Climbs 260
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 417m a.s.l
Faces SE

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Crag features

The spectacular jutting prows that make up Ramshaw Rocks lean out towards the A53 Leek to Buxton Road, the in-dipping strata being the exposed outer edge of the down-fold in the rocks of the Goldsitch Syncline. This geology makes for steep and exhilarating climbing, with many excellent juggy outings following steep and improbable lines. The place is also well-known for its ferocious wide cracks and some of grit's most rounded exits; a venue for the aficionado perhaps. Ramshaw is the least popular of the Staffordshire triptych, though this can only really be a reflection of its easterly aspect and the quality of the other two cliffs.

The generally easterly aspect means that early risers can enjoy the place in the sun, the rest of us tend to use it as a shady retreat on hot days. A couple of the buttresses protrude above the level of the ridge and get the sun for a more extended period, the Flaky Wall routes being the most notable of these. The crag will catch any wind although there could be some shelter from westerlies.

Approach notes

The distinctive edge is impossible to miss above the A53. It is reached by turning off onto a minor road between the junctions leading to Upper Hulme (and The Roaches) and The Winking Man pub. The minor road is followed up the hill and around to a parking area behind the edge.

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Peak Bouldering

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Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
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If anyone finds a pair of women's blue five ten anasazis and a colourful evolv chalk bag at the crag please could you let me know. Think I left them there after a bouldering session on Sunday.
Roisin - 13/Jul/16
this place is vicious
wig - 29/Oct/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Pinnacle
2 Shallow Run VB 1
3 The Whale V3+ 1
4 Playaway V0+ 1
5 Southern Crack VD 13
6 After Eight S 6
7 East Face M 20
8 East Face Wall VD 1
9 East Face Arête VD 1
  Loaf and Cheese Area
11 Assembled Techniques E5 6a * 1
12 Loaf and Cheese VS 4c * 40
13 Dream Fighter E3 6a 3
14 Green Crack VS 5a * 63
15 National Acrobat E5 6c *** 3
16 Traveller in Time E4 6a *** 167
17 Body Popp E4 6b ** 19
18 Wall and Groove S 4a * 225
19 The Arête S 4a * 244
20 Louie Groove E1 5b * 537
21 Leeds Slab HS 4b * 312
22 Leeds Crack D * 446
23 Leeds Arête HVS 5b 1
24 Honest Jonny VD 265
25 Bilberry Roof V1 3
  Undertaker
27 The Undertaker
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E3 6a * 17
28 The Underling V2 2
29 Pink Flake f5 21
30 Mantel f4 11
31 The Letter T f6A 3
32 Melvyn Bragg f7B *** 27
33 Overdrive
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E3 5c  
34 Twin Cracks
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D 24
35 Double Chin
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S 11
36 Prowler HVS 4c 10
  The Crank Area
38 Steeper V0+ 5
39 Equilibria V1 4
40 The Great Zawn HVS 5a ** 89
41 Broken Groove D * 144
42 Broken Groove Arête
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D 41
43 Gully Arête E1 5c 2
44 Wellingtons VD * 86
45 Masochism E1 5b * 96
46 T'rival Traverse E2 6a 5
47 Rock Trivia E2 6c * 4
48 Trivial Traverse HVS 5a * 8
49 Sneeze E1 5b * 97
50 The Crank VS 5a ** 481
51 Ultimate Sculpture E8 7a ** 1
  Gumshoe
53 Chockstone Chimney VD 79
54 Maximum Hype E3 5c * 1
55 Waiting for the Lions E3 5c * 5
56 Gumshoe E2 5c *** 93
57 Wine Gums E4 6a ** 1
58 Tally Not HVS 5c * 21
59 Battle of the Bulge VS 4b ** 367
60 Gunfire HVS 4c * 5
61 The Cannon VS 4c * 101
62 Torture E4 5c 7
63 Whilly's Whopper VS 4c 51
64 Phallic Crack HVD 4a *** 619
65 Alcatraz E1 5b ** 83
66 Juan Cur E5 6a * 7
67 The Untouchable E1 5b ** 62
68 Corner Crack S 4a * 140
69 The Rippler HVS 5a * 21
70 Cold Wind
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E2 5c  
71 Midge f6A 2
72 Cleg f4+ 7
73 Bodge V2 *  
  The Lower Tier
75 Sensible Shoes f5 * 24
76 Crab Walk Direct VS 5b 17
77 Crab Walk Direct Start f5+ ** 45
78 Smoothment Traverse f6B * 74
79 Roof Direct f6C * 60
80 Overlap
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V2 8
81 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon f7A+ ** 1
82 Sketching Wildly E6 6c **  
83 Crab Walk S 4a * 101
84 Abdomen S 4a 17
85 Outflanked
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E1 5c  
86 Brown's Crack E2 5c ** 117
87 Prostration HVS 5b ** 147
88 Rock Climbing in Britain f7A+ * 45
89 Early Esk Ape f6B 6
90 Roll Model V1 1
91 Roll Off f5+ * 42
92 Tit Grip f7C+ *  
93 Cake f6A * 44
Climb name Grade
94 Collywood f6C+ ** 90
95 Colly Wobble E4 6b ** 3
96 Don's Crack HVS 5b * 142
97 Bridgy's Metro Madness V5 3
98 Hem Line f7A ** 81
99 Tierdrop E5 6b *** 25
100 Tierdrop f7A+ *** 81
101 Tierdrop Sit-start
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f7B *** 2
102 Sam's Left-hand
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f7B **  
103 Tier's End VS 5a 51
104 Tier's End Start f5 ** 45
105 Last Drop f5 56
  Dangerous Crocodile Bouldering
  Dirty Warm Ups
108 DCB Problem 1 V1 14
109 DCB Problem 2 V0 9
110 DCB Problem 3 V1 18
111 DCB Problem 4 V0- 19
112 DCB Problem 5 V0 14
113 Scotch Eggs V3 * 1
  Main Area
115 Up the Bottom V3 2
116 Easy Prow f4+ ** 100
117 Little Prow f6C+ * 17
118 Slappy Seconds V5 2
119 The Scoop f5+ ** 118
120 The Lurch f6B ** 42
121 Ossie's Bulge f6B+ *** 222
122 Ram Air f7B+ *** 15
123 Elastic Wall f6C ** 27
124 The Arête f5+ * 73
125 5c Wall f6A ** 81
126 Baby Groove f3 * 88
127 Mansize f7C 38
128 Hanging Crack f4+ 41
129 Classic Mantel f5+ * 44
130 Saian f6C * 1
131 Billberries Indirect Direct V3 1
132 A Close Shave E2 5c *  
133 Johnny's Groove
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V8  
134 Crocodile Slot f5 27
135 Right Slot f5 7
  Dangerous Crocodile Snogging
137 Paul's Rib
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E5 6c  
138 The Comedian VS 4b * 46
139 The Comedian Direct HVS 5a 9
140 Pat's Parched E1 5b 23
141 Camelian Crack VD * 133
142 Blockbuster E5 6c * 3
143 Dangerous Crocodile Snogging E7 6b *** 17
144 Clippity Clop, Clippity Clop, Clippity Clop E7 6c *** 9
145 Elastic Limit E2 6a * 10
  Boomerang Buttress
147 Seb's Crack HVS 5b  
148 Pammies other Cleavage E2 5c **  
149 Creep, Leap, Creep, Creep E4 6b * 11
150 The Wriggler HS 4b 19
151 Arête and Crack VD ** 279
152 Handrail E2 5c * 17
153 Handrail Direct E4 6a * 7
154 Cedez le Passage E6 6b  
155 Assegai VS 5a * 29
156 Bowrosin VS 4c * 82
157 English Towns E3 5c * 15
158 Spanish Fly
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E2 5c  
159 Boomerang VD *** 745
160 Wick Slip E5 6b ***  
161 Monty E4 6b * 1
162 Watercourse HS 4b 37
163 Up Your Slip
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E2 6a  
164 Dan's Dare VS 4c 8
165 Gully Wall HVS 5a 5
  Ramshaw Crack
167 Little Nasty E1 5b 14
168 Electric Savage E3 5c * 1
169 Ramshaw Crack E4 6a *** 66
170 Four Purists
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VS 5a 13
171 Never, Never Land E7 6b *** 27
172 Green Corner S 4a 21
173 Zigzag Route VD 15
174 Zigzag Route Variation HS 4c 1
  Imposition Area
176 Roller Coaster E6 6c * 2
177 Boom Bip E7 7a ** 2
178 Imposition E2 5b ** 42
179 Iron Horse Crack D * 63
180 Scooped Surprise E3 6a 1
181 Tricouni Crack HS 4b * 163
182 Rubber Crack VS 4c 32
183 Darkness HS 4b 60
184 Army Route
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D 18
185 Dusk
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D 10
186 Scout in Situ
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HVS 5a  
Climb name Grade
187 Antlers Hall
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HVS 5b  
  Flaky Wall
189 Flake Gully M 36
190 Flake Gully Continuation
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D 3
191 Flaky Wall Direct VS 4b ** 201
192 Flaky Wall Indirect VS 4c * 28
193 Flaky Wall Super Direct E1 5b * 2
194 Cracked Gully D * 98
195 Cracked Arête VD * 59
196 Arête Wall VD * 57
197 Crystal Tipps E1 5c * 19
198 The Ultra Direct E2 6b * 3
199 Magic Roundabout Super Direct E1 5c * 35
200 Magic Roundabout Direct HVS 4c ** 82
201 Magic Roundabout S 4a ** 295
202 Mystic Meg S 4a 2
203 Saul's Bypass HVS 5b *  
204 The Delectable Deviation VS 4c * 36
205 Perched Flake D * 63
206 Magic Arête f5+ ** 61
207 Be Calmed E1 6c * 2
208 Be Calmed Start f6B * 3
209 Be Calmed Right-Hand f6C+ * 3
210 Force Nine E4 6c * 14
211 Force Nine Start f7A+ ** 14
212 Port Crack S 4a * 87
213 Time Out E2 5c * 30
214 Starboard Crack E1 5b * 13
  Magic Roundabout Boulders
216 Jamless f5+ * 28
217 Arête on Left f7A * 3
218 Epilogue f7A ** 27
219 The Rammer f3+ ** 80
220 Monologue f7B+ ** 42
221 The Pinches f6B ** 69
222 Practice Chimney f3 43
223 Dialogue f7B+ * 12
224 Big Bees Don't Cry f6B ** 3
225 Cracked Arête f5+ * 50
  Foord's Folly
227 Big Richard S 4a 9
228 The Proboscid E1 5a 7
229 The Crippler HVS 5a *** 111
230 Wheel of Misfortune
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E2 6a 2
231 Escape E1 5b 2
232 Mantrap HVD 18
233 Great Scene Baby S 4a 67
234 Great Scene Baby Direct VS 5b 9
235 Groovy Baby HS 4b 28
236 Pile Driver HVS 5a * 33
237 The Press E1 5b ** 24
238 Press Direct f6B * 47
239 Press Direct Sit-start
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f7A+ 43
240 Lust Left-hand f7B ** 38
241 Night of Lust E4 6b *  
242 Reg E7 7a *** 1
243 Night of Lust Start f6C+ *** 64
244 Night of Lust Sit-start f7A 9
245 Runnel Entry f6C * 30
246 Curfew HVS 5b * 8
247 Foord's Folly E2 6a *** 50
248 Foord's Folly Start f6A ** 22
249 The Dogger V4 1
250 The Swinger VS 4c ** 45
  Last Rocks
252 Slow Hand Clap E2 5c 4
253 Modesty Crack D 9
254 California Screaming f7B ** 2
255 The Brag VS 5a * 4
256 Shark's Fin f4+ *** 243
257 Early Retirement D 9
258 Rash Challenge E1 5a 1
259 Honking Bank Worker E2 5c 1
260 Extended Credit HVS 5a * 4
261 Caramta S 4a 8
262 Highneken f7B+ ** 1
263 The Prism VD 9
264 Approaching Dark E1 6a 1
265 Lechery HS 4a 3
266 Ceiling Zero HVS 4c * 3
267 Pocket Wall HS 4a 6
268 Uncle Scarface V4 * 1
269 Pocket Wall Flake
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V0  
270 Curver HVD 13
271 Fist of Fun E6 6c ** 1
272 Old Fogey E3 5c ** 24
273 The Fogey Prow f7C  
274 Old Fogey Direct E5 6b *** 4
275 King Harold S 4a * 14
276 Little Giraffe Man HS 4a * 11
277 Scratches f7C+ ** 3

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