c 1
34Ice CrackVD 26
35Digital OrbitE3 5c 1
36The NoseVS 5a 10
37NoseyHVD 10
38FreebirdE2 5c  
39Niche WallVD 49
40Polychromatic SpreeS 4a 1
41Niche AreteVD 6
42Cataract *VS 4c *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Excellent crag. Well worth the walk up the path. Lots of easier grade routes, some harder problems, plenty to suit all abilities. Take a walk some four hundred feet further along the edge for more routes/problems. The crag tends to dry fast and catches the sun nicely. Great crag for beginners or for the more experienced an evenings solo of the whole crag.
Phylis - 23/Jan/06
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