Curbar Edge

Climbs 572 – 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 ButtressHS 4b 95
7Beech Buttress DirectE1 5a 26
8Don't Slip NowE5 6a *19
9Thought CactusHVS 5b 15
10Beech GullyM *52
11SundayE1 5b *15
12AmethystVS 4c *84
13Purple QuartzHS 4b 1
14Campion GrooveS 4a 71
15Campion WallVS 4c *115
16Campion Wall DirectE1 5c *6
17Campion OverhangHS 4b 2
18Power FailureE1 5c 1
19Storms of Biblical ProportionsHVS 5b 1
20GroansVS 5a 12
22Smiling JennyHS 4b 10
23VonV5 6b 5
24DiveHS 4b 48
25Port WineVS 4c 55
26Mad EraVS 4c 14
27Pillar SlabVD 4a *116
28LeftismHS 5a 8
29Dave's Unremarkable ArêteHS 5a 7
31Happy Slapper FlakeD 6
32Happy SlapperV0 5b 22
33Happy HouseE1 6a *28
34Short ButtressVS 5a 11
35Short ChimneyHVD 4a 15
36Short CrackS 4b 9
37Blue HawaiiE3 6b *11
38Green AcresHVS 5b *200
39Short SlabHVS 5a *235
40Short MeasureD 50
42Black Silk on White SatinHS 4c 17
43The ArêteS 4b 71
44The Art of White Hat WearingV8 6c ***26
45Jimmy HatV10 7a  
46Beech LaybackVS 4c *28
47Hanging CrackVS 4b 9
48Be Somebody or be Somebody's FoolV7 6b **2
49SuckerV5 6b  
50Boa CrackVD 24
51Black Eye BachE1 5c  
52Reynard's CrackHVD 4a 23
53The WelcomeE2 5c 10
54Heron WallD 24
56Hey Mr Tangerine Man, Peel Your Pips for MeE2 5b  
57NervosaE4 6a  
58ThinVS 4c *68
59Slack CrackVD *46
60The LineHVS 5a **97
61Oak Tree GrooveVD 1
62Dancin' FoolE5 6a  
63C.B. VariantS 3c 11
64Love of LifeE2 5c  
65The EgotistE3 5c  
66Triple-Bum-DropE5 6a * 
67Demolition ChimneyS 4a 2
69Twilight CrackVS 4c *15
70Noon WallHS 4b 1
71Shooting the BreezeE2 5c  
72Artists OnlyHVS 5c 1
73CrepuscularHS 4b 3
74Deadbay CornerVS 4b 2
75Deadbay Groove DirectE3 6a **3
76Deadbay GrooveE1 5b *8
77Deadbay CrackE1 5b **37
78HomicideE3 5c  
79Deadbay ClimbHVS 5a  
81BatteredVS 5a 3
82CrumbleHVS 4c 1
83Sed's CrackHVS 1
84Three Point TurnHVS 5a *14
85Rumble WallVS 4c 12
86Rumble GrooveHVD 1
87RollerballE3 5c  
88Death on a StickHVD 4
89Boots in the WoodsE3 6a 2
91King of CrookriseE3 6a *3
92Fissure BoysenV3 6a 4
93Cioch Left-HandHVS 5b *19
94Flea CircusE2 5c *12
95The Flea Bite FinishE3 5c 2
96Cioch VariationsE1 5c *5
97Cioch CrackVS 4c **113
98Cioch WallS 4a *55
99The Bear HunterE1 5b **93
100Duggie's DilemmaVS 4c 13
101Big FridayV9 7a *** 
102LithuaniaE2 5c 4
103Tree WallHVS 5a **98
104Heather WallVS 4c *53
105Staring at the Rude BoysE1 5b *6
106Wall EndVS 4c 27
107Wall CornerS 4b 4
108HopperV1 5b 2
109Shere KhanVS 4c  
110MowgliHS 4b  
112Left ArêteV0- 4c 23
113Crispy RoofV1 5c 21
114Cioch Top Boulders AV0- 4b 12
115Cioch Top Boulders BV0- 4c 10
116Cioch Top Boulders CV0- 4b 13
117Cioch Top Boulders DV0- 4c 14
118Cioch Top Boulders EV0- 4a 14
119Mister SpockV1 5b 23
120UhuruV1 5c 14
121SuluV0- 4b 20
124Petit Jesu *f6C+ **4
125Downhill GardnerV7 6c *11
126Button MoonV2 5c *38
127UTI ArêteVS 4c 1
128Black Nix WallE1 5c *111
129Mastiff WallVS 4c *162
130Camel TicksE3 6b *2
131Rat ScabiesE3 6b *27
132Bulldog CrackHVD 4a *62
133Last LightV5 6b 44
134John's ArêteE1 5c *29
135John's Arête Right-HandV3 6a *1
137Derwent Groove VariationVD 4a 5
138Derwent GrooveS 4a *25
139Cool MoonE7 6c ***14
140Moon WalkE4 6a ***137
141Moon CrackE5 6b ***36
142Crack and SlabE6 6c *1
143Moon MadnessE7 6c *1
144Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **189
145Mr SofteeE1 6a *15
146The End of the AffairE8 6c ***29
147Amphitheatre CrackHVD *44
148Gladiator ButtressHS 4b 62
149Hidden PleasuresE3 6a *4
150Twin CrackHS 4b 41
151Straight CrackVD 57
152Ulysses or BustE5 6b ***21
153The Unreachable StarE2 6a **69
154Dog-Leg CrackS 4b *242
155The Dog's HoleV3 6a 30
157Wee-WobV0+ 5b 6
158The Start of the AffairV4 6b 13
159Left EliminetteV2 5c 11
160Right EliminetteV2 5c 5
161Incipient CracksV3 6a 1
162ScroteV0- 5a 5
163Middle TV3 6a *4
165Left ArêteV0- 4c 21
166Reachy WallV5 6b 35
167Trench FlakesV3 6a *31
168RingwormV2 6a 53
169Trench HoleV0+ 5b 47
170Pigeon ArêteV3 6a 20
171Cloud Cuckoo LandV7 6c **33
172Clouded Judgementf7A+ **10
173CirrusV0 5a 2
174Sparrow ArêteV1 5b 1
175GeckomaniaE6 6b *2
176Dirty SanchezE1 5c *8
177JackassHVS 5b 1
178Glad TidingsHVS 5a 18
180Quite LiterallyE1 5b 1
181Steeper than it LooksS 4a 1
182Andy Pollitts JacketE3 5c *1
183Landlord's OutE3 6a  
184Buckle's SisterHVD 4a *62
185Buckle's BrotherHVS 4c *9
186Buckle's CrackHVS 4c *8
187SoyuzE2 5c **157
188Soyuz DirectE2 5c 13
189Dark EntriesE4 6a **8
190Forbidden PlanetE4 6b **8
191ApolloE2 5c ***58
192Two Pitch RouteVS 5a **92
193MiaE4 6b * 
194The League of GentlemanE6 6b * 
195The Beer HunterE3 6a **11
196Two BeersVS 5a *3
197Zoot RouteE2 6b * 
199The Arse of JapanV8 6c 9
200Art of JapanV4 6b **79
201Combat les PelliculesHVS 5c 2
202For the Good of the CauseE4 6b * 
203The Big RockerVS 4c 11
204Rocky Horror ShowE6 6b *4
205Body TorqueE3 5c *4
206The Vegas YearsE1 5b *1
207Hunka Burnin' LoveE1 5b  
209Don't Fall NowHS 4c 2
210The BrainVS 4c **318
211MensaE6 6b **3
212Brain VariationsE2 5c 1
213Early Morning DayE1 6b  
214Oblongata/Amphitheatre ChimneyHS 4b 35
215Postman's SlapE5 6a * 
216Birthday CrackVS 4c **41
217Bringing Back the RatioE1 5c  
218Not Another ChimneyHVD 4a 1
221Walls Have EarsE2 6c  
222King of the SwingersE5 6c *1
223King LouisE6 6c * 
224Diet of WormsE4 5c **25
225SlackersE6 6b **17
226Birthday GrooveE1 5c *25
227AfterbirthE1 5c * 
228One Up AgainE1 5c  
229PhaethonVS 5a  
230Five at the MostE4 6b  
231Flake CrackHS 4b 8
232Not One of UsE3 5c  
233HumdrumE1 5a 7
235The MaskE1 6b *9
236Foaming jugHVS 5b *9
237White Noise F.M.E2 6a *6
238Brogue RaiderV5 6b  
239Gordon Brown SuperheroV1 5a 8
240Corner MountV0 5a 6
241CrowbarV1 5b 10
242Bruno MindhornV7 6c **1
243Break Out the TrumpetsV6 6b *3
244The JugVS 5a  
245Toilet CornerVD 1
246A Day Like TodayHS 4b  
247Clarks' ButtressS 4b  
248Dan DareVS 4b  
249Dawson's CrackVD 1
252PotE2 6a 1
253BlackHVS 5b 15
254TanHVS 5b 8
255Hold'in it up PedestalHS 4b 2
256Overtaking on the OutsideS 4a 24
257Overtaking on the InsideS 4a 3
258Overtaker's ButtressHVS 5b *24
259Overtaker's DirectE2 5c *18
260SnorterE4 6b *1
261White LinesE6 6c ***5
262Free WayE5 6b **2
263IlliostomyVS 4b 3
265Gone to PotE1 5c *1
266Mad HatterE2 5c **37
267Potter's WallHS 4b **325
268Circus of DinosaursHVS 5b 17
269Grooved ArêteVS 4c 123
271Soul SearchingE1 5c  
272Right Triplet GullyVD *18
273LifeseekerE4 6b *6
274Stretch ArmstrongE6 6b * 
275Instant KarmaE4 6b * 
276FidgetE2 6b *31
277Six Syllables or LessV5 6b  
278Rise of the RobotsHVS 5c *49
279Yorkshire PuddingV2 5c  
281The Sheep PitV4 6b 9
282Mark of RespectE4 6b *1
283V Shaped GrooveHVD 4a 1
284Short CircuitHS 4b 14
285Diddlum WallHVS 5a *47
286Diddlum Wall DirectE1 5b *2
287Honest JohnHVS 5a *41
288Honest PaulHVS 5b 1
289Knacker ManVS 4b 4
290VixenHVS 5b 3
291Little LaybackS 4a 22
292HuskE3 6c  
293Mirror ImageVS 4c 8
294The ScoopE2 5b *8
295Scoop CrackHVS 5a 1
296Allen's CrackVD 15
297CrucifixE1 6a  
298LamebrainE1 5b **84
299Suspect IntellectHVS 5a *66
300Allen's ClimbHD *30
302I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE6 6c *3
303Squint StartHVS 5a 12
304Tube of Foster'sE4 6a  
305Carton's and CurpetsE4 6b  
306Smoke ont' WatterE1 6a **150
307Smoke ont' Water StartV3 6a 41
308Talon ManV3 6a **18
309Talon Man DynoV6 6b **9
310Baron's DirectV3 6a 41
311Baron's WallVS 5b *310
312BizE1 5b 2
314Amnesia ArêteE3 6a  
315BlockheadVS 4c 20
316Sweet Gene VincentHVS 5c *33
317SaddyE2 5c **66
318Wall ClimbVS 5a **360
319Top SecretE1 5c *16
320Calver ChimneyD 46
321ColossusE2 5b *16
322Vaguely GreatE1 5c *9
323Calver WallVS 5a **278
324Brindle CrackHS 4b *217
325Block below Brindle CrackV1 5c 6
326Polar CrackHS 4b *115
327Arctic NoseHS 4b 41
328Matt BlackD 6
330The WallE1 6a 6
331BetwixtE1 5a *11
332The CornerHVS 5b 70
333Eyes Bigger than T'ledgesE4 6a * 
334Flying ButtressS 4a *335
335Flying Buttress RightS 4a *315
336U.F.O.VS 4a 60
337O.F.UHS 4c 3
339By GeorgeE3 6b *2
340Culture ShockE1 5c *2
341Confidence TrickE2 5c *3
342LitreageHVS 5c 5
343Ling WallVS 5c 2
344Ling CrackHS 4c 13
345ZebedeeE2 5b 1
346IncestuousE2 6a *2
347Loads a Wee BeastiesE3 6a  
348Cardinal's Backbone IIE3 5c *4
349SuperhandsE7 6b **2
350EdgetarianE4 5b **1
351VainE3 5b **10
354Inch FlakesD 1
355Inch CrackVS 4b 88
356Little InnominateVS 5a *106
357LeptonE3 6b *29
358AmyS 4b 83
359One Inch Arete *VB 4a 4
361RapidE1 5c 8
362KayakE1 5b **628
363Finger DistanceE3 6b **152
364El Vino CollapsoE5 6a 45
365CanoeE2 5c *216
366StopperE4 6a 14
367White WaterE6 6c *7
368Done Years AgoE3 6b *46
369No Pads for Glory *E1 5b 1
370NeatV2 5c 26
371Curbar CornerV1 5b ***136
372Little StifferV2 6a 25
373Jamie and His Magic TorchV8 6c **3
375Million Dollar BashE6 6b * 
376Portrait of a LegendE4 6b * 
377Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***833
378One Step BeyondE6 6b ***6
379Doctor DolittleE10 7a ** 
380Slab and CrackE7 6c ***3
381Owl's ArêteHS 4c *408
382Owl's CrackVS 4c 19
383Little ChefE5 6b *1
384PredatorE2 5c *104
385Argosy CrackVS 4c *54
387P.M.C.1HS 4a ***924
388The FallE6 6b **4
389Profit of DoomE4 6b ***41
390Rigid DigitE5 6b **3
391RamboidV8 6c  
392JanusE6 6b ***3
393Elder StatesmanXS 7b * 
394Elder CrackE2 5b ***279
395Appointment with FearE5 6a * 
396Born SlippyE8 6c ** 
397Knockin' on Heaven's DoorE9 6c ***6
398Keeper's CrackHS 4b *75
399Bill and BenE4 6b *3
400The AdolescentE3 6a *2
401Long NeckE1 5b  
402The ToddlerE1 5b  
403Peter RabbitHVS 4c *10
404Slab RouteS 4a *291
405Pretty FriendVS 4b 11
406Bel AmiVS 4b **650
408NeshE1 5b *1
409Green CrackHVS 5b ***231
410Phone the Hallamshire/Minor 3E5 6b * 
411UsurperE4 6a ***57
412LardmasterE3 6a *3
413Spray ManeV8 7a 1
414Sean's ArêteV8 6c **32
415MoonshineE5 6b ***11
416EclipseE6 6b * 
417MaupassantHVS 5a ***575
418L'HorlaE1 5b ***539
419InsanityE2 5c ***180
420CommittedE6 6b **12
422Tin DrumE5 6b *2
423Be Bop DeluxE5 6b *3
424The ToyE1 5c **380
425BokE5 6b 1
426PlaythingE2 5c *20
427Pretty FaceE1 5b *116
428October CrackHS 4b *378
429Shallow ChimneyVD *144
430Grey FaceVS 5a *402
431Thirst for GloryE1 5b *70
432Pale ComplexionVS 4c *205
433Albino ArêteD 11
435TantalusVS 4b * 
436Left EliminateE1 5c **115
437The ZoneE9 6c *5
438The PeapodHVS 5b ***748
439Peas of MindE6 6a * 
440The Shape of Things to ComeE6 6b **2
441Right EliminateE3 5c ***74
442LindenE6 6b ***25
443The Grey AreaE8 7a ** 
444Happy HeartE8 7a * 
445HurricaneE4 6a **11
446ScroachE2 5c **60
447HerculesE1 5a **50
448StrapadifftomeE1 5c 3
449AlphaS 4a *121
450A Lust AntHS 4a  
451Twinkle ToesHS 4b 15
452The Severed GardenE3 6b  
453The PugilistHS 4b 19
454CubismV0 5a 5
455The BoxerV0 5a 8
456Pinhead MoonstompE1 5b 3
458Chimney left of QuadriplegiaM 4
459ExposedVD 2
460QuadriplegiaE1 5b 1
461QuadrateE2 5b 1
462Quad CrackHVS 5a 21
463QuadrangleE3 5c * 
464Walk on ByV11 7a ***5
465By The ByE5 6a **1
466Quarry ClimbS 4a 8
467Sketch CityE6 6b 1
468Old CodgerE3 6a  
469Scrappy DoD 2
470Buy BuyV5 6b *51
471Crack and FaceS 4a 27
472Crack and Face AVD 8
473Crack and Face BHS 4a 6
474Crack and Face CHD 7
475Aye for a LineVS 4c 2
476ButterflyHVS 5b  
477For LingHVD  
478Broken ZipVD 5
480Curved RibV0- 4a 46
481One Inch CrackV0- 4a 102
482The Letter LV0 5a 72
483Dressed ArêteV2 6a 81
484Dressed Arête Right-HandV1 5b 18
485Seams Simple EnoughV4 6a 116
486Flake ThinV2 5c 16
487Chimney CrackV0- 4c 96
488Ledge WallV0- 4b 106
489Thin FlakeV1 5b 100
490The SketchV1 5b 51
491Front CrackV0- 4a 66
492Front OnV0- 4b 87
493FishyV1 5b 86
494ChippyV2 6a 58
495Hob Nob WallV2 5c 34
496Hob Nob Wall DirectV3 6a 22
497Pamela's Promenade *VB 4a 2
498Bab's Bumble *VB 4a 2
500Late Start GullyHD 20
501Late Start Gully (Through Route)M 12
502CheekyS 4a 25
503NosyHS 4b *20
504Nosy GullyM 19
505Rock and RollVS 4c 8
506RoadoverHVD *33
507Rock OnVS 4b 4
508Little RockerHVD 4a 46
509The Phat ControllerV3 6a 30
510Thomas the Tanked up EngineE3 5c *50
513Bore Hole WallV0 4b 8
514Bore Hole CrackV0- 4b 2
515Bore Hole TraverseV1 5b 1
516Side Wall ArêteV0 4c 151
517Side Wall CrackV0 4c 227
518Side Wall FlakeV1 5b *192
519Side Wall SlotV2 6a *405
520CracksideV2 6a 75
521Three Pocket WallV2 5c *716
522Three Pocket Wall DynoV7 6b *31
523Trackside ScoopV0- 5a *216
524StrawberriesV4 6b *581
525Track CrackV0 5a 496
526Play HardV9 6c *8
527Work HardV12 7a ***2
528Crack 'n' PocketsV5 6b 279
529Pocket EliminateV7 6b **37
530TracksideV6 6b ***622
531SidetrackV7 6b *53
532TrackingV9 6c **10
533Tracking HighV3 6a 45
534Trackside TraverseV1 5b 90
536Not a Jerry TraverseV8 6c **1
537Not a Problem for JerryV5 6b *1
539AldiV2 5
540Sourdoughf6C **5
541Bread and Circusesf7A ***8
542Half Bakedf6A+ 5
543Nettof6A+ 5
544Foccaccia in the Ryef6B 4
545Oh Crumbs!f6B+ 4
546Pan Rusticf6A+ 3
547Milk Rollf5 1
548Lidlf3+ 6
549Stonegroundf7B+ 2
550Pumpernickelf6B+ 3
551The Chorleywood Processf6A+ 1
552Brown and Outf7A 2
554Eh AndreV6 6b  
555Eh Andre (With Arête)V4 6a 1
556Crescent Slab ArêteV0 5a 278
557Dan's WallV6 6b *54
558Cresent SlabV1 5c 308
559DiagonalV0- 4b 387
560Crescent Slab TraverseV3 6a 9
562The Short ArêteV2 5c 13
563Gorilla OffwidthV1 5c 76
564HurricaneV9 7a *11
565JihadV8 6c *8
566Early DoorsV7 6b *215
567Gorilla WarfareV6 6b ***438
568Extended WarfareV6 6b ***39
569Original WarfareV7 6b ***22
570De-extended Gorilla DoorsV8 6c **5
571Humpin' Stand-StartV2 5c 1
572Humpin' Sit-StartV7 6b 9
573Viet Kongf7B ***2
574Groovy WallV1 5c 26
575Veale ThingV2 5c *33
576GustyV8 6c 2
577Baby BelleV9 6c  
578The ScratcherV6 6c  
579Fab ArêteV1 5b **190
580Fab Arête (Left-hand Side)V2 5c **1
581Jordan's WallV5 6b **6
582Back SlabV2 6a 56
583Back ArêteV1 5b 59
584Dark WallV2 5c *50
586Mini TraverseV3 6a 43
587Mini ArêteV0- 4b *299
588Mini CrackV0 5a 282
589Mini ProwV0+ 5b **314
591Bad Landing ArêteV1 5b 11
592Bad Landing GrooveV2 5c 8
593Late JunctionV8 6b **33
594Le Musée ImaginaireV8 6c **17
595Drop Your WeaponsV9 6c  
596Bad LipV5 6b 155
597Huffy's RoofV10 7a 5
598DetoxV11 7a **1
599Super Size MeV12 7a  
601BurtV3 6a **11
602ErnieV2 5c *19
603Shy Wall DynoV5 6b *1
605A Ramp in the WoodsE1 5b 1
606Pebbles and PocketsV6 6b ***32
607Ben's WallV9 7a ***15
608Great WhiteV9 6c ***13
609Little WhiteV5 6b  
610Ben's Wall TraverseV5 6b 19
611SquatV3 6a 92
612Kissing the PigV3 6a 5
614The Green MileV5 6b 16
615The Ultimate Gritstone ExperienceV5 6b 101
616Touch WinkyV8 6c 5
618Break A Leg *V2 6a ***1
619Pilz (Mushroom Block) *V0+ 5a 2
620Champignon (Mushroom Block) *V1 5b 3
621Paddestoel (Mushroom Block) *V1 5b 2
622Problem Corner *M 1
623Stepped Wall *M 1
624Problem Arete *M 1
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