Altitude 400m a.s.l
Rochard Crags © Paul Clarke
A fine little bouldering spot. Small but perfectly formed.
Two areas about 100m apart. Blown Away Blocks face north overlooking Blow Tarn and are west of the main area (not obvious from above). Most problems are sitters so not a place for the highball fanatic. The rock is high quality silvery grit, similar to Hen Stones on Simonís Seat but only recently cleaned so bring a brush. A paucity of holds and rather rounded finishes add to the fun. Technical rather than thuggy.
All climbed in summer months - may be found easier in the winter cool weather
From Skyreholme follow the road over the bridge and uphill. When the tarmac stops, park by a tree. Keep on the now rough track in the same direction taking the rightish branch and passing the 'No Cars' signs until a gate is reached. Continue until you see a wall coming in from the north to join the wall you are following. Head diagonally left (some rocks you can see are the west end of the rocky ridge containing the blocks) until the crag comes into view. 40 mins.
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