Climbs 94
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 310m a.s.l
Faces S

An evening of climbing © Wendy14

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.

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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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 
2Blinding Lightsf7B+ * 
3Banana Facef7B+ * 
4The Swarmf8A+ ** 
 The Cave 
6Introductory WallD 395
7Cave ChimneyS 4a 150
8Gobbler's RoofE7 6c * 
9Skylight ChimneyVD *153
10Cave Buttress AreteD 45
11Cave crackVD 97
12Overhang Wall DirectVD *62
13Overhanging Wall VariantVD **612
14Overhanging WallS 4b **405
15Overhanging Chimney DirectS 4a **314
16Overhanging Chimney IndirectVD 180
17PocketsS 4c 309
18CracksHVS 5b 152
19JugVS 5a *405
20Jug Right-handf4+ *43
21Pedestal CrackS 4a *579
22Concave WallHVD 4a *453
23Steeple AreteVD *684
24Arachnidnone 6a/b 10
25Spider ChimneyHVD 3c *220
26<New route claim>Unknown 4HS 4c *21
27Harborough CrackHS 4b *183
28Orange Peelnone 5c 8
29Little AreteD 434
30Useful Gully Aretef4 *26
31Bow RidgeVD 361
32Bow CornerHVD 304
33Bow-Shaped WallVS 5a 233
34Suzannes shoulderMS 4a 16
 Creased Wall 
36Bow AreteD 449
37Bow Arete Rightf4 60
38Pocketed wall 1f3 22
39Pocketed Wall 2f3+ 26
40Pocketed Wall 3f3 24
41Pocketed Wall 4f3 *24
42Thin AirVS 4b *388
43Creased WallHVS 5a **268
44Crinkle CrackHS 4b *377
45Steep RidgeVD *596
46Little GullyD 323
47Adderley's RouteD 252
48The FurrowS 4b 226
 Trident Buttress 
50The BlasterHVS 5b 237
51Little DiagonalVD 253
52Little CornerVD 256
53Little CrackS 4b *360
54Little WallVS 4b 44
55Little Little CrackVD 312
56Little ChimneyM 282
57Chimney AreteVD 268
58Scooped WallVD 291
59Scooped DirectHVS 5a 43
60<New route claim> BecE1 5b *22
61DesperationS 4a 229
62<New route claim> Leesey PeasyS 4a 9
63Trident FaceVD *560
64Trident EliminateHS 4b *455
65Trident GrooveVD *656
66Trident AreteVD *818
67Trident ObverseD 221
 The Arete 
69Shortyf4+ 74
70Mantel Wallf4 84
71Cracked WallHVS 5b 180
72<New route claim> Unknown1HS 4b 10
73Overhanging CrackVS 5a 255
74<New route claim>Unknown2VD 12
75The AreteS 4a *529
76BlinkersVS 5a *248
77Legs OverVS 4b *320
 Lower Tier boulder problems 
79Left Bulgef5 *82
80Right Bulgef5 *90
81Cracked Aretef3 91
82Slab Wallf5 87
83Flake Mantelf3 *92
84Cod Eye Wallf5 76
85Cod BellyV0+ 10
86GroovyV0- *4
87Groove Aretef4+ *17
88Sharp Bulgef5 69
89Flake Sitter Leftf3+ *85
90Flake Sitterf4+ *73
91Final Wallf3 70
 Unknown Problems and Routes 
93Dudley *
V2 *1
94The Arete (Harborough Rocks)
S 4a 5
95Cristiana Swing
S 4a  
 Little Buttress 
97Pockets Traversef5+ 1
98Noodle's AreteV2 1
99Noodle's WallV4 1
100Bulge Traverse *V3 1
101The missing link *V6 **1
102The Arete (Direct Start) *S 4b 1
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