Climbs 285
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 470m a.s.l
Faces SW

The Wings dyno -- Turner's turn. © Jon Read

Crag features

A pleasant escape from the crowds at the main edge, particularly the further left you go. Smaller (8 to 20m), but open, quick drying and less worn, the Skyline is well worth a few visits with excellent micro-routes on superb rock. Recommended routes include Slab and Arete (S), Safety Net (E1), Acid Drop (E4), San Melas (E3), Entropy's Jaw (E5), Wings of Unreason (E4), Track of the Cat (E5) and Art Nouveau (E6). Quality bouldering areas include Doxey's Pool and the miniaturesque Very, Very Far Skyline.

Approach notes

Limited parking below the Roaches. Obvious track leads to the Lower Tier. Upper Tier is above (!), The Skyline the northward (left) continuation of the Upper Tier.

Guidebooks

Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
More info

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
Who nicked "Tightrope"...it used to go across the San Melas slab and finsih up "Mantis"...??
Chris.Allott - 11/Jul/13
Its just that little further away from the road, just a bit soggier underfoot, and the wind is definatly stronger. But this adds up to a quiet group of buttresses, even on busy days despite a load of interesting little routes in the mid grades.
augustus trout - 11/Apr/10
There is also some lesser known but worthwhile bouldering on either side of the approach path to Hard Very Far Skyline from the N (before the trig point). Highlights include some rounded mantels on the far side of the first rocks on the L, (some quite hard but low and safe with nice landings) a hanging crack between 2 blocks on the R by the path a little further up and some nice bits and pieces on the hillside below that.
Harold - 24/Dec/02
The Doxey Pool. (sort of part of the skyline) This is a small but busy area, as it lies on the route of the Staffs way, but in terms of bouldering, the problems are excellent. Try inparticular Staffordshire Flyer and The Dead Pool. Bring a big mat or a paddling pool cos the watter is a bit grim most of the time! If youre on the Roches this is worth a visit. Dave Miller
Dangerous Dave - 19/Jun/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Very Far Skyline Boulders 
2Small Chasm AreteV1 *39
3Green Jam CrackV0- 6
4Rounded Arete
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VB *119
5Open Groove
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V1 *110
6Two Pocket Slab
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V2 **162
7Lazy Trout
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V2 112
8Eager TroutV2 72
9Clamp AreteV3 77
10Clamp Arete - Sit-start
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V7 37
11Crack
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VB 54
12Harry Patch
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V0 38
13BernieV3 44
14Bernie Sit StartV6 *21
15Off Fingers CrackV2 43
16Pinkies to Perkiesf3 87
17Slab CrackVB 18
18Slab WalkV0- 75
19Slab AreteV1 43
20Inner Tube
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f6A+ 62
21Short Arete
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V0- 30
22Wall and Rib
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V0- 97
23Left Crack
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V0- 114
24Right Crack
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V0- 101
25Easy RampV0- 90
26Flight Examf4+ **178
27The LonerV3 58
28The Shepherdf6C+ **13
29Leek Hillsf6B *47
 HARD VERY FAR BUTTRESS 
31Willow FarmE4 6a **23
32Enchanted ForestE2 5c **12
33Track of the CatE5 6a ***79
34Nature TrailE5 6b *24
35Wings of UnreasonE4 6a ***373
36Counterstroke of EquityE5 6c *6
37Counterstroke of Equity DirectE7 6c ***1
38Prelude to SpaceHVS 4c **230
39One Eyed Willyf7A+ *2
40Very ConnoisseurishE2 6a 9
41The Parrot and the BalaclavaHS 4b 8
42Crack (Art Nouveau)V0- 8
 VERY FAR BUTTRESS 
44CurvatureVS 4b 26
45Mr DecisiveHVS 5b 17
46Triple PointE1 5c *76
47Triple Point Direct
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none 6b 5
48Wild ThingHVS 5c **197
49Wild Thing Sit Startf6B **5
50Pereverse Traversef7B+ ***1
51Entropy's JawE5 6b ***60
52Script for a TierE6 6c *8
53Mild ThingD *64
 ART NOUVEAU 
55Side-pull Wall
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f7A+ *29
56CrackV0- 16
57Flaky Romp
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f4 4
58Juggy Flakeline
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f4 *4
59Crack and Arete
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f6A+ *1
60Mono Slab
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f3 10
61Art NouveauE6 6c ***13
62Coma SutraHS 4b 10
63Transcendental MedicationD 7
 FAR SKYLINE BUTTRESS 
65Microcosm
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D 10
66Flutterbye Grooves
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S 4a 10
67Tree Corner
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D 8
68Tree Grooves
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VD 13
69Steeplechaser
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D *16
70Slither
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S 15
71Mudhopper
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VD 8
72Dazzler
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S 4a *11
73Steeplechase Crack
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VD 8
74Honky TonkS 4a **23
75Entente CordialeE3 5c *10
76The ChimneyS 4b *11
77Dangler
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VS 4b 22
78Black Ram AreteVS 4c *17
79Black RamVD 17
80Don't Go Down to the Woods Today
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VS 4b *12
 CHASM BOULDERS 
82Rounded FeatureV0+ 10
83Triptych Groove
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f7A+ *10
84Gritstone Pimple
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f6B 5
85Ramp
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f4 5
86Mantel
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f4+ 9
87Harder Mantel
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f6A+ 6
88Acne Arete
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f7A *1
89Squeezer's Spots
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f6C * 
90Spotter's Pop
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f6B 1
91Puss in Boots
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f6C 1
92Spotter's Slop
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f7A 3
 DOXEY'S POOL 
94Soggy Bottom Crack
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f6A 6
95Staffordshire Facef6C 5
96The Staffordshire Flyer
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f6B ***209
97The Arete
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f6C 51
98Another Nadin Traversef7C *2
99The Drowning Pool
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f7A+ ***14
100The Drowning Pool - standing start
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V4 **31
101Groovy CrackV1 125
102Chipped Wall
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V0- 130
103Thin Flake
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V1 93
104The Drowning TraverseV1 18
105Slanting CrackVB 21
106Arete on Left
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V4 23
107Arete on Right
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V2 55
108Blind Flakef5+ *84
109Little Pocket Slab LeftV5 **15
110Archway
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V3 14
111Little Flakef6A+ *113
112Little Flake Sit-startV5 3
113Bulging Aretef6A 67
114Easy Arete
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f3 108
115Pancake
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f4 167
116Li'l Crack
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VB 84
117Li'l AreteVB 15
118The Man with the Red Facef7A **2
119The Mermaidf6A **4
 ALPHA BUTTRESS 
121Bone IdolVS 4c 6
122Omega
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S 4a 13
123MelaleucionHVS 5a *61
124RodeoE1 6a *6
125DevotoedVS 5a 109
126AlphaVD *228
127Alpha AreteS 4a *258
128Breakfast CornerM 126
129Formative YearsE3 6a 38
130Breakfast ProblemVD *351
131Days Gone ByS 4a *259
132San MelasE3 5c ***357
133Hallow to our MenE4 6b *4
134MantisE1 5b ***133
135Bounty KillerVS 5a 11
136SennapodVD 122
137Sennapod CrackVD 107
13839th StepE2 6a 28
139Wallaby WallHS 4b *252
140Definitive GazeE1 5c *53
141Right-hand RouteS 4a **209
142Pretty GrittyE1 5c 7
143Looking for TodayHVS 5b *51
 SKYLINE BUTTRESS 
145Go Girl
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HVD 8
146Come GirlHS 4b 9
147Bilberry Traverse
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VS 4a 5
148SlipsE3 6a 8
149Pinnacle CrackD 55
150Split PersonalityE1 5b 38
151Pinnacle AreteVS 4c *115
152Pinnacle SlabHVD 29
153Sonny's RouteVS 4c *5
154Mantelshelf SlabVS 4b *161
155Enigma VariationE2 5b **125
156Karabiner ChimneyHVD *121
157Karabiner SlabHVS 4c *139
158Karabiner CracksD 84
159Slab and AreteS 4a **436
160Drop AcidE4 6a 4
161Acid DropE4 5c **36
162SkytrainE2 5b *32
163As Time Goes ByVD 3
164Purple FingersHS 4b 3
165Sally James
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VS 4c 12
166Mistaken Identity
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S 4a 22
167Capstan's CornerD 23
168Cave Buttress
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VD 9
169Cave AreteS 4a *88
170StephenVS 5a *6
171AutomatixE2 5b 4
172Cave CrackHVS 5a *35
173King SwingVS 5a 8
174ConnectorVS 4b 19
175JoinerVD *47
176Sorcerer's Apprentice
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VS 4c 6
177Tower EliminateHVS 5b *14
178Tower FaceE2 5b *35
179Tower ChimneyD *99
180Perched Block AreteVD **172
181Perched Block Arete, Direct Finish
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VS 4b *30
182Perched Block Arete (right hand finish)HVS 4c *8
183ThrugVS 5a **195
 TRIO BUTTRESS 
185Bad PoyntD *187
186OversightHVD *206
187Wad Man Slang
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S 4a 19
188Cold Man's FingerE1 5b *27
189OgdenVD **364
190Ogden AreteHS 4c *211
191Ogden RecessVD 68
192Black PigVS 4c *271
193Spare RibVS 4c *133
194Bad SneakersE2 5c 49
195SpectrumHVS 4c 55
196Middleton's MotionVS 4b 36
197Rowan Tree TraverseVD *15
198Strain StationE4 5c *1
199TopazE2 5b **80
200Letter Box CracksVS 4c *17
201Letter Box GullyM 54
202Hank's HorrorE1 5b 8
203Paul's PufferE4 6b 6
204Pebbles on a Wessex BeachE3 5c 6
205Safety NetE1 5b ***605
206Ear 'ereE2 6a *1
207ShortcomingsE1 5c **189
208Left Twin CrackHS 4b 92
209Square ChimneyD 112
210Trio ChimneyVD *47
211SubstanceVS 4c 52
212LighthouseVD 302
213Ralph's MantelshelvesS 4a 116
214Ralph's Direct
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HVD 4a 13
 CONDOR BUTTRESS 
216Condor SlabVS 4c **391
217A.M. AnaestheticHVS 4c *71
218Cracked AreteHVD *260
219Condor ChimneyVD 130
220NosepickerE1 5a *78
221Licensed to fillHVS 4c 12
222Time to be HadHVD **256
223Toxic Socks
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HVS 5b 24
224Tobacco RoadVS 4c 159
225WheezeHVS 4c *64
226Bruno FlakeVS 4b *101
227Navy CutVD 140
228False Chicane
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VD 65
229ChicaneS 4a 142
230Lung CancerS 3c 107
231SouthpawS 15
232Happy HookerHVS 5b 3
233The Pugilist
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HVS 5c *12
234Cave ExitV7 2
 THE CUBE 
236Flakes
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f5 18
237Cube Crack
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f3+ 15
238Jump
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f6C *21
239The Cube Direct
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f7B+ *2
240The Cube
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f6B **45
241The PubeV3 19
242Right Pube
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V4 6
243Cube Traverse
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f6A+ *1
244K2
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VB 33
245K3V0- 11
246Summit SlabV1 10
247Notch Slab
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f4+ 36
2482KVB 8
249Traverse Of The Triangular SlabV0+ 10
 Unknown or New Additions 
251Inspiration Point
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HVS 5b 2
2525+f5 *3
253King DingV8 *1
254P13 (very far bouldersV0- 2
255P14 (very far boulders)V1 3
256Abstract
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HVS 5a 2
257Pop Art
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VS 5a 8
258Deep in Mystery
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E1 5b 2
259ChicaneryHVD 3
260Proto-chickenS 4b 1
261ChickenS 1
262EggS 1
263ChronicleVS 5b 6
264OversiteVD 19
265Bulging Arete (undercut start)f6B+ 5
266In PassingE2 5c *7
267Johnny Pooh PoohedE2 6a 2
268Rassp!E2 5c 3
269ShrugE2 5b **5
270Curiosity KittenE3 6a 2
271Poodle VindalooE2 5c 2
272Wicked WindE3 5c **1
273The calf pathE2 6b 1
274Jamming Crackf4 3
275Sennopod CrackVD 2
276Recess Wall and AreteHVS 4c 1
277Square arÍtef6B+ 1
278Back CrackV1 *1
279Not so FastVS 5a 1
280Jurrasic WorldE3 5a *1
281The Hang Before TimeE2 5b **2
282Leek FlakeV1 *2
283Scooby right wallV1 1
284Dr HydeV2 1
285Dr JackelV7 1
286Theos PatchVB 1
287Les CrackVS 4c *1
288ShipwreckV0  
289FootprintsV0-  
290Island HopperV0-  
291No Man's SlabV0-  
292Castaway RibV0  
293OutbackV0  
294WalkaboutV1  
295MaroonedV1  
296Little Pocket Right hand
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V5 1
297Hand CrackV0 1
298TightropeVS 4b  

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