Climbs 57
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 475m a.s.l
Faces SE

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Not This Time . . . © R Potter

Crag features

Wolf Edge is an isolated spot that is of exclusive interest to boulderers. It's unlikely you will ever find crowds of people here, so it's particularly worth a visit if crowds are likely at the more well known nearby venues. The quality of the rock is improving with traffic, but could need a gentle brushing in places.

The edge faces southeast getting plenty of morning and early afternoon sun. It is exposed to the elements and will dry quickly but offers little shelter. It doesn't suffer from green rock.

Approach notes

The crag is best approached from the small village of Flash (highest village in England at 461m). This is situated just west of the A53 and north of the other Staffordshire crags. Park in the village and walk a short distance west where a road leads steeply up to some houses. Follow this road, staying to the left, and pass through a gate to a track. Follow the track past fields, avoiding the right-hand fork, and you will soon see the edge. The areas right of the track are gained by following a vague path along the base. Areas left of the track (The Warren) need to be approached from above, so keep on the main track until level with the edge, then follow a path along the top of the edge until it is possible to descend.

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Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
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What a wonderful place. A magic day in early Dec. To chip in on the 'two guides' situation - I had the Peak District Bouldering guide (I think that therefore makes a three guide book situation?!) and also the BMC 2009 guide for comparison. I did circa 35 problems up to font 5+/6a. In a nutshell, the BMC guide seemed to be rather over-graded on many of the probs. I can barely climb much beyond uk tech grade 5b, yet according to the BMC guide I had managed a few 5c's, a couple of 6a's and even a 6b. I reckon I prob did manage a couple of things that were maybe 5c (yay!), but I very much doubt I did anything worth 6a or more.
Dr Matt - 04/Dec/14
As pointed out by Whealiebob, there's a naming / grading discrepancy between the BMC 2004 (and 2009) guide and High Over Buxton (2003). By some quirk of synchronicity, the crag was developed and written up by both sets of guide authors completely independently (a situation that wasn't addressed in the recent BMC updated guide). Ideally an attempt should be made to reconcile the two...hopefully I'll get around to it soon...
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) - 28/Apr/10
Nice location and good, rough Gritstone. Its also in High Over Buxton, but with entirely different problem names (and grades!!)
Whealiebob - 28/Sep/09
Thats This is my Church V5/6. On the other photograph- you can see Quantum Buttress in the distance, just past the fence, with Project Quantum up the arete in view.
teapot - 24/Jan/09
hughdyno9/04 whats this?
jim - 04/Aug/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Warren
2 Warren Piece V0 21
3 Problem 52 Traverse V3 3
4 Left Arête f4 38
5 Side-wall f5+ 31
6 Crack f5 35
7 Lair f6A+ * 16
8 Hairy Hat Man V3 12
9 Fine Slab f5 * 49
10 Fine Slab Arête f4 35
11 Rock Fusion f6A * 27
12 Claustrophobic Arête f5+ * 9
13 Horseshoe Arête f5 * 41
14 Swiss Cheesed f6A+ 3
15 Quantum Leap f7B 5
16 Project Quantum V6 ** 8
  Triangular Boulder
18 Seams f6A+ 11
19 Traverse f5+ 17
20 Right Arête f6A 5
Climb name Grade
  Fin Area
22 Vinyl Groove V0 7
23 Problem 34 V0 4
24 Sheep's Clothing V0- 11
25 Problem 32 V1 13
26 This is My Church f6C+ 28
27 The Fin f5 35
28 The Fin Right V2 2
29 Ear Flake f4+ 64
30 Iron Slab V2 4
31 Gastonitus V4 2
32 Short Arête f5+ 58
33 Crumble Left f5+ 41
34 Crumble f6B 27
35 Crumble Right f5 50
36 Wolf Prow f5+ 47
38 Underground Mantel f4+ 56
39 Underground Left V2 10
40 The Underground f6B 28
41 Deep Jam (a.k.a. Grumo's Crevice) V0- 13
Climb name Grade
42 Overground Left V5 ** 1
43 Overground f5 8
44 Overground Right f5 29
45 The Kind Farmer V2 28
46 The Farmer's Wife V0 19
47 Low Traverse V1 16
  Wolf Block
49 Wolf Bite f6B * 23
50 Wolf Bite Right f5+ * 49
51 Ramp Wall f5 * 56
52 The Ramp f4 * 59
53 The Ramp Face f5+ * 45
54 The Wolf V4 1
  The Quarry
56 Wizz V0 18
57 Cherrybomb V2  
58 Quarrior V5+ ** 1
59 Quarry Crack V0- 19
60 Quarry Face V1 18
61 The Devil's Chimney V0- 10
62 The Balance Trail V2 9
63 Problem 6 V0 13

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