Climbs 180
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.

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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:
Dissapointing venue. Awkward to find the right path through the bogs, to get to the crag. Almost all top outs are covered in heather and plenty of the climbs are super polished. I was expecting more.
afx22 - 24/Sep/17
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
2 warlon's wall
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f5 4b 9
3 somersault f5+ 4c 21
4 DC10 f7A 2
5 Test Piece f5+ 5a 50
6 Magic Circle f4+ 4b 102
7 Amphitheatre f3 20
  Obscenity Area
9 Pocket Hole Wall f3 * 185
10 Obscenity f5+ 5b 144
11 Ridiculous Dyno f7A+ ** 9
12 Ridiculous Eliminate f7B 17
13 Bunnie's Dilemma
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f3 2a 64
14 The Pock
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f3 5a 42
15 green wall
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f6A 5b 31
16 short corner f3 33
17 Slab Direct f3 4a 169
18 Tiptoe f4 4b 96
  Dezertion Area
20 dezis wall
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f5 4c 15
21 Grass Groove f4 d 33
22 beano
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f6A 6a 29
23 bitto
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f6A+ 5c 25
24 Boopers f6B 6a ** 60
25 Dezerit f6A 5b * 101
26 Dezertion Sit Start f7A+ ** 10
27 Dezertion Eliminate f7B 6c 11
28 Diane f4 vd 124
29 fineline
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f6A 5c 84
30 Blurt Variant f6A 5b 35
31 Blurt f4+ 5a 156
32 Halt f3+ 4a 112
33 The Prow f5 4c 69
34 Delicatessen f5 4b 49
  Ash Pits Slabs Area
36 The Thrutch f4 59
37 Don't play out in the dark f4 * 12
38 Apple f4 4b 42
39 Groovy f4 4a 82
40 Noddy's Crack f5+ 5c ** 96
41 Wall Climb f6A 5c 29
42 Climber and Rambler f4+ 4a 106
43 Rambler f3 d 87
44 The Nose f3 31
45 Arur f4 4b 28
46 Unjust f6A+ * 74
47 Unpinched
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f7A+ 4
48 Unjustice
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f7A * 8
49 Unjust Dyno f7B+ ** 3
50 Corn Mantel f5 173
51 Hopper f3+ 183
52 Scraper f5 99
53 Degree Crack f4+ * 155
54 Directissima f5+ * 260
55 Analogue f3+ 191
56 Fraud f5 * 160
57 Fraudulent Slip f6A+ * 38
58 Digitation f5+ ** 179
59 Ash Pit Slab VD * 424
60 Ash Pit Slab Direct f3 * 237
61 Ash Pit Traverse f4+ ** 153
62 ash pit traverse low f6B 5c 52
63 Unjust just sloper V5 5
Climb name Grade
  Hank's Wall Area
65 Nexus f3+ ** 272
66 The Nexus Dyno f6C *** 29
67 one hand wally f6B 6a 6
68 Alec Anal f7C+ 7a ** 1
69 Lancashire Pothot f7A+ 6c 12
70 Wibble f4+ 33
71 The Chimney f4 44
72 Parabola Direct f6A+ * 42
73 Parabola Superdirect
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f6B+ 5c 4
74 Parabola f5 * 65
75 Pigswill f7A *** 54
76 Pigswill Sit Start f7A *** 28
77 PP f7A+ 6b 8
78 Parr's Crack f5+ ** 141
79 Hank's Wall f7A+ *** 32
80 Right Hand Hank f7B+ 6c ** 2
81 Layback f5 * 203
82 Alana f6A 6a * 25
83 Haskit Left-hand f5+ * 94
84 Haskit Right-hand f5 107
85 Pinch Wall f6C 6b 15
86 Dragnet f4 167
87 Inferno f3+ 54
88 traditional mantel
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f6C 6b 9
89 Vertigo f4+ 4a 35
90 Way Down f4 4a 26
91 Gullible's Travels f6A 6a * 30
92 Crooked Crack f4 4a 28
93 Little Man f4 4a 34
94 Cack Hand f6B+ 2
95 Parrs's Crack - Sit Start f6A+ ** 3
  Long Back Wall Area
97 Butch
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f6A 6a 5
98 Jerry
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f5 5a 14
99 Tom
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f5 5a 12
100 Y Front
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f4 4a 10
101 Finger Crack
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f5 5c 4
102 The Latch f6A 2
103 The Lock
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f5+ 5c 4
104 The Key
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f5 5c 5
105 Crackhorse f7A+ 6c ** 2
106 Groundhog f7A 6b * 11
107 Groundhog Start Sitstart f7B 6c * 5
108 The Young Pretender f7A 2
109 Bill f4+ 3
110 Crackle f4+ 3
111 Norma f5+ 2
112 Impo f6A 2
113 Dylan aka Grand Theft f7A+ 2
114 Lazarus f5+ 2
115 Cremulator f5+ 2
116 Knah f5+ 1
117 Lifeline f6C 6
118 Lifeline sitstart f7B 6b ** 4
119 Big Muff f7A+ 6b ** 11
120 Var
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f5+ 5c 9
121 Hardline f6A+ 3
122 heartline f5+ 5b 4
123 Faintline f6A 2
124 Thunder f7B 2
125 Ninja Finger f7A+ 1
126 The Slanter f5+ 4
Climb name Grade
127 Lowballing f6A 2
128 Dave's Other Route f6A+ 2
129 Knep f6A 2
130 Butt End f6B+ 1
131 Stop Butt
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f6A+ 5c * 6
132 Rusty Wall f6C 6b *** 7
133 Colt f7C *** 2
134 Black Wall f6B 3
135 Hank f6A+ 1
136 P's Pod f6A 1
137 SF2 f5+ 1
138 Dave's Route f6A 1
139 Midge Attack f5 3
  Two Step Area
141 Hernia f4 * 269
142 Lobotomy f4+ * 177
143 Slimer f5 * 243
144 Brownstones Crack VD * 312
145 Moss Wall f4 * 177
146 Verdi Ramp f3+ * 156
147 Verdi Corner f3 * 151
148 Verdinand f6A+ * 24
149 Verdigris f6A+ * 75
150 Verdi Wall f4 * 173
151 Two Step left-hand f5 192
152 Two Step Variant f5+ 29
153 no step f6C 6b 14
154 Two Step f3+ * 191
155 Mantelstrung f3 140
156 Mantelstrug D 7
157 dynostrung f6A 12
158 dynamic eliminate f6A 6a 14
159 pinch eliminate
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f6C 6a 7
160 Chockerblock Corner VD 117
161 Fanny's your Aunt f4 13
162 Bobs your Uncle f4 10
163 Muddy Wall f4 * 127
164 Muddy Arete f5+ * 73
165 Between an Arete and a Slab f4+ * 9
166 Wet Corner VD 119
167 Slab Variant f3+ 88
168 The I.L.T. Dyno f6C 6b 5
169 Muddy (aka Niche) Traverse f6C 14
170 Low Break Traverse f6A 6
  The Pool Area
172 Watery Arete f4 97
173 Wet Foot f4+ 43
174 Splash f6A 5b 21
175 Splish f5+ 4c 35
176 Splosh f6A 5b 24
177 The Corner f5+ 5a 19
178 Piddle f6A 5c 7
179 Middle f6A+ 5c 8
180 Riddle f6A+ 5c 7
181 Ponder f5 4b 20
182 Pondule f3 2a 33
183 Pond Traverse f6A *** 41
184 Little Wall V1 5a 2
185 Fineline (low) f6A 7
186 GCW6a f6B 5
187 Jug, slower anc crimp f6C 6b 4
188 The Pock (low traverse) f6B 2

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