Climbs 251
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces W

Walking back from Eagle stone © Ryan83

Crag features

Baslow is a quiet little backwater, lacking any of the great classics of its near neighbours. It has long been a neglected venue, mainly frequented by explorers looking for an escape from the busy cliffs further north. Despite this, Baslow is worthy of a visit for a little peace and quiet. The edge consists of a scattered set of buttresses, and the occasional small quarry, stretched out over more than a kilometre of hillside. The outlook is pleasant and in the autumn the slope below the cliff is loaded with bilberries. There a decent selection of low grade routes here, but awkward access along the base of the cliff (in places) and occasionally difficulties in locating solid belays above the cliff, plus a smattering of loose rock means that the place is not as ideal for beginners as it first appears.

Approach notes

Approach from the North from a car park at Curbar Gap (SK 261747) or from the village of Baslow to the South (car park at SK 257721).

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Guidebooks

Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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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
 *Roadside Buttresses* 
 Curbar Cracks 
3Corner RouteVD 4a 121
4Rib routeVD 3c 23
5Curbar CracksD 125
6Cracked WallHS 4a 84
 Bacchus Buttress 
8Rum and PepS 4a 162
9BacchanaliaE1 5c 9
10Bacchanalia Start
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V0 14
11Mauvais PasHVD 3c 134
12BitterVS 4b 100
13ShandyVD 141
14Polar Climb
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VD 54
15Stile GuruV0- 34
16Ouch
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V0 28
17The Meagle
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V0+ 6
 Flake Buttress 
19Left-Hand Flake CrackS 4a *181
20Central CrackVS 5a *100
21Flake CrackD 205
22Wall Right of Flake Crack
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V0- 9
 Niched Wall 
24AlisonS 4b 189
25Death to KhomeiniVS 4b *69
26Niched WallS 4a 100
27The Meerkat
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V2 23
 *Central Area* 
 Square Stone 
30Left ArÍteV0- 60
31Square Dance
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V3 13
32Short Wall
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V0- 71
33Square WallV3 54
34Cubist
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V3 30
35Square ArÍteV0 61
36Square ArÍte RightV2 34
37Front Face
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V1 43
38TherabandV7 **5
 Flying Crag 
40Has Shaun Got False Teethf6B 7
41Dick's DilemmaHS 4b 77
42BrownieV0- 16
43Brownie LowV1 *2
44TruancyE1 6a 19
45Wasted YouthHS 4b *139
46Groove and WallVS 5a 25
47Flying Crag GrooveHS 4c *134
48Don's MantelE2 5b *24
49Flying Crag CrackHVS 5a 20
50Rebel Without a PauseE5 6b 1
51Slanted and EnchantedE6 6b *1
52Mustn't CrumbleE6 6b *1
53The Flying CragHVS 5a 35
54Baslow FlypastE1 5b 2
55John Wilsonf6A+ *7
56Flying Startf6A *42
57Line Right of Flying Start
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V1 5
58Flying Groove
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V0 23
 Laicifitra Buttress 
60Laicifitra 1HVS 5a *120
61Yerg SinnedE1 5b *9
62Laicifitra 2S 4a *183
 Quarry Wall 
64Second Hand GoodsHS 4b 73
65Batu Motelf7A+ *1
66Quarry WallHS 4c *143
67Quarry CrackS 4a 51
68Cold Diggertyf6C+ *6
69Hot Ziggertyf6C *24
70Arise Sir Freddie!f6B *11
71Whatisit?HVS 5b *120
72Hanging SlabS 4a 31
73The GrooveVD 25
 Gullies Wall 
75Route 0D 352
76Chipped SlabVD 53
77Route 1VD 498
78Traverse 1S 4a 27
79Route 1.5S 4b 339
80Route 1.9S 4a 269
81Route 2D 4a *475
82Route 3D 267
83Route 3.5VD 328
84Stepped GrooveM 344
85ResurgenceHVS 5a *322
86RenaissanceHVS 5b **354
87Grounded BeesVS 5a *299
88Left-Hand Gully
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M 129
89Gully WallM *425
90Gully Wall VariationVD 4a 302
91Right-Hand GullyD 204
92Shallow RibVD *309
 Broken Buttress 
94Blocked GullyM 179
95Little PillarVD 4a 12
96Triple Jump
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M 21
97Twin Roof Leftf6A+ *10
98Twin Rooff5 *34
99Left-Hand TowerS 4b 35
100Left-Hand Tower Start
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V0+ 7
101Broken ButtressVD 257
 The Rib 
103Grooved RibM 20
104Shallow GrooveHVD 4b 2
105KifinguHVS 5a 2
106ShakeVS 4b *103
107Pinch 'n' Pushf6A+ *20
108UndercuttingV7 *15
109The Balls Testf6B *98
110Green CrackHVD 4a *72
111The Ripperf7A+ *33
112Black CrackD 100
113Truffle Pigf7A *10
114RiblessVS 4c *72
115Ribless VariationHVS 5a 9
116The Rib DirectHVS 5a **49
117The RibS 4a *77
118Rib WallHVS 4c 2
119The CrackD *106
 The Walnut 
121Nutjob
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V2 50
122The WalnutV4 ***155
123Walnut FlakeV2 *19
124Complete Nutter
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V1 74
125Whip Me Whip MeV5 ***38
126Nuts to Brazil
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V0- 27
127Nut Cracker
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V1 20
128Little RichardV6 *50
129Walnut Whip
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V8 **15
130The Choker
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V10  
131Chunky Nut
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V3 *28
132Nutrocker
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V1 3
133Percy Feels Sick
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V7  
134Hazlenut Whirl
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V3 *18
135Dry Roasted
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V1 24
136Praline
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V2 28
137Praline Direct
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V0+ 10
 Matterhorn Boulder 
139Matterhorn ArÍteM *17
140Matterhorn FaceVS 4c 12
141Bone At It Direct
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V7 5
142Smutt Ridge
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V6 1
143Lion
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V0+ 3
 Gun Buttress 
145Coarse CommieVS 5a *113
146Rough Wall ClimbVS 4c *283
147SashVS 4c 10
148Jolly RoughVS 4c 29
149Jolly Green DwarfVS 5a *192
150Mad Bilberriesf6A+ *59
151Jolly Green Elephantf6B+ 18
152Pensioner's BulgeVS 5a **148
153Gun ChimneyHVD 4a 83
154Santa Claus RetreatsE1 5b *14
155The Man with the Gritstone GunHS 4b 15
156Hair Conditioned NightmareHVS 5a *78
157Hair Conditioned Rightmaref5+ *11
158Chin Hair Conditioned NightmareV5  
 Larceny Buttress 
160CoinkydinkHVS 5b 2
161Kicking StepsHVS 5b 4
162BackstopVS 5a 3
163Booby TrapE1 5b 1
164Wall GrooveHS 4b 15
165The Strong and The RightE1 5b *2
166LarcenyHVS 5a *20
167Gary's Little Joke BookE2 6a 3
168Problem Wallf5 19
169Fingers CrackVS 4b *103
170Cracked FingersHVS 5b 8
171Work the Wallf6A 1
172Finger Wallf5+ 10
 *Cave Buttress Area* 
 The Bay 
175Religious Gathering
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HVD 4a 6
176Cliff College
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E2 5c 5
177Heathen
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V5  
178Hidden Sect
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E2 6a  
179Angle Climb
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HVD 4a 10
180Dusty Crack
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HS 4b 5
181Depression
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VD 4a 15
 Wigible Buttress 
183Wigible Chimney
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M 12
184Wigible ArÍte
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D 16
 Index Climb 
186Juddo
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D 7
187NailodramaVS 4c 1
188Index ClimbS 4a **83
189Index Climb DirectVS 4c *23
190Heather ClimbHVD 4a *36
191Heather Climb DirectS 4b 3
 Sewer Plumb Buttress 
193Sewer PlumbVS 4c *14
194The Bend
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E1 5b 2
195Delsey
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HVS 5b 2
196KlingonVD 6
 Cave Buttress 
198Above and Beyond the Callisthenic BarrierHS 4b *35
199Left-Hand Gully ButtressVS 4b *29
200PoppersE5 6c *2
201Poppers StartV7 **3
202The Grand PotatoE7 6b ***9
203The Cave GullyVD *43
204Cave RibE1 5a *23
205Cave Climb IndirectVS 4c 55
206Cave Climb DirectVS 5a *19
207Social ClimberHVS 5b 8
208Left Break
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VS 5a 2
209Right-Hand Break
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HVD 4a 8
210Block Chimney
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M 16
211Leaning Block
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VD 21
212Cold Comfort
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HVS 5a 1
213Broken Crack
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M 15
214Broken Chimney
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VD 3
215Jam and Blast ItE1 5b *38
216Corner CrackVS 4c 18
217Jam and Blast It/Corner Crack CombinationVS 4c 6
218Heather WallVD **43
219Not Now JohnHVS 5c 9
220I've Gotta Get OnVS 5b 7
221Capstone ChimneyVD *37
222Capstone Chimney CrackS 4c *25
223Sir Fred Goodwin
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E4 6a 3
224Lost Fortune
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E2 6a 1
225Twin CracksVD 52
226Easy CornerM 6
227Slapdash
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E1 6a  
228Pothole Wall
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VD 3
 The Eagle Stone 
230Men Only
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V0- 95
231A Fist Full of Beagles
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V7 *39
232Beagles About
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V2 **105
233For a Few Beagles More
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V8 **36
234The Good the Bad and the Beagle
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V6 *33
235A Beagle Too Far
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V3 **90
236The Bright ConceptV8 *** 
237Dreaming the Beagle
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V8 *7
238The Beagle Has Landed
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V6 **63
239Where Beagles Dare
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V7 *53
240Like a Beagle over Troubled Water
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V3 8
241Roundabout
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V3 *17
 *South End* 
 Flatworld 
244Heroes Left ExitV6 **8
245HeroesV8 **8
246LilliputV7 **12
247The GlobeV6 *1
248Spinal FjordV4 1
249Shakespeare's TheatreV4 *1
250Flatworld Left-Hand
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V8 *39
251Flatworld
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V9 ***55
252Flatworld Sit-StartV10 ***4
253Hurry on Sundown
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V4 **44
254Hurry on Sundown Sit-Start
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V6 *28
255Lichen Slab
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V2 *29
256Mllk ArÍte
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V1 14
257Milk of Amnesia
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V4 12
258Elmer Fudd
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V6 22
259Fat WorldV3 ***84
260Introductory CrackHVD 4a 9
261Higher Ground
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V9  
262The Last Post
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V3 6
 Railtrack 
264Snappy Flakes
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V1 2
265Flakey Layback
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V0+ 5
266Pain is Only Fear Leaving the Body
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V6  
267Dirty Beech
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V2 2
 Monument Buttress 
269Fact Hunt
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V7 *21
270That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger
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V9  
271Dirty Bitch
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V6 55
272Results DayV4 *3
 Honeypot Wall 
274Cheekbone
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V3  
275Glove Love
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V6 1
276The Genie
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V3  
277Honeypot
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V4  
278Rubby
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V1  
279Judge Phillip Banks
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V5  
 The Quarries 
281Registered Rhymenecologist
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V5  

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