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Climbs 148
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 150m a.s.l
Faces S

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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

NO DOGS.

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... http://www.lakesbloc.co.uk/sei/s/1284/f61.pdf
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
2 Pit Fight
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f7A+ 1
3 Pit Stop
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f5 6
4 Area 1: Pit Stop Block P1
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f4 12
  Crag: Upper Tier
6 Pelvic Thrust
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S 4a 21
7 Raging Horn
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E4 6a  
8 The Fireman's Slippery Pole
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HVS 5a ** 45
9 A Moment Of Sanity E5 6b 5
10 Kissing the Pink E4 5c ** 34
11 Toro Toro Aardvark
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HVS 5a 8
12 The Last Temptation
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E6 6c *** 24
13 Accidental Death Of An Armchair Aardvark VS 4c 1
14 A Moment of Clarity E10 7a **  
15 Doctor Shipmans Surgery
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E7 6c ** 6
16 A Prolonged Period Of Fuzziness E6 6c *** 1
17 Grimly Fiendish
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E2 5c ** 3
18 New Rose
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E1 5c * 5
19 Return of The Fly f7C+ ** 1
20 Fizzix of Pop f7A+ 3
21 Vector f8A * 5
22 Patricky f7B * 22
23 Salacious Crumb f7B+ * 1
24 Where's Gary f6A * 2
25 Jazz Hands f6A+ * 7
26 Tong Po f7A * 1
27 Crumple Stiltskin
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f6B 3
28 West Face, Best Face
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f6B 2
29 The secret of the pocket E5 6b 1
30 Mackerel Arete
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f6A+ 3
  Crag: Lower Tier
32 The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies
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E1 5b * 18
33 Pinch 'n' Pull
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VB 5a 2
34 Prior Visit
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VS 4c 38
35 Flying Pleb
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VB 5a 2
36 Long Shore Drift
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E2 5c * 10
37 Bill Is Dead E2 5c * 4
38 Termination
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S 4b 46
39 Look No Hands
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S 4c 47
40 Lower Slab Direct
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HVS 5b 43
41 The Omega Man E4 5c * 6
42 Left of Centre
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E1 5c 6
43 Epee Edge
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E4 5c ** 10
44 Aardvarks don't Dyno
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E1 5b * 11
45 Air Aardvark
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E1 6a 4
46 Aardvark Antichrist VS 5b 2
47 Forgot VS 5b 2
48 Ride a Wild Aardvark
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HVS 5a * 5
49 Megalodon f6C+ 3
50 Banana Land
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f3 42
51 Banana Split f6C * 12
52 Bananamor
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f6C 3
53 Banana Boat
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f4 7
Climb name Grade
54 The Man From Del Monte
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f7A+ * 1
55 Negative State Trance E5 6a ** 2
56 Great Scot f6A * 3
57 Morla E5 6b 2
58 Atreyu E2 6a 1
  The Diamond & Nearby Blocks
60 Cubic Zirconium f6A 19
61 Here I am again f6B 6b ** 21
62 Here I am again (right hand) f6A 5b 1
63 Ouzel Thorn f6B *** 30
64 Monster Minds f7A+ ** 26
65 Private Room f7A+ *** 1
  Bad Moon Boulder
67 Slice of Life f7A+ ** 10
68 Bad Moon Rising f7B+ *** 37
69 The Short Side of the Moon f6B 6
  Crag Boulders
71 Dimple Dance
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f6A 73
72 The Slab f3 26
73 Perfect f6A 9
74 Perfect plus f6B  
75 Jubilee Tower
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f5 * 121
76 Wiggling Crack f5+ * 111
77 Rising Smoke
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f3 69
78 Perving Arete
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f5 147
79 Slab Run
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f2+ 153
80 Score
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f5 121
81 Neil's Thorny Arete
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f5+ 163
82 Neil's Thorny Arete (sit start)
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f6A ** 82
83 Fire Wall f7C ** 3
84 Burnt Heather
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f6B *** 246
85 The Crack f3+ 5b 84
86 Grit Nose
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f4 57
87 Grit Nose (sit start)
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f6A * 139
88 Easy Karma f4 80
89 And For My Next Trick f7A *** 183
90 The Latest Trick f6A+ 33
91 Fix My Sink f7B ** 31
92 The Plumbers Link f7C * 6
93 Shades of Jae f7B+ * 2
94 The Plumber’s Leak f6C ** 2
95 2001 A Grit Odyssey stand V1 3
  Trackside Boulders
97 Andy's Traverse
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f4 7
98 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P2
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f3+ 5
99 Sphagnum Arete
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f5 10
100 Andy's Wall
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f4+ 11
101 Gritasaurus
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f2 27
102 2001 A Grit Odyssy f6C+ ** 120
103 Elemental
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f6C *** 146
104 Resistance is Futile
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f7A+ ** 10
105 Resisstance is Futile SDS f7C+ * 1
106 RIF Light
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f6A+ 1
Climb name Grade
107 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P10
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f5 9
108 Jacaranda
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f5 19
109 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P12 f4 18
110 Deadly Sins f2 33
111 Guns n' Ammo f6C+ * 18
112 Knights Of The Turntables f6C ** 58
113 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P16
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f3+ 2
114 Elemental Crack f6C+ 1
  Paradise Boulders
116 Red Rose Addict f6C+ ** 10
117 Paradise Boulder Problem 2 f5+ 3
118 Paradise found f6B * 20
  Seaview Boulders
120 One-eyed Willie f6A * 36
121 The Goonie
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f5 23
122 Goonie Ledges f3+ 15
123 Fresno
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f6A 31
124 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P5 f3 35
125 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P6 f3 37
126 Are 8: Seaview Boulders P7 f3 39
127 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P8
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f3+ 35
128 Mothership Reconnection f7A+ *** 76
129 Mothership Reconnection RH Finish f7B ** 3
130 Mothership Reconnection (Stand Start)
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f6B+ 5
131 Chilica
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f5+ * 15
132 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P11
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f3+ 6
133 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P12 f5+ 8
134 Endangered Species f8A+ ** 1
135 Endangered Stand f6B+ **  
136 Yatsufusa
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f6A * 23
137 Yatsufusa SDS
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f6B * 19
138 Jalapeno Arete
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f6A * 82
139 Jalapeño Arête sit
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f6B 25
140 Poblano f5+ * 39
141 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P17
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f3 6
142 Neil's Slab
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f4+ * 31
143 Red Dusk f3 17
144 Area 8: Seaview boulders : problem 23 f4+ 17
145 Serrano f3 37
146 Chilli Billy f3+ 15
147 Lilliput f4 4
148 Yule Jewel f7B 6
  The Loaf
150 Positions of Strength f7B * 3
151 Outer Reach f8A *** 1
152 Lollygagger f7A+ * 1
153 Easy Slab f3+ 4a 10
154 Jam Roof V0 4c 1
155 Sins Sands Deadly Bits
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f3 4
156 Warm-up traverse V4 * 1
157 Snap, Crackle and Top f5+ 1
158 Visions of Paradise f6B 1

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