Climbs 260
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 175m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Piton Crack © Chazz

Crag features

Outcrop approx. 250m long. A good contrast of routes and problems. Some routes are green although many of the buttresses have a solid feel on sound rock. Clingen (E2 5c) and Twin Cracks (VS 4b) are excellent along with a good number of HVS routes for those interested in that grade. [Peter Fuggle]

Usual guidebook conflicts for the Bouldering.

TC = Total Climbing

CD = Cameron Duff (Rockfax)

Approach notes

No access problems. A road is literally at the top of the crag. (Albert Promenade, near Wainhouse Tower, Halifax.)

Bollards across Rocks Road/Albert Promenade junction and also across Albert Promenade itself near Rocks Road.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  *** Routes ***
  Cave Buttress
3 Second Chance
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S 4a 6
4 First Chance
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HS 4b 37
5 The Stretch
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E1 6b * 11
6 Done Years Ago V6 6b+ * 10
7 Basin Cracks VD 127
8 Chryophorous
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HVS 5a * 38
9 Johnny One Time
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VB 5c 13
10 Centipede
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S 4b 80
11 Original Route HD 3c 85
12 Black Wall
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VS 4c 50
13 Black Wall Chimney HVD 3c 8
14 Polly f6B+ 3
  Pebble Buttress
16 Salvage
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E1 5c 3
17 Jetsam
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VD * 92
18 Flotsam and Jetsam HS 4b * 7
19 Flotsam
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VS 4c 41
20 Cave Crack
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VD 47
21 Cave Crack (wall variant)
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VD 22
22 Cave Crack Direct
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VS 5c 20
23 C.P. Traverse
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S 4b 3
24 Fingers of Steel *
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V7  
  The Overhang Group
26 The Corner
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D 3b 76
27 Corner Arete HD 3b 50
28 Cumberbund f4 5
29 The Pinch E4 5c * 3
30 The Lip
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VS 4c * 80
31 Bisto
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HVS 5a ** 50
32 The Layback
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VD 107
33 The Layback Direct
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VB 6a 10
34 Collie's Crack
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S 4b 29
35 Perseverance
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HVS 5b 34
36 Ogion The Silent
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HVS 5c 20
37 Collie Pup
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D 3b 13
38 Two Tier Climb
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HS 4b 8
  Piton Buttress
40 Piton Crack
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E2 6b *** 40
41 Piton Crack (Sit Start)
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V6 6b ** 7
42 Side Steps
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VS 4c 2
43 Fandango
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E1 5b * 20
44 Fairy Steps
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HVS 5b * 42
45 Woodhouse Eliminate
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E1 5b * 71
46 Piton Ring
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E2 6b 1
47 The Wobbler E2 5c 7
48 Close to the Edge E3 6b 4
  Gashed Buttress
50 Kriss Arete VD 3c 20
51 Kriss
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S 4a 68
52 Slanting Cleft
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S 4a 75
53 Ardus direct VS 5a * 22
54 Ardus VS 4c * 89
55 Kryton Crack S 4a 115
56 The Woolly Jumper Route
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VS 5c 10
57 Curving Crack
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HS 4c 32
58 Diminishing Crack
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S 4a 58
59 Alpha VD 3c 76
60 Gully Buttress HS 4c 23
  Pyramid Buttress
62 Gamma
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S 4a 9
63 Afternoon Wall
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HVS 5b * 20
64 Eagle's Nest Direct
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VS 5a 36
65 Pyramid Wall
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HVS 5b * 21
66 Spread-eagle VS 4c ** 120
67 Barker's Wall
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E1 5b 12
68 Heavy Duty HVS 5b 3
69 Destra
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HVS 5b * 23
70 Minotaur E3 6a * 2
71 Pocket Wall
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VS 5a 4
72 Innominate Crack
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VS 4b 47
73 Tower Face
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S 4b 23
74 Mantlepiece
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VS 5a 2
75 Green Ridge HD 3b 17
  Spire Rock
77 Transpire HVS 5b ** 1
78 Aspire but No Higher VS 5b *** 3
79 Jacob's Ladder VS 5a 4
80 To Boldly Go
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E3 6a 1
81 Clingen
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E2 5c *** 19
82 Baboon E1 5c 23
83 Interface
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E2 6a * 20
84 Twin Cracks VS 4c ** 247
85 Parete
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HVS 5b ** 72
86 Spigolo HVS 5b ** 62
87 Nervous Shakedown
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E5 6b * 8
88 Bull's Delight HVS 5a 7
89 Bull's Bridge Buttress VD 4a 4
  Green Buttress
91 Green Horn
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HS 4a 6
92 Green Wall HVS 5b 24
93 Beginner's Crack HVD 4a 35
94 Beginner's Wall D 2a 22
  *** Bouldering ***
  CD Boulder 1 TC Area 14 - The Sheriff
97 CD1 Problem 1 V1 5c 2
98 CD 1 Problem 2 (Left Rocks a) f7A 5
99 CD Problem 3
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VB 5a 4
Climb name Grade
100 Jack's ArĂȘte f7C 6
101 Jacks Roof f8A+ *** 1
102 Mango f7C * 3
103 Jack Shot the Sheriff f8A 1
104 The Sheriff
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f7B+ ** 59
105 Cracker Jack V10 ** 5
  Sheriff Eliminates
107 Slacker Jack f7C ** 3
108 The Sheriff-less f7C * 10
109 Sheriff (NoArete) f7B+ ** 4
110 Sheriff Crack f7C+ 1
111 The Deputy f7B+ 6c * 24
  CD Boulder 2
113 Rock Hugger
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f5+ 2
114 Slapper
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f6B 1
115 Scrubber
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f5+ 1
  CD Boulder 3 TC Area 13 - Slab Buttress Left
117 Tilt f6B * 10
118 CD 3 Problem 2 (Slab Buttress j) f4+ 9
119 Easy Slab
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f2+ 40
120 Easy Slab Arete
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f3 36
121 Crack Corner
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f3 36
122 Broken Arete
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f2 56
123 Blinkers Slab f5 52
124 Middle Pockets
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f4 66
125 Middle Pockets Eliminate o, left f4+ 23
126 Middle Pockets Eliminate o, right hand f4+ 25
127 CD 3 Problem 6 (Slab Buttress m) f5+ 24
128 Short Traverse f6A+ 3
  CD Boulder 4 TC Area 13 - Slab Buttress Right
130 Dogleg Crack
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VB 4a 40
131 Feint Rib f3+ 13
132 CD 4 Problem 2
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VB 4b 15
133 Nose Picker f6A 18
134 Pocket Problem f3+ 37
135 CD 4 Problem 5 f6C+ 4
136 CD 4 P 6. TC 13a Problem 4 f5 17
137 Long Traverse f5+ 8
  CD Boulder 5
  CD Boulder 6 TC Area 12 - Cave Buttress
140 Johnny One Time f6A+ 9
  Painted Slab
142 Left Pockets f2 21
143 Disappearing Crack f4 7
144 Central Pockets f2 19
145 Slanting Crack
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f5 22
146 Right Pockets f2 24
147 Right Pockets Eliminate f6C 4
  Cave Buttress
149 Metal Mickey
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f6A+ * 44
150 CD 6 Problem 12 V0 5b 6
151 High Cave Traverse
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f6A * 7
152 Low Cave Traverse
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f6C+ * 9
153 CD 6 Problem 15
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V5 6b 5
154 Curving Groove
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f4+ * 21
155 Cave Triplet Groove f6B+ 13
156 Cave Triplet Wall
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f6B+ * 16
157 Cave Triplet Arete
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f6B+ * 11
158 Johnny One Time Sitter
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f6C * 18
159 Cave Roof Traverse R to L f7A 9
  Cave Roof Eliminates
161 CD 6 Problem 23 V7 6c * 5
162 CD 6 Problem 23b V7 6c * 4
163 Low Lip Traverse f7B+ ** 5
164 Low Low Reverse Eliminate f7B * 2
165 In Between the Rain f7B 6c * 3
  CD Boulder 7 TC Area 11 - Pebble Buttress
  CD Boulder 8 TC Area 10 - Overhang Group
168 CD 8 TC 10a Problem 1 f4+ 9
169 CD 8 TC 10a Problem 2 f4+ 12
170 TC 10a Problem 3 f5+ 10
171 TC 10a Problem 4 f4 11
172 TC 10a Problem 6
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f5+ 9
173 Foster's Arete
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f6B+ 12
174 Collie's Arete f5+ 22
175 Undercut Traverse f6A 4
176 CD 8 Problem 13 TC 10c Problem 1 f5+ 12
177 CD 8 Problem 14 V2 5c 5
178 CD 8 Problem 15 V3 6a 8
179 CD 8 Problem 15 S/S V4 6b 5
180 Gym Boy Wall f4+ 31
  CD Boulder 9 TC Area 9 - Piton Crack [Fairy Steps]
182 Houdini Arete V7 6c * 8
183 Houdini f7B+ 12
184 Weight Loss f7C+ **  
185 Houdini Direct Start f7C+ ** 2
186 Weight Loss Direct V11 **  
187 Ian's Roof f7C ** 7
188 Ian's Traverse f7B+ 2
189 Close to the Edge f7A 11
  CD Boulder 10 TC Area 8 - Slanting Cleft
191 CD 10 Problem 1
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VB 5a 2
  CD Boulder 11 TC Area 7 - Pyramid Buttress
193 CD 11 Problem 26 VB 4a 2
  CD Boulder 12 TC Area 5 Upper Green Wall
195 Left-side f3+ 5
196 Undercarriage left f5+ 4
197 Undercarriage f5 7
198 Landing Gear f3+ 8
Climb name Grade
199 Right-side f3+ 14
200 Easy Arete f2 11
201 CD 12 Problem 7 V0- 5a 7
202 Sinister Eliminate f5+ 10
203 Sinister f4+ 4
204 L'arete f5 * 17
205 Droit f4+ 10
206 Tee-Hee f5+ 4
207 Juggy Crack f2 14
208 Undercut Arete f5+ 6
209 Steep Crack f4+ 17
210 Poodle Wall
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f6A * 19
211 Poodle in Puddle
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f6B ** 8
212 Up the Poodle Without a Paddle
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f6C ** 5
213 Dog f6C+ * 4
214 Tree Stump Crack f3+ 10
  CD Boulder 13 Lower Green Wall
216 Blunt Arete f3+ 19
217 Radium Arete
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f6A 24
218 Radium Arete S/S f6B ** 23
219 Bear Down f7C 1
220 Balance Arete f5+ 14
221 Undercut Problem f3+ 27
222 Thin Crack f5+ 31
223 The Big 6 f6A * 30
224 Jam Mantel f4 7
225 Little Nose f4 13
226 TB 5a Problem 5 f6A 1
227 TC 5a Problem 5 f6A 2
  CD Boulder 14
229 Left Face
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f2 13
230 CD 14 Problem 2
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VB 5a 9
231 Green Arete
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f4+ 17
232 Ledge Problem f3+ 6
233 Track Flake f4 9
234 Leftism f5+ 8
235 Righteous f4+ 8
236 Righteous Flakes f4 6
  TC Area 4 - Square Face
238 TC 4a Problem 1
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f4+ 15
239 TC 4a Problem 2 f5 10
240 TC 4a Problem 4
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f6A 10
241 TC 4a Problem 5 f4 3
  CD Boulder 15 TC Area 3 - Spire Rock
243 TC Problem 1 baboon start f6A * 3
244 CD 15 Problem 2
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V1 5b 3
245 Clingen Sit Start f5+ 9
246 Angel Arete f7A+ * 16
247 Weeping Angel Arete Start f7C * 2
248 CD 15 Problem 5
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V4 6a 3
249 CD 15 Problem 10
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V0 5b 6
250 CD 15 Problem 11
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V1 5c 2
251 interfacing Angel Reverse f7C ** 2
252 Interfacing Angel Reverse into Edge Eliminate V10 ** 1
253 Interfacing Angel f7C ** 2
254 Interface Boulder Problem f7A+ 6b * 11
255 Interface Boulder problem sit start f7B ** 4
256 Interface Boulder Problem Hell Start f7B+ * 1
257 Interfacing Angel Reverse Extension Start V10 ** 1
258 Super Angel Arete V9 1
259 Total Ultra V11 * 1
  Clingen Face - Eliminates
261 Snowball f7B 3
262 Snowball Extension f7C ** 2
263 Clingen Face Eliminate No. 2 V5 6b 3
264 Clingen face eliminate no. 5 V4 6a+ 7
265 Clingen face eliminate no. 6 V6 6c * 5
266 Clingen face eliminate no. 9 V8 6c * 8
267 Angel Face f7B+ * 11
268 Super Angel Face V10 1
269 Angel's Breast f7B * 1
270 Angels Breast Extension f7C 1
271 Angel Face Reverse f7B+ 2
272 Rainy Days f7B+ ** 2
273 Rainy Days (Wet Weather Start) f7A ** 5
274 Rainy Days Extention f7C ** 1
275 Angel Face Roof Eliminate CD Eliminate12 V9 6c * 12
276 Angel's Crossing V6 6b * 11
277 Angel's Crossing Extention f7B * 1
278 Angel's Crossing Super Extension f7C ** 1
279 Angel's Crossing Extension Arete start f7B+ * 1
280 Weeping Angel f7C * 2
  CD Boulder 16
  CD Boulder 17
  CD Boulder 18 TC Area 2 - Trackside Boulder
284 The Nose TC Area 2 1st group Problem 1 f5+ 3
285 TC 2a Problem 5 f6A+ 8
286 TC 2b Problem 2 f4+ 9
287 TC 2b Problem 4 f4+ 7
288 TC 2c Problem 1 f5 10
289 TC 2b Problem 3 f6A 2
  CD Boulder 19 TC Area 1 - Trackside Arete
291 Trackside Arete f6A 13
292 Trackside Wall f7A 1
293 CD 19 TC 2. Problem 4.
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V0 5b 3
294 CD 19 TC 2. Problem 6 V1 5c 4
295 CD 19 TC 2. Problem 7 V2 5c 2
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