Climbs 344
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 470m a.s.l
Faces W

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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.

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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.
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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
  North Crag: Routes
2 Phase Change
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E1 5c *  
3 Slim Jim VS 5a * 3
4 Manibus et Pedibusque E4 6a *  
5 Digitos et Digitos E5 6b ** 1
6 Nor Nor' Chimney VD 24
7 North Chimney
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M 8
8 North Cave M 15
9 North cave direct start VS 4c 1
10 Belly on a Plate VS 4c 10
11 The Mangler VS 5a ** 11
12 Cornflake E2 5c *  
13 Central Eliminate VS 5a 12
14 Central Crack VD ** 57
15 Central Groove S 4b * 41
16 Descent Chimney
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D 2
17 Master Ego E2 5c 2
18 Little Miss Id Variations E3 6a *  
19 Little Miss Id E2 5c ** 16
20 Tryche E5 6a ** 10
21 Pots E2 5c  
22 Outside Edge VS 4c * 7
23 South Chimney D * 33
24 Twin Cracks D 46
25 Palmistry E2 5c * 2
26 No Sign of Three E2 5c ** 8
27 Swot and Heaty E4 6a *  
28 Doomidest Hay E5 6b *  
29 Slin and Thippy E4 6a 1
30 Pendulum Swing Direct HVS 5a 8
31 Pendulum Swing VS 4c * 35
  South Crag: Routes
33 Black
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HVS 5a 3
34 Stone
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D 4
35 Edge
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VS 4c 4
36 Overlook
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HVS 5b * 2
37 The Blighter
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S 4a 6
38 Yes
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S 4a 7
39 More
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S 4a 12
40 Who? Me?
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VS 4b 7
41 Makeweight
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D 6
42 Steppin' Out HS 4b 8
43 Solitary
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E2 5c 3
44 Right Route
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VS 5a 2
45 Grit Appeal HVS 5a * 8
46 Reach Man HVS 5a * 7
47 Oh No You Don't! HVS 5a * 7
48 Lean To * HVS 5a 1
  North Crag, Bouldering
50 Master Ego Trav f6A 2
51 1975 f7A v6 * 13
52 Calibration V7 8
53 Recalibrate f7B v8 * 12
54 Recalibrate (Standing Start) f6A * 8
55 Wrestle Down the Wind
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f7B 4
56 Main Wall Traverse * 5a 1
  Balcony Wall
58 Sturlup f4 12
59 Sturlup Sit Start f5 2
60 Greenflint f4+ 11
61 Greenflint (sit)
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f6A 3
62 Dansten f3 11
63 Naradame f4 10
64 Argel f4 10
65 Riffless f3 11
66 Purousten f3+ 8
67 Purousten (sit start) f6B 1
68 Shalling f3 8
69 Shalling Sitter
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f6C * 4
  Central Boulders
71 Get Set f5 14
72 Diversion and On f5+ 19
73 Concavity Cons Gravity f6B v3 * 18
74 Robin's Dyno f6C v5 * 5
75 Underway f5+ v3 19
76 Fridge Hugger f7B+ v9 *** 9
77 Fridge Hugger (standing) f6A+ * 12
78 We are not Amused f5+ 2
79 We are not Confused f5 2
80 Blackstone Best f6B v3 8
81 Wall f5+ v1 7
82 Nosey Thing f5+ 13
83 The Easy Mantel f6A 11
84 Backside Slab f5+ 10
85 Lippy Traverse f6C 2
86 Ugly Duckling f3 3
87 Ugly Duckling Sit
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f7A 1
88 The Fortress f5 6
89 The Fortress Arete f4 * 11
90 The Cracks f4 2
91 Slopey Wall f6C v5 1
92 Short and Salty f5 11
93 The Midget Miracle f6C 4
94 Mini Right Arete. f5  
95 Elixir f7A+ v7 ** 1
96 Robin's Slap f6B+ v4 * 5
97 One mover f5 5
98 Yee-Ha f6B+  
99 Off-side f5+ * 1
100 Offwidth Your Head f6B  
101 Proper Job f6C *  
102 Pony Club f7A ** 2
103 Fall and Chains f6C+  
104 Recess f6B+  
105 Game of Groans f6C+ 1
106 Poundsaver f7A  
107 Basic Tech f6B  
108 Confessed Obsessed f6C  
109 Gnome Arete f5+ 4
110 Hero f7A **  
111 Tricepatops f6C  
112 Newfangled Slaptop f5+ 1
113 Happy Mole Man f6C+ * 1
114 Lungefish f5+ * 4
115 Slowfish f6B  
116 The Right Honourable Runnel
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f6B * 2
117 Anvilette f5+ 3
118 Oh Dear f6A  
119 Oh My f6A 1
120 Eager Beaver f6B  
Climb name Grade
  Back Edge
122 Nik's Groove f7A v6 * 3
123 Nik's Groove with Left Arete
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f6B 1
124 Squashed Nose f6B+ v4  
125 Nik's Left f6B+ v4 * 4
126 Nik's Arete f6B+ v4 * 1
127 The Big Crack Thing f5 6
128 Hobbits Undercuts * f7A+ 1
129 Nik's Slap f6C+ v5 * 1
130 Bum Fiend f5+ 4
131 Nibble My Grit f4 2
132 Nibble My Grit Sit Start f6A 4
133 Hand Holed f6B * 10
134 Try me f4  
135 Try Me (sit start)
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f6C 8
136 Home Improvements f6C+ * 25
137 Home Improvements Right f7A 17
138 Patiopia f7A * 3
139 Sergeant Jump f6A 10
140 Cocklewarmer f5+ 3
141 Groove is in the Art f5 7
142 Groove is in the Art (sit start) f6A 1
143 Frog Legs f4 9
144 Amy Pond f4 18
145 Amy Pond Sit Start f6A * 3
146 Ricki Lake f4 19
147 Ricki Lake (Sit) f6A 7
148 Billy Ocean f4 18
149 Billy Ocean (Sit) f6A+ 9
150 Spaghetti Limbs f6B 23
151 Spaghetti Limbs (stand)
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f3 2
152 The Sneak f3+ 8
153 The Runnel f5+ 12
154 The Runnel (Stand start)
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VB 5
155 Pocket Dyno f6B+ v4 * 9
156 Polly Pocket f6C v5 * 7
157 Pocket arete f6A v2 11
158 No Pocket No Cry f5 3
159 No Pocket, No Cry (Sit Start)
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f6B 7
160 Free and Easy f4+ 4
  Slopey Top Area
162 Wigeon f5  
163 The Wodge f7A+ *  
164 The Wedge f7A ** 1
165 Wedge Witch f6A 1
166 Ledge Itch f6B 1
167 Obstinate Bactrian f6C  
168 Deft Cleft f6C 1
169 Foxy Furtlings f7B v8 *  
170 Nutrition f6B v3 1
171 Lock Stock and Smoking Heel f6C+ * 1
172 Boozy Brawler f7A v6 * 3
173 Bottomless Git f6B+ v4 1
174 Stan's a gurner f7A+ ** 2
175 The Lady's not for Gurning f7B v8 * 9
176 Soul Calibre V5 * 1
177 The Iron Lady f7A * 1
178 Hand Me Frowns f7A  
179 Insouciance f7A * 1
180 Blundercut f4 2
181 Flip Me f6C  
182 Leg Sandwich f5+  
183 Stacked Like Arnie f6A+  
184 The Shelfish Way f6C  
185 Checkout f6A  
186 The Underdog f7A+ * 2
187 Sharpe f7A+ 3
188 Harper f6B 1
  Trig Point Boulders
190 Fine and Dandy f4 28
191 Time for Tweed f3 27
192 Pockington Lane f6B v4 * 47
193 Pockington Lane from standing f6A 21
194 Grrr f5 18
195 Grrr (sit)
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f6B 14
196 Finders Fee f4 20
197 Minutiae f5+ 15
198 Trigger f6B+ v4 7
199 Trig Crack f3 9
200 Trig Slab f6A v2 * 40
201 Trig Slab Right f6B 2
202 Trig Arete f6C v5 * 24
203 Trig ArĂȘte from standing f6B+ * 10
204 Trigonomy f6A * 13
205 Trigonomy (sit start) f6A+ 1
206 Trig Wall f3+ * 3
207 Trig Point Flake f2 * 4
208 No Nonsense f5+ 12
209 The Lushering f7A * 31
210 Done Years Ago f6B * 26
211 Con Air f7A ** 40
212 Paggered f6B+ 4
213 Sly Way f6A+ 6
214 Green and Black f6A+ * 4
215 Mike's Arete f7A 8
216 Mike's Arete (sit start) f7B  
217 Troll Mohican f6B+  
218 Cleft of the Brave f5+ ** 4
219 Fissure of Fear f6A * 2
220 Last Lash f6A 1
221 Turnpike Roof f7A 1
222 Vanguard f7A 1
223 Crackonomy f5+ 2
224 Belly Bouncer f6A 1
225 Go that Way f6B 4
226 Go Low f6B 6
227 Go this Way f6B+ 3
  Easy Wall
229 First Laugh f5+ 27
230 First Laugh (stand up)
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f3 16
231 Keep Laughing f5 7
232 Under a Dark Dream f4 * 30
233 Roaming Under a Dark Dream of Pleasant Pugs f4 9
234 Roaming Pleasant Hands f4 30
235 A Few Moves For New Love f3 34
236 Cutlery Creates Confusion f2 32
237 Little Person's Path f3 32
238 Low High Traverse f5+ 9
  Hueco Block Area
240 Easy wall f4 6
Climb name Grade
241 Uphill Arete f6B v3  
242 Ape Hour f7A+ v7 ** 11
243 Hueco Arete f5 48
244 Hueco Arete Eliminate f6A * 2
245 Blackstone Slab f6A+ v2/3 * 33
246 Be Strict f6C 7
247 Be Skilful f6A ** 38
248 Be Less Skilful f5 * 8
249 Nothing Cubed f4 27
250 Cuban f6A+ 48
251 Cube Root
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f6C 6
252 Cubic Crack f6B+ 19
253 Cube All f6A 11
254 Shortarse f6B+ v4 24
255 One Stop Pop Shop f7A v6 * 5
256 Nick's Traverse f7A+ v7 *** 4
257 Hand Rail f6A * 1
258 Crack Left f6B+ v4 * 4
  Short Routes
260 The Bounder f4+ 7
261 Rough Life f4 4
262 Naomi's Wall f6B * 5
263 Curving Arete f5+ 7
264 Curving Arete (Low Start) f6A 2
265 I know f3 10
266 Easy Peasy f2 13
267 Stay Cool f5 29
268 Another! f4+ 33
269 Two f5 31
270 Easier Peasier f2 23
271 Who? Me? f4+ 31
272 Rubbery f5 30
273 Relief f2 10
274 Slight f4 14
275 Porage f2 11
276 Feet f4+ 17
277 Balance f4+ 19
278 Steppin' Out f4+ 17
279 Foot Business f5 23
280 Leaning to the Left of Sloper f6A ** 14
281 Softly Softly f6A+ * 12
282 Catchee Monkey f3 * 5
283 Beginning f2 12
284 End f2 13
285 Forward Straight f2 13
286 Cornered f2 13
287 Floating Wigs f4+ 3
288 Larn Summat f6B 1
289 Ruler Fooler f6B * 1
290 Old Silky f6A 3
291 Old Milky f5+ 2
292 Old Milky Sit Start f6A 1
293 Pinnochio f6A  
294 You There f3 6
295 You There ( Sit start) f6A 6
296 Look Here f5 5
297 Look Here (Sit start) f6A 8
298 Just Do It f4 6
299 Just Do It Sit
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f6A 7
300 Pheasant Walk f3 * 16
301 Grouse Mate f5 13
302 Famous Grouse V0+ 5
303 Subtletease f4 ** 24
304 Hamstring Hardship V3 1
305 Paw Print f3 ** 25
306 Queasy Face f5 8
307 Queasy Face Sit
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f5+ 3
308 Look to Windward f5+ ** 8
309 Look to Windward Sit
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f6A+ ** 2
310 Andrex Guppy f5+ ** 7
311 Andrex Guppy Sit
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f6A ** 3
  Beyond
313 Crimpemup f6B+ 5
314 Dodgem f4+ 9
315 The Skelter f6B 8
316 Helter Felt Ya f6A 1
317 Merry Go Rounded f3 11
318 Backseat Climber f5 8
319 Granny's Got Moves f4 8
320 Grandad's Hard to Hold f6C 2
321 Nooks and Grannies f4 6
322 Let Loose the Lion f6B 7
323 Get Horny f3 9
324 The Rantle f7A * 3
325 Something from the Attic f5 7
326 Shelf Life f6B 4
327 Pack Up and Go f6A 1
328 Udge Repellant f6C 1
329 The Fop is on Form f6B+ * 4
330 Dandy Gets Handy f6A+ 3
331 Chalk the Talk f7A 5
332 Custom Eyes f6C * 1
333 Custom Eyes (Long Man's Way) f6A 1
334 Aesthete's Foot f6B+ * 4
335 Aesthete's Foot (low start) f6C * 1
336 Merci Moi f7A 1
  Back of Beyond
338 Fragmen f4 10
339 Illustrion f3 10
340 Scultis f3 10
341 Kescate f3 10
342 Swingers f7A * 27
343 Porital f4+ 6
344 Return of the Swing f7A+ * 11
345 Luna f6B+ v4 ** 5
346 Kraken f6A+ v3 * 5
347 Leviathan f6B+  
348 Levithian Right f6C v5 * 2
349 Handwarmer f6A 2
350 Legwarmer f4+ 4
351 Ribbed for Applause f4+ 3
352 Step into the light f6B * 4
353 Sneak up the Right f6B+  
354 Don't Stop to Fight f6B  
355 The Butcher f6B v3 6
  New Additions
357 Mike arete low start * V7 1
358 Windy miller * V6 1
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