Climbs 332
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.

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