Curbar Edge

Climbs 586 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 330m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
An edge with a fierce and well-deserved reputation as a tough task master. The routes are generally hard, intimidating and strenuous and this not a place for climbers who like their sport to be elegant, dainty and air-conditioned. Many of the routes feature steep crack climbing and the lack of such features in the nation's climbing walls is part of the reason these feel so damn hard. Hauling up a 45-degree overhanging wall, liberally covered in bolt-ons, is not much use when the only available hold is a parallel crack slightly wider than your fist. However it is not just the cracks that are hard here, by some quirk of nature most of the other routes tend to be in the upper reaches of their respective grades and a soft-touch on Curbar is a rare find indeed. So why on earth would anyone want to come and climb here? Well, like many great challenges, the meaner the task appears at first, the greater the sense of satisfaction when you overcome it. The Ôchallenges' on Curbar are as fine as any on grit and the likes of Peapod, L'Horla, Elder Crack, Right Eliminate, Moon Walk and Profit of Doom are an essential part of any gritstone climber's aspirations.

Access notes
Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Peak Bouldering (2014), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Froggatt to Black Rocks (2010), Peak District : Climbing (2008), Peak SE Pokketz (2007), Eastern Grit (2006), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Climbs - Froggatt (1991),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Gritstone East (2001), Peak Bouldering - Fax09 (1998), Bouldering in the Peak District Vol 1 (1994)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
3Natural ForcesV4 6b *3
4Angular CrackVS 4c 19
5Scum PastyE3 6a 1
6Beech ButtressVS 4b *95
7Beech Buttress DirectE1 5a 27
8Marx's Wall *V6 6b * 
9Don't Slip NowE5 6a *19
10Thought CactusHVS 5b 15
11Beech GullyD *52
12SundayE1 5b *15
13AmethystVS 4c *85
14Purple QuartzHS 4b 1
15Campion GrooveHS 4b *71
16Campion WallVS 4c *118
17Campion Wall DirectE1 5c *7
18Campion OverhangHS 4b 2
19Power FailureE1 5c 2
20Storms of Biblical ProportionsHVS 5b 1
21GroansVS 5a 12
23Smiling JennyHS 4b 10
24VonV5 6b 5
25DiveHS 4b 49
26Port WineVS 4c 57
27Mad EraVS 4c 14
28Pillar SlabVD *118
29LeftismHS 5a 8
30Dave's Unremarkable ArêteHS 5a 7
32Curbar Your Enthusiasm *V3 6a * 
33Happy Slapper FlakeD 6
34Happy SlapperV1 5b 22
35Happy HouseHVS 5c *28
36Short ButtressVS 4c 11
37Short ChimneyS 4a 15
38Short CrackHS 4b 9
39Blue HawaiiE3 6b *11
40Green AcresE1 5b *205
41Short SlabHVS 5a *239
42Short MeasureD 51
44Black Silk on White SatinHS 4c 17
45The ArêteS 5a 72
46The Art of White Hat WearingE5 6c 34
47Jimmy HatV10 7a * 
48Beech LaybackVS 5a *28
49Hanging CrackVS 4b 9
50Be Somebody or be Somebody's FoolV7 6b *2
51SuckerV5 6b  
52Boa CrackVD 24
53Black Eye BachE1 5c  
54Reynard's CrackS 4b 23
55The WelcomeE1 5c 10
56Heron WallVD 24
58Hey Mr Tangerine Man, Peel Your Pips for MeE2 5b  
59NervosaE4 6a  
60ThinVS 5a *68
61Slack CrackVD 46
62The LineHVS 5a **98
63Oak Tree GrooveVD 2
64Dancin' FoolE5 6a  
65C.B. VariantS 3c 11
66Love of LifeE2 5c  
67The EgotistE3 5c  
68Triple-Bum-DropE5 6a * 
69Demolition ChimneyS 4a 3
71Twilight CrackVS 4c *16
72Noon WallHS 4b 1
73Shooting the BreezeE2 5c  
74Artists OnlyHVS 5c 1
75CrepuscularHS 4b 3
76Deadbay CornerVS 4b 2
77Deadbay Groove DirectE3 6a *3
78Deadbay GrooveE1 5b *8
79HomicideE3 5c  
80Deadbay CrackE1 5b **38
81Deadbay ClimbHVS 5a  
83BatteredVS 5a 3
84CrumbleHVS 4c 1
85Sed's CrackHVS 1
86Three Point TurnHVS 5a *15
87Rumble WallVS 4c 12
88Rumble GrooveHVD 1
89RollerballE3 5c  
90Death on a StickHVD 4
91Boots in the WoodsE3 6a 2
93King of CrookriseE4 6a *3
94Fissure BoysenV3 6a 4
95Cioch Left-HandHVS 5a *20
96Flea CircusE2 5c *12
97The Flea Bite FinishE3 5c 2
98Cioch VariationsE1 5c *5
99Cioch CrackHVS 5a **118
100Cioch WallS 4a **56
101The Bear HunterE1 5b *95
102Duggie's DilemmaVS 4c 13
103Big FridayV9 7a *** 
104LithuaniaE2 5c *6
105Tree WallHVS 5b **100
106Heather WallVS 4c *56
107Staring at the Rude BoysE1 5b *7
108Wall EndVS 4c 30
109Wall CornerS 4b 5
110HopperV1 5b 3
111Shere KhanVS 4c 1
112MowgliHS 4b 1
113Petit JesuV6 6b **5
115Left ArêteV0- 4c 24
116Crispy RoofV1 5c 22
117Cioch Top Boulders AV0- 4b 14
118Cioch Top Boulders BV0- 4c 11
119Cioch Top Boulders CV0- 4b 15
120Cioch Top Boulders DV0- 4c 17
121Cioch Top Boulders EV0- 4a 16
122Mister SpockV1 5b 24
123UhuruV1 5c 15
124SuluV0- 4b 22
127Downhill GardnerV7 6c *11
128Button MoonV2 5c *45
129UTI ArêteVS 4c 1
130Black Nix WallE1 5c *112
131Mastiff WallVS 4c *163
132Camel TicksE3 6a 2
133Rat ScabiesE3 6b *28
134Bulldog CrackS 4b *64
135Last LightV5 6b *48
136John's ArêteE1 5b *29
137John's Arête Right-HandV3 6a *1
139Derwent Groove VariationVD 4a 5
140Derwent GrooveS 4a 25
141Cool MoonE7 6c ***14
142Moon WalkE4 6a ***141
143Moon CrackE5 6b **38
144Crack and SlabE7 7a *2
145Moon MadnessE7 6c *1
146Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***192
147Mr SofteeE1 6a 15
148The End of the AffairE8 6c ***33
149Amphitheatre CrackHVD 4a *44
150Gladiator ButtressVS 4c *62
151Hidden PleasuresE3 6a 4
152Twin CrackHS 4b 41
153I'll Be BobV6 6b  
154Straight CrackVD 58
155Ulysses or BustE5 6b **21
156The Unreachable StarE3 6a *74
157Dog-Leg CrackHVD 4a *244
158Trouser JazzV5 6b * 
159The Dog's HoleV4 6a *32
161Wee-WobV0+ 5b 6
162The Start of the AffairV4 6b *14
163Left EliminetteV2 5c *11
164Right EliminetteV2 5c *5
165Incipient CracksV3 6a 2
166ScroteV0- 5a 6
167Middle TV3 6a *5
169Left ArêteV0- 4c 24
170Reachy WallV5 6b 38
171Trench FlakesV3 6a *37
172RingwormV2 6a 61
173Trench HoleV0+ 5b 53
174Break A Leg *V2 6a ***1
175Pigeon ArêteV3 6a 22
176Cloud Cuckoo LandV7 6c **35
177Clouded JudgementV7 6c **11
178Never SpannedV11 7a * 
179CirrusV0 5a 2
180Sparrow ArêteV1 5b 1
181GeckomaniaE6 6b *2
182Dirty SanchezE1 5c *8
183JackassHVS 5b 1
184Glad TidingsHVS 5a 18
186Quite LiterallyE1 5b 1
187Steeper than it LooksS 4a 2
188Andy Pollitts JacketE3 5c *1
189Smiling ButtressV13 7b *** 
190Landlord's OutE3 6a  
191Buckle's SisterHVD 3c 62
192Buckle's BrotherHVS 4c 9
193Buckle's CrackHVS 4c 8
194SoyuzE2 5c **161
195Soyuz DirectE2 5c 13
196Dark EntriesE4 6a *9
197Forbidden PlanetE5 6b **8
198ApolloE2 5c **59
199Two Pitch RouteVS 5a **93
200MiaE4 6b * 
201The League of GentlemanE6 6b * 
202The Beer HunterE3 6a *12
203Zoot RouteE2 6b * 
204Two BeersVS 5a *3
206The Arse of JapanV8 6c 11
207Art of JapanV4 6b **92
208Art of Japan Sit-StartV5 6b 2
209Combat les PelliculesHVS 5c 2
210For the Good of the CauseE4 6b * 
211The Big RockerVS 4c 11
212Rocky Horror ShowE6 6b *4
213Body TorqueE3 5c 4
214The Vegas YearsE1 5b *1
215Hunka Burnin' LoveE1 5b  
217Don't Fall NowHS 4c 2
218The BrainVS 4c **323
219MensaE6 6b **2
220Brain VariationsE2 5c 1
221Early Morning DayE1 6b  
222Oblongata/Amphitheatre ChimneyHS 4b 34
223Postman's SlapE5 6a * 
224Birthday CrackVS 4c *42
225Bringing Back the RatioE1 5c  
226Not Another ChimneyHVD 4a 2
229Walls Have EarsE2 6c  
230King of the SwingersE5 6c *1
231King LouisE6 6c * 
232Diet of WormsE4 6a **25
233SlackersE6 6b **17
234Birthday GrooveE1 5c *25
235AfterbirthE1 5c * 
236One Up AgainE1 5c  
237PhaethonVS 5a  
238Five at the MostE4 6b  
239Flake CrackHS 4b 8
240Not One of UsE3 5c  
241HumdrumE1 5a 7
243The MaskE1 6b *9
244Foaming jugHVS 5b *9
245White Noise F.M.E2 6a *6
246Brogue SlabV1 5b  
247Brogue RaiderV5 6b * 
248Gordon Brown SuperheroV1 5a *8
249Corner MountV0 5a 6
250CrowbarV1 5b 11
251Bruno MindhornV7 6c **1
252Break Out the TrumpetsV6 6b *3
253The JugVS 5a  
254Toilet CornerVD 1
255A Day Like TodayHS 4b  
256Clarks' ButtressS 4b 1
257Dan DareVS 4b  
258Dawson's CrackVD 1
261PotE2 6a 2
262BlackHVS 5b 16
263TanHVS 5b 9
264Hold'in it up PedestalHS 4b 3
265Overtaking on the OutsideS 4a 25
266Overtaking on the InsideS 4a 4
267Overtaker's ButtressHVS 5b *26
268Overtaker's DirectE3 5b 19
269SnorterE4 6b 1
270White LinesE7 6b ***5
271Free WayE5 6b **2
272IlliostomyVS 4b 5
274Gone to PotE1 5c *1
275Mad HatterE2 5c **38
276Potter's WallHS 4b **328
277Circus of DinosaursHVS 5b 17
278Grooved ArêteVS 4c *124
280Soul SearchingE1 5c  
281Right Triplet GullyVD 20
282LifeseekerE4 6b *6
283Stretch ArmstrongE6 6b * 
284Instant KarmaE4 6b * 
285FidgetE1 6a *35
286Six Syllables or LessV5 6b  
287Rise of the RobotsE1 6b 53
288Yorkshire PuddingV2 5c  
290PaddestoelV1 5b 3
291ChampignonV1 5b 4
292PilzV0+ 5a 3
294Sheep Pit Crack LeftV1 5b  
295The Sheep PitV4 6b *9
296Sheep Pit Crack RightV0+ 5a  
297Mark of RespectE4 6b *1
298V Shaped GrooveHVD 4a 1
299Short CircuitHS 4b 14
300Diddlum WallVS 5a 47
301Diddlum Wall DirectE1 5b *2
302Honest JohnHVS 5a 41
303Honest PaulHVS 5b 1
304Knacker ManVS 4b 4
305VixenHVS 5b 3
306Little LaybackS 4a 22
307HuskE3 6c  
308Mirror ImageVS 4c 8
309The ScoopE2 5b *8
310Scoop CrackHVS 5a 1
311Allen's CrackVD 15
312CrucifixE1 6a  
313LamebrainE1 5b *84
314Suspect IntellectHVS 5a *66
315Allen's ClimbD 30
317I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE6 6c *3
318Squint StartHVS 5b *12
319Tube of Foster'sE4 6a  
320Carton's and CurpetsE4 6b  
321Smoke ont' WatterE1 6a *150
322Smoke ont' Water StartV3 6a 46
323Talon ManV3 6a **21
324Talon Man DynoV6 **12
325Baron's DirectV3 6a 45
326Baron's WallHVS 5b *316
327Baron's Wall StartV1 *3
328BizE1 5b 2
330Amnesia ArêteE3 6a  
331BlockheadVS 5a 20
332Sweet Gene VincentHVS 5b *33
333SaddyE2 5c **66
334Wall ClimbVS 5a *364
335Top SecretE1 5c 16
336Calver ChimneyD 46
337ColossusE2 5b 16
338Vaguely GreatE1 5c *9
339Calver WallVS 5a *278
340Brindle CrackHS 4b *221
341Block below Brindle CrackV1 5c 8
342Polar CrackVS 4b *118
343Arctic NoseHS 4b 43
344Matt BlackD 6
346The WallE1 6a 6
347BetwixtE1 5a *11
348The CornerHVS 5b 72
349Eyes Bigger than T'ledgesE4 6a * 
350Flying ButtressS 4a *343
351Flying Buttress RightS 4a *319
352U.F.O.VS 4a 62
353O.F.UHS 4c 3
355By GeorgeE3 6b *2
356Culture ShockE1 5c *2
357Confidence TrickE2 5c *3
358LitreageHVS 5c 5
359Ling WallVS 5c 2
360Ling CrackHS 4c 13
361ZebedeeE2 5b 1
362IncestuousE2 6a *2
363Loads a Wee BeastiesE3 6a  
364Cardinal's Backbone IIE3 5c *4
365SuperhandsE7 6b **3
366EdgetarianE4 5b **1
367VainE3 5b **10
368Problem CornerM 2
369Stepped WallM 2
370Problem ArêteM 2
373Inch FlakesD 2
374Inch CrackVS 4c 90
375Little InnominateVS 5a *107
376LeptonE3 6b *29
377Lepton WallV3 6a * 
378AmyS 4a 83
380RapidE1 5c 8
381Kayak Direct FinishE2 5c *2
382KayakE1 5b **635
383Finger DistanceE3 6b *154
384El Vino CollapsoE5 6b *44
385CanoeE2 5c 217
386StopperE4 6b 14
387White WaterE6 6c *7
388Done Years AgoE3 6a *46
389NeatV2 5c *29
390Curbar CornerV1 5b ***142
391Little StifferV2 6a *28
392Jamie and His Magic TorchV8 6c **3
394Million Dollar BashE6 6b * 
395Portrait of a LegendE4 6b  
396Avalanche WallHVS 5a **842
397One Step BeyondE6 6b **6
398Doctor DolittleE10 7a *** 
399Slab and CrackE8 6c ***3
400Owl's ArêteVS 4b *409
401Owl's CrackVS 4c 19
402Little ChefE5 6b *1
403PredatorE2 5c *105
404Argosy CrackVS 4b *54
406P.M.C.1HS 4a ***929
407The FallE6 6b **4
408Profit of DoomE4 6b ***41
409Rigid DigitE5 6b ***3
410RamboidV8 6c * 
411JanusE7 6b ***3
412Elder StatesmanXS 7b * 
413Elder CrackE2 5b ***290
414Appointment with FearE5 6a * 
415Born SlippyE8 6c ** 
416Knockin' on Heaven's DoorE9 6c ***6
417Keeper's CrackVS 4b 77
418Bill and BenE4 6b *3
419The AdolescentE3 6a *2
420Long NeckE1 5b  
421The ToddlerE1 5b  
422Peter RabbitHVS 4c *10
423Slab RouteS 4a 294
424Pretty FriendVS 4b 11
425Bel AmiVS 4b **651
427NeshE1 5b *1
428Green CrackHVS 5b ***232
429Phone the Hallamshire/Minor 3E5 6b * 
430UsurperE4 6a **57
431LardmasterE3 6a *3
432Spray ManeV8 6c *1
433Sean's ArêteV8 6c ***35
434MoonshineE5 6b **11
435EclipseE6 6b *1
436MaupassantHVS 5a **581
437L'HorlaE1 5b ***547
438InsanityE2 5c **183
439CommittedE6 6b *12
441Tin DrumE5 6b 2
442Be Bop DeluxE5 6b 3
443The ToyE1 5c **383
444BokE5 6b 1
445PlaythingE2 5c *21
446Pretty FaceE1 5b 116
447October CrackVS 4c 380
448Shallow ChimneyVD 144
449Grey FaceVS 5a *406
450Thirst for GloryHVS 5b 71
451Pale ComplexionVS 4c 207
452Albino ArêteD 11
454TantalusVS 4b * 
455Left EliminateE1 5c *117
456The ZoneE9 6c **5
457The PeapodHVS 5b ***758
458Peas of MindE6 6a * 
459The Shape of Things to ComeE6 6b **2
460Right EliminateE3 5c ***76
461LindenE6 6b ***27
462The Grey AreaE8 7a ** 
463Happy HeartE7 7a *1
464HurricaneE5 6a **11
465ScroachE2 5c **60
466HerculesE1 5a *51
467StrapadifftomeE1 5c 3
468AlphaS 4b *122
469A Lust AntHS 4a  
470Twinkle ToesHS 4b 15
471The Severed GardenE3 6b  
472The PugilistHS 4b 19
473CubismV0 5a 7
474The BoxerV0 5a 9
475Pinhead MoonstompE1 5b 3
477Chimney left of QuadriplegiaM 5
478ExposedVD 3
479QuadriplegiaE1 5b 1
480QuadrateE2 5b 1
481Quad CrackHVS 5a 22
482QuadrangleE3 5c * 
483Walk on ByV10 7a ***5
484By The ByE5 6a **1
485Quarry ClimbS 4a 8
486Sketch CityE6 6b 1
487Old CodgerE3 6a  
488Scrappy DoD 3
489Buy BuyV5 6b *56
490Crack and FaceS 4a 27
491Crack and Face AVD 8
492Crack and Face BHS 4a 6
493Crack and Face CHD 7
494Aye for a LineVS 4c 2
495ButterflyHVS 5b  
496For LingHVD 1
497Broken ZipVD 5
499Curved RibV0- 4a 52
500One Inch CrackV0- 4a 107
501One Inch ArêteVB 4a 7
502The Letter LV0 5a 75
503Dressed ArêteV2 6a 85
504Dressed Arête Right-HandV1 5b 22
505Seams Simple EnoughV4 6a 122
506Flake ThinV2 5c 18
507Chimney CrackV1 5b 99
508Ledge WallV0- 4b 112
509Thin FlakeV1 5b 106
510The SketchV1 5b 53
511Front CrackV0- 4a 67
512Front OnV0- 4b 91
513FishyV1 5b 92
514ChippyV2 6a 97
515Chippy DirectV3 6a 28
516Pamela's Promenade *VB 4a 4
517Bab's Bumble *VB 4a 4
519Late Start GullyHD 20
520Late Start Gully (Through Route)M 13
521CheekyS 4a 26
522NosyHS 4b *21
523Nosy GullyM 20
524Rock and RollVS 4c 9
525RoadoverHVD *35
526Rock OnVS 4b 4
527Little RockerHVD 4a 46
528Thomas the Tanked up EngineE3 5c *52
529The Phat ControllerV3 6a *32
532Bore Hole WallV0 4b 19
533Bore Hole CrackV0- 4b 11
534Bore Hole TraverseV1 5b *98
535Side Wall ArêteV0 4c *160
536Side Wall CrackV0 4c *236
537Side Wall FlakeV1 5b *205
538Side Wall SlotV2 6a *418
539Tracking HighV3 6a *47
540TrackingV8 6c **10
541CracksideV2 6a *85
542Three Pocket WallV2 5c **739
543Three Pocket Wall DynoV7 6b *31
544Trackside ScoopV0+ 5a *235
545StrawberriesV4 6b **604
546Track CrackV0+ 5a *513
547Play HardV9 6c *8
548Work HardV12 7a ***2
549Crack 'n' PocketsV4 6a *284
550Crack 'n' SloperV5 6b * 
551Sloper 'n' PocketsV6 6b *38
552TracksideV6 6b ***646
553SidetrackV7 6b *55
555Eh AndreV6 6b 1
556Eh Andre (With Arête)V4 6a 4
557Crescent Slab ArêteV0+ 5a **294
558Dan's WallV6 6b *61
559Cresent SlabV2 5c *326
560DiagonalV0- 4b *404
561Crescent Slab TraverseV3 6a 10
563The Short ArêteV2 5c 15
564Gorilla OffwidthV2 5c *78
565Gorilla WarfareV6 6b ***462
566Early DoorsV7 6b ***225
567JihadV8 6c *8
568Extended WarfareV6 6b **39
569Original WarfareV8 6b **22
570HurricaneV9 7a *11
571Humpin' Stand-StartV2 5c 2
572Humpin' Sit-StartV7 6b 9
573De-extended Gorilla DoorsV8 6c **6
574Viet KongV8 6c ***2
575Groovy WallV2 5c *28
576Veale ThingV2 5c *34
577S-Crack SlapV8 6c *3
578Baby BelleV9 6c * 
579The ScratcherV6 6c * 
580Fab ArêteV1 5b ***201
581Fab Arête (Left-hand Side)V2 5c **2
582Jordan's WallV5 6b 7
583Back SlabV2 5c *62
584Back ArêteV1 5b *64
585Dark WallV2 5c *53
587Mini TraverseV3 6a 47
588Mini ArêteV0 4b *311
589Mini CrackV0+ 5a 295
590Mini ProwV1 5b **328
592Bad Landing ArêteV1 5b *13
593Drop Your WeaponsV9 6c ** 
594Bad Landing GrooveV2 5c *10
595Late JunctionV8 6c **36
596Le Musée ImaginaireV8 6c **17
597Bad LipV6 6b *161
598Huffy's RoofV10 7a **6
599DetoxV11 7a **1
600Super Size MeV12 7a ** 
601Left TurnV8 6c  
602Right TurnV8 6c  
604BurtV3 6a **12
605ErnieV2 5c *22
606Shy Wall DynoV5 6b *3
608A Ramp in the WoodsE1 5b 2
609Pebbles and PocketsV6 6b ***34
610Ben's Wall TraverseV5 6b *21
611Ben's WallV9 7a ***16
612Great WhiteV9 6c ***14
613Greater WhiteV10 7a ** 
614Little WhiteV5 6b *2
615SquatV4 6a 96
616Kissing the PigV3 6a 7
618The Green MileV5 6b *16
619The Ultimate Gritstone ExperienceV5 6b ***104
620Touch WinkyV8 6c *5
622AldiV2 5c 5
623SourdoughV5 6b **5
624Bread and CircusesV6 6b ***8
625Half BakedV3 6a 5
626NettoV3 6a 5
627Foccaccia in the RyeV4 6a 4
628Oh Crumbs!V4 6a 4
629Pan RusticV3 6a 3
630Milk RollV1 5c 1
631LidlV0- 4b 6
632StonegroundV8+ 6c 2
633PumpernickelV4 6a 3
634The Chorleywood ProcessV3 6a 1
635Brown and OutV6 6b 2
637Not a Jerry TraverseV8 6c **1
638Not a Problem for JerryV5 6b *1
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