Climbs 26
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 400m a.s.l

Fist Light on WInnat's Pass © Andy Hemingway

Access Advice

The landowners have expressed legitimate safety concerns with climbing in the gorge. The site contains a popular public road and the potential for passers-by to be hit by falling/dislodged rock is obvious. If you wish to climb or scramble in the pass, BMC advice is to limit visits to either very early or late in the day, midweek.

The pass is a SSSI, mainly for geological reasons but also because of the Bryophytes (mosses) and various other plants on the south side. Road Closed Ridge and Pinnacle Gully start up one of the best patches of this so it's a good idea to avoid these routes unless they are well covered and well frozen.
Iain Thow - 14/Feb/13
The 2 pics of "Winnats Pass Route" are of different routes, the "route from above" one is Matterhorn Ridge, the other is the ridge on the other side of the Pass at its entrance. The route description as written makes no sense, but if you swap South for North and East for West (and West for East in the Photo description for the lower pic) it all falls into place, the description & grade are about right and this is the ridge in the first pic. I suggest the guy who wrote it up originally didn't have a map!
Iain Thow - 19/Jan/13
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  South Side
2 Speedwell Ridge 3S 8
  Shining Tor
4 Rite of Way 7b *** 3
5 Forgive My Trespasses 7a+ ** 10
6 Do Up Your Flies 7a 4
7 Womb With a View 6c+ 3
8 Aphrodisiac Jacket A2  
9 Zimmerete 7a+ * 1
10 Berlin Wall E4 5c ** 2
11 Checkpoint Charlie 6c * 2
12 Kaiser Bill HVS 5a  
  The Sheild
14 Ginger Man HVS 5a  
15 Pint of Blood E2 5b * 2
16 Burning Giraffe A1  
  North Side
18 Tourist Crack VD 1
19 Tourist Wall
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S 8
20 Elbow Ridge D * 213
21 Matterhorn Ridge VD * 187
22 Matterhorn Face HS 4b 2
23 Cave Wall HS 4b 1
24 Winnats Head Buttress M 2
  Winter Routes
26 Speedwell Ridge III 2
27 Road Closed Ridge II/III 5
28 Pinnacle Gully I 11
29 Elbow Ridge III *** 20
30 Matterhorn Ridge
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III ** 7
31 Winnats Head Buttress II 5

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