Climbs 60
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 603m a.s.l
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Audrey Seguy on The Tortoise (f6C+) in the Galapagos Boulders © Adrian Berry

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 Launchf5+ 1
3Vaudeville Crackf5+ 3
4Slap Stick.f6A *1
5Short 'n' Curlyf6B+ ** 
6Curly's Crackf5 *1
7Moe's Meanderf3+ *4
8Knee-bar Crackf5+ *1
9Nertsery Crackf3+ * 
 The Butter Block 
11Green Runnelf6A  
12Butter Knifef5+ *4
13Butter Scoopf4+ **1
14Pancake Wallf3+ *2
15Pancake Edgef3+ *5
16Saltf5+ ** 
17Pepperf5 *1
 The Night Garden 
19Pontipine Scoopf5+ * 
20Wottinger Scoopf5+ *1
21Makka Pakka's Pressf6A  
22Tombliboo Troublef6A * 
23Upsy Daisyf5 ** 
24Igglef6B * 
25Pigglef6C  
26Haahoof4 *1
27Pinky Ponkf5+ * 
28Ninky Nonkf5+ *1
29Og-Pogf3+ *2
 The Poc Poc Block 
31Poc Pocf5+ ** 
32Bopf6C+ ** 
33Neepf6A+  
34Gully Crackf5+ * 
 Blockbuster Rocks 
36The Runnelf3+ *2
37Jawsf3+ *2
38Holds Actuallyf5+ ** 
39Pocket Moneyf5+ * 
40High School Musicalf4+ ** 
41The Edge of Lovef3+ *2
42The Edge of Reasonf5 *1
43Wide Eyes Shutf6B * 
44Pressedf6A  
 The Beach 
46Parallel Universef6A  
47Shark Attackf5 1
48Mayaf3+ 2
49Novel Adaptationf6A * 
50Phi Phif4+ *2
51Hidden Paradisef4+ **1
 The Galapagos Boulders 
53Solly's Islandf5+ ** 
54The Tortoisef6C+  
55Baltra Flakef4+ *1
56Darwin's Crackf5+ * 
57Genovesaf5+ * 
58Isabela Slabf3+ *1
59The Pianof6B+ * 
60Volcan Wolff5 ** 
61Grapsusf4 *1

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