Climbs 20
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces S

Last Man First © Justin Critchlow

Crag features

This is another of those peak venues which was probably dismissed by earlier generaitons as being too small to bother with but, through the efforts of some dedicated new routers, it has been transformed into an attractive little crag in a pleasant location. The pub after which it takes its name has now closed down, which is a great shame since the landlord used to allow you to use his car park, providing that you stopped by for a pint at the end of the day - a suitable excuse if every there was one! Now use of the car park comes with no hidden bonuses.

Approach notes

The crag is situated above the railway line that runs parallel to the A6 in Ashwood Dale, just to the east of Buxton. It is behind the derelict pub just beyond the water treatment works. Park in the old pub car park (obviously this may change if the pub is redeveloped). Go behind the pub and follow the steps up left into the old garden. Go to the top of this to get past the fence then follow the wall until you pop out onto the railway line. Cross the line carefully and the crag can be seen above you. Walk left of the crag to find a small path which leads back up rightwards to the crag.

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Rockfax topo is wrong. See
mark20 - 28/Jun/12
the photo below fails to show the 3 meter drop to a railway track that is still in use wouldnt like to fall especially when a train is coming
stordys - 10/Aug/05
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Nice Melons 6b 1
2 Gimme Shelter 7a 4
3 And the Roof Fell In 7b 1
4 Intifada 6a+ 6
5 Last Man First 7a 2
6 Chain Reaction 7a 7
7 Jewfish 7b * 3
8 Jihad 7b * 6
9 Here 7a * 8
10 We are not Alone 6b+ * 4
11 Little Brown Men 6c * 7
12 Clotted Cream 6a+ * 15
13 The Age Of Reason 6b * 12
14 Savage Girth 6b+ * 13
15 Idiot Nation 6c 10
16 It's Uranus 6c+ 4
17 Dripping Mercury 6c+ 2
18 Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus 6c 5

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