Climbs 114
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 
2Any Given Day
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f7B+ 1
3Solid Air
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f7B  
 Bottom Right Hand Boulder 
5A Pair of Teeth
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f6B 3
6Aperitif Left
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S 13
7Aperitif Right
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VD 15
 Left Hand Slabs 
9ApacheVS 4c 4
10RenegadeMS 4
11Blue Max
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HVS 5a 4
12Mr Grumpy
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HS 4b 23
13After Hours
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D *56
14After Hours Variant
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VD 4
15Knuckle Walker
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E1 5b  
16Kestrel WallMVS 4b 5
17Opening Time
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D 48
18Jaywalk
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MVS 4b *12
19Last Orders
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VS 4c 43
20Descent SlabHS 4b 14
21Cracked SlabD 16
 Pillar Front Buttress 
23MantelshelvesHS 3c 99
24Eastby GrooveS 4a *155
25Eastby Groove VariationsVS 4c *4
26Heather FlakeVS 4c 115
27SwastikaHVS 5b *34
28Pillar FrontE2 5b ***181
29Pillar Front Left Hand Finish
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E2 5b  
30The Blinkered VariantE3 5c *8
31Mistaken Identity
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E1 5b *29
32Pillar RibVS 4c **440
33Eastby ButtressVD ***639
34Eastby Buttress VariantVS 4c *63
35The PadderE1 5b *295
36Spiffing View
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E1 5b 1
37Action Traction
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E4 6a 2
38Whaup EdgeVS 4b **218
39The Mason's Arms
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E1 5b 2
40The Cavendish
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VS 4c 6
41Waterfall Chimney
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D 5
 Concave Slab 
43The Struggler
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VS 5a 39
44The Struggler (cop out)
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HS 3
45Wrong Trousers (The Struggler Inside Route)XS ?? 2
46The Chipper
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S 4b 13
47The Direct Finish
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E3 5c 6
48Crossing the Line
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E3 5c 10
49Ship of the LineE3 5c *5
50The Logical Finish
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VS 4c 14
51Broken Arete
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M 47
52Impetusf5 3
 Knuckle Slab 
54Aretus
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f6A  
55One Cold Day
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E3 6a 3
56Scoop and CrackS 4a *234
57Knuckle Slab AreteHVS 5b *59
58Knees Up Mother BrownHVS 6a *12
59Index VariationVS 5a **220
60Knuckle SlabHVS 5a *232
61Enemas of the Estate
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VS 4b 11
62Birch Tree CrackVD 78
63Early Doors
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MS 29
 Nose Buttress 
65Lobe
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HVS 5b 8
66Ecky ThumpE3 5c *2
67Thumper Direct
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E5 6a 5
68ThumperE4 5c ***55
69Filtrum
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E2 5c **3
70Ill Gotten Gains
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f8A+  
71Ill Gotten Gains Directf8A 1
72In The Third person
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f7B+  
73BambiE1 5b 5
74Nose ClimbS 4a ***384
75Nose Climb OriginalS 4a *103
76Rock and RollHVS 5a 12
77Recess Crack
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MS 9
78Lucy
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E1 5b 5
79Birch Tree SlabMVS 4b 9
80Dawn Till DuskVS 5a 6
81Not Tonight JosephineVS 4c 4
 Disco Slab 
83Disco 2000f6B *2
84Deborah's Groove
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f6B 1
 Mist Slab 
86Mist Slab
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MVS 4b 24
87Mist Slab Direct
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HVS 5b *11
88Slab and ChimneyVD 40
89Cheshire Cat
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E4 6b 1
 Block Buttress 
91The Stone Room
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E6 6c  
92Genuflex
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E3 6a *12
93Block Buttress
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HVS 5a *83
94Hangs
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E4 6a 4
95Thrutch
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S 6
96Hatchback Forager
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HVS 5a 21
97Pullover
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VS 4c 41
98Stepover
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MVS 4b 61
99Corner Crack
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S 26
100Corner Groove
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S 20
101Wall AreteVS 5a 4
 Left Hand Bloc Above 
103Diamond Aretef5 *1
104White Goods Huggerf6A+ *1
105Sit Againf5+ 1
 Defective Buttress 
107Easy Touch
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E3 5c  
108The Tide Continues
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E6 6c  
109Defective Too Early
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E4 6b 2
110Defective Direct
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E4 6b  
111Polytetrafluroethylene
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S 6
112Diacetylene
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HVS 5b 2
113Triacetylene
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M 3
114The Effervescing Elephant
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E1 5a 1
115TetraphychicfluroetheneS 2
 Over The Wall 
117Boldness of Youth
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E2 5c 2
118ConDemNationE1 5c *7
119Hung Parliament
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E3 6a  
120Accidental Baby
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E1 5c 3
 Quarry 
122The Flake
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S 2
123Original Route
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D 2
124Waterfall's Crack
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S 4a 5
125Hollybush Groove
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S 4a 4
 Far Right 
127Baby, Baby
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VD 5
128Dead BabiesE5 6b **5
129Dead Babies DirectE5 6c **1

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