Climbs 117
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 320m a.s.l
Faces S

Non eliminate version of Solid Air (6C+) © peewee2008

Approach notes

Turn right after 2nd gate and follow path alongside the wall, then zig zag up to crag.

Kestrels nesting on the Pillar, so best stay clear of this area! 15/06/10

Access Advice

Permission is no longer required to climb here. However, access still relies on a permissive agreement for passage through the grazing land. Please use the stiles and ensure all gates are closed.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
More Guidebooks:
YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol 2 (2014)
Yorkshire Gritstone (1999)

Out of print:
anyway - a better crag than it looks from a distance, and now properly open with the new access laws.
Stone Muppet - 31/Oct/05
um... not sure the Padder has decking potential. The lower crux is well protected, the upper is a little above the gear but not that serious (especially if a side runner is used).
Stone Muppet - 31/Oct/05
Nice crag, faces South so good all year. Lower graded climbs get a bit overgrown in spring / summer. Good in the VS to E2 region. "The Padder" is a good first E1 lead if you like slabs, but the crux is a bit exposed with serious decking out potential. Top rope it first if unsure
Tom - 22/Jun/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Solid Air Boulder 
2Palm Sundayf7C+ ** 
3Any Given Day
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f7B+ 1
4Solid Air
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f7B  
5Solid Air - non eliminate
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f6C 2
 Bottom Right Hand Boulder 
7A Pair of Teeth
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f6B 4
8Aperitif Left
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S 13
9Aperitif Right
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VD 15
 Left Hand Slabs 
11ApacheVS 4c 4
12RenegadeMS 4
13Blue Max
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HVS 5a 4
14Mr Grumpy
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HS 4b 23
15After Hours
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D *56
16After Hours Variant
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VD 4
17Knuckle Walker
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E1 5b  
18Kestrel WallMVS 4b 5
19Opening Time
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D 48
20Jaywalk
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MVS 4b *12
21Last Orders
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VS 4c 44
22Descent SlabHS 4b 15
23Cracked SlabD 16
 Pillar Front Buttress 
25MantelshelvesHS 3c 99
26Eastby GrooveS 4a *161
27Eastby Groove VariationsVS 4c *4
28Heather FlakeVS 4c 119
29SwastikaHVS 5b *36
30Pillar FrontE2 5b ***185
31Pillar Front Left Hand Finish
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E2 5b  
32The Blinkered VariantE3 5c *8
33Mistaken Identity
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E1 5b *29
34Pillar RibVS 4c **451
35Eastby ButtressVD ***658
36Eastby Buttress VariantVS 4c *65
37The PadderE1 5b *302
38Spiffing View
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E1 5b 1
39Action Traction
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E4 6a 2
40Whaup EdgeVS 4b **223
41The Mason's Arms
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E1 5b 2
42The Cavendish
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VS 4c 6
43Waterfall Chimney
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D 5
 Concave Slab 
45The Struggler
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VS 5a 40
46The Struggler (cop out)
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HS 3
47Wrong Trousers (The Struggler Inside Route)XS ?? 2
48The Chipper
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S 4b 13
49The Direct Finish
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E3 5c 6
50Crossing the Line
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E3 5c 10
51Ship of the LineE3 5c *5
52The Logical Finish
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VS 4c 14
53Broken Arete
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M 47
54Impetusf5 3
 Knuckle Slab 
56Aretus
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f6A  
57One Cold Day
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E3 6a 3
58Scoop and CrackS 4a *245
59Knuckle Slab AreteHVS 5b *59
60Knees Up Mother BrownHVS 6a *12
61Index VariationVS 5a **223
62Knuckle SlabHVS 5a *236
63Enemas of the Estate
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VS 4b 11
64Birch Tree CrackVD 78
65Early Doors
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MS 29
 Nose Buttress 
67Lobe
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HVS 5b 9
68Ecky ThumpE3 5c *2
69Thumper Direct
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E5 6a 5
70ThumperE4 5c ***63
71Filtrum
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E2 5c **3
72Ill Gotten Gains
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f8A+  
73Ill Gotten Gains Directf8A 1
74In The Third person
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f7B+  
75BambiE1 5b 5
76Nose ClimbS 4a ***391
77Nose Climb OriginalS 4a *106
78Rock and RollHVS 5a 12
79Recess Crack
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MS 9
80Lucy
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E1 5b 5
81Birch Tree SlabMVS 4b 9
82Dawn Till DuskVS 5a 6
83Not Tonight JosephineVS 4c 4
 Disco Slab 
85Disco 2000f6B *2
86Deborah's Groove
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f6B 1
 Mist Slab 
88Mist Slab
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MVS 4b 24
89Mist Slab Direct
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HVS 5b *12
90Slab and ChimneyVD 41
91Cheshire Cat
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E4 6b 1
 Block Buttress 
93The Stone Room
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E6 6c  
94Genuflex
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E3 6a *12
95Block Buttress
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HVS 5a *87
96Hangs
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E4 6a 4
97Thrutch
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S 7
98Hatchback Forager
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HVS 5a 21
99Pullover
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VS 4c 42
100Stepover
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MVS 4b 61
101Corner Crack
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S 27
102Corner Groove
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S 21
103Wall AreteVS 5a 4
 Left Hand Bloc Above 
105Diamond Aretef5 *1
106Diamond ArÍte SDSf6B+ *1
107White Goods Huggerf6A+ *1
108Sit Againf5+ 1
 Defective Buttress 
110Easy Touch
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E3 5c  
111The Tide Continues
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E6 6c  
112Defective Too Early
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E4 6b 2
113Defective Direct
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E4 6b  
114Polytetrafluroethylene
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S 6
115Diacetylene
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HVS 5b 2
116Triacetylene
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M 3
117The Effervescing Elephant
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E1 5a 1
118TetraphychicfluroetheneS 2
 Over The Wall 
120Boldness of Youth
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E2 5c 2
121ConDemNationE1 5c *8
122Hung Parliament
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E3 6a  
123Accidental Baby
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E1 5c 3
 Quarry 
125The Flake
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S 2
126Original Route
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D 2
127Waterfall's Crack
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S 4a 5
128Hollybush Groove
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S 4a 4
 Far Right 
130Baby, Baby
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VD 5
131Dead BabiesE5 6b **5
132Dead Babies DirectE5 6c **1

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