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

Pool Wall (obviously). © Dan Arkle

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.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Roadside Bay 
2Brain AttackHVS 5a 11
3ItslideVS 4b  
4SundayHVS 5a 4
5Surprise, SurpriseVS 4b 9
6FridayVD 30
7Shallow ChimneyVD 143
8Split Second TimingE1 5c 9
9Spec AreteE2 6a 2
10FrustrationE2 6a **62
11Straight CrackVD *320
12The Big Red Jacket (The Last Wet Wednesday)VS 4c *274
13Rocking GrooveHVS 5b *71
14RedbitsE2 5c *49
15Slippery WallHVS 5b *124
16Quantum CrackHVS 5b *157
17VaselineVD *269
18Positively 4th StreetVS 4c 64
19Positively 4th Street arete variant
VS 4c 44
20Grass GrooveD 144
21SetaHS 4c 13
22Proud CrackVD *43
23On Deadly Ground
E6 6b 1
24Brain Cells in CollisionE3 5c *10
25The Last Day of FreedomE4 6a 4
 Great Harry 
27Gregory's SlabS 4a 115
28Summer ClimbHS 4b *194
29Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***1604
30Branching Off
HS 4c 14
31Great PeterE1 5b **869
32Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **776
33Great HarryVS 4c ***1376
34Too Good to be TrueE4 5c 13
35Scoop ConnectionE2 5b *89
36SuspenseE2 5c ***691
E3 6a 3
38Mind Over WatterE3 5c  
39Pool WallE5 6b ***49
40Cascara CrackHS 4b *11
41Side Pocket
HVS 5a 4
42The Table LegVS 4c 2
43Mildly Laxative
VS 4c 6
44Austin's VariationVS 4c *45
45Lawrencefield OrdinaryVD 225
46S. A. E.HVS 5b 14
47Crystal ClearE1 5b 4
 The Pool Wall 
49High Plains DrifterE4 6a **76
50BoulevardE3 5c **206
51Von Ryan's ExpressE6 6b *2
52Billy WhizzE2 5c ***501
53Silly Billy
E4 6b 1
54High StreetE4 6a **65
55High Times
E5 6a  
56Holy GrailE4 5c 3
57Heavy Plant Crossing
E5 6b  
58Great Wall TraverseHS 4a *7
59ExcaliburVS 4c **550
HVD 27
S 8
62Jughandle/PimpernelS 4a  
S 8
D 13
65J.J.2E1 5b 9
66The Gordons. The Gordons
E3 6a  
67LouisetteS 4a 6
68Guillotine Groove
S 6
69Converge CultE1 5a 1
 Gingerbread Slab 
71Once Pegged WallVS 5a *721
72Once Pegged Wall (Direct Finish)
HVS 5b 87
73Morning GloryE2 5c 23
74Limpopo GrooveVS 4b *577
75Shoot Pool (Gingerbread Arete)E1 5b 11
76GingerbreadVS 4b *1188
77Every Man and his DogE1 5b 55
78MeringueHVS 5a *1404
79EclairE1 5b *428
80Vanilla SliceE1 5c *413
81Snail CrackVD *1570
82NailsbaneVD *1192
83Bole HillVD 62
84Chilly Days and Purple AcornsE1 5b *23
85Chilly Days DirectE2 5c 1
86TyroneVS 4c *1177
87NovaHS 4b *1200
88Trio WallVS 4b 12
89Flake Climb
D 11
90Grooved Arete
VS 4c 11
92The Ashes
S 4
VS 4b 6
S 5
96Howarth's Wait
S 8
 Stonemason's Buttress 
98Tony's Chimney
VD 13
99CallusVS 4c 2
VS 4c 3
101Stonemason's ClimbVS 4b 20
102Going for the OneE2 5b 1
103Blacksmith's ClimbVS 4b 9
104Tuesday's ChildVS 4b 6
105VectorHS 4b 10
106Sinister CrackVS 4b 2
 Red wall 
108Moss Corner
VD 8
109FinaleVS 4c 13
HVS 5a 2
E1 5c 2
112Rattus NorvegicusE5 6b 1
113Delectable DirectE1 5c **376
114Red WallVS 4c *151
115Red Wall VariationE1 5b 38
116Delectable VariationVS 4c ***397
117Delectable DeviationHVS 5a *5
118Cordite CrackVS 4b *91
VS 4
120SkylineE3 5b 2
121Block WallE4 6b * 
VS 4c 1
HVS 5b 1
124Slab and Groove/Formic Escape
HVS 5b 4
125Slab and Groove VariationHVS 5b 2
126The Anthill Mantel
f6B 3
127The Anthill Traverse
f6A 3
128Lone Ridge
S 7
129Tricky Cracks
S 6
 The Right hand End 
131Tricky Cracks Alternative FinishVS 4c 1
132Finger Locking Good
f6A 1
133Erb Arete
f5+ 5
134Howard's Slab
HVS 5a 20
135Middle Aged Spread
E3 6a  
136He's so Derickf7A+ ** 
137Osmosisf6B ** 
138AvalancheVD 2
139Sub-AquaD 1
140AquaS 1
141Boonapif7A+ ***5

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