Climbs 91
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 231m a.s.l
Faces all

Domes © steveE9

Crag features

This is a lovely little place on a small hill overlooking the village of Birchover. It consists of a series of blocks and caves in the trees with some interesting rock carvings and tunnels. Most of the climbing is in the higher grades requiring some big mantels and long pulls on steep rounded breaks. The rock can be quite green but the best problems tend to stay clean, be prepared for some dirty experiences though if you are here after long periods of wet weather. It is sheltered from the wind and can be a cool retreat in summer when the trees give plenty of shade.

Approach notes

Birchover is best approached from the B5056 road which runs south from the A6. As you arrive in the little village of Birchover the first thing you will see is the Druid Inn on the right-hand side of the road. Park on the main road in the village, not down by the pub. The rocks are just behind the pub and are reached by a small path down the lane leading up behind it.

Restricted Access

Access to this area is very sensitive with complaints to the landowner from local residents about noise, litter and fires. Whilst climbers may not be responsible for this, in order to foster good relations we would encourage anyone visiting the crag to be on best behaviour and to pick up any litter to demonstrate that climbers are responsible users of the countryside. Don't light fires, avoid turning up in large groups, follow the current approach advice and very importantly clean chalk from holds once you've finished.

Short Sean's Reachy Roof to is the most sensitive area for local residents so please make an extra effort here to keep sessions short and quiet.

Lantern sessions (bouldring at night using lanterns to light up problems) are inapproriate at Rowtor due to the proximity of houses to the rocks - please only visit Rowtor Rocks during daylight hours.

Also please refrain from climbing on this boulder: which features ancient cup and ring carvings. It's a small boulder below Domes but avoiding it will help relations with the other users of Rowtor.



Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 The Cave Area 
2Pickle Your Kneesf6B  
3Egg Meatf6B 1
4Hee Hawf5 4
5Gruts for Teaf6B 5
6Steady Jobf6B 2
7Titchy Digitsf7A 2
8Badarapababaf5+ 3
9Catchf7C+ **1
 The Chip Shop 
11The Brazilianf7C *2
12Chip Shop Mantel
f6B+ **64
13Gutter Snipef6B+ 4
14The Yoghurt HypnotistV8 ***118
15Pink Lady Sit-Start
V11 **1
16Pink Lady Standing
V10 1
17Pink Lady Jump Start
V7 9
18Slab RouteV3  
V5 *3
20Dirty Habits
E3 6a  
 The Upper Tier 
22Kermit's Ears
V1 **48
23Kermit's Ears Sit-StartV4 **63
24Raw Deal
V10 **1
25Raw Power
V8 **8
26The LineV6 *71
27The Line Sit-Start
V9 *1
f7B *2
29Kermit's AręteV4 **64
30Kermit's Aręte EliminateV8 *5
31Steps Mantel
V3 5
32The Rowtor Challenge
V1 19
33Bus Stop Traverse
V6 1
34Bus Stop MantelV8 ***30
35Coy Hinnyf6A+ 3
36Men in Small Carsf7B **38
37The Cheek
V6 *23
38Pig Trough
V3 **82
39Blood Falls
V7 ***134
40Humpty Dumpty
V5 *9
 Quine Block 
42QuineV9 **23
43Cute Bum
V5 *53
44Seal TraverseV2 28
45Seal Traverse ReverseV3 3
 Crag Corner 
48Jealous Cracks
VS 5a * 
49The Girdle Traverse
HS 4b *1
50I Hope to Return Some Day (SJS)E3 6a *1
51Weepy WrestlerHVS 5a 1
52Rowter Recovery
VS 4c *4
53I am the God of Hell Fire
V7 1
54Unleash the Beast
V5 1
55Rowtor Nowhere
VS 4c 4
56Wiggly Crack
HS 4b *7
57Rowter Riches
VS 5a  
58Hang 'em High
V7 * 
59Rowter Ruin
E1 5c * 
VS 5a *1
 Apple Buttress 
62Apple DappyVS 5a 1
63Tuffy Apple
VS 5a  
64My Buddy the Apple
V9 ***1
65My Apple
V7 ***21
66Apple Tree
E5 6c *1
67Apple Corner
VS 5a * 
68Dass CrabV4 *1
 Crimpy Block 
70Chip Butty
V2 1
71Jam and Blast It
V5 1
72Jigsaw Bulge
V0 7
73Jigsaw Bulge Hanging Startf6C 4
74Crimpy Flake
V4 *6
76Crimpanzee Sit-Startf7B+ *2
77Little Flatty
V3 8
78Slot Slab Aręte
V0+ 12
79Slot Slab
V2 33
80Hula Slab
V0+ 7
82Tree Wall
V7 ***46
84Domes Sit-StartV9 ***22
85Pat's Aręte
V4 *4
86Short Sean's Traverse
V4 8
87Short Sean's ExtensionV7 *7
88Pat's Roof
V6 ***4
89The UnknownV6 1
90Runnel Rummage
V3 **38
91Short Sean's Reachy Roof
V6 ***146
92Short Sean's Proper RoofV7 ***37
 The Mantelist 
V3 1
V5 1
V2 1
 Kim's Block 
98Exit Stage Right
V2 2
99Kim's Problem
V8 *1
100Final Thought
V3 **24
101Final Thought DynoV6 **4

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