Climbs 149
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 410m a.s.l
Faces S

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 10
6 Cleopatra f7A v6 *** 60
7 Cleopatra (SDS) f7A v6 *** 6
8 Cleopatra Right f7A v6 ** 9
9 Face ache f6A+ v3 8
10 Short Corner f4 11
11 Short Sighted f6A+ v3 10
12 Out of Sight f7A v6 * 22
13 Unamed Problem f7B v8 * 9
  The Indians Head
15 Long knife left f6A+ v3 ** 9
16 Long Knife RH f5+ v2 10
17 Bridge To Safety f6B+ v4 4
18 Cochise f6B+ v4 *** 4
19 Warpath f6A v2 *** 6
20 Tete de Chien V7 7a+ ** 4
21 Crucifixion f7B+ v9 *** 2
22 Horror Arete f6C v5 *** 182
23 Arete across gap from Horror Arete f6B v3 22
  Big Sister, Little Brother
25 Big Sister f4 v0 46
26 Area 3 Problem 7 V1 5b+ 7
27 Phat sloper f6B+ v4 8
28 Sad Sister f5 v1 * 37
29 Twisted Sister SS f6B+ v4 ** 5
30 The Cement Garden f7B+ v9 *  
31 Sisters Of Mercy f6C v5 10
32 Big Sister Eliminate f7A v6 * 8
33 Soul Sister f6B+ v4 * 36
34 The Hanging Flake f3 70
35 The Sisterhood
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f5+ v2 22
36 Brotherly Love f6B v3 * 55
37 Oh Brother f5 v1 * 95
38 A Little Pain
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f5 v1 29
  The Castle
40 The Castle Problem 1 f4 v0 20
41 The Castle Problem 2 f4+ v0 12
42 Chink in the Armour f6B v3 63
43 Rounded arete above Chink in Armour SD f6A+ v3 8
44 Keep Crack f4 17
45 Initial wall f5 v1 * 48
46 Crenallation f4+ v0 12
47 The Peter Eater V2 * 3
48 Castle Crack f4+ v0 16
49 Low Rider Traverse f7A v6 * 2
50 Knight's Honour f6B+ v4 * 8
51 knot tonight f4+ v0 14
52 The Castle Flake f3+ 17
  Tilted Pinnacle
54 Captains Chair f6A+ v3 5
55 The Worm f7C+ v10 2
56 Lean and Mean f6B+ v4 * 23
57 Earpache f6C v5 * 14
58 Ear'oule f4+ v0 14
59 Traditionally ungradeable mantel f5+ v2 * 15
  Small Bay
61 Small Bay Problem 1 f4 20
62 Discrimination (SS) f6C v5 1
63 Small Bay Problem 2 f4+ v0 22
64 Small Bay Problem 4 f5+ v2 21
65 Small Bay Problem 5 f6A v2 9
  Big Bay
67 Contorted wall SDS f6B+ v4 * 5
68 Block off f4+ v0 * 19
69 Not cadburys f5+ v2 17
70 Corner climb (traverse) f7A v6 ** 3
71 Tea Break f6B+ v4 17
72 Coffee f3 12
73 Big Bay Problem 12 V1 5b 10
74 Duck f3+ 21
75 Dive f6A v2 12
  Bruiser Area
77 A mouth full of crystals f6C v5 11
78 Problem Right of Mouth Full. f6C v5 10
79 Bulging wall f6C v5 * 7
80 Ribbed wall in bruiser area f5+ v2 * 11
81 Problem 8 - Bruiser Area f5 v0 7
82 Balance f5 v1 11
83 Bruiser f5 v1 * 22
84 Nice try f5 v1 15
  Obscene Cleft
86 Obscene cleft E6 6c 1
87 Obscene Cleft Start Only f7A v6 * 6
88 Black Cheek f6B+ v4 * 14
89 Beta blocker f6B v3 * 9
  Jerrys Arete
91 Tom's Wall f6C v5 * 3
92 Jerry's Arete f7B+ v9 *** 18
93 Jerrys Right f7B+ v8/9 ***  
94 The Big Body Squirm f3 25
95 Slap f6A+ v3 13
96 Whillans' Jam f5 v0 26
97 The Groove f3 17
  Fish and Chips
99 Fish With f2+ 47
100 Fish Without f5+ v2 40
101 Fish And Chips, Mellow Arete f2 20
102 Fingers f5 v0 10
103 Jesus Traverse f5+ v2 4
104 Area 13 Problem 8 * VB 4a 1
105 Area 13 Problem * VB 4a 1
106 Area 13 Problem 15 YGB RF * V1 5b 1
107 Area 13 Problem 16 YGB RF * V0 5a 1
108 Area 13 Problem 17 * V0 4c 1
109 Area 13 Problem 1 YGB RF * VB 4a 1
110 Area 13 problem 2 YGB RF * V1 5b 1
111 Area 13 Problem 4 YGB RF * VB 4a 1
  Mysterious Bits
113 Spring f6C v5 * 1
114 Push f6B+ v4 1
115 Mysterious bits traverse f6B+ v4 1
  Small Smart Wall
117 Problem 2 Area 14 f6B v3 9
118 The Villain f5+ v2 * 166
119 Problem 4 Area 14 f6B v3 7
120 Damn And Be Jammed f2+ 44
121 The arete f4 47
122 Perfection f5 v1 * 106
123 Left side arete f4 4c+ 31
124 Its A Cracker S 27
125 The Far Side f6C v5 * 6
126 Straight and Narrow f5 v0 * 39
127 Rampart f6A v3 * 93
128 Charlotte rampling f6B+ v4 * 118
129 Charlotte Rampling Direct f7B v8 * 4
130 Face Slap f4 v0 * 73
131 Small and Smart f6B+ v4 ** 114
132 Smarter f6B+ v4 ** 98
133 Holdless f6B+ v4 ** 32
134 Pointless f7A+ v7 * 19
135 Flake Out f5+ v2 * 46
136 Flake Off f5+ v2 * 64
137 Big nose f6B v3 53
138 Things to Come f5+ v2 12
139 Area 14 problem 34 YGB RF * VB 4b  
  The Cheeseblock
141 Cheese Block Left Arete f7A+ v7 ** 3
142 Undercut Eliminate (Cheese Block) f7B+ v9 *  
143 Cheeseblock f7B+ v9 ** 4
144 Devious f6A+ v3 * 4
145 Bridesmaid f6A+ v3 56
146 The big cheese f7C+ v10 ** 1
147 Honour And Obey f4 * 25
148 Andys traverse * V6 * 1
  The Bridestone
150 Hole (SDS) f5+ v2 2
151 The Right Hole f6B+ v4 2
152 Shorty (SDS) f6B+ v4 2
153 Last love direct V2 5c * 36
154 Big Bash f6B+ v4 ** 38
155 Solemn Promise f4+ v0 15
156 Nine f7A v6 ** 13
157 Damned Spanky f7A+ v7 ** 6
158 Damned Spanky Sit Start f7B v8 ** 1
159 The Bridestone P. 17 (Runnel eliminate) f6A+ v3 11
160 Cheeseblock left arĂȘte extension f7B+ ** 1
161 Oblivion V7 ** 1
162 Poops crack * V3 5a **  
163 Area 14 Problem 11 * V0 5b 1
164 (no name) Blunt arete * VE 5a 1
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