Climbs 179
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 260m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crag features

An excellent venue all year round, with many areas drying very quickly after rain. Can get very hot (and midge ridden) in Summer.

More resources exist for further information:

The home of Lancashire Bouldering, with a list of new problems: www.lancashirebouldering.com

Interactive information and videos here: http://brownstones.wetpaint.com

Downloadable topo here: http://www.vimeo.com/groups/UKBouldering/view_file:2994

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Approach notes

Approaching from Wilton Quarries, follow Scout Road for about three kilometers. Brownstones is on the right behind a row of cottages. Please be careful when parking as cars travel quickly around the bend.

Guidebooks

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Lancashire Rock (2016)
Lancashire Bouldering (2014)
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Out of print:
The areas near the pool used to be accessible but have become very slow to dry out. Elsewhere, polish has always been a problem, but it now seems much worse than I remember from a few years ago.
Rob Davies - 05/May/17
Polish spoils this venue for me.
glaramara - 15/Sep/14
Soloing with a matt in some areas at Brownstones along the quarry, is really fun, espiecially when your mates are underneath carring moving around with the Matt to keep it under you !!
Rhino - 16/Jun/09
Midge city on summer evenings like Wilton, especially the pool area
Orfio - 09/Apr/08
Sorry, that should be http://brownstones.wetpaint.com/page/Downloads
GCW - 12/Aug/07
New online interactive Wiki guide plus loads of videos at http://brownstones.wetpaint.com
bentley's biceps - 15/Apr/07
The full topo can be found in the massive bible, beast of a book that is Lancashire Rock. Excellent problems though, can get very busy
Uncle Jim - 16/Jun/03
Not a bad little spot, although can be somewhat of a sun trap if the weather\'s nice. Take your suncream - I didn\'t and paid the price ! A range of problems (not found any topos yet, so it\'s a case of take someone who knows the place, or just have fun and create your own). A few of the landings are a bit rough; a mat is useful. I have a load of photo\'s of the place - if you drop us a line I will email them to you. Cheers
Matt - 05/May/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Magic Circle 
2warlon's wall
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f5 8
3somersaultf5+ 20
4DC10f7A 1
5Test Piecef5+ 48
6Magic Circlef4+ 96
7Amphitheatref3 19
 Obscenity Area 
9Pocket Hole Wallf3 *161
10Obscenityf5+ 123
11Ridiculous Dynof7A+ **8
12Ridiculous Eliminatef7B 14
13Bunnie's Dilemma
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f3 59
14The Pock
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f3 36
15green wall
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f6A 30
16short cornerf3 32
17Slab Directf3 151
18Tiptoef4 85
 Dezertion Area 
20dezis wall
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f5 14
21Grass Groovef4 32
22beano
-
f6A 27
23bitto
-
f6A+ 24
24Boopersf6B **52
25Dezeritf6A *91
26Dezertion Sit Startf7A+ **9
27Dezertion Eliminatef7B 9
28Dianef4 102
29fineline
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f5+ 71
30Blurt Variantf6A 33
31Blurtf4+ 140
32Haltf3+ 94
33The Prowf5 55
34Delicatessenf5 48
 Ash Pits Slabs Area 
36The Thrutchf4 50
37Don't play out in the darkf4 *10
38Applef4 39
39Groovyf4 70
40Noddy's Crackf5+ **84
41Wall Climbf6A 27
42Climber and Ramblerf4+ 89
43Ramblerf3 74
44The Nosef3 29
45Arurf4 27
46Unjustf6A 6a 69
47Unpinched
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f7A+ 3
48Unjustice
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f7A *7
49Unjust Dynof7B+ **2
50Corn Mantelf5 5b 163
51HopperVD 4c 167
52Scraperf5 5b 95
53Degree Crackf4 5a *144
54Directissimaf5+ 5c *234
55AnalogueS 4c 175
56Fraudf5 5b *149
57Fraudulent Slipf6A 6a *36
58Digitationf5+ 5c **164
59Ash Pit SlabVD 380
60Ash Pit Slab DirectS 4a *214
61Ash Pit Traversef4 5a **148
62ash pit traverse lowf6B 45
63Unjust just sloper *V5 1
 Hank's Wall Area 
65NexusS 4c 241
66The Nexus Dynof6C ***27
67one hand wallyf6B 5
68Alec Analf7C+ ** 
69Lancashire Pothotf7A+ 9
70Wibble
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f5 29
71The Chimney
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f5 39
72Parabola Directf6A 6a 40
73Parabola Superdirect
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f6B+ 3
74Parabolaf5 5b *60
75Pigswillf7A+ 6c *42
76Pigswill Sit Startf7A ***24
77PPf7A+ 7
78Parr's Crackf5+ 5c *129
79Hank's Wallf7A 6c *28
80Right Hand Hankf7B+ **1
81Laybackf5 5b *186
82Alanaf6A *23
83Haskit Left-handf5+ 5c *88
84Haskit Right-handf5 5b 91
85Pinch Wallf6C 8
86DragnetS 4c 146
87Infernof5 46
88traditional mantel
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f6C 6
89Vertigof4+ 32
90Way Downf4 23
91Gullible's Travelsf6A *27
92Crooked Crackf4 25
93Little Manf4 30
94Cack Hand *f6B+ 1
95Parrs's Crack - Sit Start *f6A+ **1
 Long Back Wall Area 
97Butch
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f6A 4
98Jerry
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f5 12
99Tom
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f5 11
100Y Front
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f4 8
101Finger Crack
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f5 3
102The Latchf6A 1
103The Lock
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f5+ 3
104The Key
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f5 4
105Crackhorsef7A+ **1
106Groundhogf7A *9
107Groundhog Start Sitstartf7B *4
108The Young Pretenderf7A 1
109Billf4+ 2
110Cracklef4+ 2
111Normaf5+ 1
112Impof6A 1
113Dylan aka Grand Theftf7A+ 1
114Lazarusf5+ 1
115Cremulatorf5+ 1
116Knahf5+  
117Lifelinef6C 3
118Lifeline sitstartf7B **3
119Big Mufff7A+ **7
120Var
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f5+ 7
121Hardlinef6A+ 1
122heartlinef5+ 3
123Faintlinef6A 1
124Thunderf7B 1
125Ninja Fingerf7A+  
126The Slanterf5+ 3
127Lowballingf6A 1
128Dave's Other Routef6A+ 1
129Knepf6A 1
130Butt Endf6B+  
131Stop Butt
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f6A+ *5
132Rusty Wallf6C ***6
133Coltf7C ***2
134Black Wallf6B 1
135Hankf6A+  
136P's Podf6A  
137SF2f5+  
138Dave's Routef6A  
139Midge Attackf5 2
 Two Step Area 
141Herniaf4 5a 237
142Lobotomyf4 5a 159
143Slimerf5 5b *218
144Brownstones CrackVD 280
145Moss WallS 4c *158
146Verdi RampS 4b *145
147Verdi CornerS 4a *138
148Verdinandf6A 6a 21
149Verdigrisf6A 6a *69
150Verdi Wallf4 5a *149
151Two Step left-handf5 5b 170
152Two Step Variantf5+ 25
153no stepf6C 10
154Two StepS 4b *178
155MantelstrungD 125
156dynostrungf6A 9
157dynamic eliminatef6A 13
158pinch eliminate
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f6C 6
159Chockerblock Corner
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f3 96
160Fanny's your Auntf4 12
161Bobs your Unclef4 9
162Muddy WallS 4c *113
163Muddy Aretef5+ 5c *67
164Between an Arete and a Slabf4+ *6
165Wet CornerVD 107
166Slab VariantVD 79
167The I.L.T. Dynof6C 4
168Muddy (aka Niche) Traversef6C 12
169Low Break Traverse *f6A 2
 The Pool Area 
171Watery AreteS 4c 91
172Wet Footf4 5a 43
173Splashf6A 20
174Splishf5+ 33
175Sploshf6A 23
176The Cornerf5+ 18
177Piddlef6A 6
178Middlef6A+ 7
179Riddlef6A+ 6
180Ponderf5 18
181Pondulef3 31
182Pond Traversef6A 5c **39
183Little WallV1 1
184Fineline (low)f6A 6
185GCW6af6B 3
186Jug, slower anc crimp *V5 2
187The Pock (low traverse) *f6B 1
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