Climbs 59
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 359m a.s.l
Faces all

Conan the Librarian on Mother Cap, one very early morning before work. © Simon Richardson

Crag features

A nicely weathered 8m high tor and a fairly insignificant quarry in the moorland above Surprise View. Good but limited 'extended bouldering' on the tor where the best route is Conan the Librarian (E3 6b). The quarry's claim to fame is one of the smallest E5s on grit, Just Done IT! (E5 6c), 6m long.

Approach notes

Park or alight at Surprise View car park, between the Fox House Inn and Hathersage on the A625 at SK 253801 and head uphill. The quarry is passed as the path levels out, Mother Cap is not far behind (10 min).

Guidebooks

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
 Mother Cap Quarry 
2Mother GoosedV8 **1
3Flat Cap
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V5 11
4Andy Capp
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V5 2
5Dog Brush
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V3 2
6Mother Cap Quarry Crack Left-HandHVS 5a 2
7Mother Cap Quarry Crack Right-HandVS 4c 1
8In the Night Every Cap is Black
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V7 **2
9Night Cap
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V4 4
10Slab Far Left of Diagonal CrackV0+  
11Slab Left of Diagonal CrackV0  
12Diagonal CrackD  
13Wall Right of Diagonal CrackVB  
14Just Done It
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E5 6c  
15Live Mountain Rescue TV
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E5 6c  
 Mother Cap Quarry Boulder 
17Left ArÍte
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V4 1
18Right ArÍte
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V4 2
19Right Wall
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V5 1
 Mother Cap 
21Blue Cap
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HVS 5a *47
22Blue Cap Start
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V0+ *27
23Elf Cap
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E2 6a *7
24Elf Cap Start
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V3 2
25Oyster Cap
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E2 5c *26
26Oyster Cap Start
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V2 *24
27David
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V8 **34
28Conan the Librarian
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V4 **382
29Thin Wall
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V3 26
30Milk CapV0- 142
31Ink Cap
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V0- 91
32Flat Cap
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V0+ 9
33Dutch CapV1 *13
34Easy CapV0- 9
35Mother's Cap Back WallV0+ 8
36Mama-MiaV0 *13
37Baby's Traverse
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V0 *8
38Mother's RuinV7 2
 Mother's Pet Rock 
40Mother's Pet ArÍte
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V4 * 
41The Blue Whale
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V4 11
42OrcaV9 *1
43Porker
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V9 * 
44Mother's Pride
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V8 **2
45Pet Cemetery
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V7 **16
46Pet Cemetry - Ahab LinkV6 **21
47Ahab
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V2 39
48Mother's Pet Traverse
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V7 *2
49Mother's Pet Long Traverse
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V8 ** 
50Top Shelf Mantel
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V6 *2
51Moby
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V3 31
52Moby Sit Start
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V6 13
53Proper Grit
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V5 *8
54Pets Win Prizes
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V7 *6
55Mini Mother
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V3 *4
56Mother Rib LeftV1 *2
57Mother Rib RightV1 * 
58PNC *f7A+ 1
59Capoeira *f7A+ 1
60Caps Lock *f7A 1
61Left Wall *f6A+ 1
62Mantel Arete *f6A 1
63Roundy Wall *f6B 1
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