Lawrencefield

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.

Guidebooks
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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 THE ROADSIDE BAYS  
2Brain AttackHVS 5a 9
3ItslideVS 4b  
4SundayHVS 5a 4
5Surprise, SurpriseVS 4b 9
6FridayVD 29
7Shallow ChimneyVD 124
8Split Second TimingE1 5c 9
9Spec AreteE2 6a 2
10FrustrationE1 5c *59
11Straight CrackVD 279
12The Big Red Jacket (The Last Wet Wednesday)VS 4b 236
13Rocking GrooveHVS 5a 58
14RedbitsE2 5c *40
15Slippery WallHVS 5b 113
16Quantum CrackHVS 5b 139
17VaselineHVD 238
18Positively 4th StreetHVS 5b 51
19Positively 4th Street arete variantVS 4c 43
20Grass GrooveD 125
21SetaHS 4c 13
22Proud CrackVD 42
23On Deadly GroundE6 6b 1
24Brain Cells in CollisionE3 5c *8
25The Last Day of FreedomE4 6a 4
 THE POOL AREA  
27Gregory's SlabS 4a 107
28Summer ClimbHS 4b 180
29Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***1408
30Branching OffHS 4c 10
31Great PeterE1 5b **749
32Pulpit GrooveVD ***711
33Great HarryVS 4c ***1158
34Too Good to be TrueE4 5c 12
35Scoop ConnectionE3 5b *82
36SuspenseE2 5c **525
37BrainstormE3 6a 3
38Mind Over WatterE3 5c  
39Pool Wall (Lawrencefield)E5 6a ***46
40Cascara CrackHS 4a 10
41Side PocketHVS 5a 4
42The Table LegVS 4c 2
43Mildly LaxativeVS 4c 5
44Austin's VariationVS 4c *33
45Lawrencefield OrdinaryVD *196
 THE GREAT WALL  
47S. A. E.HVS 5b 13
48Crystal ClearE1 5b 4
49High Plains DrifterE4 6a **69
50BoulevardE3 6a **187
51Von Ryan's ExpressE6 6b *2
52Billy WhizzE2 5c ***326
53Silly BillyE4 6b 1
54High StreetE4 6a **61
55High TimesE5 6a  
56Holy GrailE4 5c 2
57Heavy Plant CrossingE5 6b  
58Great Wall TraverseS 5
59ExcaliburVS 4c **453
60JughandleHVD 26
61PimpernelS 8
62GuillotineS 7
63ReprieveD 13
64J.J.2E1 5b 7
65The Gordons. The GordonsE3 6a  
66LouisetteS 6
67Guillotine GrooveS 6
68Converge CultE1 5a 1
 GINGERBREAD SLAB  
70Once Pegged WallVS 5a *629
71Once Pegged Wall (Direct Finish)HVS 5b 79
72Morning GloryE2 5c 22
73Limpopo GrooveVS 4b *500
74Shoot Pool (Gingerbread Arete)E1 5b 10
75GingerbreadVS 4c *1063
76Every Man and his DogE1 5b 39
77MeringueHVS 5a *1252
78EclairE1 5b 377
79Vanilla SliceE1 5c 372
80Snail CrackVD *1381
81NailsbaneHVD *1070
82Bole HillVD 54
83Chilly Days and Purple AcornsE1 5b 13
84Chilly Days DirectE2 5c 1
85TyroneHVS 4c *1035
86NovaHS 4b *1051
87Trio WallVS 4b 12
88Flake ClimbD 11
89Grooved AreteVS 4c 11
90ElytroceleV3 6a  
91The AshesS 4
92UrnHVD 8
93ScotiaVS 4b 6
94FractusS 5
95Howarth's WaitS 8
 STONEMASONS BUTTRESS  
97Tony's ChimneyVD 12
98CallusVS 4c 2
99VerveVS 4c 3
100Stonemason's ClimbVS 4c 18
101Going for the OneE2 5b 1
102Blacksmith's ClimbVS 4c 9
103Tuesday's ChildVS 4c 5
104VectorHS 4b 8
105Sinister CrackVS 4b 2
 RED WALL  
107Moss CornerVD 7
108FinaleVS 4c 12
109RecklessHVS 5a 2
110RockhopperE1 5c 2
111Rattus NorvegicusE5 6b 1
112Delectable DirectE1 5c **323
113Red WallE1 5b *134
114Red Wall VariationVS 4b 30
115Delectable VariationVS 4c ***355
116Delectable DeviationHVS 5a *3
117Cordite CrackVS 4b *74
118PlaytexVS 4
119SkylineE3 5b 1
120Block WallE4 6b  
121VarletVS 4c 1
122KnaveHVS 5b 1
123Slab and Groove/Formic EscapeHVS 5b 4
124Slab and Groove VariationHVS 5b 2
125The Anthill MantelV4 6b 3
126The Anthill TraverseV3 6a 3
127Lone RidgeS 7
128Tricky CracksS 5
 THE RIGHT HAND END  
130Tricky Cracks Alternative FinishVS 4c 1
131Finger Locking GoodV3 6a 1
132Erb AreteV2 5c 4
133Howard's SlabHVS 5a 15
134Middle Aged SpreadE3 6a  
135He's so Derickf7A+ ** 
136OsmosisV4 6a ** 
137AvalancheVD 1
138Sub-AquaD 1
139AquaS 1
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