Wharncliffe Crags

Climbs 469 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 250m a.s.l – Faces W

Access notes
Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
Eastern Grit (2015), Peak Bouldering (2014), Burbage, Millstone and Beyond (2006), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Eastern Grit (2006) (2006), Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Gritstone East (2001), Peak Climbs - Stanage (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 THE DEEPCAR CRAGS  
2Tailor's CrackVD 22
3Gallipoli RockVS 4c *26
4InsurrectionHVS 5b 9
5Face ClimbVS 4c 24
6The View From HQHVD 4a 7
7Gallipoli ChimneyM 7
8Heather GroovesD 11
 PROW ROCK AREA  
10SteeltownE5 6b *2
11The MoireE5 6b * 
12The MoireV6 *2
13QuerpE3 6b 2
14Querp Direct StartV1 5c 3
15Outside RouteS 4a *133
16The NoseVS 4c *110
17The Tip TestE3 6b *2
18Inside RouteD *136
19Inside EdgeHVS 5b 23
20Left Prow ChimneyD 6
21Prow to ProwS 4a 8
22Right Prow ChimneyD 7
23Green AreteVS 4c 12
24Exonian's ReturnHVS 5c 12
25ProudE1 5c 1
26Teresa's SlabHVD 4a 35
27Pylon CornerD 85
28Pylon CrackVD 126
29Quern CrackS 4a 95
30Quern Crack Through Route/ Cave Inside RouteM 20
31Jimmy Puttrell is a LegendVS 4c 35
32Hamlet's ClimbHVD 4a *134
33Hamlet's Climb (Direct Finish)VS 4c 45
34Hamlet's TraverseVS 4b 32
35Requiem of Hamlet's GhostE1 5b *58
36The Crack of DoomHS 4b *78
37DespairE2 5c 7
38Zig-zag ClimbD 66
39The Crack of DelightM 13
 SCARLETT'S WALL  
41Earth BluesE5 6b  
42Scarlett's Wall AreteVS 4c *83
43Scarlett's ClimbHS 4c *124
44Scarlett's Edge (The Scarlett Letter)VS 4b 49
45Scarlett's ChimneyD 35
 TENSILE TEST  
47SuspenseVS 5b *130
48MelliciousE1 5c 9
49Tensile TestE1 5c *84
50Elastic Limit (direct start)V2 6a 9
51Elastic LimitE1 5c 43
52Elastic Limit (direct finish)V4 6a 6
53Forget-me-notHS 4a *204
54AbairE1 5b 13
55Blocky CornerM 1
56Handover ChimneyD 5
57Handover AreteVS 4c *151
58Handover GullyM 5
59Patricia's WallE1 5b 4
60Patricia's Wall (with arete)VS 4c 2
61Cracked AreteVD 67
62Legover AreteVS 4c 18
63Monolith Crack/Foot and BackHVD 4a 19
64MignonVS 4c 5
65Reet PalVS 5a 3
 MANTELSHELF PILLAR  
67Mantelshelf PillarVS 4c *36
68The MantelshelfHS 4b *84
69Back and FootVD 77
 PHOTO FINISH  
71Unnamed CornerVD 9
72Unnamed GrooveD 6
73QuicksilverVS 5a 3
74More Fool youHVS 5b 2
75Rook ChimneyD *48
76Rook Chimney CavesD 5
77Letter-Box ButtressVD 34
78Post HornHVS 4c *26
79Tears before Bedtime (left hand)E2 5b 2
80Tears Before BedtimeE3 5c 6
81ReveilleE4 6a 6
82Curved BallsHS 4c 7
83Letter Box AreteVD 15
84The Girdle TraverseS 4a 14
85Alisha's SlabM 8
86Rusty Peg AreteHD 5
87BlinkersHD 8
88Easter SaturdayM 7
89StepsM 10
90StruggleS 4a 3
91Mantleshelf Slab LeftS 4a 4
92Mantelshelf Slab RightS 4a 14
93Mystery MirrorHD 5
94Mystery RouteVD 7
95Cave ManHVD 4a 4
96Chock-a-blockHD 4
97Corner IndirectHS 4a 2
98Addy's AdditionHVS 5c 12
99Paraffin JackE1 5c 1
100The CornerVS 5a 28
101Slab and CornerHS 4b *144
102Photo FinishE1 5b *82
103Dead HeatE5 6a *9
104RenrockE1 5a *67
105Renrock ChimneyM 5
106Slabby GrooveHD 6
107Slabby StepsHD 6
 CHEESE BLOCK AREA  
109Black WallHS 4b *107
110Hard CheeseE1 5b 19
111Cheese CutD *194
112Cheese Cut CrackVD *209
113Cheese BlockHS 4b *98
114Not Cheese Cut Flake/Cheese Cut GrooveM 108
115Not Cheese Cut Flake Variation (right)VD 6
116Cheese Cut Flake LeftHVD *106
117Cheese Cut FlakeHVD *228
118BLAND 8
119BRAND 7
120Bilberry Side FaceHS 4c 10
121Bilberry FaceS 34
122Bilberry Face DirectHS 4b 16
123Mosh-pit ExileVS 5b 8
124Owen's DilemmaHVS 4c 14
125Imaginary Boulder ClimbVS 4c *56
126Authentic Boulder ClimbVS 4c 18
127Zigzag ClimbS 4a 11
128OcumenHVS 5a 5
129Zigzag SlabM 8
 PETE'S SAKE  
131Railway WallVS 4c *57
132Easy GrooveD 23
133Chimney GrooveVD *31
134Pinnacle AreteE1 5b *21
135Cumberland Crack/Cumberland GrooveVD *64
136Subterranean BluesHVS 5a 9
137V GrooveVD 49
138Wheelspin WallVS 5a 5
139Wheelspin Wall RightVS 5b 5
140Cumberland TraverseS 3c 8
141Gully SideVS 5b 3
142North Side RouteHVS 5a 9
143BaalE2 5c 6
144Pete's SakeE1 5b *26
145Leftover Chimney/Thin ChimneyVD *29
146Overhanging ChimneyHVD 4a 32
147Ma'sonE2 5b 10
148Drums and KicksHVS 5b 2
149Overhanging CrackS 4b *46
150The By-PassVS 4c 8
151Pass ByHVS 5b 7
152En PassantE1 6b 1
153PasserineV7 6c 1
154Split ChimneyVD 39
155SplitterE1 5b *4
156Split Chimney WallHVS 5b *22
157DeltaHS 4a 5
 GREAT BUTTRESS  
159Omega RibVS 5a 4
160Omega ChimneyD 8
161Alpha Arete StartD 33
162Alpha CrackD *301
163Alpha Plus, Beta MinusVD *21
164Beta PlusHS 4a 13
165Beta Crack Left Hand FinishVD 4
166Beta CrackS 4a **560
167TrapezeHS 4b *30
168TrapeziumE1 5b *89
169The Great Chimney (inside route)D 38
170The Great ChimneyD *59
171Great Chimney CrackS 4a 53
172Thrown AwayE2 5c *34
173Great Buttress AreteE1 5b ***296
174Great ButtressVS 4c *211
175Just A MinuteE1 5b *55
176RomulusVD *271
177RemusS 4a *368
178Fly WallHS 4a 221
179Fly Wall GullyM 9
180Central TraverseHS 4b 6
181Gold LeafHVS 5b *26
182Leaf ButtressVS 4c *67
183Leaf that crack aloneVS 5a 3
184Black Slab Left ChimneyD 4a 5
185Chimney and CrackHS 4b 9
186The WarpVS 4b 7
 PUTTRELL'S PROGRESS  
188Black Slab ChimneyHD 9
189Black Slab LeftHVD 4a *319
190Black Slab CentreVD *410
191Black Slab RightM **332
192Black Slab Right (direct start)VD 4a 67
193Black FingerE3 5c 9
194Diamond WhiteE3 5c 1
195Anzio Breakout/PilgrimageE5 6b *1
196Puttrell's ProgressS 4a **511
197The FlueHVD *71
198The Flue DirectM 7
199Helping HandE1 5c *28
200Monolith CleftM 5
201As You Like ItVD *104
202Black CrackHVD *65
203Beyond the PaleHVS 5b 4
204Black CapE2 6a 11
205LedgerHVD 3
206CorkerS 4b 4
207Corker wall 1HD 3
208Corker wall 2HD 3
209Corker wall 3HVD 4b 2
 TWIN PILLARS  
211Little FellowE2 5b 3
212BolsterE1 5b *8
213First Pillar Route 1HVS 5a 3
214First Pillar Route 2E1 5a 6
215Summer LightningE1 5b 7
216Flake ClimbVS 4c *25
217SchardE2 5b *10
218The ElfHVS 5a 1
 THE BLUE DEFILE  
220Dilemma RoofV0+ 5b 4
221Dilemma Elminate Wall (left)V0 5b 2
222DilemmaVS 4c 9
223Dilemma Elminate Wall (right)V4 6a 1
224Christa's ChimneyM 7
225Christa's TwinHD 11
226Defile LeftHS 4b 21
227Brand New NothingE4 6a  
228The Blue DefileVS 4b **24
229BlasphemyE4 6b *1
230Defile ChimneyD 2
231DuplicateE1 5b *5
232GroovyHVD 7
 HIMMELSWILLEN  
234SidewinderHS 4b 27
235Frigging SawE3 6a 1
236FrontsiderVS 5a 4
237HimmelswillenVS 4c ***628
238Serrated EdgeE1 5b *34
239TeufelswegD *119
240Y.M.C.A. CrackVD *34
241Dragon's HoardE6 6b *6
242Cardinal's TreasureE4 6b *5
243Banana WallE3 6a **74
244The Tall and The Short of ItE4 6a 4
245Two Tier ClimbS 4a 5
 HELL GATE AREA  
247Tower FaceHS 4b ***645
248Down to EarthE4 5c *6
249On the AirE5 6a **10
250Journey into FreedomE7 6b * 
251Seconds OutE5 6b *1
252Pointy Block ProblemV5 6b 12
253Hell Gate GullyM *85
254News at ZenE3 5c *2
255Desolation AngelE6 6b ***23
256Hell GateVD **233
257Hell gate VariationVD 3c **3
258Gavel NeeseE2 5b *62
259LuciferE2 5c *27
260Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **320
261Joie-De-VivreHVS 5c 9
262Primal VoidHVS 5a *16
263Ce ne Fait RienHVS 5b *12
264Well Now It IsE2 6a 5
265WheelbraceVS 4c 10
266Green GrooveD 14
267FootlooseVS 5a 3
268PleasantryHVD 12
269ObscenityHS 4b 40
270FalkwayVS 5b 2
271AmnesiacHS 4c 1
272Amnesiac (direct finish)HVS 5b 1
273Central RouteVS 4b 13
274Bay WallE2 5b 2
275Central Route DirectE1 5c 2
276Ganto's AxeE2 5c *1
277Belle Vue chimneyM 4
278Problem BulgeE1 5b 1
 HOLLY CRACK AREA  
280Hollyoaks CrackVD 1
281Hollyoaks SlabHVS 5b 2
282HollyoaksVS 4b *5
283Holly CrackVD *15
284Holly ScoopE2 5c *3
285The ThornE1 5a 2
286Upwardly MobileE1 5a 1
287Unnamed CrackS 4b 2
288Unnamed CrankV4 6a 1
289Wienie RoastHVS 5a 2
290Hanging RockHVS 5a *4
291PicnicHS 4a 3
292Missed Me!VS 4b 2
293Crack OneD 4
294Second CrackVD 2
295Crack ThreeVD 2
296Short WallV0 5a 1
297Mad as a Mad ThingVS 4c 7
298A Moment of MadnessE1 5a 2
299CharredVD 2
300Two Tree TripS 4a 2
301Footin MouthHVS 5a 1
302Too Wide for SomeS 1
303Bring Back the BirchHVS 5a 1
304Notice Board Left Hand ButtressVS 4c 1
305Notice Board SlabHS 4a 2
306Lundy CallingE1 5b 1
307Awkward FinishVS 4b 2
308Just CommitE1 5a *1
309PentovisD 7
310Rib TicklerHS 4a 3
311Paper BirchE1 5b 2
312NardilE3 6a 4
313Body BlowE1 5b 1
 LONG JOHN'S STRIDE  
315October ClimbS 4a 27
316October Arete OriginalHVS 5a *20
317October AreteE2 5c **39
318Autumn WallE4 6a ***37
319Deepcar Named DesireE5 6b  
320EquinoxE3 6a *1
321Chockstone ChimneyVD *22
322Tiered PillarHVS 5a 1
323V-ChimneyVD 20
324V for VictoryE1 5a 1
325Waxing LyricalVS 4b 3
326The Candle SnufferS 4b 19
327Long John's OrdinaryS 4a *13
328VaponaE2 5c  
329Spider CracksVS 5a 6
330Grammarian's ProgressVS 4c **57
331Grammarianís DirectHVS 5a *1
332GwynE3 5c *15
333Grammarians Face VariantE2 5b **1
334Grammarian's FaceE1 5b *18
335Long John's EliminateE2 5b **10
336CannaeE2 5b *3
337Long John's Super DirectE3 5c *2
338Long John's Short ChimneyVD 6
339Impishf6C *10
340Imp Wallf6A+ 4
341Long ChimneyD *33
342Long Chimney VariationVD *8
343InclusionE1 5b *4
344Richard's RevengeVS 4c **152
345Lord of the DanceE3 6a  
346Face DanceE4 6a 1
347Lincoln CrackHVD 4a **101
348Long John's Aretef6B *6
349Big BirdHS 4b 4
350ErganweaselV3 *2
 THE CENTRAL SECTION (UPPER TIER)  
352I Like It DirtyV2 1
353Harrison's Half HourVS 5b 2
354Puttrell and Watson's RouteS 4b *15
355Greenwood SideVS 5a 1
356Little WingE4 6a *2
 HOLLY ROUTE AREA  
358ChangelingE2 6a *1
359MarkE2 5b *2
360S.M.O.E2 5c 2
361Holly RouteD 5
362EmmaE1 5c 2
363Chimney and CrackVD 5
364Spanish CaravanE1 5c 1
365La ManchaE2 6a 1
366ContemporaryHVS 5a *1
367Same RainHVS 5a 1
368AntiqueE2 5c 1
369TraditionalD 10
370Hanging ChimneyS 4b 9
371Gone for a BurtonVD 7
372BillD 10
373BenD 8
374Big CornerVD 7
375Mr Mojo Risin'E5 6a **1
376Easy GullyD 3
377Ridge ClimbHS 4b 2
378Just a Little BitE2 5b 1
379Rainbow CrackD 6
380Corner ClimbVD 2
381Crack and WallS 1
382Trouser BrowserHS 4a 1
383FizzVS 4b 1
384Even ChanceHVS 5b 1
385Long OddsE5 6b  
386Toss UpE5 6a * 
387Chancer WallS 4a 2
388ChancerVS 4c 2
389Chancer CrackD 2
 FAR SOUTH  
 CASCADE BUTTRESS  
392Cascade ClimbVS 5b *3
393Cascade Climb VariationHS 4a *2
394Flying AngelE1 5b *6
395Fountain of YouthE2 5b  
396Watson's CrackVS 4c *12
397Spring TideE2 6b  
398BedrockE6 6b  
399Puttrell's CrackVD 10
400Pocket ButtressVS 4b *13
401Pocket Buttress DirectE5 6a *1
402StinkpitE2 6a 1
403Deep ChimneyD *10
404Deep Chimney VariationD 2
405CadenceE1 5b *3
406Penis TownE1 5c 1
407First Clean AreteHS 4b 1
408EnvyS 4a 1
409The George Formby Appreciation SocietyE2 5c  
 OUTLOOK BOULDERS  
411Slab and the Beanstalkf6A+ 2
412Sneaky Little FingersV6 5
413Pixie's AreteV0- 4c 16
414LembasV5 6b 5
415Kim SpanV6 6b 2
416Dirty Rooff6B 2
417Link UpV3 6a 4
418Hard MantelV4 6b 1
419Outllook RoofV3 8
420Pete's RouteV1 5b 5
421Hard StartV7 6b  
422Slappy MovesV3 6a 2
423Similar PocketsV3 6a 1
424PocketsV3 6b 2
425Pockets (sit start)V6 6b  
 THE BASS ROCK  
427Confidence TrickE1 5b 1
428Sleight of HandHVS 5b 1
429This Year's ModelE5 6a  
430AndrewHVS 5a 2
431HarveyS 4a 2
432Mind GameE1 5a 2
433Split DecisionE1 5b 1
434NorwandHVS 5b 3
435Byne's RouteS 4a **20
436Rossiter's RouteHVS 5b 3
437Scarlett's CrackVS 5a *20
438Bass ReliefHVS 5b 3
439Brooks' RouteHVS 5a *14
440DorenutsE1 5a 2
441Southern RouteS 4a 6
442Top HeavyVS 4c 2
 LODGE BUTTRESS  
444Blu Wig Sheepf5 1
445FishboyV6 6b 1
446Jellyeyes left areteV2 6a 1
447JellyeyesV8 6c 1
448Jellyeyes (with undercut)V6 6c  
449Jellyeyes right grooveV1 5b 1
450The AreteV3 6a 1
451The Bear PitV8 6c  
452Easy Aretef3 2
453Dragon SlayerV7 6c 13
454The Skylight ClimbM *6
455The Dragon's DenV3 6a 25
456Big FlakeV0- 4b 9
457JorgeV8 6c 2
458Jorge Easyf6A+ 7
459Jorge Jrf6C 3
460Crouching TigerV7 6c 1
461Bluntedf7A 3
462Blunted (no footblock)V7 6b 4
463Blunted (high start)V4 6b 2
464Sweet ReleaseV9 6c 1
465PDB Lodge Buttress Problem 14f3 4
466PDB Lodge Buttress Problem 13f3 3
467PDB Lodge Buttress Problem 12f3 6
468Famine CracksHS 4a 3
469Ogilvie's CornerHVS 5c *4
470Ogilvie's Directf6B *5
471Curvaceousf7A+ *1
472Middle WayE1 6a **1
473NightjarE3 5c *2
474AngusHVS 5a 1
475Lodge Buttress DirectVS 4b *5
476OpportunistE2 5c 1
477Clean Hands MickE1 5c  
478Clean Hands Mick StartV1 5c 2
479PDB Ewden Wall Problem 6f4 1
 EWDEN BUTTRESS  
481WindfallE2 5c * 
482Ewden EdgeVS 4c *4
483Ewden WallVS 4c *4
484Crazy Legs CraneV4 6b 1
485The Parson's FinchV8 6c 1
486PDB The Slab Problem 1f4 1
487PDB The Slab Problem 2f4+ 1
488PDB The Slab Problem 3f3 1
489Cockyxf6A *1
490Pass OnVS 5a 1
491Central Route (direct finish)HVS 5a 1
492Split Decision lefthand finishE1 5c  
493One MoreV1 1
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My local crag I'm slowly working my way through every route left to right
Wsdconst - 09/May/15
Excellent crag for beginners and experienced climbers
danrhodes1987 - 12/May/09
Good crag. If your looking for a bit of solitude you may just find it here, except for the motocross bikes and the noise of the road.
Jonathan T - 02/May/04
Wharncliffe is a great crag and provides a wonderful evenings soloing.
Michael birkby - 04/Sep/03