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Climbs 267
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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Guidebooks

Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
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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 * 65
15 National Acrobat E5 6c *** 3
16 Traveller in Time E4 6a *** 168
17 Body Popp E4 6b ** 19
18 Wall and Groove S 4a * 227
19 The Arête S 4a * 244
20 Louie Groove E1 5b * 541
21 Leeds Slab HS 4b * 318
22 Leeds Crack D * 446
23 Leeds Arête HVS 5b 1
24 Honest Jonny VD 262
25 Bilberry Roof V1 4
26 Disassembled Techniques f6C  
  Undertaker
28 The Undertaker
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E3 6a * 17
29 The Underling V2 3
30 Pink Flake f5 22
31 Mantel f4 12
32 The Letter T f6A 4
33 Melvyn Bragg f7B *** 32
34 Overdrive
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E3 5c  
35 Twin Cracks
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D 25
36 Double Chin
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S 12
37 Prowler HVS 4c 11
  The Crank Area
39 Steeper V0+ 5
40 Equilibria V1 4
41 The Great Zawn HVS 5a ** 90
42 Broken Groove D * 142
43 Broken Groove Arête
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D 41
44 Gully Arête E1 5c 2
45 Wellingtons VD * 86
46 Masochism E1 5b * 96
47 T'rival Traverse E2 6a 5
48 Rock Trivia E2 6c * 4
49 Trivial Traverse HVS 5a * 8
50 Sneeze E1 5b * 97
51 The Crank VS 5a ** 487
52 Ultimate Sculpture E8 7a ** 1
53 Sniff f6B  
54 Flicking the bean f6B+ *  
  Gumshoe
56 Chockstone Chimney VD 79
57 Maximum Hype E3 5c * 1
58 Waiting for the Lions E3 5c * 5
59 Gumshoe E2 5c *** 94
60 Wine Gums E4 6a ** 1
61 Tally Not HVS 5c * 21
62 Battle of the Bulge VS 4b ** 373
63 Gunfire HVS 4c * 5
64 The Cannon VS 4c * 103
65 Torture E4 5c 7
66 Whilly's Whopper VS 4c 51
67 Phallic Crack HVD 4a *** 625
68 Alcatraz E1 5b ** 85
69 Juan Cur E5 6a * 7
70 The Untouchable E1 5b ** 63
71 Corner Crack S 4a * 142
72 The Rippler HVS 5a * 21
73 Cold Wind
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E2 5c  
74 Midge f6A 2
75 Cleg f4+ 7
76 Bodge V2 *  
77 Masters of scrittle f6C *  
  The Lower Tier
79 Sensible Shoes f5 * 26
80 Crab Walk Direct VS 5b 17
81 Crab Walk Direct Start f5+ ** 47
82 Smoothment Traverse f6B * 86
83 Roof Direct f6C * 64
84 Overlap
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V2 8
85 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon f7A+ ** 1
86 Sketching Wildly E6 6c **  
87 Crab Walk S 4a * 101
88 Abdomen S 4a 17
89 Outflanked
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E1 5c  
90 Brown's Crack E2 5c ** 118
91 Prostration HVS 5b ** 149
92 Rock Climbing in Britain f7A+ * 45
93 Early Esk Ape f6B 6
94 Roll Model V1 1
95 Roll Off f5+ * 42
Climb name Grade
96 Tit Grip f7C+ *  
97 Cake f6A * 47
98 Collywood f6C+ ** 97
99 Colly Wobble E4 6b ** 3
100 Don's Crack HVS 5b * 143
101 Bridgy's Metro Madness V5 3
102 Hem Line f7A ** 91
103 Tierdrop E5 6b *** 25
104 Tierdrop f7A+ *** 85
105 Tierdrop Sit-start
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f7B *** 2
106 Sam's Left-hand
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f7B **  
107 Tierdrop Sit into Tier's End Start
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f7A ** 1
108 Tier's End VS 5a 51
109 Tier's End Start f5 ** 50
110 Tier's End start sit
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f7A 1
111 Last Drop f5 57
  Dangerous Crocodile Bouldering
  Dirty Warm Ups
114 DCB Problem 1 V1 14
115 DCB Problem 2 V0 9
116 DCB Problem 3 V1 18
117 DCB Problem 4 V0- 19
118 DCB Problem 5 V0 14
119 Scotch Eggs V3 * 1
  Main Area
121 Up the Bottom V3 2
122 Easy Prow f4+ ** 103
123 Little Prow f6C+ * 17
124 Slappy Seconds V5 2
125 The Scoop f5+ ** 120
126 The Lurch f6B ** 43
127 Ossie's Bulge f6B+ *** 233
128 Ram Air f7B+ *** 15
129 Elastic Wall f6C ** 27
130 The Arête f5+ * 75
131 5c Wall f6A ** 82
132 Baby Groove f3 * 91
133 Mansize f7C 39
134 Hanging Crack f4+ 42
135 Classic Mantel f5+ * 45
136 Saian f6C * 1
137 Billberries Indirect Direct V3 1
138 A Close Shave E2 5c *  
139 Johnny's Groove
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V8  
140 Crocodile Slot f5 28
141 Right Slot f5 8
  Dangerous Crocodile Snogging
143 Paul's Rib
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E5 6c  
144 The Comedian VS 4b * 49
145 The Comedian Direct HVS 5a 9
146 Pat's Parched E1 5b 23
147 Camelian Crack VD * 132
148 Blockbuster E5 6c * 3
149 Dangerous Crocodile Snogging E7 6b *** 18
150 Clippity Clop, Clippity Clop, Clippity Clop E7 6c *** 9
151 Elastic Limit E2 6a * 10
  Boomerang Buttress
153 Seb's Crack HVS 5b  
154 Pammies other Cleavage E2 5c **  
155 Creep, Leap, Creep, Creep E4 6b * 11
156 The Wriggler HS 4b 19
157 Arête and Crack VD ** 280
158 Handrail E2 5c * 17
159 Handrail Direct E4 6a * 7
160 Cedez le Passage E6 6b  
161 Assegai VS 5a * 32
162 Bowrosin VS 4c * 85
163 English Towns E3 5c * 15
164 Spanish Fly
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E2 5c  
165 Boomerang VD *** 749
166 Wick Slip E5 6b ***  
167 Monty E4 6b * 1
168 Watercourse HS 4b 38
169 Up Your Slip
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E2 6a  
170 Dan's Dare VS 4c 8
171 Gully Wall HVS 5a 5
  Ramshaw Crack
173 Little Nasty E1 5b 15
174 Electric Savage E3 5c * 1
175 Ramshaw Crack E4 6a *** 69
176 Four Purists
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VS 5a 13
177 Never, Never Land E7 6b *** 27
178 Green Corner S 4a 21
179 Zigzag Route VD 15
180 Zigzag Route Variation HS 4c 1
  Imposition Area
182 Roller Coaster E6 6c * 2
183 Boom Bip E7 7a ** 2
184 Imposition E2 5b ** 42
185 Iron Horse Crack D * 63
186 Scooped Surprise E3 6a 1
187 Tricouni Crack HS 4b * 165
188 Rubber Crack VS 4c 32
189 Darkness HS 4b 61
190 Army Route
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D 18
Climb name Grade
191 Dusk
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D 10
192 Scout in Situ
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HVS 5a  
193 Antlers Hall
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HVS 5b  
  Flaky Wall
195 Flake Gully M 36
196 Flake Gully Continuation
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D 3
197 Flaky Wall Direct VS 4b ** 206
198 Flaky Wall Indirect VS 4c * 28
199 Flaky Wall Super Direct E1 5b * 2
200 Cracked Gully D * 99
201 Cracked Arête VD * 61
202 Arête Wall VD * 58
203 Crystal Tipps E1 5c * 19
204 The Ultra Direct E2 6b * 3
205 Magic Roundabout Super Direct E1 5c * 35
206 Magic Roundabout Direct HVS 4c ** 82
207 Magic Roundabout S 4a ** 299
208 Mystic Meg S 4a 2
209 Saul's Bypass HVS 5b *  
210 The Delectable Deviation VS 4c * 37
211 Perched Flake D * 66
212 Magic Arête f5+ ** 62
213 Be Calmed E1 6c * 2
214 Be Calmed Start f6B * 3
215 Be Calmed Right-Hand f6C+ * 3
216 Force Nine E4 6c * 14
217 Force Nine Start f7A+ ** 15
218 Port Crack S 4a * 87
219 Time Out E2 5c * 30
220 Starboard Crack E1 5b * 13
  Magic Roundabout Boulders
222 Jamless f5+ * 28
223 Arête on Left f7A * 3
224 Epilogue f7A ** 27
225 The Rammer f3+ ** 81
226 Monologue f7B+ ** 42
227 The Pinches f6B ** 70
228 Practice Chimney f3 44
229 Dialogue f7B+ * 12
230 Big Bees Don't Cry f6B ** 3
231 Cracked Arête f5+ * 50
  Foord's Folly
233 Big Richard S 4a 10
234 The Proboscid E1 5a 7
235 The Crippler HVS 5a *** 112
236 Wheel of Misfortune
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E2 6a 2
237 Escape E1 5b 2
238 Mantrap HVD 18
239 Great Scene Baby S 4a 68
240 Great Scene Baby Direct VS 5b 9
241 Groovy Baby HS 4b 28
242 Pile Driver HVS 5a * 33
243 The Press E1 5b ** 24
244 Press Direct f6B * 52
245 Press Direct Sit-start
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f7A+ 46
246 Lust Left-hand f7B ** 47
247 Night of Lust E4 6b *  
248 Reg E7 7a *** 1
249 Night of Lust Start f6C+ *** 68
250 Night of Lust Sit-start f7A 15
251 Runnel Entry f6C * 31
252 Curfew HVS 5b * 8
253 Foord's Folly E2 6a *** 51
254 Foord's Folly Start f6A ** 26
255 The Dogger V4 1
256 The Swinger VS 4c ** 46
  Last Rocks
258 Slow Hand Clap E2 5c 4
259 Modesty Crack D 9
260 California Screaming f7B ** 2
261 The Brag VS 5a * 4
262 Shark's Fin f4+ *** 247
263 Stone Monkey Dyno f6C ** 2
264 Early Retirement D 9
265 Rash Challenge E1 5a 1
266 Honking Bank Worker E2 5c 1
267 Extended Credit HVS 5a * 4
268 Caramta S 4a 8
269 Highneken f7B+ ** 1
270 The Prism VD 9
271 Approaching Dark E1 6a 1
272 Lechery HS 4a 3
273 Ceiling Zero HVS 4c * 4
274 Pocket Wall HS 4a 6
275 Uncle Scarface V4 * 1
276 Pocket Wall Flake
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V0  
277 Curver HVD 13
278 Fist of Fun E6 6c ** 1
279 Old Fogey E3 5c ** 24
280 The Fogey Prow f7C  
281 Old Fogey Direct E5 6b *** 5
282 King Harold S 4a * 14
283 Little Giraffe Man HS 4a * 11
284 Scratches f7C+ ** 3

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