Climbs 132 – 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.

Access 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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Brain AttackHVS 5a
3ItslideVS 4b
4SundayHVS 5a
5Surprise, SurpriseVS 4b
7Shallow ChimneyVD
8Split Second TimingE1 5c
9Spec AreteE2 6a
10FrustrationE1 5c *
11Straight CrackVD
12The Big Red Jacket (The Last Wet Wednesday)VS 4b
13Rocking GrooveHVS 5a
14RedbitsE2 5c *
15Slippery WallHVS 5b
16Quantum CrackHVS 5b
18Positively 4th StreetHVS 5b
19Positively 4th Street arete variantVS 4c
20Grass GrooveD
21SetaHS 4c
22Proud CrackVD
23On Deadly GroundE6 6b
24Brain Cells in CollisionE3 5c *
25The Last Day of FreedomE4 6a
27Gregory's SlabS 4a
28Summer ClimbHS 4b
29Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***
30Branching OffHS 4c
31Great PeterE1 5b **
32Pulpit GrooveVD ***
33Great HarryVS 4c ***
34Too Good to be TrueE4 5c
35Scoop ConnectionE3 5b *
36SuspenseE2 5c **
37BrainstormE3 6a
38Mind Over WatterE3 5c
39Pool Wall (Lawrencefield)E5 6a ***
40Cascara CrackHS 4a
41Side PocketHVS 5a
42The Table LegVS 4c
43Mildly LaxativeVS 4c
44Austin's VariationVS 4c *
45Lawrencefield OrdinaryVD *
47S. A. E.HVS 5b
48Crystal ClearE1 5b
49High Plains DrifterE4 6a **
50BoulevardE3 6a **
51Von Ryan's ExpressE6 6b *
52Billy WhizzE2 5c ***
53Silly BillyE4 6b
54High StreetE4 6a **
55High TimesE5 6a
56Holy GrailE4 5c
57Heavy Plant CrossingE5 6b
58Great Wall TraverseS
59ExcaliburVS 4c **
64J.J.2E1 5b
65The Gordons. The GordonsE3 6a
67Guillotine GrooveS
68Converge CultE1 5a
70Once Pegged WallVS 5a *
71Once Pegged Wall (Direct Finish)HVS 5b
72Morning GloryE2 5c
73Limpopo GrooveVS 4b *
74Shoot Pool (Gingerbread Arete)E1 5b
75GingerbreadVS 4c *
76Every Man and his DogE1 5b
77MeringueHVS 5a *
78EclairE1 5b
79Vanilla SliceE1 5c
80Snail CrackVD *
81NailsbaneHVD *
82Bole HillVD
83Chilly Days and Purple AcornsE1 5b
84Chilly Days DirectE2 5c
85TyroneHVS 4c *
86NovaHS 4b *
87Trio WallVS 4b
88Flake ClimbD
89Grooved AreteVS 4c
90ElytroceleV3 6a
91The AshesS
93ScotiaVS 4b
95Howarth's WaitS
97Tony's ChimneyVD
98CallusVS 4c
99VerveVS 4c
100Stonemason's ClimbVS 4c
101Going for the OneE2 5b
102Blacksmith's ClimbVS 4c
103Tuesday's ChildVS 4c
104VectorHS 4b
105Sinister CrackVS 4b
107Moss CornerVD
108FinaleVS 4c
109RecklessHVS 5a
110RockhopperE1 5c
111Rattus NorvegicusE5 6b
112Delectable DirectE1 5c **
113Red WallE1 5b *
114Red Wall VariationVS 4b
115Delectable VariationVS 4c ***
116Delectable DeviationHVS 5a *
117Cordite CrackVS 4b *
119SkylineE3 5b
120Block WallE4 6b
121VarletVS 4c
122KnaveHVS 5b
123Slab and Groove/Formic EscapeHVS 5b
124Slab and Groove VariationHVS 5b
125The Anthill MantelV4 6b
126The Anthill TraverseV3 6a
127Lone RidgeS
128Tricky CracksS
130Tricky Cracks Alternative FinishVS 4c
131Finger Locking GoodV3 6a
132Erb AreteV2 5c
133Howard's SlabHVS 5a
134Middle Aged SpreadE3 6a
135He's so Derickf7A+ **
136OsmosisV4 6a **
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