Altitude 330m a.s.l
Epic day at Curbar, complete with inversion and quality routes © joese7en
Curbar the Taskmaster has long had a reputation for fierce routes at solid grades and with good reason. Everything here tends to be intimidating, strenuous and high in the grade - soft slabby stuff is a thin on the ground! Known as 'the Cloggy of Grit', many of the routes attack tough cracks up walls that are generally steeper than those found on the other edges. Despite the stiff grades Curbar holds a set of routes as fine as any on grit. Classics such as The Peapod, L'Horla, Elder Crack, Right Eliminate, Moon Walk and Profit of Doom should be on any serious grit climber's ticklist. There are few offerings for climbers looking for lower grade climbs but P.M.C.1 is one and is probably the most popular climb on the crag.
2015 update: quite a number of adders have been seen around Curbar this year, some of which have behaved quite aggressively towards people. They are often very well camoflaged so it's worth keeping an eye out when moving into new areas, picking up kit etc as a bite, although not life threatening to most healthy adults can still be nasty.
|Bouldering grades need changing in line with the new Rockfax guide 2014 from font grades to V grades.|
Christheclimber - 07/May/14