Climbs 22
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 184m a.s.l
Faces NE

Crag features

This impressive squat rock overlooks the A6 just south of Cromford, or rather it would if it wasn't nestled deep within an old wood. It is composed of a good quality, fine-grained grit; more akin to Cratcliffe than to its nearby neighbour Black Rocks, sharing some of the former's trademark features.

It is surprisingly clean and relatively quick-drying considering the forested setting and the north-easterly aspect. It can be a good bet on windy days.

Approach notes

From Black Rocks follow the High Peak Trail east until it passes over a path at a bridge. Head right (uphill) along the path. A quicker approach is to follow Intake Lane out of Cromford to it's end then walk a few hundred yards up a track to the crag.

Cleaned Nylon Stocking today (29/7/14). Good route - worth calling in for
steveb2006 - 29/Jul/14
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Main Crag
2 Baggy
V3 5
3 Little Crack
VS 4c 17
4 Peripheral Visionary
HVS 5b 5
5 Nylon Stocking
E1 5b ** 12
6 High Heels f4 2
7 Far and Away f6A 2
8 Bad News for Slab Climbers
E5 6a ** 1
9 The Beast of Bauston
E6 6b ** 4
Climb name Grade
10 Streets Ahead
E3 6a * 5
11 The Bauston Strangler E3 6b ** 1
12 The Southern Gritstone and Esoteric Soloing Companion
E1 5c 2
13 The Southern Esoteric Bouldering Companion f7A 3
14 Intake Crack f4 5
15 Taking Crack f4 4
  The Boulder
17 Inclined ArĂȘte f4 4
18 Simon The Digger V4 1
Climb name Grade
  The Quarry
20 Straight Outta Cromford f6A+ 3
21 South Side Story f7B+ 3
22 Southern Man f6B+ 4
23 Taken In f6A 4
24 Bauston Corner f4 1
25 Biker Grove f6A 1

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