Climbs 25
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 250m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Paul Trethewey climbing Castor Direct (E2) on the Left Celestial Twin in Wolsfcote Dale. © Alan James

Crag features

At the point at which Beresford Dale changes into Wolfscote Dale in the Southern Peak are a couple of rocky towers in an idyllic setting and known as the Celestial Twins. The Right Twin is a scruffy overgrown mess but the Left Twin is well worth a visit if you want somewhere out of the ordinary - chances are you will have the place to yourself apart from walkers taking a look at the cave at the crag base.

Approach notes

There is parking for about a dozen cars at the lower end of the minor road (signed Beresford Dale) that runs south from Mill Lane - the road between Hartington and Warslow. This is 2km west of Hartington. Keep left at both junctions and stop before the ford!
Cross the footbridge and follow the path across the meadow to the cliff 5 mins away.

Access Advice

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 February to 31 May

Reason: Nesting Birds

A pair of nesting ravens nest on the crag - please avoid the whole crag during the restriction period.

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Peak Limestone

Selected guidebook covering the best trad and sport limestone crags in the Peak District.
More info
More Guidebooks:
On Peak Rock (2003)

Out of print:
This is actually quite a nice little crag in a lovely mellow setting. Not that much there but worth a look for a change, and it's in good condition for southern limestone.
Fiend - 19/Aug/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Socrates E2 5c  
2 Pollux E2 5c 8
3 Possession in 90% of the Law E3 5c * 4
4 A Man Possessed E4 6a * 16
5 Strangely Possessed E5 6b 2
6 The Man They Love to Hate E4 6a * 6
7 For Ever and Ever E5 6b * 1
8 Fingerdrive E3 6a * 21
9 Castor Direct E2 5b ** 18
Climb name Grade
10 Cronus
E1 5b 12
11 Castor HVS 5a 13
12 Definitely Devilish VS 4c 3
13 Thom's Arete VD 2
14 Arrundales Crack S 4a 3
15 Raquel Welch HVS 4c * 7
16 Applause HVS 5a * 24
17 Bright Eyes E2 5c 21
18 Fever Dream E3 5c ** 29
Climb name Grade
19 Roberts Roberts HS 4a 6
20 Thread, Butter and Wheeze E2 5c * 20
21 Strawberry Window E2 5b 22
22 Going Tornado E5 6b * 6
23 Paraffle HVS 5b 1
24 Plink, Plink Fizz E1 5c 4
25 An Ill Wind * E5 6b * 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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