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
-
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 **42
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 *27
23Twin CracksD 38
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  
 Balcony Wall 
36Sturlupf4 7
37Greenflintf4+ 7
38Greenflint (sit)
-
f6A 2
39Danstenf3 7
40Naradamef4 7
41Argelf4 5
42Rifflessf3 6
43Puroustenf3+ 6
44Shallingf3 5
45Shalling Sitter
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f6C *4
 Central Boulders 
47Get Setf5 8
48Diversion and Onf5+ 13
49Concavity Cons Gravityf6B *13
50Robin's Dynof6C *2
51Underwayf5+ 13
52Fridge Huggerf7B+ ***5
53Fridge Hugger (standing)f6A+ *9
54We are not Amusedf5+ 1
55We are not Confusedf5 1
56Blackstone Bestf6B 5
57Wallf5+ 5
58Nosey Thingf5+ 9
59The Easy Mantelf6A 7
60Backside Slabf5+ 6
61Lippy Traversef6C 1
62Ugly Ducklingf3  
63The Fortressf5 3
64The Fortress Aretef4 *6
65The Cracksf4 1
66Slopey Wallf6C 1
67Short and Saltyf5 6
68The Midget Miraclef6C 3
69Mini Right Arete.f5  
70Elixirf7A+ **1
71Robin's Slapf6B+ *4
72One moverf5 3
73Yee-Haf6B+  
74Off-sidef5+ *1
75Offwidth Your Headf6B  
76Proper Jobf6C * 
77Pony Clubf7A **2
78Fall and Chainsf6C+  
79Recessf6B+  
80Game of Groansf6C+ 1
81Poundsaverf7A  
82Basic Techf6B  
83Confessed Obsessedf6C  
84Gnome Aretef5+ 1
85Herof7A ** 
86Tricepatopsf6C  
87Newfangled Slaptopf5+ 1
88Happy Mole Manf6C+ *1
89Lungefishf5+ *2
90Slowfishf6B  
91The Right Honourable Runnel
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f6B *1
92Anvilettef5+ 2
93Oh Dearf6A  
94Oh Myf6A 1
95Eager Beaverf6B  
 Back Edge 
97Nik's Groovef7A *1
98Squashed Nosef6B+  
99Nik's Leftf6B+ *2
100Nik's Aretef6B+ *1
101The Big Crack Thingf5 5
102Nik's Slapf6C+ *1
103Bum Fiendf5+  
104Nibble My Gritf4  
105Hand Holedf6B *1
106Try mef4  
107Try Me (sit start)
-
f6C 1
108Home Improvementsf6C+ *3
109Home Improvements Rightf7A 4
110Patiopiaf7A * 
111Sergeant Jumpf6A 4
112Coclewarmerf5+ 2
113Groove is in the Artf5  
114Frog Legsf4 2
115Amy Pondf4 6
116Ricki Lakef4 8
117Ricki Lake (Sit)f6A 2
118Billy Oceanf4 9
119Billy Ocean (Sit)f6A+ 2
120Spaghetti Limbsf6B 8
121The Sneakf3+ 2
122The Runnelf5+ 5
123Pocket Dynof6B+ *6
124Polly Pocketf6C *4
125Pocket aretef6A 7
126No Pocket No Cryf5 2
127No Pocket, No Cry (Sit Start)
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f6B 2
128Free and Easyf4+ 2
 Slopey Top Area 
130Wigeonf5  
131The Wodgef7A+ * 
132The Wedgef7A **1
133Wedge Witchf6A 1
134Ledge Itchf6B 1
135Obstinate Bactrianf6C  
136Deft Cleftf6C 1
137Foxy Furtlingsf7B * 
138Nutritionf6B 1
139Lock Stock and Smoking Heelf6C+ *1
140Boozy Brawlerf7A *2
141Bottomless Gitf6B+ 1
142The Lady's not for Gurningf7B *5
143Soul CalibreV5 *1
144The Iron Ladyf7A *1
145Hand Me Frownsf7A  
146Insouciancef7A * 
147Blundercutf4  
148Flip Mef6C  
149Leg Sandwichf5+  
150Stacked Like Arnief6A+  
151The Shelfish Wayf6C  
152Checkoutf6A  
153The Underdogf7A+ *1
154Sharpef7A+ 2
155Harperf6B 1
 Trig Point Boulders 
157Fine and Dandyf4 13
158Time for Tweedf3 12
159Pockington Lanef6B *27
160Pockington Lane from standingf6A 6
161Grrrf5 7
162Grrr (sit)
-
f6B 4
163Finders Feef4 9
164Minutiaef5+ 4
165Triggerf6B+ 5
166Trig Crackf3 3
167Trig Slabf6A *20
168Trig Aretef6C *15
169Trig ArÍte from standingf6B+ *2
170Trigonomyf6A *12
171Trig Wallf3+ *2
172Trig Point Flakef2 *2
173No Nonsensef5+ 3
174The Lusheringf7A *7
175Done Years Agof6B *3
176Con Airf7A **16
177Paggeredf6B+  
178Sly Wayf6A+ 2
179Green and Blackf6A+ *2
180Troll Mohicanf6B+  
181Cleft of the Bravef5+ **3
182Fissure of Fearf6A *1
183Last Lashf6A 1
184Turnpike Rooff7A 1
185Vanguardf7A 1
186Crackonomyf5+  
187Belly Bouncerf6A 1
188Go that Wayf6B 2
189Go Lowf6B 5
190Go this Wayf6B+ 2
 Easy Wall 
192First Laughf5+ 13
193First Laugh (stand up)
-
f3 3
194Keep Laughingf5 3
195Under a Dark Dreamf4 *15
196Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugsf4 5
197Roaming Pleasant Handsf4 14
198A Few Moves For New Lovef3 15
199Cutlery Creates Confusionf2 15
200Little Person's Pathf3 14
201Low High Traversef5+ 5
 Hueco Block Area 
203Easy wallf4 5
204Uphill Aretef6B  
205Ape Hourf7A+ **4
206Hueco Aretef5 24
207Hueco Arete Eliminatef6A *2
208Blackstone Slabf6A+ *17
209Be Strictf6C 2
210Be Skilfulf6A **20
211Be Less Skilfulf5 *7
212Nothing Cubedf4 14
213Cubanf6A+ 27
214Cube Root
-
f6C 3
215Cubic Crackf6B+ 10
216Cube Allf6A 8
217Shortarsef6B+ 14
218One Stop Pop Shopf7A *2
219Nick's Traversef7A+ ***4
220Hand Railf6A *1
221Crack Leftf6B+ *4
 Short Routes 
223The Bounderf4+ 5
224Rough Lifef4 3
225Naomi's Wallf6B *1
226Curving Aretef5+ 3
227I knowf3 4
228Easy Peasyf2 4
229Stay Coolf5 13
230Another!f4+ 14
231Twof5 14
232Easier Peasierf2 8
233Who? Me?f4+ 13
234Rubberyf5 12
235Relieff2 4
236Slightf4 4
237Poragef2 4
238Feetf4+ 8
239Balancef4+ 9
240Steppin' Outf4+ 8
241Foot Businessf5 10
242Leaning to the Left of Sloperf6A **8
243Softly Softlyf6A+ *5
244Catchee Monkeyf3 *3
245Beginningf2 6
246Endf2 6
247Forward Straightf2 5
248Corneredf2 5
249Floating Wigsf4+ 2
250Larn Summatf6B 1
251Ruler Foolerf6B *1
252Old Silkyf6A 2
253Old Milkyf5+ 1
254Pinnochiof6A  
255You Theref3 2
256You There ( Sit start)f6A 5
257Look Heref5 3
258Look Here (Sit start)f6A 6
259Just Do Itf4 2
260Just Do It Sit
-
f6A 4
261Pheasant Walkf3 *4
262Grouse Matef5 4
263Subtleteasef4 **13
264Paw Printf3 **13
265Queasy Facef5 5
266Queasy Face Sit
-
f5+ 2
267Look to Windwardf5+ **6
268Look to Windward Sit
-
f6A+ **2
269Andrex Guppyf5+ **5
270Andrex Guppy Sit
-
f6A **3
 Beyond 
272Crimpemupf6B+ 2
273Dodgemf4+ 5
274The Skelterf6B 5
275Merry Go Roundedf3 6
276Backseat Climberf5 3
277Granny's Got Movesf4 4
278Grandad's Hard to Holdf6C  
279Nooks and Granniesf4 2
280Let Loose the Lionf6B 3
281Get Hornyf3 4
282The Rantlef7A *2
283Something from the Atticf5 2
284Shelf Lifef6B 1
285Pack Up and Gof6A  
286Udge Repellantf6C  
287The Fop is on Formf6B+ * 
288Dandy Gets Handyf6A+ 2
289Chalk the Talkf7A 2
290Custom Eyesf6C * 
291Custom Eyes (Long Man's Way)f6A 1
292Aesthete's Footf6B+ *2
293Merci Moif7A 1
 Back of Beyond 
295Fragmenf4 4
296Illustrionf3 4
297Scultisf3 4
298Kescatef3 4
299Swingersf7A *5
300Poritalf4+ 2
301Return of the Swingf7A+ *1
302Lunaf6B+ **3
303Krakenf6A+ *3
304Leviathanf6B+  
305Levithian Rightf6C *2
306Handwarmerf6A 1
307Legwarmerf4+ 1
308Ribbed for Applausef4+ 1
309Step into the lightf6B *2
310Sneak up the Rightf6B+  
311Don't Stop to Fightf6B  
312The Butcherf6B 3
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