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
2 warlon's wall
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f5 4b 8
3 somersault f5+ 4c 20
4 DC10 f7A 1
5 Test Piece f5+ 5a 48
6 Magic Circle f4+ 4b 96
7 Amphitheatre f3 19
  Obscenity Area
9 Pocket Hole Wall f3 * 165
10 Obscenity f5+ 5b 124
11 Ridiculous Dyno f7A+ ** 8
12 Ridiculous Eliminate f7B 14
13 Bunnie's Dilemma
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f3 2a 59
14 The Pock
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f3 5a 36
15 green wall
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f6A 5b 30
16 short corner f3 32
17 Slab Direct f3 4a 152
18 Tiptoe f4 4b 86
  Dezertion Area
20 dezis wall
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f5 4c 14
21 Grass Groove f4 d 32
22 beano
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f6A 6a 27
23 bitto
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f6A+ 5c 24
24 Boopers f6B 6a ** 53
25 Dezerit f6A 5b * 91
26 Dezertion Sit Start f7A+ ** 9
27 Dezertion Eliminate f7B 6c 9
28 Diane f4 vd 105
29 fineline
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f5+ 5c 72
30 Blurt Variant f6A 5b 33
31 Blurt f4+ 5a 140
32 Halt f3+ 4a 96
33 The Prow f5 4c 56
34 Delicatessen f5 4b 48
  Ash Pits Slabs Area
36 The Thrutch f4 50
37 Don't play out in the dark f4 * 10
38 Apple f4 4b 39
39 Groovy f4 4a 72
40 Noddy's Crack f5+ 5c ** 86
41 Wall Climb f6A 5c 27
42 Climber and Rambler f4+ 4a 91
43 Rambler f3 d 75
44 The Nose f3 29
45 Arur f4 4b 27
46 Unjust f6A 6a 69
47 Unpinched
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f7A+ 3
48 Unjustice
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f7A * 7
49 Unjust Dyno f7B+ ** 2
50 Corn Mantel f5 5b 164
51 Hopper VD 4c 169
52 Scraper f5 5b 95
53 Degree Crack f4 5a * 145
54 Directissima f5+ 5c * 237
55 Analogue S 4c 178
56 Fraud f5 5b * 151
57 Fraudulent Slip f6A 6a * 36
58 Digitation f5+ 5c ** 167
59 Ash Pit Slab VD 383
60 Ash Pit Slab Direct S 4a * 217
61 Ash Pit Traverse f4 5a ** 146
62 ash pit traverse low f6B 5c 45
63 Unjust just sloper * V5 1
  Hank's Wall Area
65 Nexus S 4c 246
66 The Nexus Dyno f6C *** 28
67 one hand wally f6B 6a 5
68 Alec Anal f7C+ 7a **  
69 Lancashire Pothot f7A+ 6c 9
70 Wibble
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f5 4c 29
71 The Chimney
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f5 4c 39
72 Parabola Direct f6A 6a 40
73 Parabola Superdirect
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f6B+ 5c 3
74 Parabola f5 5b * 60
75 Pigswill f7A+ 6c * 45
76 Pigswill Sit Start f7A *** 23
77 PP f7A+ 6b 7
78 Parr's Crack f5+ 5c * 130
79 Hank's Wall f7A 6c * 28
80 Right Hand Hank f7B+ 6c ** 1
81 Layback f5 5b * 188
82 Alana f6A 6a * 24
83 Haskit Left-hand f5+ 5c * 90
84 Haskit Right-hand f5 5b 95
85 Pinch Wall f6C 6b 8
86 Dragnet S 4c 148
87 Inferno f5 4c 47
88 traditional mantel
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f6C 6b 6
89 Vertigo f4+ 4a 33
90 Way Down f4 4a 24
91 Gullible's Travels f6A 6a * 27
92 Crooked Crack f4 4a 26
93 Little Man f4 4a 31
94 Cack Hand * f6B+ 1
95 Parrs's Crack - Sit Start * f6A+ ** 1
  Long Back Wall Area
97 Butch
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f6A 6a 4
98 Jerry
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f5 5a 12
99 Tom
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f5 5a 11
100 Y Front
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f4 4a 8
101 Finger Crack
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f5 5c 3
102 The Latch f6A 1
103 The Lock
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f5+ 5c 3
104 The Key
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f5 5c 4
105 Crackhorse f7A+ 6c ** 1
106 Groundhog f7A 6b * 9
107 Groundhog Start Sitstart f7B 6c * 4
108 The Young Pretender f7A 1
109 Bill f4+ 2
110 Crackle f4+ 2
111 Norma f5+ 1
112 Impo f6A 1
113 Dylan aka Grand Theft f7A+ 1
114 Lazarus f5+ 1
115 Cremulator f5+ 1
116 Knah f5+  
117 Lifeline f6C 3
118 Lifeline sitstart f7B 6b ** 3
119 Big Muff f7A+ 6b ** 7
120 Var
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f5+ 5c 7
121 Hardline f6A+ 1
122 heartline f5+ 5b 3
123 Faintline f6A 1
124 Thunder f7B 1
125 Ninja Finger f7A+  
126 The Slanter f5+ 3
127 Lowballing f6A 1
128 Dave's Other Route f6A+ 1
129 Knep f6A 1
130 Butt End f6B+  
131 Stop Butt
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f6A+ 5c * 5
132 Rusty Wall f6C 6b *** 6
133 Colt f7C *** 1
134 Black Wall f6B 1
135 Hank f6A+  
136 P's Pod f6A  
137 SF2 f5+  
138 Dave's Route f6A  
139 Midge Attack f5 2
  Two Step Area
141 Hernia f4 5a 242
142 Lobotomy f4 5a 162
143 Slimer f5 5b * 222
144 Brownstones Crack VD 284
145 Moss Wall S 4c * 162
146 Verdi Ramp S 4b * 147
147 Verdi Corner S 4a * 139
148 Verdinand f6A 6a 21
149 Verdigris f6A 6a * 69
150 Verdi Wall f4 5a * 153
151 Two Step left-hand f5 5b 175
152 Two Step Variant f5+ 26
153 no step f6C 6b 10
154 Two Step S 4b * 182
155 Mantelstrung D 129
156 dynostrung f6A 9
157 dynamic eliminate f6A 6a 13
158 pinch eliminate
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f6C 6a 6
159 Chockerblock Corner
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f3 101
160 Fanny's your Aunt f4 12
161 Bobs your Uncle f4 9
162 Muddy Wall S 4c * 116
163 Muddy Arete f5+ 5c * 68
164 Between an Arete and a Slab f4+ * 6
165 Wet Corner VD 108
166 Slab Variant VD 80
167 The I.L.T. Dyno f6C 6b 4
168 Muddy (aka Niche) Traverse f6C 12
169 Low Break Traverse * f6A 2
  The Pool Area
171 Watery Arete S 4c 92
172 Wet Foot f4 5a 42
173 Splash f6A 5b 20
174 Splish f5+ 4c 33
175 Splosh f6A 5b 23
176 The Corner f5+ 5a 18
177 Piddle f6A 5c 6
178 Middle f6A+ 5c 7
179 Riddle f6A+ 5c 6
180 Ponder f5 4b 18
181 Pondule f3 2a 31
182 Pond Traverse f6A 5c ** 39
183 Little Wall V1 5a 1
184 Fineline (low) f6A 6
185 GCW6a f6B 3
186 Jug, slower anc crimp * V5 6b 2
187 The Pock (low traverse) * f6B 1
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