Mother Cap and Quarry

Climbs 52 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 359m a.s.l – Faces all

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 (2014), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Burbage, Millstone and Beyond (2006), Peak Climbs - Froggatt (1991),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Bouldering - Fax09 (1998), Bouldering in the Peak District Vol 2 (1994)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Mother GoosedV8 6c **1
3Flat CapV5 6b 11
4Andy CappV5 6b 2
5Dog BrushV3 6a 2
6Mother Cap Quarry Crack Left-HandHVS 5a 1
7Mother Cap Quarry Crack Right-HandVS 4c 1
8In the Night Every Cap is BlackV7 6b **2
9Night CapV4 6a 4
10Slab Far Left of Diagonal CrackV0+ 4c  
11Slab Left of Diagonal CrackV0  
12Diagonal CrackD  
13Wall Right of Diagonal CrackVB  
14Just Done ItE5 6c  
15Live Mountain Rescue TVE5 6c  
17Left ArÍteV4 6a 1
18Right ArÍteV4 6a 2
19Right WallV5 6b 1
21Blue CapHVS 5a *42
22Blue Cap StartV0+ 5a *21
23Elf CapE2 6a *7
24Elf Cap StartV3 6a 1
25Oyster CapE2 5c *24
26Oyster Cap StartV2 5c *19
27DavidV8 6c **21
28Conan the LibrarianV4 6b **278
29Thin WallV3 6a 20
30Milk CapV0- 4a 122
31Ink CapV0- 4b 70
32Flat CapV0+ 5a 5
33Dutch CapV1 5b *11
34Easy CapV0- 4a 5
35Mother's Cap Back WallV0+ 5a 8
36Mama-MiaV0 4b *9
37Baby's TraverseV0 4b *6
39Mother's Pet ArÍteV4 6a * 
40The Blue WhaleV4 6b 9
41OrcaV9 6c *1
42PorkerV9 6c * 
43Mother's PrideV8 6c **2
44Pet CemeteryV7 6c **10
45Pet Cemetry - Ahab LinkV6 6b **16
46AhabV2 6a 33
47Mother's Pet TraverseV7 6b *2
48Mother's Pet Long TraverseV8 6c ** 
49Top Shelf MantelV6 6b * 
50MobyV3 6a 26
51Moby Sit StartV6 6b 12
52Proper GritV5 6b *7
53Pets Win PrizesV7 6c *4
54Mini MotherV3 6a *3
55Mother Rib LeftV1 5b *2
56Mother Rib RightV1 5b * 
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