Climbs 200
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 370m a.s.l
Faces N

Jordan Buys on Reservoir Dogs (E8 7a) © Alastair Lee - Posingproductions.com

Crag features

5 Guidebooks with different names for all the Boulders!!!!

Nightmare

I have stuck with Names and Numbers from Yorkshire Gritstone and Leeds wall Mini guide (Cameron-Duff guide numbers in brackets) Good Luck

One of the few crags in Britain to go all the way up the grade scale. Also offers excellent bouldering. Its north-facing nature can leave it green in winter.

Approach notes

Obvious access from parking spaces by the adjacent reservoir. To get to Widdop Drums just keep driving to the other end to a layby. Park and follow the path back towards Widdop and they are on your right.

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
More info
The Boulders here are the greatest but they have meant that I have thrown my harness away and ended up bouldering stuff way beyond my leading ability. Excellent for stretching yourself technically the boulders mostly have good fall zones without too many ankle breaking rocks. Bring an old towel to dry your boots off though as it can be wet. Midges are a bit fierce towards end of summer.
Doc Limmer - 10/May/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Dam Boulder One 
2Roofless
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f6A+ *9
3Lip Service
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f7A ** 
 Dam Boulder Two 
5Vagrant
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f6A 3
6Low Life
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f6C 2
 Dam Boulder Three 
8Warm Up
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f5 5
9Warm Front
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f5 7
10Boiling Point
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f5+ 9
 Dam Boulder Four - Eliminates Boulder 
12Dogger
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f6A+  
13Leaning Wallf6B+ *1
14Lean Times
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f6A 3
 Dam Boulder Five 
16The Inbetweeners
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f6A+  
17Going Straight
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f5 2
18Going Solo
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f4+  
19The Uphill Gardenerf6C+ **1
 Runnel Reagan Boulder 
21Arete Problem
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f3+ 3
22Target Practice
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f2+ 3
 Curving Crack Area 
24Archie's Wallf6C ** 
25Curving Crackf4+ ***5
26Curving Crack Arete (Curve Ball)f6A+ ***5
 Cave Buttress 
28Dessert
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E2 5b 1
29Main Course
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E5 6b * 
30A Trifle Sweet
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E2 5c 2
31Curving Crack
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VS 5a 23
32Cave CrackVS 4c *31
33Cave Arete
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E2 5c 4
34Shadow Play
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E5 6b **9
35Wickerwork Crack
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HVS 5b 3
36Chocolate Starfish
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HVS 5b  
37Wickerwork Wall
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MVS 4b 4
 Mystery Buttress 
39Neptune
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E2 5c 2
40Busty's Arete
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E4 6a * 
41Scratch 'n' Sniff
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E3 5c 1
42The Links Climb
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HVS 5a *5
43The Nature Reserve
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E2 6a 1
44Ordinary RouteVD **157
45Ordinary Route variation StartVD *25
46Birtwistle's CrackVS 4c *32
47The Three CsVS 4c **47
48The Flake DirectE1 5b *14
49Krypton RouteS 4a *95
50Krypton Route - The Flake FinishVS 4b **43
51Krypton Route - The Layback FinishVS 4c *52
52Krypton EliminateE1 5b *12
53The Krypton Factor
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E1 5c 1
54The GullyD 31
 Above Mystery Buttress 
 Fish and Chip Boulder 
57Haddockf5 3
58The Chips
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f6B+ *3
 Top-Rope Boulder 
 The Proposition 
61The Propositionf6C **1
 Wrinkled Wall 
63Wrinkley AreteHVS 5a 10
64Wrinkled Wall DirectVS 4b *47
65Wrinkled WallHVD *98
66Oblique Crack
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D 28
67Fever
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E1 5c 3
68Brinkley Arete
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E3 6a 2
 CD Area 2 - Brinkley Arete - Fever 
70Brushed for Success
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f6A+ 2
71Groovy Peoplef6C ***5
 The Humps 
73The Humpsf6C+ ***1
74Speccy Peersf7A  
75Ard CrackV3  
76Pocket Problemf5  
77Left WallV4+  
78Caret and BlueV4+ 1
79Horror CrackV0-  
80Turkish DelightV2 1
81Eastern PromiseV1 1
82Flake Charmerf7A 17
83Tricksterf6A *10
 Happy Feet 
85Happy Feet
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f7C+ **1
86Pebble LoveV8 1
87KaboomV4+  
88Fissureman's Friendf4+  
89Dug OutV3  
 Overhang Buttress 
91HammertimeE6 6b *1
92The Zig-Zag
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VD 13
93Canine FruitbatE5 6b *1
94FelicityHVS 5a 3
95Ceiling CrackE2 5c **11
96Thirty Seconds Over WinterlandE5 6b **5
97Slime ChimneyVD 18
98Slime Chimney Direct StartHVS 5b 5
99VDiff CrackHVD  
100Easy ChimneyM 17
 Celebrity Buttress 
102Gallon DrunkHVS 5b  
103Stage FrightE3 6a *5
104Celebrity ButtressVS 5a **58
105LibelVS 5a 14
106Pictures of You
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E5 6a  
107Limpet
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HVS 5b 10
108Shrimpet
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HVS 5b 1
 Piton Crack 
110Piton CrackE1 5b *25
111Fourty Calorie CocoaE3 6a  
112ScupperedHVS 5c 1
113Mantel MadnessE3 6a 5
 Purgatory Buttress 
115Alibi
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HVS 5b 4
116Retribution
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E4 6a 1
117Pulp FrictionE3 6a *4
118Argon and the Final StepE3 6a *1
119Afternoon DelightE4 6a *3
120SisyphusE5 6a *1
121Swift and SureE5 6b ***12
122Artificial RouteVS 4c ***76
123Purgatory ProblemE6 6b **4
124Purgatory ChimneyVD *21
125Reservoir DogsE8 7a ***3
126Widdop WallE9 7a *** 
 The Kidney Boulder - Red Rose Boulder 
128Zorro The Gay Bladef6A 13
129Going Mantelf6A+ 12
130Going Mantel SDS
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V7  
131CannonballV4+  
132Corn Flakef6B+ 18
133The Red Rosef6C+ 9
134Red Rose SDS
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V8+  
135WalkaboutV6  
136Shin SplintV4  
 Plantation Boulders 
 Block 1 (5) - Low Block 
139Block 1, Problem 1
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VB 51
140Block 1 Problem 2V0 33
141Mof5+ 16
142Larryf5+ 20
143Curlyf5 11
144The Boss
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f3+ 32
145Bruce (low block)f3+ 2
146The Stooges (low block)f2+ 3
147Iggy Pop
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f3+ 30
148Ernie
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f4 30
149Eric ( low block)f4 4
150Block 1 Problem 9
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VB 22
151The Full 360f6A ***3
 Block 2 (6) - Fight On Black 
153Antf6C 1
154Hurricanef7A+ **36
155Splashdownf6B **140
156Pot Blackf6C 11
157Block 2 (6) problem 3f6C 6
158Fight on the Blackf7B **51
159Fight on Black SSf7C ***1
160Knocked AboutV5 **3
161The Shelf
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f6B 71
162Block 2 Problem 9
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V0 13
163Hallo Little Ladyf4+ 32
164Deck
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f6C 19
165Block 2 problem 12V3 13
 Block 3 Boozers Slab (7) - Pickpockets Boulder 
167Little Swimmersf5 15
168Pool Directf6A+ 16
169Pool Traverse
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f6B+ *158
170The Big Top
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f6A **18
171Block 3, Problem 2f4 35
172Pick Pocket's Wall
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f6A+ *139
173Pick Pocket's Crack
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f6A+ *201
174Fagin's Ridgef5 *171
175Block 3 Problem 7f3 94
176Block 3 Problem 7af3 47
177Mild
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f2+ 111
178Bitter
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f3+ 91
179Stout
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f5 50
180Block 3 Problem 11
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VB 38
181Block 3 problem 12
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VB 48
182Block 3, Problem 13
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VB 53
183Lagerf6A *13
184Slab Traverse (Pickpocket)f3+ 4
 Block 4 (8) - 4 Square 
186Hare
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f6A+ 26
187Rabbitf6B *8
188Corner Crack
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f3 32
189Pebble Slab
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f4+ 30
190Spicef3+ 76
191Pebble Without A Causef6B 21
192Pocket Problem (4 Square)
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f4+ 4
193Get Shortyf5+ 94
194Block 4, Problem 12f5+ 73
195Four Squaref6A+ **88
196Hole Lot of Lovef5 14
 Block 5 (9) - Red Edge 
198Red Edge Left EliminateV3 30
199Red Edge Left
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f5+ 218
200Red Edge Traversef6B+ *19
201Red Edge Right
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f5+ **236
 Block 6 (10) - Umpleby's Arete 
203Block 6, Problem 2V1 7
204Landlord
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f4+ 21
205Runnel for your Lifef5+ 6
206The North Facef5+ *14
207The Big Crackf3+ **33
208Umpleby's Aretef5 ***64
209The Offwidth (The Hurt Locker)f3+ *29
210Block 6, Problem 12V5 7
211Pebble Wall
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f6C+ 3
212Fortune Cookie
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f2+ 28
213Reggief3+ 24
214Ronnie
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f3 30
215Block 6, Problem 17
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VB 13
 Block 7 (11) - Seventh Wave 
217System 7f6B+ 11
218Seven Steps To Heaven
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f6A 21
219The Seventh Wavef6C 17
220Magic Number
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f5 9
221Seventh Heaven
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f5 13
222Seven Deadly Sinsf5 *16
223Sin Binf4+ 12
224Block 7, Problem 8
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VB 4
 Grumpy Old Men 
226Grumpy Old Menf6A *2
 Tillie's Traverse 
 waiting 

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