Climbs 139
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces S

Gavin Grey hanging that perfect rail on Elemental F6c at Thorn Crag © wilfbiffherb

Crag features

The crag is made up of 4 main sections; the crag itself is high up on the moorland up to a height of 11 metres, the popular Crag Boulders lower down from the crag and can be seen from the bottom, the Trackside boulders over to the west and then the Paradise and Seaview boulders which are further west than the Trackside boulders.

There are other boulders around (such as the Bad Moon boulder) The rock is brilliant untouched gritstone but is a little gritty after the winter, there are routes and problems of all grades from font 3 all the way up to an E10.

Approach notes


Went up here on Saturday 27th August - was closed for shooting! Sign on the gate gave dates - which were confirmed with a local shepherd. Not sure where you can check before driving up there - looked like shooting days continued into September - but RAD gives no dates.
Kaisl - 28/Aug/16
Been here a number of times and i can say that (apart from the walk in) its my favourite crag in Lancashire! It has some of the best gritstone climbing i've been on and it has a great view too! The only downside is the walk in (notice how its been mentioned twice) and the fact that because its not as popular as other locations and its so exposed, the climbs are a little gritty. So take a brush for some problems. Recommended!
joe.91 - 21/Apr/11
Very fun bouldering, and the only grit in the UK with a sea view! Lost half the skin on my shins trying jubilee tower. It's not grit climbing until someone loses some of their epidermis.
stewieatb - 07/Dec/09
Grade Spread is now V0 to V11 Free bouldering guide here...
Apollo - 19/May/06
This place has awe inspiring views over the sea to Lancaster and Blackpool. It can be windy too. It is a bit of a stretch up to the top, and there are no clearly defined paths from the roads to the boulders or the crag itself. You can pick bilberries at the right time of year. However, once you are there, it is great. The friction is excellent, there are routes of a variety of grades, and you can solo at lots of the climbs on the main crag with a bit of imagination. A great day out, especially when the midges are blown away, as well as the cobwebs.
SimonMH - 24/Oct/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Pit Stop Block 
2Pit Fight
f7A+ 1
3Pit Stop
f5 5
4Area 1: Pit Stop Block P1
f4 6
 Crag: Upper Tier 
6Pelvic Thrust
S 4a 20
7Raging Horn
E4 6a  
8The Fireman's Slippery Pole
HVS 5a **43
9A Moment Of SanityE5 6b 3
10Kissing the PinkE4 5c **27
11Toro Toro Aardvark
HVS 5a 7
12The Last Temptation
E6 6c ***22
13Accidental Death Of An Armchair AardvarkVS 4c 1
14A Moment of ClarityE10 7a ** 
15Doctor Shipmans Surgery
E7 6c **8
16A Prolonged Period Of FuzzinessE6 6c ***1
17Grimly Fiendish
E2 5c **3
18New Rose
E1 5c *4
19Return of The Flyf7C+ **1
20Fizzix of Popf7A+ 3
21Vectorf8A *2
22Patrickyf7B *16
23Salacious Crumbf7B+ *1
24Where's Garyf6A *1
25Jazz Handsf6A+ *3
26Tong Pof7A * 
 Crag: Lower Tier 
28The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies
E1 5b *14
29Pinch 'n' Pull
VB 3
30Prior Visit
VS 4c 29
31Flying Pleb
VB 3
32Long Shore Drift
E2 5c *8
33Bill Is DeadE2 5c *2
S 4b 39
35Look No Hands
S 4c 37
36Lower Slab Direct
HVS 5b 31
37The Omega ManE4 5c *1
38Left of Centre
E1 5c 6
39Epee Edge
E4 5c **7
40Aardvarks don't Dyno
E1 5b *9
41Air Aardvark
E1 6a 4
42Aardvark AntichristVS 5b 2
43ForgotVS 5b 2
44Ride a Wild Aardvark
HVS 5a *3
45Megalodonf6C+ 3
46Banana Land
f3 33
47Banana Splitf6C *5
f6C 1
49Banana Boar
f4 1
50The Man From Del Monte
f7A+ *1
 The Diamond & Nearby Blocks 
52Cubic Zirconiumf6A 9
53Here I am againf6B **8
54Here I am again (right hand)f6A 1
55Ouzel Thornf6B ***21
56Monster Mindsf7A+ **17
 Bad Moon Boulder 
58Slice of Lifef7A+ **8
59Bad Moon Risingf7B+ ***23
60The Short Side of the Moonf6B 1
 Crag Boulders 
62Dimple Dance
f6A 51
63The Slabf3 6
64Perfectf6A 4
65Perfect plusf6B  
66Jubilee Tower
f5 *92
67Wiggling Crackf5+ *86
68Rising Smoke
f3 59
69Perving Arete
f5 107
70Slab Run
f2+ 123
f5 95
72Neil's Thorny Arete
f5+ 125
73Neil's Thorny Arete (sit start)
f6A **63
74Fire Wallf7C **4
75Burnt Heather
f6B ***194
76The Crackf3+ 71
77Grit Nose
f4 43
78Grit Nose (sit start)
f6A *96
79Easy Karmaf4 70
80And For My Next Trickf7A ***131
81The Latest Trickf6A+ 19
82Fix My Sinkf7B **23
83The Plumbers Linkf7C *3
84Shades of Jaef7B+ *2
 Trackside Boulders 
86Andy's Traverse
f4 4
87Area 6: Trackside Boulders P2
f3+ 5
88Sphagnum Arete
f5 5
89Andy's Wall
f4+ 4
f2 17
912001 A Grit Odyssyf6C+ **93
f6C ***117
93Resistance is Futile
f7A+ **8
94Resisstance is Futile SDSf7C+ *1
95RIF Light
f6A+ 1
96Area 6: Trackside Boulders P10
f5 7
f5 9
98Area 6: Trackside Boulders P12f4 12

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