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The Woolpacks

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

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 nameGradex
 THE THREE STOOGES  
2Larry's LaunchV2 5c  
3Vaudeville CrackV2 5c 1
4Slap Stick.V3 6a  
5Short 'n' CurlyV4 6b+  
6Curly's CrackV1 5b  
7Moe's MeanderV0- 4b 1
8Knee-bar CrackV2 5c  
9Nertsery CrackV0- 4b  
 THE BUTTER BLOCK  
11Green RunnelV3 6a  
12Butter KnifeV2 5c 1
13Butter ScoopV0+ 5a 1
14Pancake WallV0- 4b 1
15Pancake EdgeV0- 4b 1
16SaltV2 5c  
17PepperV1 5b  
 THE NIGHT GARDEN  
19Pontipine ScoopV2 5c  
20Wottinger ScoopV2 5c 1
21Makka Pakka's PressV3 6a  
22Tombliboo TroubleV3 6a  
23Upsy DaisyV1 5b  
24IggleV4 6b  
25PiggleV5 6c  
26HaahooV0 4c  
27Pinky PonkV2 5c  
28Ninky NonkV2 5c 1
29Og-PogV0- 4b 1
 THE POC POC BLOCK  
31Poc PocV2 5c  
 Climb nameGradex
32BopV5 6c+  
33NeepV3 6a+  
34Gully CrackV2 5c  
 BLOCKBUSTER ROCKS  
36The RunnelV0- 4b 1
37JawsV0- 4b 1
38Holds ActuallyV2 5c  
39Pocket MoneyV2 5c  
40High School MusicalV0+ 5a  
41The Edge of LoveV0- 4b 1
42The Edge of ReasonV1 5b 1
43Wide Eyes ShutV4 6b  
44PressedV3 6a  
 THE BEACH  
46Parallel UniverseV3 6a  
47Shark AttackV1 5b 1
48MayaV0- 4b 1
49Novel AdaptationV3 6a  
50Phi PhiV0+ 5a 1
51Hidden ParadiseV0+ 5a 1
 THE GALAPAGOS BOULDERS  
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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