Climbs 300
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 470m a.s.l
Faces W

The Edge © Maciek Plonczynski

Crag features

Right in the heart of Bronte country. Not much in the HVS range, but plenty for the low-grade E climber. Aspect means it can be green, but pleasant in the summer. Lots of nice interesting bouldering scattered all around, potential for some new harder lines possibly.

Approach notes

Park at The White House pub as for Cow's Mouth Quarry, the path towards Blackstone edge is just on the other side of the road.

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:
Lancashire Rock (2016)
Lancashire Bouldering (2014)
Lancashire Rock (1999)

Out of print:
Great venue, one of the best you'll find in the Lancs bouldering guide! some great problems especially between the 5+ and 6B grades
Ehmarra - 31/May/16
Decent bouldering circuit over three areas. Not much above 7a but a complete mixbag of climbs around 6a-6c mark.
rice boy - 29/May/08
Some superb problems here. You just need to hunt them out. Give it 48 hours to dry after rain in Winter. An excellent venue.
bentley's biceps - 16/Mar/08
green green green green green I'm sure it'd be fine if we hadn't had 5 weeks of rain though.....
rginns - 23/Jul/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Trad Walls: Routes 
2Phase Change
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E1 5c * 
3Slim JimVS 5a 3
4Manibus et PedibusqueE4 6a * 
5Nor Nor' ChimneyVD 18
6North Chimney
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M 7
7North CaveM 12
8North cave direct startVS 4c 1
9Belly on a PlateVS 4c 9
10The ManglerVS 5a *10
11CornflakeE2 5c * 
12Central EliminateVS 5a 11
13Central CrackVD **43
14Central GrooveS 4b 34
15Descent Chimney
-
D 2
16Master EgoE2 5c 2
17Little Miss Id VariationsE3 6a * 
18Little Miss IdE1 5c **13
19TrycheE4 6a *4
20PotsE2 5c  
21Outside EdgeVS 4c *6
22South ChimneyD *28
23Twin CracksD 39
24PalmistryE2 5c *2
25No Sign of ThreeE2 5c *4
26Slin and ThippyE4 6a 1
27Pendulum Swing DirectHVS 5a 7
28Pendulum SwingVS 4c 28
 Trad Walls: Bouldering 
30Master Ego Travf6A 1
311975f7A *3
32Recalibratef7B *5
33Recalibrate (Standing Start)f6A *3
34Wrestle Down the Wind
-
f7B  
35Right Route *
-
VS 5a  
 Balcony Wall 
37Sturlupf4 7
38Greenflintf4+ 7
39Greenflint (sit)
-
f6A 3
40Danstenf3 7
41Naradamef4 7
42Argelf4 5
43Rifflessf3 6
44Puroustenf3+ 6
45Shallingf3 5
46Shalling Sitter
-
f6C *4
 Central Boulders 
48Get Setf5 8
49Diversion and Onf5+ 13
50Concavity Cons Gravityf6B *13
51Robin's Dynof6C *2
52Underwayf5+ 13
53Fridge Huggerf7B+ ***5
54Fridge Hugger (standing)f6A+ *9
55We are not Amusedf5+ 1
56We are not Confusedf5 1
57Blackstone Bestf6B 5
58Wallf5+ 5
59Nosey Thingf5+ 9
60The Easy Mantelf6A 7
61Backside Slabf5+ 6
62Lippy Traversef6C 1
63Ugly Ducklingf3  
64The Fortressf5 3
65The Fortress Aretef4 *6
66The Cracksf4 1
67Slopey Wallf6C 1
68Short and Saltyf5 6
69The Midget Miraclef6C 3
70Mini Right Arete.f5  
71Elixirf7A+ **1
72Robin's Slapf6B+ *4
73One moverf5 3
74Yee-Haf6B+  
75Off-sidef5+ *1
76Offwidth Your Headf6B  
77Proper Jobf6C * 
78Pony Clubf7A **2
79Fall and Chainsf6C+  
80Recessf6B+  
81Game of Groansf6C+ 1
82Poundsaverf7A  
83Basic Techf6B  
84Confessed Obsessedf6C  
85Gnome Aretef5+ 1
86Herof7A ** 
87Tricepatopsf6C  
88Newfangled Slaptopf5+ 1
89Happy Mole Manf6C+ *1
90Lungefishf5+ *2
91Slowfishf6B  
92The Right Honourable Runnel
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f6B *1
93Anvilettef5+ 2
94Oh Dearf6A  
95Oh Myf6A 1
96Eager Beaverf6B  
 Back Edge 
98Nik's Groovef7A *1
99Squashed Nosef6B+  
100Nik's Leftf6B+ *2
101Nik's Aretef6B+ *1
102The Big Crack Thingf5 5
103Nik's Slapf6C+ *1
104Bum Fiendf5+  
105Nibble My Gritf4  
106Hand Holedf6B *1
107Try mef4  
108Try Me (sit start)
-
f6C 1
109Home Improvementsf6C+ *3
110Home Improvements Rightf7A 4
111Patiopiaf7A * 
112Sergeant Jumpf6A 4
113Coclewarmerf5+ 2
114Groove is in the Artf5  
115Frog Legsf4 2
116Amy Pondf4 6
117Ricki Lakef4 8
118Ricki Lake (Sit)f6A 2
119Billy Oceanf4 9
120Billy Ocean (Sit)f6A+ 2
121Spaghetti Limbsf6B 8
122The Sneakf3+ 2
123The Runnelf5+ 5
124Pocket Dynof6B+ *6
125Polly Pocketf6C *4
126Pocket aretef6A 7
127No Pocket No Cryf5 2
128No Pocket, No Cry (Sit Start)
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f6B 2
129Free and Easyf4+ 2
 Slopey Top Area 
131Wigeonf5  
132The Wodgef7A+ * 
133The Wedgef7A **1
134Wedge Witchf6A 1
135Ledge Itchf6B 1
136Obstinate Bactrianf6C  
137Deft Cleftf6C 1
138Foxy Furtlingsf7B * 
139Nutritionf6B 1
140Lock Stock and Smoking Heelf6C+ *1
141Boozy Brawlerf7A *2
142Bottomless Gitf6B+ 1
143The Lady's not for Gurningf7B *5
144Soul CalibreV5 *1
145The Iron Ladyf7A *1
146Hand Me Frownsf7A  
147Insouciancef7A * 
148Blundercutf4  
149Flip Mef6C  
150Leg Sandwichf5+  
151Stacked Like Arnief6A+  
152The Shelfish Wayf6C  
153Checkoutf6A  
154The Underdogf7A+ *1
155Sharpef7A+ 2
156Harperf6B 1
 Trig Point Boulders 
158Fine and Dandyf4 13
159Time for Tweedf3 12
160Pockington Lanef6B *27
161Pockington Lane from standingf6A 7
162Grrrf5 7
163Grrr (sit)
-
f6B 4
164Finders Feef4 9
165Minutiaef5+ 4
166Triggerf6B+ 5
167Trig Crackf3 3
168Trig Slabf6A *22
169Trig Aretef6C *15
170Trig ArĂȘte from standingf6B+ *2
171Trigonomyf6A *12
172Trig Wallf3+ *2
173Trig Point Flakef2 *2
174No Nonsensef5+ 3
175The Lusheringf7A *7
176Done Years Agof6B *3
177Con Airf7A **16
178Paggeredf6B+  
179Sly Wayf6A+ 2
180Green and Blackf6A+ *2
181Troll Mohicanf6B+  
182Cleft of the Bravef5+ **3
183Fissure of Fearf6A *1
184Last Lashf6A 1
185Turnpike Rooff7A 1
186Vanguardf7A 1
187Crackonomyf5+  
188Belly Bouncerf6A 1
189Go that Wayf6B 2
190Go Lowf6B 5
191Go this Wayf6B+ 2
 Easy Wall 
193First Laughf5+ 13
194First Laugh (stand up)
-
f3 3
195Keep Laughingf5 3
196Under a Dark Dreamf4 *15
197Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugsf4 5
198Roaming Pleasant Handsf4 14
199A Few Moves For New Lovef3 15
200Cutlery Creates Confusionf2 15
201Little Person's Pathf3 14
202Low High Traversef5+ 5
 Hueco Block Area 
204Easy wallf4 5
205Uphill Aretef6B  
206Ape Hourf7A+ **4
207Hueco Aretef5 25
208Hueco Arete Eliminatef6A *2
209Blackstone Slabf6A+ *18
210Be Strictf6C 2
211Be Skilfulf6A **20
212Be Less Skilfulf5 *7
213Nothing Cubedf4 14
214Cubanf6A+ 27
215Cube Root
-
f6C 3
216Cubic Crackf6B+ 10
217Cube Allf6A 8
218Shortarsef6B+ 14
219One Stop Pop Shopf7A *2
220Nick's Traversef7A+ ***4
221Hand Railf6A *1
222Crack Leftf6B+ *4
 Short Routes 
224The Bounderf4+ 6
225Rough Lifef4 3
226Naomi's Wallf6B *1
227Curving Aretef5+ 3
228I knowf3 7
229Easy Peasyf2 6
230Stay Coolf5 16
231Another!f4+ 18
232Twof5 18
233Easier Peasierf2 11
234Who? Me?f4+ 17
235Rubberyf5 16
236Relieff2 6
237Slightf4 7
238Poragef2 6
239Feetf4+ 11
240Balancef4+ 12
241Steppin' Outf4+ 11
242Foot Businessf5 13
243Leaning to the Left of Sloperf6A **8
244Softly Softlyf6A+ *6
245Catchee Monkeyf3 *3
246Beginningf2 8
247Endf2 8
248Forward Straightf2 7
249Corneredf2 7
250Floating Wigsf4+ 2
251Larn Summatf6B 1
252Ruler Foolerf6B *1
253Old Silkyf6A 2
254Old Milkyf5+ 1
255Pinnochiof6A  
256You Theref3 4
257You There ( Sit start)f6A 5
258Look Heref5 3
259Look Here (Sit start)f6A 6
260Just Do Itf4 4
261Just Do It Sit
-
f6A 4
262Pheasant Walkf3 *7
263Grouse Matef5 5
264Subtleteasef4 **16
265Paw Printf3 **16
266Queasy Facef5 5
267Queasy Face Sit
-
f5+ 2
268Look to Windwardf5+ **6
269Look to Windward Sit
-
f6A+ **2
270Andrex Guppyf5+ **6
271Andrex Guppy Sit
-
f6A **3
272Stone *
-
D 2
273The Blighter *
-
S 4a 2
274Yes *
-
S 4a 3
275More *
-
S 4a 2
276Makeweight *
-
D 1
277Famous Grouse *V0+ 1
 Beyond 
279Crimpemupf6B+ 3
280Dodgemf4+ 6
281The Skelterf6B 6
282Merry Go Roundedf3 7
283Backseat Climberf5 4
284Granny's Got Movesf4 5
285Grandad's Hard to Holdf6C 1
286Nooks and Granniesf4 3
287Let Loose the Lionf6B 4
288Get Hornyf3 5
289The Rantlef7A *3
290Something from the Atticf5 3
291Shelf Lifef6B 2
292Pack Up and Gof6A 1
293Udge Repellantf6C 1
294The Fop is on Formf6B+ *1
295Dandy Gets Handyf6A+ 2
296Chalk the Talkf7A 2
297Custom Eyesf6C * 
298Custom Eyes (Long Man's Way)f6A 1
299Aesthete's Footf6B+ *2
300Merci Moif7A 1
 Back of Beyond 
302Fragmenf4 6
303Illustrionf3 6
304Scultisf3 6
305Kescatef3 6
306Swingersf7A *5
307Poritalf4+ 2
308Return of the Swingf7A+ *1
309Lunaf6B+ **3
310Krakenf6A+ *3
311Leviathanf6B+  
312Levithian Rightf6C *2
313Handwarmerf6A 1
314Legwarmerf4+ 1
315Ribbed for Applausef4+ 1
316Step into the lightf6B *2
317Sneak up the Rightf6B+  
318Don't Stop to Fightf6B  
319The Butcherf6B 3
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