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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Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.

Peak Limestone

Selected guidebook covering the best trad and sport limestone crags in the Peak District.
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 385
7Cave ChimneyS 4a 145
8Gobbler's RoofE7 6c * 
9Skylight ChimneyVD *148
10Cave Buttress AreteD 43
11Cave crackVD 92
12Overhang Wall DirectVD *59
13Overhanging Wall VariantVD **599
14Overhanging WallS 4b **396
15Overhanging Chimney DirectS 4a **307
16Overhanging Chimney IndirectVD 178
17PocketsS 4c 303
18CracksHVS 5b 148
19JugVS 5a *399
20Jug Right-handf4+ *42
21Pedestal CrackS 4a *573
22Concave WallHVD 4a *445
23Steeple AreteVD *670
24Arachnidnone 6a/b 10
25Spider ChimneyHVD 3c *217
26<New route claim>Unknown 4HS 4c *21
27Harborough CrackHS 4b *182
28Orange Peelnone 5c 8
29Little AreteD 427
30Useful Gully Aretef4 *25
31Bow RidgeVD 354
32Bow CornerHVD 298
33Bow-Shaped WallVS 5a 229
34Suzannes shoulderMS 4a 16
 Creased Wall 
36Bow AreteD 442
37Bow Arete Rightf4 57
38Pocketed wall 1f3 21
39Pocketed Wall 2f3+ 25
40Pocketed Wall 3f3 23
41Pocketed Wall 4f3 *23
42Thin AirVS 4b *375
43Creased WallHVS 5a **263
44Crinkle CrackHS 4b *366
45Steep RidgeVD *583
46Little GullyD 311
47Adderley's RouteD 241
48The FurrowS 4b 221
 Trident Buttress 
50The BlasterHVS 5b 233
51Little DiagonalVD 249
52Little CornerVD 254
53Little CrackS 4b *352
54Little WallVS 4b 40
55Little Little CrackVD 305
56Little ChimneyM 279
57Chimney AreteVD 265
58Scooped WallVD 286
59Scooped DirectHVS 5a 41
60<New route claim> BecE1 5b *21
61DesperationS 4a 221
62<New route claim> Leesey PeasyS 4a 9
63Trident FaceVD *547
64Trident EliminateHS 4b *441
65Trident GrooveVD *638
66Trident AreteVD *801
67Trident ObverseD 215
 The Arete 
69Shortyf4+ 72
70Mantel Wallf4 79
71Cracked WallHVS 5b 179
72<New route claim> Unknown1HS 4b 10
73Overhanging CrackVS 5a 250
74<New route claim>Unknown2VD 12
75The AreteS 4a *511
76BlinkersVS 5a *240
77Legs OverVS 4b *309
 Lower Tier boulder problems 
79Left Bulgef5 *79
80Right Bulgef5 *87
81Cracked Aretef3 88
82Slab Wallf5 84
83Flake Mantelf3 *89
84Cod Eye Wallf5 73
85Cod BellyV0+ 10
86GroovyV0- *4
87Groove Aretef4+ *17
88Sharp Bulgef5 66
89Flake Sitter Leftf3+ *82
90Flake Sitterf4+ *70
91Final Wallf3 67
 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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