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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

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 5
4 Area 1: Pit Stop Block P1
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f4 8
  Crag: Upper Tier
6 Pelvic Thrust
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S 4a 20
7 Raging Horn
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E4 6a  
8 The Fireman's Slippery Pole
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HVS 5a ** 41
9 A Moment Of Sanity E5 6b 4
10 Kissing the Pink E4 5c ** 29
11 Toro Toro Aardvark
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HVS 5a 7
12 The Last Temptation
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E6 6c *** 17
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 ** 5
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 * 4
19 Return of The Fly f7C+ ** 1
20 Fizzix of Pop f7A+ 3
21 Vector f8A * 2
22 Patricky f7B * 16
23 Salacious Crumb f7B+ * 1
24 Where's Gary f6A * 1
25 Jazz Hands f6A+ * 4
26 Tong Po f7A *  
27 The secret of the pocket * E5 6b 1
  Crag: Lower Tier
29 The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies
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E1 5b * 14
30 Pinch 'n' Pull
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VB 5a 2
31 Prior Visit
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VS 4c 30
32 Flying Pleb
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VB 5a 2
33 Long Shore Drift
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E2 5c * 8
34 Bill Is Dead E2 5c * 2
35 Termination
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S 4b 39
36 Look No Hands
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S 4c 39
37 Lower Slab Direct
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HVS 5b 35
38 The Omega Man E4 5c * 1
39 Left of Centre
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E1 5c 6
40 Epee Edge
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E4 5c ** 7
41 Aardvarks don't Dyno
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E1 5b * 9
42 Air Aardvark
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E1 6a 4
43 Aardvark Antichrist VS 5b 2
44 Forgot VS 5b 2
45 Ride a Wild Aardvark
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HVS 5a * 3
46 Megalodon f6C+ 3
47 Banana Land
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f3 37
48 Banana Split f6C * 8
49 Bananamor
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f6C 3
50 Banana Boar
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f4 3
Climb name Grade
51 The Man From Del Monte
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f7A+ * 1
52 Great Scot * f6A * 1
  The Diamond & Nearby Blocks
54 Cubic Zirconium f6A 13
55 Here I am again f6B 6b ** 9
56 Here I am again (right hand) f6A 5b 1
57 Ouzel Thorn f6B *** 22
58 Monster Minds f7A+ ** 14
  Bad Moon Boulder
60 Slice of Life f7A+ ** 8
61 Bad Moon Rising f7B+ *** 26
62 The Short Side of the Moon f6B 2
  Crag Boulders
64 Dimple Dance
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f6A 54
65 The Slab f3 14
66 Perfect f6A 5
67 Perfect plus f6B  
68 Jubilee Tower
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f5 * 101
69 Wiggling Crack f5+ * 90
70 Rising Smoke
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f3 61
71 Perving Arete
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f5 115
72 Slab Run
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f2+ 132
73 Score
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f5 101
74 Neil's Thorny Arete
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f5+ 137
75 Neil's Thorny Arete (sit start)
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f6A ** 65
76 Fire Wall f7C ** 2
77 Burnt Heather
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f6B *** 195
78 The Crack f3+ 5b 75
79 Grit Nose
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f4 48
80 Grit Nose (sit start)
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f6A * 100
81 Easy Karma f4 72
82 And For My Next Trick f7A *** 131
83 The Latest Trick f6A+ 21
84 Fix My Sink f7B ** 23
85 The Plumbers Link f7C * 3
86 Shades of Jae f7B+ * 2
  Trackside Boulders
88 Andy's Traverse
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f4 4
89 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P2
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f3+ 5
90 Sphagnum Arete
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f5 5
91 Andy's Wall
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f4+ 4
92 Gritasaurus
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f2 19
93 2001 A Grit Odyssy f6C+ ** 91
94 Elemental
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f6C *** 102
95 Resistance is Futile
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f7A+ ** 8
96 Resisstance is Futile SDS f7C+ * 1
97 RIF Light
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f6A+ 1
98 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P10
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f5 8
99 Jacaranda
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f5 10
100 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P12 f4 12
Climb name Grade
101 Deadly Sins f2 22
102 Guns n' Ammo f6C+ * 14
103 Knights Of The Turntables f6C ** 46
104 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P16
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f3+ 2
  Paradise Boulders
106 Red Rose Addict f6C+ ** 9
107 Paradise Boulder Problem 2 f5+ 3
108 Paradise found f6B * 20
  Seaview Boulders
110 One-eyed Willie f6A * 31
111 The Goonie
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f5 18
112 Goonie Ledges f3+ 13
113 Fresno
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f6A 25
114 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P5 f3 28
115 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P6 f3 31
116 Are 8: Seaview Boulders P7 f3 32
117 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P8
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f3+ 30
118 Mothership Reconnection f7A+ *** 56
119 Mothership Reconnection RH Finish f7B ** 2
120 Mothership Reconnection (Stand Start)
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f6B+ 2
121 Chilica
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f5+ * 15
122 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P11
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f3+ 6
123 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P12 f5+ 6
124 Endangered Species f8A+ ** 1
125 Endangered Stand f6B+ **  
126 Yatsufusa
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f6A * 21
127 Yatsufusa SDS
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f6B * 18
128 Jalapeno Arete
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f6A * 69
129 Jalapeño Arête sit
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f6B 17
130 Poblano f5+ * 35
131 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P17
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f3 5
132 Neil's Slab
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f4+ * 27
133 Red Dusk f3 13
134 Area 8: Seaview boulders : problem 23 f4+ 13
135 Serrano f3 30
136 Chilli Billy f3+ 13
137 Lilliput f4 2
138 Yule Jewel f7B 5
  The Loaf
140 Positions of Strength f7B * 3
141 Outer Reach f8A *** 1
142 Lollygagger f7A+ * 1
143 Easy Slab f3+ 4a 10
144 Jam Roof V0 4c 1
145 Sins Sands Deadly Bits
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f3 3
146 Warm-up traverse V4 * 1
147 Snap, Crackle and Top f5+ 1
148 Visions of Paradise f6B 1
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