Climbs 86
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 430m a.s.l
Faces S

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Fiend braving bleak mid-July conditions on Pocket Wall, Standing Stones © Fiend

Crag features

JULY 2003 UPDATE - See important new access information below. A fine moorland crag of clean rough grit with well-weathered seams providing lots of juggy incuts and pockets. Routes of all types and grades up to 20m long in a safe, yet seemingly remote, location. Worth seeking out are Fairy Nuff (VS 4c), Womanless Wall, Pocked Wall, Twin Crack Corner (all 3 VS 4b),m Kremlin Wall (E1 5c) and the fine Ocean Wall (E1 5b).

30 March 2019   Massive rockfall in the Ning, Nang, Nong, Bong area. Several tons of rock and earth now at foot of the crag 

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Guidebooks

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Over the Moors (2012)
On Peak Rock (2003)
Moorland Gritstone - Chew Valley (1988)

Out of print:
Use the BMC RAD access directions from the big layby. Far easier than traipsing over the moors
D.botts87 - 23/May/19
the FA referred to has the moniker craig_h on these forums, you could contact him for the FA details
ste_d - 06/May/11
Does anyone understand to the comment below, can't find the climbs mentioned or the person who was meant to have put them up?
steveshaking - 05/May/11
There are some fantastic new routes to be found amidst the various buttress's, walls n' boulders to be found below Standing Stones. The first ascentist being Craig Hannah. Such gems as Pit Bull Crack HVS 5a, Silence of the Cams E1 5b, The Slug HVS 5b and Maestro HVS 5a, all fantastic routes..Contact Craig for further route info...If you find yourself Standing up at the 'Stones, they are certainly worth repeating, nice lines!
Phylis - 30/Jan/06
Access not normally a problem, phone Chris Crowther of Upperwood Farm tel: 01457-872094. A fine crag, sun trap and far from the crowds..Excellent routes.
Phil Davies - 05/Apr/05
Avoid Bong & Boo @ the Standing Stones These routes are not in the rockfax, but in the 1988 guide. The 30ft high pinnacle which separates these routes is very unstable and it wouldnt take much for the whole lot to come off. The pinnacle lies between route 1 & 2 in the rockfax.
craig h - 07/Jun/04
Appears to be some sensitivity about parking at or near the now blocked layby ("we should start clamping" - farmer/ranger (?) in a landrover) and access across the moors. Parking further down the road towards Greenfield might be advisable, as would checking with the farmer as suggested in the guidebook.
seth - 16/Jun/03
The access layby on the Greenfield/Huddersfield road has been blocked with large boulders to prevent parking. (Room for 1 very small car) 13/06/03.
craig - 13/Jun/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Lower Standing Stones
2 Pinchy the Lobster f7A+ 3
3 Smuggling Peanuts E4 6a **  
  Main Wall area
5 Kathryn's Wall
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HVS 5b 2
6 Kathryn's Crack HVS 5b * 30
7 Ning D 4
8 Nang VS 4b 2
9 Nong
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VD 3
10 Bong VD 4
11 Boo
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VD 3
12 Echantillon HVD 12
13 Upset S 4a 9
14 Greystone Pillar VS 4c * 15
15 It's a Small World E3 5c * 3
16 Sidewalk HVS 5b * 3
17 Smiler's Corner HS 4b * 98
18 Exodus
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E2 5b 2
19 The Boggart
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HVS 4c 2
20 Pillar Front
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HVS 5a 1
21 Leftovers
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HVS 5a  
22 Pinocchio VS 4c 5
23 Elegy on a Rusticpole
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E2 5c  
24 Digital Dilemma E3 5c  
25 Guillotine S 4b * 66
26 Fallen Heroes E1 5b *** 103
27 Brainchild E4 6b * 3
28 Vivien S 4a ** 247
29 Prunin' the Duck E2 5c 2
30 Scratchnose Crack VS 5a ** 52
31 Papillon E1 5b 6
Climb name Grade
32 Twin Crack Corner VS 4b *** 307
33 False Prospects HVS 5b * 20
34 Fairy Nuff VS 4c *** 195
35 Leprechauner HVS 5a * 3
36 Kremlin Wall E1 5c ** 32
37 Laybackadaisical VS 4b * 15
38 Obyoyo HVS 5b * 13
39 The Trouble with Women is.... E1 5b ** 57
40 Womanless Wall VS 4c *** 139
41 Stuck E4 6a *  
42 Unstuck E4 6b 3
43 Diddley Dum Overhang HVS 5b  
44 Deep Chimney VD 9
  Tranquility area
46 Pocked Wall VS 4c ** 155
47 Touch of Spring HS 4b * 113
48 Yorkshire Longfellow E3 5c 2
49 Prolapse E2 5c ** 15
50 Postman's Knock S 4a 13
51 Pigmy Wall HVS 5b 2
52 The Ghoul E2 5b  
53 The Slanting Horror VS 4c * 23
54 Wits' End E1 5c * 29
55 Tranquillity HVS 5a * 33
56 The Diamond E2 5b 1
57 Fish-meal and Revenge E5 6a * 6
  Left Twin Face area
59 Wobbling Corner HVD 17
60 Piece of Pie HVS 5b * 18
61 Right of Pie E3 5c * 8
62 Fat Old Sun E1 5b * 20
Climb name Grade
63 Jiggery Pokery E1 5b * 9
64 Small c. E2 5b * 2
65 17 Shades HVD 9
66 The Annoying Little Man E4 6b * 3
67 Butter Barrel Buttress
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HVD 1
  Right Twin Face area
69 Kon-Tiki Korner VS 4b * 15
70 Gut Feeling E3 6b * 1
71 The Ocean's Border E3 6a ** 7
72 Dredger E2 6a * 15
73 Dredger left start f6B+ * 1
74 Dredger-Oceanside Combination
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E1 5c 1
75 Ocean Wall E1 5b *** 115
76 Oceanside
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E1 5b 1
  the eastern section
78 Weeping Wall
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D 13
79 Dampandiff
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HD 9
80 Hab-dab Slab
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HD 5
81 Spider Crack
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HD * 10
82 Cynical Pinnacle
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VS 4c 1
83 Spider Buttress
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VD 1
84 Two Cracks
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M 3
85 Split Chimney
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M 5
86 Kon Tiki Korner VS 4b * 5
87 Jenga HS 2
  Scrambles
89 Rimmon Pit Clough 1 6
90 Rimmon Pit Clough I 1
91 Holme Clough 1 5
92 Holme Clough I  
93 Chuff's Hole f6C * 3

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