Back Forest

Climbs 75 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 360m a.s.l – Faces SW

Access notes

No groups or parties under instruction as this area is a designated as "quiet countryside"

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Staffordshire Gritstone, The Roaches (2009), Staffordshire Grit - The Roaches (2004),
Out of print: Staffordshire Gritstone (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Lud GangVS 4c 1
3Burnham CrackVS 4c 6
4double overhangE1 5b **11
5Mr CreosoteHVS 5b 7
6The Gaping VoidD 8
7Suspended SentenceVS 5a *1
8Yes M'LudHVD 1
10LudyankaS 3
11The RostrumVS 4b 7
12John's RouteHVS 5a 5
13Lantern LectureS 4
14Bumper CarsVS 4c 10
15Ruth's Septic TrenchD 9
16Pinnacle ButtressVS 5a 15
17Racer's RockS 4b 5
20Green CrackHVD 6
21Twin ThinS 39
22Eye Of JapetusHVS 5a **65
23Holly Tree Niche Left RouteS 4a *61
24Holly Tree Niche Right RouteD 96
25Blow HardS 4a 23
26Right WallS  
28The KeeperHVS 5a *14
29Back Forest GateauE2 6a 1
30Portcullis crackS 4a *147
31Keep FaceS 4a 75
33The SaucerVD 39
34The Saucer DirectS 4a 22
35Foot Trouble *VS 5a  
36Wrestle CrackVS 4b 4
37Capstone ChimneyS 14
38Bollard EdgeMVS 4b **141
39Toe RailHVS 5b **93
40Pseudo Crack VariationS 4a 10
41Pseudo CrackHVD *144
43Bastion CornerVD 115
44Bastion FaceD 62
45Filler InS 19
46TopsideV1 5a  
47GapS 4a 4
48V0 - V1 Boulder Problem *V0+ 1
50Green ShakerHVD *82
51A Fist Full of FreshersS 4a 16
52Central RouteHS 4b 113
53Not So Central RouteS 4a *72
54Arete Central *VS 5b *1
55Thin CrackHS 4a **100
56Thin Crack DirectHS 5b 25
57The Hanging Stone CrackM 12
59Requiem for tired fingersHVS 5b *69
60Requiem for Retired Mingers *V3 6a  
61GrasperVS 5a **127
62MustardS 4b 105
63Mustard Direct *HVS 5c 5
64Low Traverse (Broken Nose Buttress) *V1 5c 16
65Low Traverse of Rocking Stone RidgeV3 5c 13
66Rocking Stone RidgeVD 156
67Weathered CornerD 23
69Simple ViewVB 5a 3
70Harrop's PrideV0 4c 67
71Dog-leg CrackVD 34
72ArmstrainV1 5c 41
73Dog-leg CornerVD 36
74Problem Arete LeftV0 5b 16
75Problem AreteV2 6a *32
76Paul's WallV4 6b *11
77Contract WorkerV0 4c **53
78Unseen FaceV0 4b 35
79Final AreteV0+ 5b  
80Low Traverse of Main Crag Right Hand *V0 4c 1
82V0 Boulder ProblemV0 2
83V1 Boulder ProblemV1 1
84V0 Boulder Problem 2V0 2
85VB Boulder ProblemVB 2
86Centre Face *V2 5c 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Le Chevalier Mal Fet

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Crag updated. All routes should (hopefully) now be in the correct order. I've added a couple of boulder problems that I know have been done but weren't on UKC and unverified a few routes, not recorded in either the BMC or Rockfax guides, that have had few or no ascents recorded and no votes. I'd be grateful if anyone climbing these could vote so a consensus on the grade can be arrived at.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 14/Jun/15
Great little place and normally quiet but the routes arn't ordered correctly on here! They are correct in the BMC Roaches guide.
Paul Hy - 06/Nov/12