Climbs 135 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 282m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A few quarried bays and a smaller edge. Rock generally sound. Main bay is sheltered from prevailing winds and has a magnificent back wall (22m high) containing the jamming testpieces of Billy Whizz (E2 5c), Boulevard (E4 6a), and High Street (E4 5c). Easier classics include Excalibur (VS 4c), Three Tree Climb (HS 4b), Great Harry (HVS 4c) and almost anything on the Gingerbread Slab (always busy, routes of VD to E2). The Red Wall routes further right are well worth a visit.

A suntrap; can be mild in winter, boiling in summer, especially in the afternoon. Midges can also be a problem due to the pool in the middle.

Approach notes
Approach SW from Surprise View (Car Park at SK 251800)on the A625 route between Sheffield and Hathersage. Sheffield - Castleton bus alights at the View.

Note that the part of the A625 that goes past the Surprise View carpark has now been renumbered the A6187. So if approaching from Sheffield, don't do as I do and blindly follow signs for the A625! At the point where you have to take a left turn to follow the A625, carry straight on.

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

Eastern Grit (2015), Peak District : Climbing (2008), Peak NE Pokketz (2007), Burbage, Millstone and Beyond (2006), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Climbs - Froggatt (1991),
Out of print: Eastern Grit (2006) (2006), Peak Gritstone East (2001)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Brain AttackHVS 5a 11
3ItslideVS 4b  
4SundayHVS 5a 4
5Surprise, SurpriseVS 4b 9
6FridayVD 30
7Shallow ChimneyVD 141
8Split Second TimingE1 5c 9
9Spec AreteE2 6a 2
10FrustrationE2 6a **61
11Straight CrackVD *316
12The Big Red Jacket (The Last Wet Wednesday)VS 4c *273
13Rocking GrooveHVS 5b *71
14RedbitsE2 5c *47
15Slippery WallHVS 5b *122
16Quantum CrackHVS 5b *153
17VaselineVD *269
18Positively 4th StreetVS 4c 64
19Positively 4th Street arete variantVS 4c 43
20Grass GrooveD 141
21SetaHS 4c 13
22Proud CrackVD *43
23On Deadly GroundE6 6b 1
24Brain Cells in CollisionE3 5c *10
25The Last Day of FreedomE4 6a 4
27Gregory's SlabS 4a 112
28Summer ClimbHS 4b *188
29Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***1549
30Branching OffHS 4c 11
31Great PeterE1 5b **819
32Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **765
33Great HarryVS 4c ***1298
34Too Good to be TrueE4 5c 13
35Scoop ConnectionE2 5b *89
36SuspenseE2 5c ***586
37BrainstormE3 6a 3
38Mind Over WatterE3 5c  
39Pool WallE5 6b ***49
40Cascara CrackHS 4b *11
41Side PocketHVS 5a 4
42The Table LegVS 4c 2
43Mildly LaxativeVS 4c 6
44Austin's VariationVS 4c *45
45Lawrencefield OrdinaryVD 219
46S. A. E.HVS 5b 14
47Crystal ClearE1 5b 4
49High Plains DrifterE4 6a **75
50BoulevardE3 5c **205
51Von Ryan's ExpressE6 6b *2
52Billy WhizzE2 5c ***378
53Silly BillyE4 6b 1
54High StreetE4 6a **65
55High TimesE5 6a  
56Holy GrailE4 5c 3
57Heavy Plant CrossingE5 6b  
58Great Wall TraverseHS 4a *7
59ExcaliburVS 4c **539
60JughandleHVD 27
61PimpernelS 8
62Jughandle/PimpernelS 4a  
63GuillotineS 8
64ReprieveD 13
65J.J.2E1 5b 9
66The Gordons. The GordonsE3 6a  
67LouisetteS 4a 6
68Guillotine GrooveS 6
69Converge CultE1 5a 1
71Once Pegged WallVS 5a *700
72Once Pegged Wall (Direct Finish)HVS 5b 85
73Morning GloryE2 5c 23
74Limpopo GrooveVS 4b *556
75Shoot Pool (Gingerbread Arete)E1 5b 11
76GingerbreadVS 4b *1162
77Every Man and his DogE1 5b 53
78MeringueHVS 5a *1375
79EclairE1 5b *423
80Vanilla SliceE1 5c *408
81Snail CrackVD *1532
82NailsbaneVD *1167
83Bole HillVD 61
84Chilly Days and Purple AcornsE1 5b *22
85Chilly Days DirectE2 5c 1
86TyroneVS 4c *1149
87NovaHS 4b *1168
88Trio WallVS 4b 12
89Flake ClimbD 11
90Grooved AreteVS 4c 11
91ElytroceleV3 6a  
92The AshesS 4
93UrnHVD 8
94ScotiaVS 4b 6
95FractusS 5
96Howarth's WaitS 8
98Tony's ChimneyVD 13
99CallusVS 4c 2
100VerveVS 4c 3
101Stonemason's ClimbVS 4b 19
102Going for the OneE2 5b 1
103Blacksmith's ClimbVS 4b 9
104Tuesday's ChildVS 4b 5
105VectorHS 4b 10
106Sinister CrackVS 4b 2
108Moss CornerVD 8
109FinaleVS 4c 13
110RecklessHVS 5a 2
111RockhopperE1 5c 2
112Rattus NorvegicusE5 6b 1
113Delectable DirectE1 5c **356
114Red WallVS 4c *140
115Red Wall VariationE1 5b 35
116Delectable VariationVS 4c ***396
117Delectable DeviationHVS 5a *5
118Cordite CrackVS 4b *91
119PlaytexVS 4
120SkylineE3 5b 2
121Block WallE4 6b * 
122VarletVS 4c 1
123KnaveHVS 5b 1
124Slab and Groove/Formic EscapeHVS 5b 4
125Slab and Groove VariationHVS 5b 2
126The Anthill MantelV4 6b 3
127The Anthill TraverseV3 6a 3
128Lone RidgeS 7
129Tricky CracksS 6
131Tricky Cracks Alternative FinishVS 4c 1
132Finger Locking GoodV3 6a 1
133Erb AreteV2 5c 5
134Howard's SlabHVS 5a 17
135Middle Aged SpreadE3 6a  
136He's so Derickf7A+ ** 
137OsmosisV4 6a ** 
138AvalancheVD 2
139Sub-AquaD 1
140AquaS 1
141Boonapif7A+ ***5
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