Climbs 336
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 470m a.s.l
Faces W

View Stats

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.

Rockfax App

Available in the Rockfax App

The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Apple iOS devices (Android version to follow).


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
Login as Existing User to add your comments

Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  North Crag: Routes
2 Phase Change
-
E1 5c *  
3 Slim Jim VS 5a * 3
4 Manibus et Pedibusque E4 6a *  
5 Nor Nor' Chimney VD 19
6 North Chimney
-
M 8
7 North Cave M 13
8 North cave direct start VS 4c 1
9 Belly on a Plate VS 4c 10
10 The Mangler VS 5a ** 11
11 Cornflake E2 5c *  
12 Central Eliminate VS 5a 12
13 Central Crack VD ** 49
14 Central Groove S 4b * 38
15 Descent Chimney
-
D 2
16 Master Ego E2 5c 2
17 Little Miss Id Variations E3 6a *  
18 Little Miss Id E2 5c ** 12
19 Tryche E5 6a ** 4
20 Pots E2 5c  
21 Outside Edge VS 4c * 7
22 South Chimney D * 31
23 Twin Cracks D 43
24 Palmistry E2 5c * 2
25 No Sign of Three E2 5c ** 6
26 Swot and Heaty E4 6a *  
27 Doomidest Hay E5 6b *  
28 Slin and Thippy E4 6a 1
29 Pendulum Swing Direct HVS 5a 8
30 Pendulum Swing VS 4c * 31
31 Digitos et Digitos * E5 6b ** 1
  South Crag: Routes
33 Black
-
HVS 5a 3
34 Stone
-
D 4
35 Edge
-
VS 4c 2
36 Overlook
-
HVS 5b * 2
37 The Blighter
-
S 4a 4
38 Yes
-
S 4a 4
39 More
-
S 4a 9
40 Who? Me?
-
VS 4b 4
41 Makeweight
-
D 4
42 Steppin' Out HS 4b 5
43 Solitary
-
E2 5c 2
44 Right Route
-
VS 5a 2
45 Grit Appeal HVS 5a * 5
46 Reach Man HVS 5a * 4
47 Oh No You Don't! HVS 5a * 4
  North Crag, Bouldering
49 Master Ego Trav f6A 2
50 1975 f7A v6 * 8
51 Calibration V7 4
52 Recalibrate f7B v8 * 9
53 Recalibrate (Standing Start) f6A * 7
54 Wrestle Down the Wind
-
f7B 3
55 Main Wall Traverse * 5a 1
  Balcony Wall
57 Sturlup f4 12
58 Sturlup Sit Start f5 2
59 Greenflint f4+ 11
60 Greenflint (sit)
-
f6A 3
61 Dansten f3 10
62 Naradame f4 10
63 Argel f4 10
64 Riffless f3 9
65 Purousten f3+ 8
66 Shalling f3 7
67 Shalling Sitter
-
f6C * 4
  Central Boulders
69 Get Set f5 13
70 Diversion and On f5+ 19
71 Concavity Cons Gravity f6B v3 * 17
72 Robin's Dyno f6C v5 * 5
73 Underway f5+ v3 19
74 Fridge Hugger f7B+ v9 *** 6
75 Fridge Hugger (standing) f6A+ * 11
76 We are not Amused f5+ 2
77 We are not Confused f5 2
78 Blackstone Best f6B v3 7
79 Wall f5+ v1 7
80 Nosey Thing f5+ 13
81 The Easy Mantel f6A 10
82 Backside Slab f5+ 9
83 Lippy Traverse f6C 1
84 Ugly Duckling f3 3
85 Ugly Duckling Sit
-
f7A 1
86 The Fortress f5 6
87 The Fortress Arete f4 * 9
88 The Cracks f4 2
89 Slopey Wall f6C v5 1
90 Short and Salty f5 11
91 The Midget Miracle f6C 4
92 Mini Right Arete. f5  
93 Elixir f7A+ v7 ** 1
94 Robin's Slap f6B+ v4 * 5
95 One mover f5 4
96 Yee-Ha f6B+  
97 Off-side f5+ * 1
98 Offwidth Your Head f6B  
99 Proper Job f6C *  
100 Pony Club f7A ** 2
101 Fall and Chains f6C+  
102 Recess f6B+  
103 Game of Groans f6C+ 1
104 Poundsaver f7A  
105 Basic Tech f6B  
106 Confessed Obsessed f6C  
107 Gnome Arete f5+ 4
108 Hero f7A **  
109 Tricepatops f6C  
110 Newfangled Slaptop f5+ 1
111 Happy Mole Man f6C+ * 1
112 Lungefish f5+ * 4
113 Slowfish f6B  
114 The Right Honourable Runnel
-
f6B * 2
115 Anvilette f5+ 3
116 Oh Dear f6A  
117 Oh My f6A 1
Climb name Grade
118 Eager Beaver f6B  
  Back Edge
120 Nik's Groove f7A v6 * 1
121 Nik's Groove with Left Arete
-
f6B 1
122 Squashed Nose f6B+ v4  
123 Nik's Left f6B+ v4 * 3
124 Nik's Arete f6B+ v4 * 1
125 The Big Crack Thing f5 6
126 Nik's Slap f6C+ v5 * 1
127 Bum Fiend f5+ 4
128 Nibble My Grit f4 2
129 Hand Holed f6B * 7
130 Try me f4  
131 Try Me (sit start)
-
f6C 6
132 Home Improvements f6C+ * 16
133 Home Improvements Right f7A 12
134 Patiopia f7A *  
135 Sergeant Jump f6A 6
136 Cocklewarmer f5+ 3
137 Groove is in the Art f5 5
138 Frog Legs f4 5
139 Amy Pond f4 13
140 Ricki Lake f4 14
141 Ricki Lake (Sit) f6A 6
142 Billy Ocean f4 13
143 Billy Ocean (Sit) f6A+ 6
144 Spaghetti Limbs f6B 18
145 The Sneak f3+ 3
146 The Runnel f5+ 9
147 Pocket Dyno f6B+ v4 * 8
148 Polly Pocket f6C v5 * 6
149 Pocket arete f6A v2 8
150 No Pocket No Cry f5 2
151 No Pocket, No Cry (Sit Start)
-
f6B 5
152 Free and Easy f4+ 3
153 Nibble My Grit Sit Start *
-
f6A 3
154 Amy Pond Sit Start * f6A+ * 2
  Slopey Top Area
156 Wigeon f5  
157 The Wodge f7A+ *  
158 The Wedge f7A ** 1
159 Wedge Witch f6A 1
160 Ledge Itch f6B 1
161 Obstinate Bactrian f6C  
162 Deft Cleft f6C 1
163 Foxy Furtlings f7B v8 *  
164 Nutrition f6B v3 1
165 Lock Stock and Smoking Heel f6C+ * 1
166 Boozy Brawler f7A v6 * 2
167 Bottomless Git f6B+ v4 1
168 Stan's a gurner f7A+ ** 1
169 The Lady's not for Gurning f7B v8 * 8
170 Soul Calibre V5 * 1
171 The Iron Lady f7A * 1
172 Hand Me Frowns f7A  
173 Insouciance f7A *  
174 Blundercut f4 2
175 Flip Me f6C  
176 Leg Sandwich f5+  
177 Stacked Like Arnie f6A+  
178 The Shelfish Way f6C  
179 Checkout f6A  
180 The Underdog f7A+ * 2
181 Sharpe f7A+ 3
182 Harper f6B 1
  Trig Point Boulders
184 Fine and Dandy f4 20
185 Time for Tweed f3 19
186 Pockington Lane f6B v4 * 42
187 Pockington Lane from standing f6A 17
188 Grrr f5 13
189 Grrr (sit)
-
f6B 11
190 Finders Fee f4 15
191 Minutiae f5+ 11
192 Trigger f6B+ v4 7
193 Trig Crack f3 7
194 Trig Slab f6A v2 * 34
195 Trig Arete f6C v5 * 21
196 Trig ArĂȘte from standing f6B+ * 6
197 Trigonomy f6A * 13
198 Trigonomy (sit start) f6A+ 1
199 Trig Wall f3+ * 2
200 Trig Point Flake f2 * 2
201 No Nonsense f5+ 9
202 The Lushering f7A * 23
203 Done Years Ago f6B * 21
204 Con Air f7A ** 35
205 Paggered f6B+ 3
206 Sly Way f6A+ 6
207 Green and Black f6A+ * 4
208 Mike's Arete * f7A 2
209 Mike's Arete (sit start) * f7B  
210 Troll Mohican f6B+  
211 Cleft of the Brave f5+ ** 3
212 Fissure of Fear f6A * 2
213 Last Lash f6A 1
214 Turnpike Roof f7A 1
215 Vanguard f7A 1
216 Crackonomy f5+ 2
217 Belly Bouncer f6A 1
218 Go that Way f6B 4
219 Go Low f6B 6
220 Go this Way f6B+ 3
221 Trig slab right * f6B 1
  Easy Wall
223 First Laugh f5+ 22
224 First Laugh (stand up)
-
f3 9
225 Keep Laughing f5 7
226 Under a Dark Dream f4 * 24
227 Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugs f4 8
228 Roaming Pleasant Hands f4 23
229 A Few Moves For New Love f3 27
230 Cutlery Creates Confusion f2 25
231 Little Person's Path f3 25
232 Low High Traverse f5+ 8
  Hueco Block Area
234 Easy wall f4 6
Climb name Grade
235 Uphill Arete f6B v3  
236 Ape Hour f7A+ v7 ** 7
237 Hueco Arete f5 43
238 Hueco Arete Eliminate f6A * 2
239 Blackstone Slab f6A+ v2/3 * 29
240 Be Strict f6C 6
241 Be Skilful f6A ** 33
242 Be Less Skilful f5 * 7
243 Nothing Cubed f4 23
244 Cuban f6A+ 43
245 Cube Root
-
f6C 6
246 Cubic Crack f6B+ 18
247 Cube All f6A 11
248 Shortarse f6B+ v4 22
249 One Stop Pop Shop f7A v6 * 4
250 Nick's Traverse f7A+ v7 *** 4
251 Hand Rail f6A * 1
252 Crack Left f6B+ v4 * 4
  Short Routes
254 The Bounder f4+ 7
255 Rough Life f4 4
256 Naomi's Wall f6B * 4
257 Curving Arete f5+ 7
258 I know f3 10
259 Easy Peasy f2 13
260 Stay Cool f5 27
261 Another! f4+ 30
262 Two f5 29
263 Easier Peasier f2 21
264 Who? Me? f4+ 29
265 Rubbery f5 29
266 Relief f2 10
267 Slight f4 14
268 Porage f2 11
269 Feet f4+ 17
270 Balance f4+ 19
271 Steppin' Out f4+ 15
272 Foot Business f5 23
273 Leaning to the Left of Sloper f6A ** 13
274 Softly Softly f6A+ * 12
275 Catchee Monkey f3 * 5
276 Beginning f2 12
277 End f2 13
278 Forward Straight f2 13
279 Cornered f2 13
280 Floating Wigs f4+ 3
281 Larn Summat f6B 1
282 Ruler Fooler f6B * 1
283 Old Silky f6A 3
284 Old Milky f5+ 2
285 Old Milky Sit Start f6A 1
286 Pinnochio f6A  
287 You There f3 6
288 You There ( Sit start) f6A 6
289 Look Here f5 5
290 Look Here (Sit start) f6A 8
291 Just Do It f4 6
292 Just Do It Sit
-
f6A 7
293 Pheasant Walk f3 * 14
294 Grouse Mate f5 10
295 Famous Grouse V0+ 4
296 Subtletease f4 ** 23
297 Hamstring Hardship V3 1
298 Paw Print f3 ** 24
299 Queasy Face f5 8
300 Queasy Face Sit
-
f5+ 3
301 Look to Windward f5+ ** 8
302 Look to Windward Sit
-
f6A+ ** 2
303 Andrex Guppy f5+ ** 7
304 Andrex Guppy Sit
-
f6A ** 3
305 Curving Arete (Low Start) * f6A 1
  Beyond
307 Crimpemup f6B+ 4
308 Dodgem f4+ 8
309 The Skelter f6B 8
310 Helter Felt Ya f6A 1
311 Merry Go Rounded f3 10
312 Backseat Climber f5 7
313 Granny's Got Moves f4 8
314 Grandad's Hard to Hold f6C 2
315 Nooks and Grannies f4 6
316 Let Loose the Lion f6B 7
317 Get Horny f3 9
318 The Rantle f7A * 3
319 Something from the Attic f5 7
320 Shelf Life f6B 4
321 Pack Up and Go f6A 1
322 Udge Repellant f6C 1
323 The Fop is on Form f6B+ * 4
324 Dandy Gets Handy f6A+ 3
325 Chalk the Talk f7A 5
326 Custom Eyes f6C * 1
327 Custom Eyes (Long Man's Way) f6A 1
328 Aesthete's Foot f6B+ * 4
329 Merci Moi f7A 1
330 Aesthete's Foot (low start) * f6C * 1
  Back of Beyond
332 Fragmen f4 9
333 Illustrion f3 9
334 Scultis f3 9
335 Kescate f3 9
336 Swingers f7A * 25
337 Porital f4+ 6
338 Return of the Swing f7A+ * 10
339 Luna f6B+ v4 ** 5
340 Kraken f6A+ v3 * 5
341 Leviathan f6B+  
342 Levithian Right f6C v5 * 2
343 Handwarmer f6A 2
344 Legwarmer f4+ 4
345 Ribbed for Applause f4+ 3
346 Step into the light f6B * 3
347 Sneak up the Right f6B+  
348 Don't Stop to Fight f6B  
349 The Butcher f6B v3 6
  New Additions
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer harold walmsley