Climbs 71
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 470m a.s.l
Faces NW

John Earl on a V1 problem at the Dove Stones © Andy Birtwistle

Crag features

A remote outcrop of moorland grit high on the moors at the back of Boulsworth Hill on the Lancashire /Yorkshire border. Climbed on for years but kept quiet due to access problems. Comprising of a large isolated boulder (in Lancashire?) and a number of small broken buttresses and blocks. Contains routelets, cracks, walls, roofs and slabs, much in the easier grades but enough to occcupy you for the day/evening and challenge all-comers. The grains of coarse grit tend to break off, so a soft brush may proove useful but this should improve with use.

Approach notes

From either Burnley/Colne via Thursden Valley or Hebden Bridge passing Widdop. Park carefully (few spaces) near to the high point of the road. Dont block the track! From the watershed a made up road (for oil exploration about 30 years ago) leads NE for about a mile. When this ends trend eastwards across boggy ground to the outcrop

WARNING! This whole area has been a problem for many years. Being on grouse shooting land it has been jealously guarded by gamekeepers (likewise Scout Crag) Apparently few problems have been encountered recently and new mapping may open it up but keep a low profile.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Pinnacle
2 The Crack
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f4 1
3 Hell Hole Wall
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f7A  
4 Pinnacle Arete Direct
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f6C+  
5 Pinnacle Arete
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f6C+ 2
6 Pinball
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f5+  
7 The Wizard
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f6A+  
8 The Other Crack
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HVS 5b  
9 The Perfect Kiss
-
f5+  
10 Mr Nobody
-
f6A+ 1
11 Critical Care
-
f6C  
12 A and E
-
f6A+  
13 The Monkey Face
-
f6A+  
14 The Donkey Show
-
f6B+  
15 Primate
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f6B+  
16 Reg
-
f6C  
17 Twins
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f6A 1
18 Monkey Face Traverse
-
f7A+  
  Main Buttress
20 Green Crack
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f4  
21 Rad's Traverse
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f6C  
22 Wad's Woof
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f6B  
23 Clarence
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f6B+  
24 The Tempest
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f6B+  
25 Jackson's Groove
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f6A+  
26 Black Widow
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f6B+ 1
27 Compound Bow
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f7A  
28 Pro Diablo
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f7A * 4
29 Strong Bow
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f6B  
30 Zig and Zag
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HVS 5b  
31 Silence In Death E4 6b 1
32 Deathly Silence
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E5 6b 1
33 Terror Firma
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E4 6b 1
34 Gatt Gun
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f6B  
35 Catapult Roof
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f6C  
36 Sling Shot
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f6A  
37 Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder
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f5 3
38 Nasal Congestion
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f5+  
  The Slabs
40 Crinkle Cut
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f5 1
41 Seabrooks
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f4  
42 Crinkle Crack
-
f4  
43 Love Sculpture
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f5 1
44 Eight Legged Groove Machine
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f4 1
45 Aviation Pleasure
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f4 1
46 Loose Torque
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f6A 3
47 Torque Wrench
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f6B 1
48 Monkey Wrench
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f6B  
  Triangle Block
50 Slot Machine
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f6A  
51 The Bandit
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f6C  
  Perched Block
53 Down Fall
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f4+  
54 The Fall
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f4+  
55 Canary Wall
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f5+  
56 Yellow
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f4+  
57 Yellow Arete
-
f4  
  Fossil Roof
59 Critical Care
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f5+  
60 Old Fossils
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f4  
61 Carnivore
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f6B+  
62 Fossil Roof
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f5+  
63 Fossil Roof Right Hand
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f6B+  
64 Carnivalada
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f6C  
  Low Roof
66 Cowboys Versus Aliens
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f6A  
67 Clint
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f5  
68 Arnie
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f6A  
  Wrinkled Block
70 Boney Icarus
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f5+ 3
71 Glitterball arete
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f5+ 2
72 Gumball Arete
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f5 2
73 Heathen's Wall
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f4+ 1
  End Block
75 The Big Bopper
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E1 5c 3
76 Green Groove
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f5  
77 Dirty Old Town
-
f5  
78 Left Wall and Crack
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f4  
79 Middle of Wall
-
f4  
80 Right Arete
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f4  

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