Climbs 96
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 359m a.s.l
Faces S

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The late and great Dave Gregory climbing the Trident at Harborough Rocks © Chris Craggs

Crag features

A delightful, open mini-edge around 6m high. Along with Rainster Rocks offers a unique experience of climbing on dolomitic limestone, a highly pocketed, juggy rock. Super soloing or family picnic venue in summer (if you can zone out the factory noise). Nothing too hard except the short but sharp VSs, and if you don't like polish... Best routes are Steeple Arete (VD), Trident Arete (HD) and Creased Wall (VS 4c). Other strange shaped pinnacles in the area to explore and some low-grade bouldering on both tiers. Breezy and therefore midge-free and quick-drying. The cave is wet and slimy. Make sure you have wipes and hand gel!

Approach notes

From Longcliffe (SK 227557) on the B5056 head south for Brassington. After 3/4 mile turn left and in a similar distance the edge will be seen on the left. Follow footpath which starts just after the 'Brickworks'.

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Road is closed just in front of the car park until Sept 2017. Best access currently is from the opposite side that the concrete factory. Park in layby (enough for 3 cars) and follow the dissused railway line to the crag.
pagey198 - 05/Aug/17
Polished... Polished... Polished! What else can be said.
Jordanh031 - 21/Apr/14
Parking is realy close to the rock just a bit right of the quarry as a warning though if you go in the week the quarry is realy noisy so best to wait till the weekend. from the carpark area (suitable for about five cars) its a short walk to the rocks. The rocks themself are realy nice to climb and there realy is something for all the family. Theres plenty of places for protection while climbing and when you get to the top more than enough to setup a few top ropes and let them get on with it.
ophielle - 17/Jun/11
Great little crag once you zone out the (noisy) factory below. Giant holds abound and natural protection appears relatively reliable for a limestone venue. Polish was present in places but was considerably better than somewhere like Hutton Roof. I'll be back
davidparkinson - 22/Feb/11
Was I having a good day after a long time on the grit or is the whole crag undergraded?
fenclimb - 06/Jul/05
Very cute place, pity about the factory below. Best boulder problem is the obvious smooth wall some yards left of Creased Wall - fingery V2-ish direct up the centre.
Fiend1 - 14/Jan/05
Climbing here is great - lots to do, some good routes with interesting things to hang off and an excellent place to learn to set belays, lead etc. But dont expect a peaceful 'get away from it all' experience as the Brickworks emits a steady stream of earsplitting noise! Arghhhhhhh!
Patrick Carmichael - 12/Sep/04
According to the OS maps, this crag is spelt Harboro Rocks. Popoular with groups.
Paul - 17/Apr/03
the guide book refers to two rusting water tanks when it talks about how to find the cave at the lefh hand edge. These are no longer there. But the whole area isnt that big if you follow the footpath up to the edge and walk a few meters to the left the cave is very easy to find
annie - 13/Apr/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Steeple
2 Blinding Lights f7B+ *  
3 Banana Face f7B+ * 2
4 The Swarm f8A+ **  
  The Cave
6 Introductory Wall D 492
7 Cave Buttress Arete D 72
8 Cave crack VD 132
9 Cave Chimney S 4a 177
10 Skylight Chimney VD * 176
11 Gobbler's Roof E7 6c * 1
12 Into the Light f4 2
13 Overhanging Wall Variant VD ** 745
14 Overhanging Wall S 4b ** 509
15 Overhang Wall Direct VD * 87
16 Overhanging Chimney Direct S 4a ** 378
17 Overhanging Chimney Indirect VD 220
18 Pockets S 4c 377
19 Cracks HVS 5b 178
20 Jug VS 5a * 471
21 Jug Right-hand f4+ * 72
22 Pedestal Crack S 4a * 692
23 Concave Wall HVD 4a * 539
24 Steeple Arete VD * 824
25 The missing link V6 * 6
26 Arachnid V3 15
27 Spider Chimney HVD 3c * 264
28 <New route claim>Unknown 4 HS 4c * 29
29 Harborough Crack HS 4b * 211
30 Orange Peel none 5c 12
31 Little Arete D 514
32 Useful Gully Arete f4 * 54
33 Bow Ridge VD 433
34 Bow Corner HVD 371
35 Bow-Shaped Wall VS 5a 278
Climb name Grade
36 Suzannes shoulder MS 4a 30
37 Bow Arete D 542
38 Bow Arete Right f4 105
  Creased Wall
40 Pocketed wall 1 f3 31
41 Pocketed Wall 2 f3+ 37
42 Pocketed Wall 3 f3 37
43 Pocketed Wall 4 f3 * 36
44 Thin Air VS 4b * 466
45 Creased Wall HVS 5a ** 313
46 Crinkle Crack HS 4b * 467
47 Steep Ridge VD * 700
48 Little Gully D 379
49 Adderley's Route D 315
50 Little Adder f3 4
51 The Furrow S 4b 260
52 Terrace Wall, Left Arete *
f4+ 1
  Trident Buttress
54 The Blaster HVS 5b 269
55 Little Diagonal VD 314
56 Little Corner VD 290
57 Little Crack S 4b * 428
58 Little Wall VS 4b 70
59 Little Little Crack VD 370
60 Little Chimney M 336
61 Chimney Arete VD 319
62 Scooped Wall VD 343
63 Scooped Direct HVS 5a 67
64 <New route claim> Bec E1 5b * 25
65 Desperation S 4a 278
66 <New route claim> Leesey Peasy S 4a 12
67 Trident Face VD * 664
68 Trident Eliminate HS 4b * 558
69 Trident Groove VD * 762
70 Trident Arete VD * 971
Climb name Grade
71 Trident Obverse D 259
  The Arete
73 Shorty f4+ 116
74 Mantel Wall f4 133
75 Cracked Wall HVS 5b 201
76 -New route claim- Unknown HS 4b 14
77 Overhanging Crack VS 5a 285
78 -New route claim- Unknown 2 VD 15
79 The Arete S 4a * 602
80 The Arete (Direct Start) S 4b 34
81 Blinkers VS 5a * 291
82 Legs Over VS 4b * 381
  Lower Tier boulder problems
84 Left Bulge f5 * 111
85 Right Bulge f5 * 124
86 Cracked Arete f3 145
87 Slab Wall f5 118
88 Flake Mantel f3 * 151
89 Cod Eye Wall f5 102
90 Cod Belly V0+ 5a 19
91 Groovy V0- * 13
92 Groove Arete f4+ * 28
93 Sharp Bulge f5 101
94 Flake Sitter Left f3+ * 133
95 Flake Sitter f4+ * 113
96 Final Wall f3 119
97 Bulge Traverse V3 4
  Unknown Problems and Routes
99 Dudley
V2 * 1
100 Cristiana Swing
S 4a  
  Little Buttress
102 Pockets Traverse f5+ 2
103 Noodle's Arete V2 4
104 Noodle's Wall V4 3
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