Climbs 94
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 359m 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. 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 473
7 Cave Buttress Arete D 62
8 Cave crack VD 128
9 Cave Chimney S 4a 172
10 Skylight Chimney VD * 168
11 Gobbler's Roof E7 6c *  
12 Into the Light f4 1
13 Overhanging Wall Variant VD ** 718
14 Overhanging Wall S 4b ** 483
15 Overhang Wall Direct VD * 84
16 Overhanging Chimney Direct S 4a ** 357
17 Overhanging Chimney Indirect VD 212
18 Pockets S 4c 361
19 Cracks HVS 5b 173
20 Jug VS 5a * 457
21 Jug Right-hand f4+ * 65
22 Pedestal Crack S 4a * 662
23 Concave Wall HVD 4a * 517
24 Steeple Arete VD * 785
25 The missing link V6 * 4
26 Arachnid V3 14
27 Spider Chimney HVD 3c * 252
28 <New route claim>Unknown 4 HS 4c * 27
29 Harborough Crack HS 4b * 205
30 Orange Peel none 5c 11
31 Little Arete D 493
32 Useful Gully Arete f4 * 45
33 Bow Ridge VD 418
34 Bow Corner HVD 351
Climb name Grade
35 Bow-Shaped Wall VS 5a 262
36 Suzannes shoulder MS 4a 27
37 Bow Arete D 518
38 Bow Arete Right f4 92
  Creased Wall
40 Pocketed wall 1 f3 30
41 Pocketed Wall 2 f3+ 34
42 Pocketed Wall 3 f3 33
43 Pocketed Wall 4 f3 * 34
44 Thin Air VS 4b * 452
45 Creased Wall HVS 5a ** 309
46 Crinkle Crack HS 4b * 453
47 Steep Ridge VD * 679
48 Little Gully D 362
49 Adderley's Route D 295
50 The Furrow S 4b 254
  Trident Buttress
52 The Blaster HVS 5b 262
53 Little Diagonal VD 301
54 Little Corner VD 282
55 Little Crack S 4b * 416
56 Little Wall VS 4b 64
57 Little Little Crack VD 357
58 Little Chimney M 320
59 Chimney Arete VD 305
60 Scooped Wall VD 331
61 Scooped Direct HVS 5a 60
62 <New route claim> Bec E1 5b * 25
63 Desperation S 4a 269
64 <New route claim> Leesey Peasy S 4a 11
65 Trident Face VD * 638
66 Trident Eliminate HS 4b * 532
67 Trident Groove VD * 734
68 Trident Arete VD * 939
Climb name Grade
69 Trident Obverse D 247
  The Arete
71 Shorty f4+ 102
72 Mantel Wall f4 120
73 Cracked Wall HVS 5b 197
74 -New route claim- Unknown HS 4b 12
75 Overhanging Crack VS 5a 279
76 -New route claim- Unknown 2 VD 14
77 The Arete S 4a * 583
78 The Arete (Direct Start) S 4b 27
79 Blinkers VS 5a * 282
80 Legs Over VS 4b * 363
  Lower Tier boulder problems
82 Left Bulge f5 * 100
83 Right Bulge f5 * 112
84 Cracked Arete f3 127
85 Slab Wall f5 108
86 Flake Mantel f3 * 132
87 Cod Eye Wall f5 96
88 Cod Belly V0+ 5a 16
89 Groovy V0- * 10
90 Groove Arete f4+ * 23
91 Sharp Bulge f5 93
92 Flake Sitter Left f3+ * 118
93 Flake Sitter f4+ * 102
94 Final Wall f3 106
95 Bulge Traverse V3 3
  Unknown Problems and Routes
97 Dudley
V2 * 1
98 Cristiana Swing
S 4a 1
  Little Buttress
100 Pockets Traverse f5+ 2
101 Noodle's Arete V2 2
102 Noodle's Wall V4 2
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