The Woolpacks

Climbs 60 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 631m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
This large boulderfield on Kinder is at first glance a bouldering paradise that makes you wonder why you haven't heard more about it. Unfortunately most of the boulders are just a bit too small, and the rock typically has a dusty surface which can spit you off at any moment no matter what the conditions. Don't be put off - it's still well worth a visit and there is more than enough good bouldering to justify the long approach, especially in the mid to lower grades.

There is a lot of soft rock on the Woolpacks. The problems covered here are on the solid rock sections only but please still be careful with the holds you use and don't over brush them.

Access notes
The Woolpacks are approached from the Edale Valley which is also the start of the Pennine Way. Drive up the valley, past Edale (train station) to Barber Booth where the road veers left. Turn right here and drive along a minor road and park near a railway bridge. Continue on foot. After a kilometre the track turns sharp right. Continue along the track and onto the Pennine Way heading west. Continue up the steep climb (known as Jacob's Ladder) and stick to paths leading off to the right, following the rim of the plateau. The path will take you right into the heart of the boulderfield. The walk is about 6km in total and takes around 90 minutes if you're reasonably fit. It is also possible to approach, or descend, via Crowden Clough, but this is steeper.

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Larry's LaunchV2 5c
3Vaudeville CrackV2 5c
4Slap Stick.V3 6a
5Short 'n' CurlyV4 6b+
6Curly's CrackV1 5b
7Moe's MeanderV0- 4b
8Knee-bar CrackV2 5c
9Nertsery CrackV0- 4b
11Green RunnelV3 6a
12Butter KnifeV2 5c
13Butter ScoopV0+ 5a
14Pancake WallV0- 4b
15Pancake EdgeV0- 4b
16SaltV2 5c
17PepperV1 5b
19Pontipine ScoopV2 5c
20Wottinger ScoopV2 5c
21Makka Pakka's PressV3 6a
22Tombliboo TroubleV3 6a
23Upsy DaisyV1 5b
24IggleV4 6b
25PiggleV5 6c
26HaahooV0 4c
27Pinky PonkV2 5c
28Ninky NonkV2 5c
29Og-PogV0- 4b
31Poc PocV2 5c
32BopV5 6c+
33NeepV3 6a+
34Gully CrackV2 5c
36The RunnelV0- 4b
37JawsV0- 4b
38Holds ActuallyV2 5c
39Pocket MoneyV2 5c
40High School MusicalV0+ 5a
41The Edge of LoveV0- 4b
42The Edge of ReasonV1 5b
43Wide Eyes ShutV4 6b
44PressedV3 6a
46Parallel UniverseV3 6a
47Shark AttackV1 5b
48MayaV0- 4b
49Novel AdaptationV3 6a
50Phi PhiV0+ 5a
51Hidden ParadiseV0+ 5a
53Solly's IslandV2 5c
54The TortoiseV5 6c+
55Baltra FlakeV0+ 5a
56Darwin's CrackV2 5c
57GenovesaV2 5c
58Isabela SlabV0- 4b
59The PianoV4 6b+
60Volcan WolfV1 5b
61GrapsusV0 4c
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