Climbs 134
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 252m a.s.l
Faces all

Dave in The Cave © StuM

Crag features

Largely neglected by climbers but very popular with boulderers. It is a beautiful spot with a superb variety of quality problems, especially in the low-to-mid grades. The landings are mostly good, the rock quality solid and the setting is stunning. 

It is a low-lying crag with routes facing in all directions. The place can be green after rain, and the less-traveled routes can be lichenous.

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

The crag is situated in the central Peak, 5km south of Bakewell. There are two approaches:

1 - Park by the side of the B5056 Bakewell to Winster road opposite a wide farm entrance. Cross the road and follow the gravel track that leads to the farm but keep left up the hill heading towards the rocky towers of Robin Hood's Stride.

2 - On the minor road that runs from Alport to Elton there is some limited parking by a stile in view of Robin Hood's Stride. Follow the collapsed wall for 5mins.  

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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 ArÍteV2 *58
3Flake Slab
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V1 **149
4Joy of Noledge
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V0+ *147
5Joy of Ledge
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VB *193
6The Arch
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VB *232
7Arch DirectV3 *101
8T Slab
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V0+ **227
9T Slab ArÍte
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V0+ **225
10Wave Slabf3 22
 Green Boulder 
12Ben's Groove
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V8 * 
13Slap Bass Odyssey
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V8 **2
14The Gritstone Gent/Zaff's Mantel
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V6 **17
15Green Boulder Traversef6C **2
16Short ArÍtef6B 146
17Short WallV6 *9
18Moaning Mellorf6B **3
19The QuickieV0 17
20Boysen's Crack
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f6C *7
21King of Fools
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V8+ * 
 The Weasel Pinnacle 
23Letter RouteD 31
24West ArÍteHS 4c 15
25Letter Route ArÍteV2 **66
26Stonnis WallHVS 5b 36
27Long ClimbVS 4c *6
28The CrucifixHS 4c 11
 The Main Edge 
30Boomerang Wall
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V2 *3
31Boomerang-erang
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V2 **68
32Boomerang-erang Sit-Start
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V3 **20
33Zigzag Climb
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S 4a 4
34Forgotten Prowf6A+ 2
35Grovel
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V4 *2
36Burley's Bridge
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V4 *4
37Straight CrackS 4b 1
38Big Al Qaedaf7B ***23
39Nobody Knowsf6B *17
40Muscle Slab
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V1 *60
41Muscle CrackS 4b *14
 Inaccessible Pinnacle 
43Pinnacle ChimneyM 27
44Crack and FurrowS 4b **44
45Furrow Crack Direct
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V1 6
46Left of Picalli's
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V8 *1
47Picalli's Pickle
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V7 *10
48Boulder ClimbHS 4c **38
49Path of the Righteous ManE7 6c * 
50Byne's TraverseHVS 5b *4
51Byne's Traverse (Start)V0 6
52Byne's Cracklet
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V0 1
53Old HatHVS 5c * 
54Short ClimbVD 77
55AP Special
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f6A 1
 Dorsal Fin 
57Shy Slab
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V0+ 58
58Dorsal ArÍteVB 174
59JT
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V0- *241
60JT Crack
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VB **243
61Flipper ArÍteV3 **142
62FlipperV5 **59
63Vandals
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V1 ***275
64Jaws
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V7 *4
65Jaws (with chipped holds)V3 17
66Potty Time
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V0+ 81
67Black ArÍte
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V2 22
 The Square Block 
69Ben's Wall
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f7C **44
70Spine Left-HandV4 ***365
71The Spine
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V0+ ***415
72Spinal SlabV6 **87
73Angle ArÍteV1 *397
74Angle ArÍte Right
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VB *249
75Angle ArÍte (No Hands)V3 *7
76Scoop Slab
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VB 237
77Scoop Slab Traverse
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V0+ **390
78The Sitdown FinishVB 40
79Shadow Slab
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VB 111
80Flake Crack
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V0- 74
81Square Block Crack
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V1 14
82Milking the Cow
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V1 26
83Milking the Cow Shelf StartV3 7
84The Nose
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V4 *26
85Leaf Groove
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V0 2
86Bulging ArÍteV0- 4
 Southwest Boulders 
88ScagliolaE5 6b **5
89Scrittle Slab
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V1 3
90Jams O'MantelV4 95
91Back Bottom
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V2 8
92Concave Crimper
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V3 *77
93Ben and Jerry's Love Child
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V6 2
94Diamond Slab LeftV2 76
95Diamond Slab
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V5 **22
96Diamond Slab Right
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V2 *40
97Front OnV2 *10
98Inside Groove
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V1 11
99Hoppin' Mud
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V8  
100Jerry's ArÍte
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V6 ***104
101Jerry's Boss ExtentionV7 1
102Boss HogV1 **57
103Boss StartV3 19
104Bossa NovaV5 **26
105RoscoeV3 *15
106DaisyV0 22
107Moss Hogg
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V2 2
108Chipped Slab
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V1 16
109Robin Hood's Crack
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VD 4a 5
 The Cave 
111Cave LeftV3 *57
112The Foot Locker
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V2 *35
113Cave Corner
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V4 6
114The Haddon Haul
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V1 10
115The Blob's Eliminatef7A+ **32
116Blobs Eliminate Left Finish
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f7A+ 12
117The Cave Problem
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V6 **451
118Cave Problem DirectV3 *22
 Kaluza Klein Area 
120Combined Tacticsf6A+ 1
121A Day without Cakef6B 4
122Y Crack
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VS 5a  
123Hugo First
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V3 *24
124The Kid
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V6 **125
125Mock Beggar's Wall
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E4 6b  
126No Regrets
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V9 *2
127The Growler
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V10 **1
128Grizzly ArÍte
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V7 **78
129Dry Wit in a Wet Country
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V6 ***190
130The Knot Grass Stunt
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E4 6b  
131Kaluza KleinE7 6c ***24
132Captain Calamity
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E7 6c 1
133Elderberry LaybackV0- 41
134Elderberry Layback (Sit-Start)
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V1 21
135Elderberry SlabV0- 23
136My Prune
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V9 *** 
137Pain au Raisin
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E4 6b  
138Cenotaph Coroner
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E2 5b  
139Sweet Thing
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V11 * 
140Sweet Thing (Standing Start)V9 **1
141Sweet ArÍte
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V4 **102
142Sweet ArÍte (Stand-Start)V2 17
143The Staircase
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VB *81
144Jug and Slabf5+ 4

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