Climbs 147
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 11
  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 *** 22
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 * 4
22 Patricky f7B * 21
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 2
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+ 2
  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 37
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 44
39 Look No Hands
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S 4c 44
40 Lower Slab Direct
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HVS 5b 41
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 40
51 Banana Split f6C * 10
52 Bananamor
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f6C 3
53 Banana Boat
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f4 5
Climb name Grade
54 The Man From Del Monte
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f7A+ * 1
55 Great Scot f6A * 3
56 Morla E5 6b 2
57 Atreyu * E2 6a 1
  The Diamond & Nearby Blocks
59 Cubic Zirconium f6A 17
60 Here I am again f6B 6b ** 20
61 Here I am again (right hand) f6A 5b 1
62 Ouzel Thorn f6B *** 29
63 Monster Minds f7A+ ** 23
64 Private Room f7A+ *** 1
  Bad Moon Boulder
66 Slice of Life f7A+ ** 10
67 Bad Moon Rising f7B+ *** 35
68 The Short Side of the Moon f6B 6
  Crag Boulders
70 Dimple Dance
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f6A 71
71 The Slab f3 25
72 Perfect f6A 8
73 Perfect plus f6B  
74 Jubilee Tower
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f5 * 119
75 Wiggling Crack f5+ * 108
76 Rising Smoke
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f3 69
77 Perving Arete
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f5 142
78 Slab Run
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f2+ 150
79 Score
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f5 119
80 Neil's Thorny Arete
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f5+ 156
81 Neil's Thorny Arete (sit start)
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f6A ** 79
82 Fire Wall f7C ** 3
83 Burnt Heather
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f6B *** 234
84 The Crack f3+ 5b 83
85 Grit Nose
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f4 54
86 Grit Nose (sit start)
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f6A * 126
87 Easy Karma f4 79
88 And For My Next Trick f7A *** 171
89 The Latest Trick f6A+ 31
90 Fix My Sink f7B ** 30
91 The Plumbers Link f7C * 5
92 Shades of Jae f7B+ * 2
93 The Plumber’s Leak * f6C ** 1
94 2001 A Grit Odyssey stand * V1 3
  Trackside Boulders
96 Andy's Traverse
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f4 7
97 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P2
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f3+ 5
98 Sphagnum Arete
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f5 9
99 Andy's Wall
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f4+ 10
100 Gritasaurus
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f2 26
101 2001 A Grit Odyssy f6C+ ** 113
102 Elemental
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f6C *** 134
103 Resistance is Futile
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f7A+ ** 10
104 Resisstance is Futile SDS f7C+ * 1
105 RIF Light
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f6A+ 1
106 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P10
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f5 9
Climb name Grade
107 Jacaranda
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f5 19
108 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P12 f4 18
109 Deadly Sins f2 31
110 Guns n' Ammo f6C+ * 17
111 Knights Of The Turntables f6C ** 56
112 Area 6: Trackside Boulders P16
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f3+ 2
113 Elemental Crack f6C+ 1
  Paradise Boulders
115 Red Rose Addict f6C+ ** 10
116 Paradise Boulder Problem 2 f5+ 3
117 Paradise found f6B * 20
  Seaview Boulders
119 One-eyed Willie f6A * 35
120 The Goonie
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f5 23
121 Goonie Ledges f3+ 15
122 Fresno
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f6A 30
123 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P5 f3 35
124 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P6 f3 37
125 Are 8: Seaview Boulders P7 f3 39
126 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P8
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f3+ 35
127 Mothership Reconnection f7A+ *** 71
128 Mothership Reconnection RH Finish f7B ** 3
129 Mothership Reconnection (Stand Start)
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f6B+ 4
130 Chilica
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f5+ * 15
131 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P11
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f3+ 6
132 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P12 f5+ 7
133 Endangered Species f8A+ ** 1
134 Endangered Stand f6B+ **  
135 Yatsufusa
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f6A * 23
136 Yatsufusa SDS
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f6B * 19
137 Jalapeno Arete
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f6A * 79
138 Jalapeño Arête sit
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f6B 25
139 Poblano f5+ * 39
140 Area 8: Seaview Boulders P17
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f3 6
141 Neil's Slab
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f4+ * 31
142 Red Dusk f3 17
143 Area 8: Seaview boulders : problem 23 f4+ 17
144 Serrano f3 37
145 Chilli Billy f3+ 15
146 Lilliput f4 4
147 Yule Jewel f7B 5
  The Loaf
149 Positions of Strength f7B * 3
150 Outer Reach f8A *** 1
151 Lollygagger f7A+ * 1
152 Easy Slab f3+ 4a 10
153 Jam Roof V0 4c 1
154 Sins Sands Deadly Bits
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f3 3
155 Warm-up traverse V4 * 1
156 Snap, Crackle and Top f5+ 1
157 Visions of Paradise f6B 1
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