Climbs 60
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 631m a.s.l
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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.

Approach 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.

Guidebooks

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 Three Stooges 
2Larry's Launch
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V2  
3Vaudeville Crack
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V2 2
4Slap Stick.
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V3  
5Short 'n' Curly
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V4  
6Curly's Crack
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V1 1
7Moe's Meander
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V0- 4
8Knee-bar Crack
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V2 1
9Nertsery Crack
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V0-  
 The Butter Block 
11Green Runnel
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V3  
12Butter Knife
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V2 4
13Butter Scoop
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V0+ 1
14Pancake Wall
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V0- 2
15Pancake Edge
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V0- 5
16Salt
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V2  
17Pepper
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V1 1
 The Night Garden 
19Pontipine Scoop
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V2  
20Wottinger Scoop
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V2 1
21Makka Pakka's Press
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V3  
22Tombliboo Trouble
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V3  
23Upsy Daisy
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V1  
24Iggle
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V4  
25Piggle
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V5  
26Haahoo
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V0 1
27Pinky Ponk
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V2  
28Ninky Nonk
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V2 1
29Og-Pog
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V0- 2
 The Poc Poc Block 
31Poc Poc
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V2  
32Bop
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V5  
33Neep
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V3  
34Gully Crack
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V2  
 Blockbuster Rocks 
36The Runnel
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V0- 2
37Jaws
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V0- 2
38Holds Actually
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V2  
39Pocket Money
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V2  
40High School Musical
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V0+  
41The Edge of Love
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V0- 2
42The Edge of Reason
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V1 1
43Wide Eyes Shut
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V4  
44Pressed
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V3  
 The Beach 
46Parallel Universe
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V3  
47Shark Attack
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V1 1
48Maya
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V0- 2
49Novel Adaptation
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V3  
50Phi Phi
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V0+ 2
51Hidden Paradise
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V0+ 1
 The Galapagos Boulders 
53Solly's Island
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V2  
54The Tortoise
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V5  
55Baltra Flake
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V0+ 1
56Darwin's Crack
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V2  
57Genovesa
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V2  
58Isabela Slab
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V0- 1
59The Piano
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V4  
60Volcan Wolf
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V1  
61Grapsus
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V0 1

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