Climbs 199
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 430m a.s.l
Faces SW

Lucy Creamer on The File (VS 4c), Higgar Tor, Peak District © Jamie Moss

Crag features

A small solid natural edge (6m high)of rough grit offering a variety of pleasant middle grade routes. Pride of place is the Leaning Block whose 12m front face overhangs by 15 degrees. Savage jamming and explosive moves are needed here. Classics are The File (VS 4c), The Rasp (E2 5b), but catching up are Flute of Hope (E4 6a), Bat out of Hell (E5 6b), and Linkline (E5 6c). Exposed to prevailing winds, quick drying but cold in a.m. Choose a summer evening. Good bouldering round to the east-facing side.

Approach notes

A few min. walk from limited parking (SK 256822) on minor road between Sheffield- Ringinglow - Hathersage Rd. and Sheffield - Hathersage (A625) Rd. Alt. approaches from Burbage North or South.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 First buttress 
2Wall Left of Blizzard Nose
V0- 7
3Blizzard Nose
V3 1
4Cheese Block PinchV2 3
5Wall Games
V0 4
V0+ 3
7Tiny Corner and WallV0 3
8Wall from CrackV0 6
 The Riffler 
10Small BeginningsS 4a 20
11Hathersage ClimbVS 5a *31
12All of a QuiverHVS 5a *11
13Tossing a WobblerHVS 5a *30
14The WardingS 4b 77
15The Warding variantS 4b 9
16AceldamaE4 6a 4
17The Mighty AtomE2 5c **75
18Brillo FlakeV3 5
19BrilloE1 5c 126
20The RifflerHVS 5a *263
21The CotterHVS 5b *193
22The Rat's TailVS 5a *299
23The ReamerVS 4c *175
24Leaning Block Gully Inside RouteM 39
25Leaning Block GullyVD 59
 The Leaning Block 
27The SanderE4 6a *5
28Block and TackleE6 6b **20
29Block and Tackle Directf7B+ *3
30SurformE1 5b **215
31Bastard Cut/Prince's Dustbin
E4 6b *4
32The RaspE2 5b ***729
33Arnold Schwarznegger Stole My Body
E4 6b *6
34The Rasp DirectE3 6a ***47
35The Rasp Direct Start
f6A 5
36Witness The Gritnessf7A **33
37Flute of HopeE4 6a ***16
38Bat Out of HellE5 6a ***104
39LinklineE5 6c ***3
40Rowley Birkin QCE6 6c **2
E5 6c 2
42Pulsar DirectE6 6b ***6
43Leaning Block Traverse
44Block Party
E3 6a 1
45The FileVS 4c ***1335
46The RavenE2 6b 6
47PaddockVD *289
48GreymalkinS 4a *285
49HecateVD 119
50Rock Around the BlockE5 6a *3
 The Right Walls 
52Wotan's CornerD 13
53Wotan's CrackS 4b 187
54Chance EncounterVS 5a 18
55Rough JusticeE3 6c *1
56Sickle OverhangVS 4c 10
57Jupiter's AreteVS 4c 43
58Jupiter's Slab
E1 6a 25
59Jupiter's CrackHS 4c 46
60Easy PeasyE1 6a 15
61DoddleS 4a 32
62Lemon SqueezyHVS 5b 18
63WalkoverS 4a 33
64Piece of CakeHVD 4a 43
65Achilles HeelE2 5b 7
66LazeE2 5c 10
67Spirito di OnkiE3 6a 1
68Daley BulletinHVS 5a 1
69Canyon ClimbHVD 4a 30
70Zeus CrackHS 4b 18
71Root DecayE4 6b  
72Stretcher CaseE2 5c *3
73SplintHVS 5a *74
74Loki's WayHS 4b *160
75Fricka's CrackVS 4c *121
76Jade TigerHVS 5b 14
77Freya's ClimbVD *91
78Freya's WallHVD 4a 18
79Freya's CornerD 17
 Harvester Block 
81The Harvester
V4 3
82PippinHVS 5b 6
83Pippin Dyno
V6 3
84Combine Harvester
V5 16
85Harvester Dyno
V4 2
86Harvester Arete
V2 19
87Harvester Arete on Right
V0+ 12
88Harvester Groove
V0 17
89Upper Traverse
V4 5
 Higgar Tor South 
 Elephants Arse 
92Round the BendS 4a 2
93BentleyHS 4b 3
94Bent InsideVD 5
95Less BentS 4a 3
96The BenderM 4
97Elephant's ArseV4 **3
98Your Round
E1 5b *2
99My Round
E1 5a *1
100Snow Blow
V0 7
101Snow Bong
V0 9
102Snow Bong RightV0 5
103Snow Bong SidewallV0 4
 Broken Wall 
105Broken WallV0 13
 Little Slab 
107Little SlabV0 19
 Like Pommel 
109Like PommelV4 16
110Not like PommelV2 23
111Central Wall
V0+ 36
112The Prow
V2 18
 Pocket Wall 
114Pocket WallV0+ 19
 The Big Slab 
116Big Slab LeftV1 **12
117The Big SlabV1 ***100
118Big Slab RightV1 24
119Small Slab
V0 42
120Small Slab Arete
V0- 31
 High Mantel 
122High MantelV2 9
 Rippled Slab 
124Jug and Crease
V1 7
125Rippled SlabV2 47
126Rippled Slab AreteV1 22
 Higgar East 
 Fingery Green Wall 
129Seventy Degrees
V4 21
130Fingery Green Wall
V4 13
131Bum Start Crack
V1 24
132Cherry's CrackS 4b 16
133Jason's RibHVS 5a *10
134The Other SideHS 4b 2
135The Five GsVD 14
136The Tower of PowerHVS 5b *5
137Golden ShowerVD 4a 19
138IndependentVS 5a 3
139Bigger HiggarVS 5a *24
140Bigger Higgar IndirectS 4a 7
141The SqueezeHVD 9
142Chockstone GullyM 8
143The Green AreteVS 5a 3
144Flake ChimneyVD *3
 The Trunk 
146The TrunkE2 5c *11
147The Layback CrackVS 4c *11
148The Corner CrackHS 4c *5
149Precarious RibHS 4c 18
150Inset Flake CrackHVD 4a 3
151The Grassy MantelS 4b 22
152Wide CrackHVD 4b 11
153Small Blunt RibVB 25
154Cracked RibE1 5a 24
155Open ThrutchS 4b 14
 Green Groove 
157Black ChoirE5 6b *3
158Wide CrackHVD 4a 29
159Green GrooveHVD 4b 38
 Tall Arete 
161Front Rib
V2 22
162Sketchy PillarV3 9
163Ledge WallV0+ 37
164Tall Arete (left)V2 20
165Tall AreteHVS 5b *56
166Scratchy Bun LeftV5 28
167Scratchy Bun RightV2 47
 Toppled Block Area 
169Right RibV0 20
170Tall CracksV0+ 12
171Sharp AreteVS 5a 31
172Pillar WallVB 12
173Toppled Block AreteHS 4c 26
174Fun CrackV0 21
175Central PillarV0+ 17
 Easy Slab 
177Easy SlabVB 15
 Triple Cracks 
179Triple Cracks Arete (sit start)V3 47
180Triple Cracks AreteVS 5a 38
181Rounded WallV4 30
182Triple Cracks LeftV0 19
183Triple Cracks RightV0+ 44
184Twin AretesV0+ 15
185Front WallV0 27
 Krush Regime 
187Left AreteHS 4c 38
188Low Break TraverseV0+ 8
189Harry's Holef6C+ *2
190Krush Regimef7A+ *8
191Right AreteHVS 5b 6
192Bolted PillarV1 14
193Nose TraverseV3 2
 The Flying Arete 
195Stretching WallV3 20
196Flying Arete LeftV4 38
197The Flying AreteV7 48
198Flying Wall LeftV1 24
199Flying Wall RightV0+ 24
 Excreta Buttress 
201Winnie the...V2 55
202PoohV8 14
203Mick's Problemf7C *5
204Quintessential Higgarismsf7A 51
205SickV3 131
206PissV8 122
207HemlineV6 66
208ShitV9 51
209Jump to SlopersV3 17
210Dirty HiggarV1 29
211The Low ProwV3 47
 Unknown or Duplicates 
213Rounded Arete
f4 6
214Jupiter SlabHVS 6a 2
215Whilst You're WaitingS 4b 1
216Broken AreteV0 10
217Straight CrackVB 7
218Parquet Wallf6A+ 13
219Left arete (parquet arete)V4 5
220Pillar EliminateV3 10
221Slanting CrackV2 9
222The RouterE3 5c  
223Mike's problem variantV7 4
224Paddock Face *HVS 5b *1
225Simples *HS 4b  
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