Climbs 293
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 600m a.s.l
Faces S

Bouldering on Kinder © Tris

Crag features

A collection of rounded tors and crags set in fine position on the edge of the Kinder plateau. A superb place for midweek solitude, and although the routes will seldom be in pristine condition, that's part of their charm. Rounded breaks, rough holds and weird pockets abound. Enjoy the following superb routes, Herford's Route (VS 4c), Arabia (E3 5c), Gillott's Point (HVS 5a), Voyagers Destination (E2 5c) and Sons of the Desert (E7 6b). The best, and most continuous crags, Upper Tor and Nether Tor have separate entries on the database.

Approach notes

From parking midway between Barber Booth and Upper Booth, walk through Upper Booth and follow the Pennine Way Alternative Route up Jacob's Ladder to the western (left-hand) end of the outcrops (1 hr). Alternatively for the eastern most crags, approach as for Upper and Nether Tors, but continue onto the plateau's edge and walk west.

Guidebooks

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 EDALE CROSS ROCKS 
2My CrackVD 6
3Your CrackM 8
4LumpyD 8
5ScoopyVD 6
6Plumpy
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HD *2
7ShaggyD 6
 Upper Edale Rocks 
9Gather Ye GritbuddsE1 5c *1
10After The Rainf7A **4
11Where's Huffy's?f7A **5
12It Never Rains, It Poursf6C **4
13The Roof WorrierE4 5c **1
14OutlookD 31
15Rock BottomVS 4c 4
16Pencil SlimVS 4c *6
17AvatorE1 5b *9
18Traverse and CrackVD 26
19Well SuitedE3 5c **1
20Bending CrackVD *37
21Straight CrackD 16
22Winter's BlockE2 5b *2
23Hand of the MediciE4 6a *10
24Creme EggsE5 6c *6
25Layback CrackHVD 16
26Our DoorstepVS 4c 7
27StigmataE6 6c **9
28The Mentalist CupboardE7 6c ***1
29Trivial PursuitsVS 4c *1
30Help Meeee!E5 6b *1
 NOE STOOL 
32Front Climb
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VD 5
 The Pagoda 
34Colonel Hathi
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S 4b 1
35Morrison's RouteS 4a *16
36Hartley's RouteE1 5b **10
37Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***44
38Dewsbury's RouteE1 5b *1
 Chevron Block 
40Billie-goat Grough
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HVS 5c  
 CROWDEN TOWERS 
42Five o'clock ShadowE1 5b 1
43Bristle ChimneyS 4b 2
44Flake and ChimneyVS 5a  
45Short ChimneyHVD 4
46Pear ChimneyVS 4c *1
47SutureE2 5b *1
48Kensington Left CrackVS 4a 4
49Violent OutburstE2 5b *3
50Kensington Right CrackVD 5
51Alpine SportsS 4a 4
52Kensington High StreetVD 4
53Snow and RockVD 4
54Fashion StatementE3 5c ***1
55BethanE5 6c ** 
56Privileged and PleasureE3 5b * 
57Club ClassE5 6b  
58KindergartenE1 5b *2
59Piggy and the DukeVS 4c *6
60Bags ThatHS 4b 2
61Dour PowerE2 5b 1
62Sargent DuffyE1 6a 1
63Magic Mushroom
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E1 6a  
 Crowden Clough Face 
65NightflightE4 6b *2
66Olympus ExplorerE1 5b *2
67Indianapolis SlabVS 4c 12
68Grassy ChimneyD 12
69Sons of the DesertE7 6b **2
70Groove RiderE7 6b ** 
71ArabiaE3 5c ***8
72Central RouteVS 4c **16
73AsparagusE1 5b **6
74AndromedaE4 6b **1
75Middle ChimneyD *8
76Windy MillerE5 6a * 
77Chimney and Slab VariationsVD *11
78StressVS 4c 1
79Playground TwistHVS 5a  
80Liquid SkinE2 6a * 
81The Dolphin's NoseE2 5c  
82Book at BedtimeE1 5b *1
83Tall StoriesE3 6a  
 ---------- The Eastern Crags ---------- 
85Lorries
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VS 4c  
86Doyle Carte
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VS 5a  
87D'oeuil
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VS 5a  
88The Toil
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VS 5a  
 Fox Holes 
90Green Gut
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D 4
91Pock Wall
-
S  
92Flake Climb
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VD 4
93Nail Bite
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D *6
94Samantha
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VS 4c *3
95Slanting Groove
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D 4
96Overhanging Flake
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HS 3
97NightshiftE1 5b **1
98Gillott's Point
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E1 5b **3
99Twin Start
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S 1
100Flakey Pastry
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VD 3
101Grassy Cleft
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M 1
102Inverted V
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S 1
103Three babbling IdiotsE1 5b **1
104The Powers That Be
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E1 5b **2
105Perfideo Wall
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HVS 5b *2
106Arrowhead Cleft
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VD 1
107Bannock
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S 1
108Wee Loris
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E1 5c  
109Firebrand
-
VS 4b 1
110Flue
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VD 1
111Hammock
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VS 4b 1
112Chumley
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VD  
113Well Weathered Wall
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S  
 ---------- Grindsbrook Towers ---------- 
 Western Towers 
116Eagle Eye
-
VS 4c  
117Wimberry Pie
-
VS 4c  
118Bilberry Slab
-
VS 4c * 
119Crikey Top
-
VS 4c  
120Sunbeam
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S  
 Eastern Towers 
122Chinese Puzzle
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E1 5c  
123Canyon Climb
-
S  
 The Main Towers 
125Cartridge Crack
-
HVS 5b  
126Ickle Awet
-
HS 1
127Otley Crack
-
S  
128Byne's Crack
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E1 5b **5
129Moyer's Crack
-
HS  
130Muteable Wall
-
VS 4c  
131Tinker
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VS 4c  
132Voyagers Destination
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E4 5c * 
133PrecocityVS 4c  
134Garlic Soup
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HVS 5a  
135Pockets WallHS 4a 1
 Far Upper Tor 
137Left-Hand Route
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S 2
138Pocket Block
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VS 4c  
139Faith
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VD 3
140Hope
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S  
141Charity
-
HS  
142Rookery Nook
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E1 5b * 
143The Black Cleft
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S  
144Crack and Crack
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HS 4b  
145Rib and Corner
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HVD 2
146Castor
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VD  
147Pollux
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S  
148The Crack
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VD *1
149Central Route (far upper tor)
-
S 1
150Postman's Crack
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VS 4c  
151Year In
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S 1
152Year Out
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VS 4c  
153Two Bits
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VS 4c  
 Grindsbrook Rocks 
155Corner ClimbM 5
156First Born
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VD 2
157Playboy InternationalVS 4c  
158Left-hand Route
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M 5
159DiglyphHVS 5b * 
160DiomedeVS 4c  
161Tydeus wallE1 5c * 
162ThesaurusD 3
163Spinning TopS 4a *1
164Yo YoHS 4b *4
165SlapeHS 5a 3
166The Jungle V.I.P.
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HVS 5a * 
167The FiendHVS 5a *3
168Gulf Crisis
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D 2
169The Convert
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VD 2
170The SlabM *7
171Grindsbrook Clough1 37
172Grindsbrook Clough WinterI/II *7
173Left Hand TributaryII *2
 ---------- Upper Tor ---------- 
175Bolder Way
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VS 4b 1
176Boulder WayD *5
177Diamond AreteE2 5c * 
178Chockstone ChimneyD 15
179PlumbertimeE4 6b ** 
180Half a FriendHVS 5a *2
181Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***140
182Lost on the Hard ShoulderE2 5c * 
183Hiker's ChimneyHS 4b *13
184Hitching a RideE1 5c 1
185Hiker's CrackS 4a *46
186Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 17
187Hiker's Gully RightS 4a 10
188Hitch HikerVS 4b *18
189Three Flakes of ManE1 5c **8
190The PunterE1 5b *1
191GrunterVS 4b *7
192SnorterVS 4c 8
193Pinnacle GullyM 12
194Scalped Flat TopE2 5c  
195Brain DrainHVS 5b * 
196The Ivory TowerHVS 5b ***41
197Artillery ChimneyHS 4b *26
198Promontory GrooveVD 10
199Cave RibHVS 5a 1
200Cave GullyS 4a 3
201BrutalityE1 5b *6
202GoldfingerVS 5a  
203GreenfingersVS 4c 1
204RobotE3 5c 3
205Chipmunks are GoE3 5c * 
206Do the RocksteadyE7 6c * 
207RobertE2 5c **7
208Pedestal WallHVD *11
209Young TurksE4 6b * 
210The CheesemongerE6 6b *1
211Earth PlumbitE1 5b * 
212Plumber's PassageHVD 3
213Labour ManVS 4c  
214Liberal ManS 4a  
215Tory ManS 4a 3
216Dry the RainE3 6b  
217Spanner in the Worksf7A+ *1
218Concealed CrackHVD 2
219The John Gill Psychef6B+ *1
220Yibbo Shakey!f6C+ ** 
221Devil's Advocaatf6B+ * 
222Rimming Rogerf7A ***1
223Dangle Grinderf7A * 
224Tiny Tor
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S  
 Boulders under Upper Tor main crag 
226Blocksmithf7A * 
227Scrittlesmithf6B+  
 Secret Buttress 
229DopeyS 4a 1
230SleepyS 4a 1
231SneezyVS 4b  
232BridgetS 4a 4
233DozyVD 3
234Brahma WallHVS 5b *1
235Vishnu GrooveVS 4c *1
236Siva CrackHVS 5c * 
 ---------- Nether Tor ---------- 
238Loan ArrangerHS 4b  
239Beautiful LosersE4 6a **2
240Beautiful Losers DirectE3 6a **2
241Moneylender's CrackVS 5a ***30
242Mortgage WallHVS 5b *3
243UsurerHS 4b 1
244Headstone WallHVS 5b  
245Grave CrackHVS 5a  
246Coffin ChimneyVD *1
247ShroudVS 4c  
248Deep ChimneyM 2
249Broken ChimneyVD 6
250Edale BobbyE5 6a **3
251Square CutVD *4
252Kelvin's CornerHS 4b 2
253Linden GrooveVD 2
254The Incarcerated Sock Juggler Versus the Mushroom KidE4 6a  
255Black SevenE1 5c 2
256Crimson WallE2 5c * 
257Snooker RouteVS 5a **10
258Hot Flush CrackHVS 5c **2
259Flash WallVS 5a ***45
260The Thieves Kitchen
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E2 5c ** 
261Bertie Meets Flash Gordon on a Walk to Nether EdgeE1 5b *4
262Recoil RibE3 5c * 
263Edale FlyerVS 4c *3
264'T' Big SurreyE5 6b ***2
265RejoyceHS 4b  
266The SteamerE1 5c *1
267Steam BoatHVS 4c  
268Corner RouteHS 4b  
269Scintillating SnatchE1 5b  
270HannahHS 4b  
271Chasing RainbowsHVS 5a  
272Caesar RidgeVS 4b **1
273Gallery CrackS 4a 3
274C.M.C Induction ProgrammeHVS 5b  
275The Roman NoseVS 4b *4
276Never say Nether AgainE1 5b ** 
277Free WallVS 4b 2
278PedestalS 4a  
279QuickstepHVS 5b  
280Three StepS 4a 7
281RucksackS 4a 4
282ObsessedVS 4c  
283ProcessedVS 5a  
284RecessedHS 4b  
285Birthday BoyS  
286Birthday EpicVS 4b 1
287Two Way RouteD 2
288Weathered WallD 1
289Pocket WallVS 4b *8
290Nose ClimbS 4a *17
291Primitive RouteHS 4c *7
292Primitive FaceHVS 5b  
293Golden CleftHVS 5b 1
294Don's MantelVS 4b  
295Inverted CrackD 2
 Ringing Roger 
297BuddenbrooksE1 5c 1
298Scoop
-
VS 4c  
299Scoop Wall
-
HS 4b  
300Tesselation
-
VS 4b * 
301Scoop Crack
-
S 2
302Split Chimney
-
VD 3
303Autumn
-
E2 6a *1
304Winter
-
E4 6b ** 
305Cheyenne Walk
-
VS 1
 Scrambles and Winter climbs 
307Crowden clough (Summer)1 **52
308Crowden Clough - Optional Right Hand Finish (summer)2 *4
309Crowden Clough (Winter)II **34
310Ringing Roger (summer)1 8
311Ringing Roger (winter)I/II 1
312The Cloughs (summer)1 **7
 Unknown / NEW / AWAITING MODERATION 
314Sinister Groove
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MVS 1

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