Climbs 148
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 252m a.s.l
Faces all

Dave in The Cave © StuM

Crag features

Since the vandalism in Feb 2013 please be very weary of the boulder problems with chipping - The exposed core in incredibly soft. It's going to take decades to recover.

Approach notes

Park at the side of the road near the big gate. You can't miss the crag from there.

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Guidebooks

Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Lower Boulders 
2Flake Slab AreteV2 51
3Flake SlabV1 134
4Joy of Noledge
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V0 122
5Joy of Ledge
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VB 160
6The Arch
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VB 194
7The Arch DirectV3 25
8The Arch Eliminatef5 *61
9T Slab
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V0 189
10T Slab Arete
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V0 195
11Wave Slabf3 17
 Green Boulder 
13Short Arêtef6B 120
14Short Wallf7A 8
15Moaning Mellor *f6B **1
16The Quickief4 16
17Boysen's Crack
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f6C *7
18King of Fools
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f7B+  
19Slap Bass Odyssey
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f7B  
20The Gritstone Gent/Zaff's Mantel
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f7A 9
21Gritstone Gent Right Handf6C 1
 Kaluza Klein Area 
23Jug and Slabf5+ 4
24The Staircase
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V0- 78
25Sweet Aretef6C *105
26Sweet Arete (Stand Up)V2 17
27Sweet Thingf7C+ * 
28Sweet Thing (Standing Start)V9 **1
29Cenotaph Coroner
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E2 5b  
30Pain au Raisin
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E4 6b  
31My PruneV9  
32Elderberry SlabV0- 22
33Elderberry LaybackV0- 38
34Elderberry Layback (Sit Start)
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V1 18
35Captain Calamity
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E7 6c 1
36Kaluza KleinE7 6c ***22
37The Knot Grass Stunt
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E4 6b  
38Dry Wit in a Wet Country
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f7A+ *181
39Grizzly Arete
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f7A+ *75
40The Growler
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f7C * 
41No Regrets
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f7B+ *1
42Mock Beggar's Wall
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E4 6b  
43The Kidf7A+ *119
44Hugo First
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V2 22
45Y Crack
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VS 5a  
46Zigzag Climb
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S 4a 4
47A Day Without Cakef6B 4
48Combined Tacticsf6A+ 1
 The Weasel Pinnacle 
50Long ClimbVS 4c *6
51The CrucifixHS 4c 11
52Letter RouteD 29
53West AreteHS 4c  
54Letter Route AreteV2 **66
55Letter Route arete (from ledge)
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V0- 15
56Stonnis WallHVS 5b 36
 Lower Rocks 
58Boomerang-erang
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V2 63
59Boomerang-erang Sit Start
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V3 17
60Forgotten Prowf6A+ 2
61Grovel
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f6B+ 2
62Burley's Bridge
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f6B 3
63Straight CrackS 4b 1
64Big Al Qaedaf7B ***22
65Nobody Knowsf6B *16
66Muscle Slab
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V1 56
67Muscle CrackS 4b *12
 inaccessible Pinnacle 
69Crack and FurrowS 4b **18
70Furrow Crack Direct
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V1 6
71Boulder ClimbHS 4c **36
72Inaccesible Pinnacle
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HVD 24
73Pinnacle ChimneyM 27
74Picalli's Pickle
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f7A+ *10
75Path of the Righteous ManE7 6c * 
76Byne's TraverseHVS 5b *3
77Byne's Traverse (Start)V0 6
78Old HatHVS 5c * 
79Short ClimbVD 73
80AP Special
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f6A 1
 Dorsal Fin 
82Shy Slab
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V0 48
83Dorsal AreteVB 138
84JTV0- 203
85JT CrackV0- 203
86Flipper Aretef6A **122
87FlipperV5 48
88VandalsV1 242
89JawsV7 3
90Jaws (with chips)V3 16
91Potty TimeV0 74
92Black Arete
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V1 20
 The Square Block 
94Ben's Wall
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f7C ***52
95The Spine Left Hand (Stepped Arete)f6B 338
96The SpineV0+ 380
97Spinal Slabf7A 81
98Angle AreteV0+ 356
99Angle Areté (No Hands)V3 *6
100Angle Arete RightV0- 210
101Scoop SlabV0- 199
102Scoop Slab Traverse
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V1 348
103The Sit-down FinishVB 37
104Shadow Slab
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V0- 95
105Flake Crack
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V0- 70
106Milking the Cow
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V1 25
107Milking the Cow Shelf StartV3 7
108The Nosef6B+ 26
109Bulging areteV0- 4
110Leaf Groove
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f3+ 2
 South West Boulders 
112ScagliolaE5 6b **2
113Scrittle Slab
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f5 3
114Jams O'Mantelf6C 91
115Back Bottom
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V2 8
116Concave CrimperV3 74
117Ben and Jerry's Love Child
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f7A 1
118Diamond Slab LeftV2 73
119Diamond Slab
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f6C+ ***27
120Diamond Slab RightV2 38
121Front onV2 10
122Inside Groove
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V1 11
 Jerry's Arete Area 
124Hoppin' Mud
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f7B  
125Jerry's Arete
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f7A **124
126Boss HogV1 55
127Boss StartV3 19
128Bossa NovaV5 **26
129Roscoef6B 15
130DaisyV0- 18
131Moss Hog
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f6A 1
132Chipped Slabf4+ 15
133Robin Hood's Crack
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VD 3
 The Cave 
135Cave Leftf6A 50
136Cave Corner
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f6B+ 6
137The Foot Locker
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V2 28
138The Haddon Haul
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V1 10
139Blob's Eliminatef7A+ **29
140Blobs Eliminate Left Finish
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f7A+ 10
141The Cave Problemf7A ***429
142Cave Problem Directf6A+ 17
143Black Topf6A+ 2
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