Climbs 52
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).


Peak Bouldering

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Climbs at this crag

 Mother Cap 
21Blue Cap
HVS 5a *42
22Blue Cap Start
f4+ *21
23Elf Cap
E2 6a *7
24Elf Cap Start
f6A 1
25Oyster Cap
E2 5c *24
26Oyster Cap Start
f5+ *19
f7B **21
28Conan the Librarian
f6B **316
29Thin Wall
f6A 21
30Milk Capf3+ 127
31Ink Cap
f3+ 72
32Flat Cap
f4+ 5
33Dutch Capf5 *11
34Easy Capf3+ 6
35Mother's Cap Back Wallf4+ 8
36Mama-Miaf4 *9
37Baby's Traverse
f4 *6
 Mother's Pet Rock 
39Mother's Pet ArÍte
f6B * 
40The Blue Whale
f6B 9
41Orcaf7C *1
f7C * 
43Mother's Pride
f7B **2
44Pet Cemetery
f7A+ **10
45Pet Cemetry - Ahab Linkf7A **16
f5+ 34
47Mother's Pet Traverse
f7A+ *2
48Mother's Pet Long Traverse
f7B ** 
49Top Shelf Mantel
f7A * 
f6A 27
51Moby Sit Start
f7A 12
52Proper Grit
f6C *7
53Pets Win Prizes
f7A+ *4
54Mini Mother
f6A *4
55Mother Rib Leftf5 *2
56Mother Rib Rightf5 * 

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