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.

Guidebooks
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
 *THE CURBAR WOODS* 
 BEECH BUTTRESS 
3Natural ForcesV4 6b *
4Angular CrackVS 4c
5Scum PastyE3 6a
6Beech ButtressHS 4b
7Beech Buttress DirectE1 5a
8Marx's Wall *V6 6b *
9Don't Slip NowE5 6a *
10Thought CactusHVS 5b
11Beech GullyM *
12SundayE1 5b *
13AmethystVS 4c *
14Purple QuartzHS 4b
15Campion GrooveS 4a
16Campion WallVS 4c *
17Campion Wall DirectE1 5c *
18Campion OverhangHS 4b
19Power FailureE1 5c
20Storms of Biblical ProportionsHVS 5b
21GroansVS 5a
 PILLAR SLAB 
23Smiling JennyHS 4b
24VonV5 6b
25DiveHS 4b
26Port WineVS 4c
27Mad EraVS 4c
28Pillar SlabVD 4a *
29LeftismHS 5a
30Dave's Unremarkable ArêteHS 5a
 SHORT BUTTRESS 
32Curbar Your Enthusiasm *V3 6a *
33Happy Slapper FlakeD
34Happy SlapperV1 5b
35Happy HouseE1 6a *
36Short ButtressVS 5a
37Short ChimneyHVD 4a
38Short CrackS 4b
39Blue HawaiiE3 6b *
40Green AcresHVS 5b *
41Short SlabHVS 5a *
42Short MeasureD
 BEECH LAYBACK 
44Black Silk on White SatinHS 4c
45The ArêteS 4b
46The Art of White Hat WearingV8 6c ***
47Jimmy HatV10 7a *
48Beech LaybackVS 4c *
49Hanging CrackVS 4b
50Be Somebody or be Somebody's FoolV7 6b *
51SuckerV5 6b
52Boa CrackVD
53Black Eye BachE1 5c
54Reynard's CrackHVD 4a
55The WelcomeE2 5c
56Heron WallD
 THE LINE 
58Hey Mr Tangerine Man, Peel Your Pips for MeE2 5b
59NervosaE4 6a
60ThinVS 4c *
61Slack CrackVD *
62The LineHVS 5a **
63Oak Tree GrooveVD
64Dancin' FoolE5 6a
65C.B. VariantS 3c
66Love of LifeE2 5c
67The EgotistE3 5c
68Triple-Bum-DropE5 6a *
69Demolition ChimneyS 4a
 DEADBAY AREA 
71Twilight CrackVS 4c *
72Noon WallHS 4b
73Shooting the BreezeE2 5c
74Artists OnlyHVS 5c
75CrepuscularHS 4b
76Deadbay CornerVS 4b
77Deadbay Groove DirectE3 6a **
78Deadbay GrooveE1 5b *
79HomicideE3 5c
80Deadbay CrackE1 5b **
81Deadbay ClimbHVS 5a
 RUMBLE WALL 
83BatteredVS 5a
84CrumbleHVS 4c
85Sed's CrackHVS
86Three Point TurnHVS 5a *
87Rumble WallVS 4c
88Rumble GrooveHVD
89RollerballE3 5c
90Death on a StickHVD
91Boots in the WoodsE3 6a
 CIOCH BUTTRESS 
93King of CrookriseE3 6a *
94Fissure BoysenV3 6a
95Cioch Left-HandHVS 5b *
96Flea CircusE2 5c *
97The Flea Bite FinishE3 5c
98Cioch VariationsE1 5c *
99Cioch CrackVS 4c **
100Cioch WallS 4a *
101The Bear HunterE1 5b **
102Duggie's DilemmaVS 4c
103Big FridayV9 7a ***
104LithuaniaE2 5c
105Tree WallHVS 5a **
106Heather WallVS 4c *
107Staring at the Rude BoysE1 5b *
108Wall EndVS 4c
109Wall CornerS 4b
110HopperV1 5b
111Shere KhanVS 4c
112MowgliHS 4b
113Petit JesuV6 6b **
 CIOCH TOP BOULDERS 
115Left ArêteV0- 4c
116Crispy RoofV1 5c
117Cioch Top Boulders AV0- 4b
118Cioch Top Boulders BV0- 4c
119Cioch Top Boulders CV0- 4b
120Cioch Top Boulders DV0- 4c
121Cioch Top Boulders EV0- 4a
122Mister SpockV1 5b
123UhuruV1 5c
124SuluV0- 4b
 *MOON AREA* 
 BLACK NIX BUTTRESS 
127Downhill GardnerV7 6c *
128Button MoonV2 5c *
129UTI ArêteVS 4c
130Black Nix WallE1 5c *
131Mastiff WallVS 4c *
132Camel TicksE3 6b *
133Rat ScabiesE3 6b *
134Bulldog CrackHVD 4a *
135Last LightV5 6b *
136John's ArêteE1 5c *
137John's Arête Right-HandV3 6a *
 MOON BUTTRESS 
139Derwent Groove VariationVD 4a
140Derwent GrooveS 4a *
141Cool MoonE7 6c ***
142Moon WalkE4 6a ***
143Moon CrackE5 6b ***
144Crack and SlabE6 6c *
145Moon MadnessE7 6c *
146Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **
147Mr SofteeE1 6a *
148The End of the AffairE8 6c ***
149Amphitheatre CrackHVD *
150Gladiator ButtressHS 4b
151Hidden PleasuresE3 6a *
152Twin CrackHS 4b
153I'll Be BobV6 6b
154Straight CrackVD
155Ulysses or BustE5 6b ***
156The Unreachable StarE2 6a **
157Dog-Leg CrackS 4b *
158Trouser JazzV5 6b *
159The Dog's HoleV4 6a *
 ELIMINETTES BOULDERING 
161Wee-WobV0+ 5b
162The Start of the AffairV4 6b *
163Left EliminetteV2 5c *
164Right EliminetteV2 5c *
165Incipient CracksV3 6a
166ScroteV0- 5a
167Middle TV3 6a *
 THE TRENCH 
169Left ArêteV0- 4c
170Reachy WallV5 6b
171Trench FlakesV3 6a *
172RingwormV2 6a
173Trench HoleV0+ 5b
174Break A Leg *V2 6a ***
175Pigeon ArêteV3 6a
176Cloud Cuckoo LandV7 6c **
177Clouded JudgementV7 6c **
178Never SpannedV11 7a *
179CirrusV0 5a
180Sparrow ArêteV1 5b
181GeckomaniaE6 6b *
182Dirty SanchezE1 5c *
183JackassHVS 5b
184Glad TidingsHVS 5a
 APOLLO BUTTRESS 
186Quite LiterallyE1 5b
187Steeper than it LooksS 4a
188Andy Pollitts JacketE3 5c *
189Smiling ButtressV13 7b ***
190Landlord's OutE3 6a
191Buckle's SisterHVD 4a *
192Buckle's BrotherHVS 4c *
193Buckle's CrackHVS 4c *
194SoyuzE2 5c **
195Soyuz DirectE2 5c
196Dark EntriesE4 6a **
197Forbidden PlanetE4 6b **
198ApolloE2 5c ***
199Two Pitch RouteVS 5a **
200MiaE4 6b *
201The League of GentlemanE6 6b *
202The Beer HunterE3 6a **
203Zoot RouteE2 6b *
204Two BeersVS 5a *
 BIG ROCKER BUTTRESS 
206The Arse of JapanV8 6c
207Art of JapanV4 6b **
208Combat les PelliculesHVS 5c
209For the Good of the CauseE4 6b *
210The Big RockerVS 4c
211Rocky Horror ShowE6 6b *
212Body TorqueE3 5c *
213The Vegas YearsE1 5b *
214Hunka Burnin' LoveE1 5b
 BRAIN BUTTRESS 
216Don't Fall NowHS 4c
217The BrainVS 4c **
218MensaE6 6b **
219Brain VariationsE2 5c
220Early Morning DayE1 6b
221Oblongata/Amphitheatre ChimneyHS 4b
222Postman's SlapE5 6a *
223Birthday CrackVS 4c **
224Bringing Back the RatioE1 5c
225Not Another ChimneyHVD 4a
226SpandexV5
 SLACKERS AREA 
228Walls Have EarsE2 6c
229King of the SwingersE5 6c *
230King LouisE6 6c *
231Diet of WormsE4 5c **
232SlackersE6 6b **
233Birthday GrooveE1 5c *
234AfterbirthE1 5c *
235One Up AgainE1 5c
236PhaethonVS 5a
237Five at the MostE4 6b
238Flake CrackHS 4b
239Not One of UsE3 5c
240HumdrumE1 5a
 THE MASK AREA 
242The MaskE1 6b *
243Foaming jugHVS 5b *
244White Noise F.M.E2 6a *
245Brogue SlabV1 5b
246Brogue RaiderV5 6b *
247Gordon Brown SuperheroV1 5a *
248Corner MountV0 5a
249CrowbarV1 5b
250Bruno MindhornV7 6c **
251Break Out the TrumpetsV6 6b *
252The JugVS 5a
253Toilet CornerVD
254A Day Like TodayHS 4b
255Clarks' ButtressS 4b
256Dan DareVS 4b
257Dawson's CrackVD
 *CENTRAL AREA* 
 OVERTAKER'S BUTTRESS 
260PotE2 6a
261BlackHVS 5b
262TanHVS 5b
263Hold'in it up PedestalHS 4b
264Overtaking on the OutsideS 4a
265Overtaking on the InsideS 4a
266Overtaker's ButtressHVS 5b *
267Overtaker's DirectE2 5c *
268SnorterE4 6b *
269White LinesE6 6c ***
270Free WayE5 6b **
271IlliostomyVS 4b
 POTTER'S WALL 
273Gone to PotE1 5c *
274Mad HatterE2 5c **
275Potter's WallHS 4b **
276Circus of DinosaursHVS 5b
277Grooved ArêteVS 4c
 TRIPLET BUTTRESS 
279Soul SearchingE1 5c
280Right Triplet GullyVD *
281LifeseekerE4 6b *
282Stretch ArmstrongE6 6b *
283Instant KarmaE4 6b *
284FidgetE2 6b *
285Six Syllables or LessV5 6b
286Rise of the RobotsHVS 5c *
287Yorkshire PuddingV2 5c
 MUSHROOM BLOCK 
289PaddestoelV1 5b
290ChampignonV1 5b
291PilzV0+ 5a
 LAMEBRAIN AREA 
293Sheep Pit Crack LeftV1 5b
294The Sheep PitV4 6b *
295Sheep Pit Crack RightV0+ 5a
296Mark of RespectE4 6b *
297V Shaped GrooveHVD 4a
298Short CircuitHS 4b
299Diddlum WallHVS 5a *
300Diddlum Wall DirectE1 5b *
301Honest JohnHVS 5a *
302Honest PaulHVS 5b
303Knacker ManVS 4b
304VixenHVS 5b
305Little LaybackS 4a
306HuskE3 6c
307Mirror ImageVS 4c
308The ScoopE2 5b *
309Scoop CrackHVS 5a
310Allen's CrackVD
311CrucifixE1 6a
312LamebrainE1 5b **
313Suspect IntellectHVS 5a *
314Allen's ClimbHD *
 BARON'S WALL 
316I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE6 6c *
317Squint StartHVS 5a
318Tube of Foster'sE4 6a
319Carton's and CurpetsE4 6b
320Smoke ont' WatterE1 6a **
321Smoke ont' Water StartV3 6a
322Talon ManV3 6a **
323Talon Man DynoV6 6b **
324Baron's DirectV3 6a
325Baron's WallVS 5b *
326Baron's Wall Start *V1 5b *
327BizE1 5b
 CALVER WALL 
329Amnesia ArêteE3 6a
330BlockheadVS 4c
331Sweet Gene VincentHVS 5c *
332SaddyE2 5c **
333Wall ClimbVS 5a **
334Top SecretE1 5c *
335Calver ChimneyD
336ColossusE2 5b *
337Vaguely GreatE1 5c *
338Calver WallVS 5a **
339Brindle CrackHS 4b *
340Block below Brindle CrackV1 5c
341Polar CrackHS 4b *
342Arctic NoseHS 4b
343Matt BlackD
 FLYING BUTTRESS 
345The WallE1 6a
346BetwixtE1 5a *
347The CornerHVS 5b
348Eyes Bigger than T'ledgesE4 6a *
349Flying ButtressS 4a *
350Flying Buttress RightS 4a *
351U.F.O.VS 4a
352O.F.UHS 4c
 QUARRY FACE 
354By GeorgeE3 6b *
355Culture ShockE1 5c *
356Confidence TrickE2 5c *
357LitreageHVS 5c
358Ling WallVS 5c
359Ling CrackHS 4c
360ZebedeeE2 5b
361IncestuousE2 6a *
362Loads a Wee BeastiesE3 6a
363Cardinal's Backbone IIE3 5c *
364SuperhandsE7 6b **
365EdgetarianE4 5b **
366VainE3 5b **
367Problem CornerM
368Stepped WallM
369Problem ArêteM
 *RIGHT HAND* 
 INCH BUTTRESS 
372Inch FlakesD
373Inch CrackVS 4b
374Little InnominateVS 5a *
375LeptonV5 6b **
376Lepton WallV3 6a *
377AmyS 4b
 KAYAK SLAB 
379RapidE1 5c
380Kayak Direct FinishE2 5c *
381KayakE1 5b **
382Finger DistanceE3 6b **
383El Vino CollapsoE5 6a
384CanoeE2 5c *
385StopperE4 6a
386White WaterE6 6c *
387Done Years AgoE3 6b *
388NeatV2 5c *
389Curbar CornerV1 5b ***
390Little StifferV2 6a *
391Jamie and His Magic TorchV8 6c **
 AVALANCHE WALL 
393Million Dollar BashE6 6b *
394Portrait of a LegendE4 6b *
395Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***
396One Step BeyondE6 6b ***
397Doctor DolittleE10 7a **
398Slab and CrackE7 6c ***
399Owl's ArêteHS 4c *
400Owl's CrackVS 4c
401Little ChefE5 6b *
402PredatorE2 5c *
403Argosy CrackVS 4c *
 ELDER CRACK 
405P.M.C.1HS 4a ***
406The FallE6 6b **
407Profit of DoomE4 6b ***
408Rigid DigitE5 6b **
409RamboidV8 6c *
410JanusE6 6b ***
411Elder StatesmanXS 7b *
412Elder CrackE2 5b ***
413Appointment with FearE5 6a *
414Born SlippyE8 6c **
415Knockin' on Heaven's DoorE9 6c ***
416Keeper's CrackHS 4b *
417Bill and BenE4 6b *
418The AdolescentE3 6a *
419Long NeckE1 5b
420The ToddlerE1 5b
421Peter RabbitHVS 4c *
422Slab RouteS 4a *
423Pretty FriendVS 4b
424Bel AmiVS 4b **
 L'HORLA BUTTRESS 
426NeshE1 5b *
427Green CrackHVS 5b ***
428Phone the Hallamshire/Minor 3E5 6b *
429UsurperE4 6a ***
430LardmasterE3 6a *
431Spray ManeV8 6c *
432Sean's ArêteV8 6c ***
433MoonshineE5 6b ***
434EclipseE6 6b *
435MaupassantHVS 5a ***
436L'HorlaE1 5b ***
437InsanityE2 5c ***
438CommittedE6 6b **
 THE TOY AREA 
440Tin DrumE5 6b *
441Be Bop DeluxE5 6b *
442The ToyE1 5c **
443BokE5 6b
444PlaythingE2 5c *
445Pretty FaceE1 5b *
446October CrackHS 4b *
447Shallow ChimneyVD *
448Grey FaceVS 5a *
449Thirst for GloryE1 5b *
450Pale ComplexionVS 4c *
451Albino ArêteD
 THE ELIMINATES WALL 
453TantalusVS 4b *
454Left EliminateE1 5c **
455The ZoneE9 6c *
456The PeapodHVS 5b ***
457Peas of MindE6 6a *
458The Shape of Things to ComeE6 6b **
459Right EliminateE3 5c ***
460LindenE6 6b ***
461The Grey AreaE8 7a **
462Happy HeartE8 7a *
463HurricaneE4 6a **
464ScroachE2 5c **
465HerculesE1 5a **
466StrapadifftomeE1 5c
467AlphaS 4a *
468A Lust AntHS 4a
469Twinkle ToesHS 4b
470The Severed GardenE3 6b
471The PugilistHS 4b
472CubismV0 5a
473The BoxerV0 5a
474Pinhead MoonstompE1 5b
 QUAD QUARRY 
476Chimney left of QuadriplegiaM
477ExposedVD
478QuadriplegiaE1 5b
479QuadrateE2 5b
480Quad CrackHVS 5a
481QuadrangleE3 5c *
482Walk on ByV10 7a ***
483By The ByE5 6a **
484Quarry ClimbS 4a
485Sketch CityE6 6b
486Old CodgerE3 6a
487Scrappy DoD
488Buy BuyV5 6b *
489Crack and FaceS 4a
490Crack and Face AVD
491Crack and Face BHS 4a
492Crack and Face CHD
493Aye for a LineVS 4c
494ButterflyHVS 5b
495For LingHVD
496Broken ZipVD
 LITTLE QUARRY 
498Curved RibV0- 4a
499One Inch CrackV0- 4a
500One Inch ArêteVB 4a
501The Letter LV0 5a
502Dressed ArêteV2 6a
503Dressed Arête Right-HandV1 5b
504Seams Simple EnoughV4 6a
505Flake ThinV2 5c
506Chimney CrackV1 5b
507Ledge WallV0- 4b
508Thin FlakeV1 5b
509The SketchV1 5b
510Front CrackV0- 4a
511Front OnV0- 4b
512FishyV1 5b
513ChippyV2 6a
514Chippy DirectV3 6a
515Pamela's Promenade *VB 4a
516Bab's Bumble *VB 4a
 FIRST BUTTRESS 
518Late Start GullyHD
519Late Start Gully (Through Route)M
520CheekyS 4a
521NosyHS 4b *
522Nosy GullyM
523Rock and RollVS 4c
524RoadoverHVD *
525Rock OnVS 4b
526Little RockerHVD 4a
527Thomas the Tanked up EngineE3 5c *
528The Phat ControllerV3 6a *
 *CURBAR BOULDERS* 
 TRACKSIDE BOULDER 
531Bore Hole WallV0 4b
532Bore Hole CrackV0- 4b
533Bore Hole TraverseV1 5b *
534Side Wall ArêteV0 4c *
535Side Wall CrackV0 4c *
536Side Wall FlakeV1 5b *
537Side Wall SlotV2 6a *
538Tracking HighV3 6a *
539TrackingV8 6c **
540CracksideV2 6a *
541Three Pocket WallV2 5c **
542Three Pocket Wall DynoV7 6b *
543Trackside ScoopV0+ 5a *
544StrawberriesV4 6b **
545Track CrackV0+ 5a *
546Play HardV9 6c *
547Work HardV12 7a ***
548Crack 'n' PocketsV4 6a *
549Crack 'n' SloperV5 6b *
550Sloper 'n' PocketsV6 6b *
551TracksideV6 6b ***
552SidetrackV7 6b *
 CRESENT SLAB 
554Eh AndreV6 6b
555Eh Andre (With Arête)V4 6a
556Crescent Slab ArêteV0+ 5a **
557Dan's WallV6 6b *
558Cresent SlabV2 5c *
559DiagonalV0- 4b *
560Crescent Slab TraverseV3 6a
 GORILLA WARFARE 
562The Short ArêteV2 5c
563Gorilla OffwidthV2 5c *
564Gorilla WarfareV6 6b ***
565Early DoorsV7 6b ***
566JihadV8 6c *
567Extended WarfareV6 6b **
568Original WarfareV8 6b **
569HurricaneV9 7a *
570Humpin' Stand-StartV2 5c
571Humpin' Sit-StartV7 6b
572De-extended Gorilla DoorsV8 6c **
573Viet KongV8 6c ***
574Groovy WallV2 5c *
575Veale ThingV2 5c *
576S-Crack SlapV8 6c *
577Baby BelleV9 6c *
578The ScratcherV6 6c *
579Fab ArêteV1 5b ***
580Fab Arête (Left-hand Side)V2 5c **
581Jordan's WallV5 6b
582Back SlabV2 5c *
583Back ArêteV1 5b *
584Dark WallV2 5c *
 MINI PROW BOULDER 
586Mini TraverseV3 6a
587Mini ArêteV0 4b *
588Mini CrackV0+ 5a
589Mini ProwV1 5b **
 BAD LANDING BOULDER 
591Bad Landing ArêteV1 5b *
592Drop Your WeaponsV9 6c **
593Bad Landing GrooveV2 5c *
594Late JunctionV8 6c **
595Le Musée ImaginaireV8 6c **
596Bad LipV6 6b *
597Huffy's RoofV10 7a **
598DetoxV11 7a **
599Super Size MeV12 7a **
600Left TurnV8 6c
601Right TurnV8 6c
 SHY WALL 
603BurtV3 6a **
604ErnieV2 5c *
605Shy Wall DynoV5 6b *
 BEN'S WALL 
607A Ramp in the WoodsE1 5b
608Pebble WallV3 6a *
609Pebbles and PocketsV6 6b ***
610Ben's Wall TraverseV5 6b *
611Ben's WallV9 7a ***
612Great WhiteV9 6c ***
613Greater WhiteV10 7a **
614Little WhiteV5 6b *
615SquatV4 6a
616Kissing the PigV3 6a
 THE ULTIMATE GRITSTONE EXPERIENCE 
618The Green MileV5 6b *
619The Ultimate Gritstone ExperienceV5 6b ***
620Touch WinkyV8 6c *
 THE LOAFSTONE 
622AldiV2
623SourdoughV5 6b **
624Bread and CircusesV6 6b ***
625Half BakedV3 6a
626NettoV3 6a
627Foccaccia in the RyeV4 6a
628Oh Crumbs!V4 6a
629Pan RusticV3 6a
630Milk RollV1 5c
631LidlV0- 4b
632StonegroundV8+ 6c
633PumpernickelV4 6a
634The Chorleywood ProcessV3 6a
635Brown and OutV6 6b
 NOT A JERRY TRAVERSE 
637Not a Jerry TraverseV8 6c **
638Not a Problem for JerryV5 6b *
 UNKNOWN 
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