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+ * 1
4 The Swarm f8A+ **  
  The Cave
6 Introductory Wall D 428
7 Cave Chimney S 4a 157
8 Gobbler's Roof E7 6c *  
9 Skylight Chimney VD * 162
10 Cave Buttress Arete D 54
11 Cave crack VD 116
12 Overhang Wall Direct VD * 67
13 Overhanging Wall Variant VD ** 649
14 Overhanging Wall S 4b ** 439
15 Overhanging Chimney Direct S 4a ** 327
16 Overhanging Chimney Indirect VD 195
17 Pockets S 4c 333
18 Cracks HVS 5b 159
19 Jug VS 5a * 427
20 Jug Right-hand f4+ * 51
21 Pedestal Crack S 4a * 606
22 Concave Wall HVD 4a * 474
23 Steeple Arete VD * 719
24 The missing link V6 * 4
25 Arachnid V3 12
26 Spider Chimney HVD 3c * 231
27 <New route claim>Unknown 4 HS 4c * 24
28 Harborough Crack HS 4b * 193
29 Orange Peel none 5c 10
30 Little Arete D 460
31 Useful Gully Arete f4 * 36
32 Bow Ridge VD 389
33 Bow Corner HVD 327
34 Bow-Shaped Wall VS 5a 246
Climb name Grade
35 Suzannes shoulder MS 4a 18
  Creased Wall
37 Bow Arete D 485
38 Bow Arete Right f4 71
39 Pocketed wall 1 f3 26
40 Pocketed Wall 2 f3+ 30
41 Pocketed Wall 3 f3 29
42 Pocketed Wall 4 f3 * 28
43 Thin Air VS 4b * 416
44 Creased Wall HVS 5a ** 287
45 Crinkle Crack HS 4b * 413
46 Steep Ridge VD * 630
47 Little Gully D 338
48 Adderley's Route D 275
49 The Furrow S 4b 241
  Trident Buttress
51 The Blaster HVS 5b 249
52 Little Diagonal VD 272
53 Little Corner VD 269
54 Little Crack S 4b * 385
55 Little Wall VS 4b 52
56 Little Little Crack VD 330
57 Little Chimney M 301
58 Chimney Arete VD 283
59 Scooped Wall VD 308
60 Scooped Direct HVS 5a 53
61 <New route claim> Bec E1 5b * 24
62 Desperation S 4a 246
63 <New route claim> Leesey Peasy S 4a 11
64 Trident Face VD * 592
65 Trident Eliminate HS 4b * 484
66 Trident Groove VD * 685
67 Trident Arete VD * 859
68 Trident Obverse D 229
Climb name Grade
  The Arete
70 Shorty f4+ 86
71 Mantel Wall f4 102
72 Cracked Wall HVS 5b 186
73 -New route claim- Unknown HS 4b 12
74 Overhanging Crack VS 5a 267
75 -New route claim- Unknown 2 VD 14
76 The Arete S 4a * 554
77 The Arete (Direct Start) S 4b 12
78 Blinkers VS 5a * 267
79 Legs Over VS 4b * 343
  Lower Tier boulder problems
81 Left Bulge f5 * 90
82 Right Bulge f5 * 100
83 Cracked Arete f3 106
84 Slab Wall f5 94
85 Flake Mantel f3 * 108
86 Cod Eye Wall f5 80
87 Cod Belly V0+ 5a 12
88 Groovy V0- * 7
89 Groove Arete f4+ * 20
90 Sharp Bulge f5 80
91 Flake Sitter Left f3+ * 104
92 Flake Sitter f4+ * 87
93 Final Wall f3 90
94 Bulge Traverse V3 2
  Unknown Problems and Routes
96 Dudley
V2 * 1
97 Cristiana Swing
S 4a 1
  Little Buttress
99 Pockets Traverse f5+ 2
100 Noodle's Arete V2 2
101 Noodle's Wall V4 2
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