Climbs 156
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 410m a.s.l
Faces S

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Amazing end to the day. Bridestones, Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

Crag features

Excellent bouldering venue, with good landings. On top of a moor and hence exposed to weather (but also quick-drying). A quality venue with a unique feel, pebbles and slopers galore and some great sequences. Take care with the eroding rock.(I have used V grades and Font grades for all problems.) Still some hard lines to go up here...

Approach notes

Access from car park at Sportsman's Inn on Kebs Road across the moors between Burnley and Hebden Bridge. From the car park walk 200m towards Hebden Bridge, then use the public footpath to walk up to the trig point. The Bridestones are just a few metres to the S.

Not to be confused with the Bridestones in N Yorks.

Tried the Hawkstones Sunday morning but access is closed for lambing. Climbed at Brides instead and was horrified to discover a dozen 12mm holes drilled into the rock at he top of the castle area, sorry no pictures but there not hard to spot. ?
Damian Ramsden - 28/Apr/15
I'm afraid to say this crag is well and truly knackered, most of the problems have completely changed in nature due to the erosion of holds, the rock is in a fragile state, and, in some cases some problems have completely lost to erosion/wear and tear.
j3z - 14/Apr/15
What's the line opposite Nine (near Bridestone)? Good climbing protected by a tricky start.
rice boy - 25/May/14
Could we get some buttress's/areas added on here?
agolay - 11/Mar/14
Some of the problems at the Bridestones are undergraded - for example there is a route called Tea Break or something on area G there. This route is graded 5a but probably 5c.
Dave Stocks - 11/Jul/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Spyhole Pinnacle
2 Bottleneck f7A+ v7 *  
3 The mantleshelf f7A v6 *  
4 Voyeur f6A+ v3 3
5 Big Bulger f5 v0 11
6 Cleopatra f7A v6 *** 73
7 Cleopatra (SDS) f7A v6 *** 10
8 Cleopatra Right f7A v6 ** 10
9 Face ache f6A+ v3 9
10 Short Corner f4 13
11 Short Sighted f6A+ v3 11
12 Out of Sight f7A v6 * 25
13 Unamed Problem f7B v8 * 11
14 4c Feature * VE 4c 1
  The Indians Head
16 Long knife left f6A+ v3 ** 9
17 Long Knife RH f5+ v2 10
18 Bridge To Safety f6B+ v4 4
19 Cochise f6B+ v4 *** 4
20 Warpath f6A v2 *** 7
21 Tete de Chien V7 7a+ ** 4
22 Crucifixion f7B+ v9 *** 3
23 Horror Arete f6C v5 *** 168
24 Arete across gap from Horror Arete f6B v3 27
  Big Sister, Little Brother
26 Big Sister f4 v0 51
27 Area 3 Problem 7 V1 5b+ 9
28 Phat sloper f6B+ v4 8
29 Sad Sister f5 v1 * 39
30 Twisted Sister SS f6B+ v4 ** 5
31 The Cement Garden f7B+ v9 *  
32 Sisters Of Mercy f6C v5 13
33 Big Sister Eliminate f7A v6 * 9
34 Soul Sister f6B+ v4 * 36
35 The Hanging Flake f3 78
36 The Sisterhood
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f5+ v2 24
37 Brotherly Love f6B v3 * 62
38 Oh Brother f5 v1 * 101
39 A Little Pain
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f5 v1 30
  The Castle
41 The Castle Problem 1 f4 v0 25
42 The Castle Problem 2 f4+ v0 17
43 Chink in the Armour f6B v3 71
44 Rounded arete above Chink in Armour SD f6A+ v3 9
45 Keep Crack f4 23
46 Initial wall f5 v1 * 54
47 Crenallation f4+ v0 13
48 The Peter Eater V2 * 5
49 Castle Crack f4+ v0 19
50 Low Rider Traverse f7A v6 * 2
51 Knight's Honour f6B+ v4 * 8
52 knot tonight f4+ v0 16
53 The Castle Flake f3+ 18
  Tilted Pinnacle
55 Captains Chair f6A+ v3 6
56 The Worm f7C+ v10 2
57 Lean and Mean f6B+ v4 * 23
Climb name Grade
58 Earpache f6C v5 * 16
59 Ear'oule f4+ v0 16
60 Traditionally ungradeable mantel f5+ v2 * 17
  Small Bay
62 Small Bay Problem 1 f4 23
63 Discrimination (SS) f6C v5 1
64 Small Bay Problem 2 f4+ v0 26
65 Small Bay Problem 4 f5+ v2 26
66 Small Bay Problem 5 f6A v2 11
  Big Bay
68 Contorted wall SDS f6B+ v4 * 5
69 Block off f4+ v0 * 21
70 Not cadburys f5+ v2 18
71 Corner climb (traverse) f7A v6 ** 3
72 Tea Break f6B+ v4 18
73 Coffee f3 12
74 Big Bay Problem 12 V1 5b 11
75 Duck f3+ 22
76 Dive f6A v2 13
  Bruiser Area
78 A mouth full of crystals f6C v5 13
79 Problem Right of Mouth Full. f6C v5 10
80 Bulging wall f6C v5 * 7
81 Ribbed wall in bruiser area f5+ v2 * 12
82 Problem 8 - Bruiser Area f5 v0 8
83 Balance f5 v1 13
84 Bruiser f5 v1 * 24
85 Nice try f5 v1 16
  Obscene Cleft
87 Obscene cleft E6 6c 1
88 Obscene Cleft Start Only f7A v6 * 7
89 Black Cheek f6B+ v4 * 14
90 Beta blocker f6B v3 * 9
  Jerrys Arete
92 Tom's Wall f6C v5 * 3
93 Jerry's Arete f7B+ v9 *** 22
94 Jerrys Right f7B+ v8/9 ***  
95 The Big Body Squirm f3 26
96 Slap f6A+ v3 13
97 Whillans' Jam f5 v0 28
98 The Groove f3 18
  Fish and Chips
100 Fish With f2+ 53
101 Fish Without f5+ v2 44
102 Fish And Chips, Mellow Arete f2 23
103 Fingers f5 v0 12
104 Jesus Traverse f5+ v2 5
105 Area 13 Problem 8 * VB 4a 5
106 Area 13 Problem * VB 4a 4
107 Area 13 Problem 15 YGB RF * V1 5b 2
108 Area 13 Problem 16 YGB RF * V0 5a 3
109 Area 13 Problem 17 * V0 4c 3
110 Area 13 problem 3 YGB RF * V2 5c 2
111 Area 13 problem 5 YGB RF * V2 5c 1
112 Area 13 problem 11 * V2 5b 1
113 Area 13 Problem 1 YGB RF * VB 4a 7
114 Area 13 problem 2 YGB RF * V1 5b 4
Climb name Grade
115 Area 13 Problem 4 YGB RF * VB 4a 6
  Mysterious Bits
117 Spring f6C v5 * 1
118 Push f6B+ v4 1
119 Mysterious bits traverse f6B+ v4 1
120 YGB Area 11a Probelm 1 * V0+ 5a 3
121 YGB Area 11a Probelm 3 * V2 5c ** 2
  Small Smart Wall
123 Problem 2 Area 14 f6B v3 12
124 The Villain f5+ v2 * 189
125 Problem 4 Area 14 f6B v3 12
126 Damn And Be Jammed f2+ 54
127 The arete f4 58
128 Perfection f5 v1 * 116
129 Left side arete f4 4c+ 40
130 Its A Cracker S 29
131 The Far Side f6C v5 * 6
132 Straight and Narrow f5 v0 * 43
133 Rampart f6A v3 * 99
134 Charlotte rampling f6B+ v4 * 127
135 Charlotte Rampling Direct f7B v8 * 5
136 Face Slap f4 v0 * 84
137 Small and Smart f6B+ v4 ** 117
138 Smarter f6B+ v4 ** 105
139 Holdless f6B+ v4 ** 37
140 Pointless f7A+ v7 * 21
141 Flake Out f5+ v2 * 47
142 Flake Off f5+ v2 * 66
143 Big nose f6B v3 55
144 Things to Come f5+ v2 14
145 Area 14 problem 34 YGB RF * VB 4b 3
  The Cheeseblock
147 Cheese Block Left Arete f7A+ v7 ** 3
148 Undercut Eliminate (Cheese Block) f7B+ v9 *  
149 Cheeseblock f7B+ v9 ** 5
150 Devious f6A+ v3 * 4
151 Bridesmaid f6A+ v3 57
152 The big cheese f7C+ v10 ** 1
153 Honour And Obey f4 * 29
154 Andys traverse * V6 * 1
  The Bridestone
156 Hole (SDS) f5+ v2 2
157 The Right Hole f6B+ v4 2
158 Shorty (SDS) f6B+ v4 2
159 Last love direct V2 5c * 38
160 Big Bash f6B+ v4 ** 41
161 Solemn Promise f4+ v0 16
162 Nine f7A v6 ** 15
163 Damned Spanky f7A+ v7 ** 8
164 Damned Spanky Sit Start f7B v8 ** 1
165 The Bridestone P. 17 (Runnel eliminate) f6A+ v3 11
166 Cheeseblock left arĂȘte extension f7B+ ** 1
167 Oblivion V7 ** 1
168 Poops crack * V3 5a **  
169 Area 14 Problem 11 * V0 5b 1
170 (no name) Blunt arete * VE 5a 1
171 YGB Area 11 Probelm 10 * VB 4a 1
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