Curbar Edge

Climbs 583 – 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
8Don't Slip NowE5 6a *
9Thought CactusHVS 5b
10Beech GullyM *
11SundayE1 5b *
12AmethystVS 4c *
13Purple QuartzHS 4b
14Campion GrooveS 4a
15Campion WallVS 4c *
16Campion Wall DirectE1 5c *
17Campion OverhangHS 4b
18Power FailureE1 5c
19Storms of Biblical ProportionsHVS 5b
20GroansVS 5a
 PILLAR SLAB 
22Smiling JennyHS 4b
23VonV5 6b
24DiveHS 4b
25Port WineVS 4c
26Mad EraVS 4c
27Pillar SlabVD 4a *
28LeftismHS 5a
29Dave's Unremarkable ArêteHS 5a
30Marx's Wall *V6 6b *
 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
 CIOCH TOP BOULDERS 
114Left ArêteV0- 4c
115Crispy RoofV1 5c
116Cioch Top Boulders AV0- 4b
117Cioch Top Boulders BV0- 4c
118Cioch Top Boulders CV0- 4b
119Cioch Top Boulders DV0- 4c
120Cioch Top Boulders EV0- 4a
121Mister SpockV1 5b
122UhuruV1 5c
123SuluV0- 4b
 *MOON AREA* 
 BLACK NIX BUTTRESS 
126Petit Jesu *f6C+ **
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
153Straight CrackVD
154Ulysses or BustE5 6b ***
155The Unreachable StarE2 6a **
156Dog-Leg CrackS 4b *
157Trouser JazzV5 6b *
158The Dog's HoleV4 6a *
 ELIMINETTES BOULDERING 
160Wee-WobV0+ 5b
161The Start of the AffairV4 6b *
162Left EliminetteV2 5c *
163Right EliminetteV2 5c *
164Incipient CracksV3 6a
165ScroteV0- 5a
166Middle TV3 6a *
 THE TRENCH 
168Left ArêteV0- 4c
169Reachy WallV5 6b
170Trench FlakesV3 6a *
171RingwormV2 6a
172Trench HoleV0+ 5b
173Pigeon ArêteV3 6a
174Cloud Cuckoo LandV7 6c **
175Clouded Judgementf7A+ **
176Never SpannedV11 7a *
177CirrusV0 5a
178Sparrow ArêteV1 5b
179GeckomaniaE6 6b *
180Dirty SanchezE1 5c *
181JackassHVS 5b
182Glad TidingsHVS 5a
 APOLLO BUTTRESS 
184Quite LiterallyE1 5b
185Steeper than it LooksS 4a
186Andy Pollitts JacketE3 5c *
187Smiling ButtressV13 7b ***
188Landlord's OutE3 6a
189Buckle's SisterHVD 4a *
190Buckle's BrotherHVS 4c *
191Buckle's CrackHVS 4c *
192SoyuzE2 5c **
193Soyuz DirectE2 5c
194Dark EntriesE4 6a **
195Forbidden PlanetE4 6b **
196ApolloE2 5c ***
197Two Pitch RouteVS 5a **
198MiaE4 6b *
199The League of GentlemanE6 6b *
200The Beer HunterE3 6a **
201Two BeersVS 5a *
202Zoot RouteE2 6b *
 BIG ROCKER BUTTRESS 
204The Arse of JapanV8 6c
205Art of JapanV4 6b **
206Combat les PelliculesHVS 5c
207For the Good of the CauseE4 6b *
208The Big RockerVS 4c
209Rocky Horror ShowE6 6b *
210Body TorqueE3 5c *
211The Vegas YearsE1 5b *
212Hunka Burnin' LoveE1 5b
 BRAIN BUTTRESS 
214Don't Fall NowHS 4c
215The BrainVS 4c **
216MensaE6 6b **
217Brain VariationsE2 5c
218Early Morning DayE1 6b
219Oblongata/Amphitheatre ChimneyHS 4b
220Postman's SlapE5 6a *
221Birthday CrackVS 4c **
222Bringing Back the RatioE1 5c
223Not Another ChimneyHVD 4a
224SpandexV5
 SLACKERS AREA 
226Walls Have EarsE2 6c
227King of the SwingersE5 6c *
228King LouisE6 6c *
229Diet of WormsE4 5c **
230SlackersE6 6b **
231Birthday GrooveE1 5c *
232AfterbirthE1 5c *
233One Up AgainE1 5c
234PhaethonVS 5a
235Five at the MostE4 6b
236Flake CrackHS 4b
237Not One of UsE3 5c
238HumdrumE1 5a
 THE MASK AREA 
240The MaskE1 6b *
241Foaming jugHVS 5b *
242White Noise F.M.E2 6a *
243Brogue SlabV1 5b
244Brogue RaiderV5 6b *
245Gordon Brown SuperheroV1 5a *
246Corner MountV0 5a
247CrowbarV1 5b
248Bruno MindhornV7 6c **
249Break Out the TrumpetsV6 6b *
250The JugVS 5a
251Toilet CornerVD
252A Day Like TodayHS 4b
253Clarks' ButtressS 4b
254Dan DareVS 4b
255Dawson's CrackVD
 *CENTRAL AREA* 
 OVERTAKER'S BUTTRESS 
258PotE2 6a
259BlackHVS 5b
260TanHVS 5b
261Hold'in it up PedestalHS 4b
262Overtaking on the OutsideS 4a
263Overtaking on the InsideS 4a
264Overtaker's ButtressHVS 5b *
265Overtaker's DirectE2 5c *
266SnorterE4 6b *
267White LinesE6 6c ***
268Free WayE5 6b **
269IlliostomyVS 4b
 POTTER'S WALL 
271Gone to PotE1 5c *
272Mad HatterE2 5c **
273Potter's WallHS 4b **
274Circus of DinosaursHVS 5b
275Grooved ArêteVS 4c
 TRIPLET BUTTRESS 
277Soul SearchingE1 5c
278Right Triplet GullyVD *
279LifeseekerE4 6b *
280Stretch ArmstrongE6 6b *
281Instant KarmaE4 6b *
282FidgetE2 6b *
283Six Syllables or LessV5 6b
284Rise of the RobotsHVS 5c *
285Yorkshire PuddingV2 5c
 MUSHROOM BLOCK 
287PaddestoelV1 5b
288ChampignonV1 5b
289PilzV0+ 5a
 LAMEBRAIN AREA 
291Sheep Pit Crack LeftV1 5b
292The Sheep PitV4 6b *
293Sheep Pit Crack RightV0+ 5a
294Mark of RespectE4 6b *
295V Shaped GrooveHVD 4a
296Short CircuitHS 4b
297Diddlum WallHVS 5a *
298Diddlum Wall DirectE1 5b *
299Honest JohnHVS 5a *
300Honest PaulHVS 5b
301Knacker ManVS 4b
302VixenHVS 5b
303Little LaybackS 4a
304HuskE3 6c
305Mirror ImageVS 4c
306The ScoopE2 5b *
307Scoop CrackHVS 5a
308Allen's CrackVD
309CrucifixE1 6a
310LamebrainE1 5b **
311Suspect IntellectHVS 5a *
312Allen's ClimbHD *
 BARON'S WALL 
314I Bet He Drinks Carling Black LabelE6 6c *
315Squint StartHVS 5a
316Tube of Foster'sE4 6a
317Carton's and CurpetsE4 6b
318Smoke ont' WatterE1 6a **
319Smoke ont' Water StartV3 6a
320Talon ManV3 6a **
321Talon Man DynoV6 6b **
322Baron's DirectV3 6a
323Baron's WallVS 5b *
324BizE1 5b
 CALVER WALL 
326Amnesia ArêteE3 6a
327BlockheadVS 4c
328Sweet Gene VincentHVS 5c *
329SaddyE2 5c **
330Wall ClimbVS 5a **
331Top SecretE1 5c *
332Calver ChimneyD
333ColossusE2 5b *
334Vaguely GreatE1 5c *
335Calver WallVS 5a **
336Brindle CrackHS 4b *
337Block below Brindle CrackV1 5c
338Polar CrackHS 4b *
339Arctic NoseHS 4b
340Matt BlackD
 FLYING BUTTRESS 
342The WallE1 6a
343BetwixtE1 5a *
344The CornerHVS 5b
345Eyes Bigger than T'ledgesE4 6a *
346Flying ButtressS 4a *
347Flying Buttress RightS 4a *
348U.F.O.VS 4a
349O.F.UHS 4c
 QUARRY FACE 
351By GeorgeE3 6b *
352Culture ShockE1 5c *
353Confidence TrickE2 5c *
354LitreageHVS 5c
355Ling WallVS 5c
356Ling CrackHS 4c
357ZebedeeE2 5b
358IncestuousE2 6a *
359Loads a Wee BeastiesE3 6a
360Cardinal's Backbone IIE3 5c *
361SuperhandsE7 6b **
362EdgetarianE4 5b **
363VainE3 5b **
364Problem CornerM
365Stepped WallM
366Problem ArêteM
 *RIGHT HAND* 
 INCH BUTTRESS 
369Inch FlakesD
370Inch CrackVS 4b
371Little InnominateVS 5a *
372LeptonV5 6b **
373Lepton WallV3 6a *
374AmyS 4b
 KAYAK SLAB 
376RapidE1 5c
377KayakE1 5b **
378Finger DistanceE3 6b **
379El Vino CollapsoE5 6a
380CanoeE2 5c *
381StopperE4 6a
382White WaterE6 6c *
383Done Years AgoE3 6b *
384NeatV2 5c *
385Curbar CornerV1 5b ***
386Little StifferV2 6a *
387Jamie and His Magic TorchV8 6c **
 AVALANCHE WALL 
389Million Dollar BashE6 6b *
390Portrait of a LegendE4 6b *
391Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***
392One Step BeyondE6 6b ***
393Doctor DolittleE10 7a **
394Slab and CrackE7 6c ***
395Owl's ArêteHS 4c *
396Owl's CrackVS 4c
397Little ChefE5 6b *
398PredatorE2 5c *
399Argosy CrackVS 4c *
 ELDER CRACK 
401P.M.C.1HS 4a ***
402The FallE6 6b **
403Profit of DoomE4 6b ***
404Rigid DigitE5 6b **
405RamboidV8 6c *
406JanusE6 6b ***
407Elder StatesmanXS 7b *
408Elder CrackE2 5b ***
409Appointment with FearE5 6a *
410Born SlippyE8 6c **
411Knockin' on Heaven's DoorE9 6c ***
412Keeper's CrackHS 4b *
413Bill and BenE4 6b *
414The AdolescentE3 6a *
415Long NeckE1 5b
416The ToddlerE1 5b
417Peter RabbitHVS 4c *
418Slab RouteS 4a *
419Pretty FriendVS 4b
420Bel AmiVS 4b **
 L'HORLA BUTTRESS 
422NeshE1 5b *
423Green CrackHVS 5b ***
424Phone the Hallamshire/Minor 3E5 6b *
425UsurperE4 6a ***
426LardmasterE3 6a *
427Spray ManeV8 6c *
428Sean's ArêteV8 6c ***
429MoonshineE5 6b ***
430EclipseE6 6b *
431MaupassantHVS 5a ***
432L'HorlaE1 5b ***
433InsanityE2 5c ***
434CommittedE6 6b **
 THE TOY AREA 
436Tin DrumE5 6b *
437Be Bop DeluxE5 6b *
438The ToyE1 5c **
439BokE5 6b
440PlaythingE2 5c *
441Pretty FaceE1 5b *
442October CrackHS 4b *
443Shallow ChimneyVD *
444Grey FaceVS 5a *
445Thirst for GloryE1 5b *
446Pale ComplexionVS 4c *
447Albino ArêteD
 THE ELIMINATES WALL 
449TantalusVS 4b *
450Left EliminateE1 5c **
451The ZoneE9 6c *
452The PeapodHVS 5b ***
453Peas of MindE6 6a *
454The Shape of Things to ComeE6 6b **
455Right EliminateE3 5c ***
456LindenE6 6b ***
457The Grey AreaE8 7a **
458Happy HeartE8 7a *
459HurricaneE4 6a **
460ScroachE2 5c **
461HerculesE1 5a **
462StrapadifftomeE1 5c
463AlphaS 4a *
464A Lust AntHS 4a
465Twinkle ToesHS 4b
466The Severed GardenE3 6b
467The PugilistHS 4b
468CubismV0 5a
469The BoxerV0 5a
470Pinhead MoonstompE1 5b
 QUAD QUARRY 
472Chimney left of QuadriplegiaM
473ExposedVD
474QuadriplegiaE1 5b
475QuadrateE2 5b
476Quad CrackHVS 5a
477QuadrangleE3 5c *
478Walk on ByV10 7a ***
479By The ByE5 6a **
480Quarry ClimbS 4a
481Sketch CityE6 6b
482Old CodgerE3 6a
483Scrappy DoD
484Buy BuyV5 6b *
485Crack and FaceS 4a
486Crack and Face AVD
487Crack and Face BHS 4a
488Crack and Face CHD
489Aye for a LineVS 4c
490ButterflyHVS 5b
491For LingHVD
492Broken ZipVD
 LITTLE QUARRY 
494Curved RibV0- 4a
495One Inch CrackV0- 4a
496One Inch ArêteVB 4a
497The Letter LV0 5a
498Dressed ArêteV2 6a
499Dressed Arête Right-HandV1 5b
500Seams Simple EnoughV4 6a
501Flake ThinV2 5c
502Chimney CrackV1 5b
503Ledge WallV0- 4b
504Thin FlakeV1 5b
505The SketchV1 5b
506Front CrackV0- 4a
507Front OnV0- 4b
508FishyV1 5b
509ChippyV2 6a
510Chippy DirectV3 6a
511Pamela's Promenade *VB 4a
512Bab's Bumble *VB 4a
 FIRST BUTTRESS 
514Late Start GullyHD
515Late Start Gully (Through Route)M
516CheekyS 4a
517NosyHS 4b *
518Nosy GullyM
519Rock and RollVS 4c
520RoadoverHVD *
521Rock OnVS 4b
522Little RockerHVD 4a
523Thomas the Tanked up EngineE3 5c *
524The Phat ControllerV3 6a *
 *CURBAR BOULDERS* 
 TRACKSIDE BOULDER 
527Bore Hole WallV0 4b
528Bore Hole CrackV0- 4b
529Bore Hole TraverseV1 5b *
530Side Wall ArêteV0 4c *
531Side Wall CrackV0 4c *
532Side Wall FlakeV1 5b *
533Side Wall SlotV2 6a *
534Tracking HighV3 6a *
535TrackingV8 6c **
536CracksideV2 6a *
537Three Pocket WallV2 5c **
538Three Pocket Wall DynoV7 6b *
539Trackside ScoopV0+ 5a *
540StrawberriesV4 6b **
541Track CrackV0+ 5a *
542Play HardV9 6c *
543Work HardV12 7a ***
544Crack 'n' PocketsV4 6a *
545Crack 'n' SloperV5 6b *
546Sloper 'n' PocketsV6 6b *
547TracksideV6 6b ***
548SidetrackV7 6b *
 NOT A JERRY TRAVERSE 
550Not a Jerry TraverseV8 6c **
551Not a Problem for JerryV5 6b *
 THE LOAFSTONE 
553AldiV2
554Sourdoughf6C **
555Bread and Circusesf7A ***
556Half Bakedf6A+
557Nettof6A+
558Foccaccia in the Ryef6B
559Oh Crumbs!f6B+
560Pan Rusticf6A+
561Milk Rollf5
562Lidlf3+
563Stonegroundf7B+
564Pumpernickelf6B+
565The Chorleywood Processf6A+
566Brown and Outf7A
 CRESENT SLAB 
568Eh AndreV6 6b
569Eh Andre (With Arête)V4 6a
570Crescent Slab ArêteV0+ 5a **
571Dan's WallV6 6b *
572Cresent SlabV2 5c *
573DiagonalV0- 4b *
574Crescent Slab TraverseV3 6a
 GORILLA WARFARE 
576The Short ArêteV2 5c
577Gorilla OffwidthV2 5c *
578Gorilla WarfareV6 6b ***
579Early DoorsV7 6b ***
580JihadV8 6c *
581Extended WarfareV6 6b **
582Original WarfareV8 6b **
583HurricaneV9 7a *
584Humpin' Stand-StartV2 5c
585Humpin' Sit-StartV7 6b
586De-extended Gorilla DoorsV8 6c **
587Viet Kongf7B ***
588Groovy WallV2 5c *
589Veale ThingV2 5c *
590S-Crack SlapV8 6c *
591Baby BelleV9 6c *
592The ScratcherV8 6c *
593Fab ArêteV1 5b ***
594Fab Arête (Left-hand Side)V2 5c **
595Jordan's WallV5 6b
596Back SlabV2 5c *
597Back ArêteV1 5b *
598Dark WallV2 5c *
 MINI PROW BOULDER 
600Mini TraverseV3 6a
601Mini ArêteV0 4b *
602Mini CrackV0+ 5a
603Mini ProwV1 5b **
 BAD LANDING BOULDER 
605Bad Landing ArêteV1 5b *
606Drop Your WeaponsV9 6c **
607Bad Landing GrooveV2 5c *
608Late JunctionV8 6b **
609Le Musée ImaginaireV8 6c **
610Bad LipV6 6b *
611Huffy's RoofV10 7a **
612DetoxV11 7a **
613Super Size MeV12 7a **
614Left TurnV8 6c
615Right TurnV8 6c
 SHY WALL 
617BurtV3 6a **
618ErnieV2 5c *
619Shy Wall DynoV5 6b *
 BEN'S WALL 
621A Ramp in the WoodsE1 5b
622Pebble WallV3 6a *
623Pebbles and PocketsV6 6b ***
624Ben's Wall TraverseV5 6b *
625Ben's WallV9 7a ***
626Great WhiteV9 6c ***
627Greater WhiteV10 7a **
628Little WhiteV5 6b *
629SquatV4 6a
630Kissing the PigV3 6a
 THE ULTIMATE GRITSTONE EXPERIENCE 
632The Green MileV5 6b *
633The Ultimate Gritstone ExperienceV5 6b ***
634Touch WinkyV8 6c *
 UNKNOWN 
636Break A Leg *V2 6a ***
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