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+ *1
4The Swarmf8A+ ** 
 The Cave 
6Introductory WallD 407
7Cave ChimneyS 4a 154
8Gobbler's RoofE7 6c * 
9Skylight ChimneyVD *153
10Cave Buttress AreteD 45
11Cave crackVD 101
12Overhang Wall DirectVD *61
13Overhanging Wall VariantVD **625
14Overhanging WallS 4b **414
15Overhanging Chimney DirectS 4a **318
16Overhanging Chimney IndirectVD 186
17PocketsS 4c 317
18CracksHVS 5b 153
19JugVS 5a *414
20Jug Right-handf4+ *45
21Pedestal CrackS 4a *591
22Concave WallHVD 4a *461
23Steeple AreteVD *698
24The missing linkV6 *2
25ArachnidV3 10
26Spider ChimneyHVD 3c *223
27<New route claim>Unknown 4HS 4c *21
28Harborough CrackHS 4b *186
29Orange Peelnone 5c 8
30Little AreteD 442
31Useful Gully Aretef4 *28
32Bow RidgeVD 369
33Bow CornerHVD 309
34Bow-Shaped WallVS 5a 236
35Suzannes shoulderMS 4a 15
 Creased Wall 
37Bow AreteD 457
38Bow Arete Rightf4 60
39Pocketed wall 1f3 23
40Pocketed Wall 2f3+ 27
41Pocketed Wall 3f3 25
42Pocketed Wall 4f3 *25
43Thin AirVS 4b *396
44Creased WallHVS 5a **274
45Crinkle CrackHS 4b *387
46Steep RidgeVD *608
47Little GullyD 331
48Adderley's RouteD 263
49The FurrowS 4b 230
 Trident Buttress 
51The BlasterHVS 5b 240
52Little DiagonalVD 260
53Little CornerVD 260
54Little CrackS 4b *367
55Little WallVS 4b 44
56Little Little CrackVD 321
57Little ChimneyM 290
58Chimney AreteVD 275
59Scooped WallVD 297
60Scooped DirectHVS 5a 43
61<New route claim> BecE1 5b *22
62DesperationS 4a 232
63<New route claim> Leesey PeasyS 4a 9
64Trident FaceVD *570
65Trident EliminateHS 4b *463
66Trident GrooveVD *669
67Trident AreteVD *837
68Trident ObverseD 221
 The Arete 
70Shortyf4+ 75
71Mantel Wallf4 88
72Cracked WallHVS 5b 179
73-New route claim- Unknown HS 4b 10
74Overhanging CrackVS 5a 256
75-New route claim- Unknown 2 VD 12
76The AreteS 4a *537
77The Arete (Direct Start)S 4b 2
78BlinkersVS 5a *252
79Legs OverVS 4b *325
 Lower Tier boulder problems 
81Left Bulgef5 *84
82Right Bulgef5 *93
83Cracked Aretef3 93
84Slab Wallf5 87
85Flake Mantelf3 *95
86Cod Eye Wallf5 76
87Cod BellyV0+ 10
88GroovyV0- *4
89Groove Aretef4+ *17
90Sharp Bulgef5 70
91Flake Sitter Leftf3+ *90
92Flake Sitterf4+ *76
93Final Wallf3 75
94Bulge TraverseV3 1
 Unknown Problems and Routes 
V2 *1
97Cristiana Swing
S 4a  
 Little Buttress 
99Pockets Traversef5+ 1
100Noodle's AreteV2 1
101Noodle's WallV4 1
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