UKC

Climbs 275
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 227m a.s.l
Faces SW

Mina - Mecca 2 © Nick Brown

Crag features

A 'National crucible' of hard sport climbing. A huge bastion of overhanging rock giving short (10m) crimpy desperates and multi-pitch pumps over 50m long. Mostly good rock, a bit flaky in places, and polished in others. Top routes are Sardine (7b+), Indecent Exposure (pitch 1, 7b+), The Body Machine (7c), Chimes of Freedom (8a+), Mecca (8b+, Hubble (8c+) and the hardest route in the Peak, Mutation (9a). Not surprisingly, home of hard bouldering too. Powerband and Ben's Roof to name a few. A suntrap - can be too hot!

Approach notes

From the B6049 Tideswell to Buxton road turn left at Miller's Dale (to Litton Mill). Limited parking is available in small laybys below the crag or at the southern end of Tideswell Dale 8 min walk away.

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Guidebooks

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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Peak Limestone

Selected guidebook covering the best trad and sport limestone crags in the Peak District.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Main
2 Arabian Nights E4 6b 3
3 Sheikh, Rattle 'n Roll 7b 6
4 Koran Direct 7a+ 12
5 Ayatollah 6c+ 21
6 Hubris E5 6a 11
7 Indecent Hubris 7b+ 1
8 Barely Decent 7a+  
9 Austin Powers
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7a+ 2
10 Barely Decent(right start) 7b+  
11 Balls Out 7c 2
12 Indecent Exposure 7c *** 111
13 Indecent Exposure Direct 7c *** 29
14 The Full Monty 7c+ * 2
15 Full Frontal 7c+ *  
16 Half Decent 7c * 17
17 Unzipped 8a * 2
18 Body Machine (with tree) 7c *** 84
19 Body Machine Direct 7c+ *** 65
20 An In and Out of Body Experience 8a ** 4
21 Bodybuilder 8a+ ** 6
22 Anger Management 8a ** 7
23 Cross 'n Angry 8a+ *** 5
24 The Prow (classic) 8a *** 46
25 The Prow 8a *** 40
26 The Crucifixion 8a *** 30
27 Rage into The Crucifixion * 8b+ ** 2
28 Proud Whore 7c+ *** 31
29 Brazen Strumpet 8a **  
30 Jehovah Kill 8b+ * 2
31 Revelations 8b *** 18
32 Rage 8b ** 4
33 Hubble 9a ***  
34 The Whore of Babylon 8a 2
35 Brandenburg Gate Project ** 1
36 Introducing the Hardline According to Terrance Trout 7b+  
37 Make it Funky 8c ** 4
38 Mega Whore 8c **  
39 Mecca - The Mid-life Crisis 8b+ *** 34
40 Mecca Extension 8c *** 13
41 Hajj 8c ** 4
42 Kaabah 8c+ *** 13
43 Kaabah is Futile 8c+ *** 2
44 Ben's Into Mecca
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8c 2
45 Evolution 8c+ *** 4
46 Mutation 9a ***  
47 Stevolution 9a * 1
48 Devolution 8c * 3
49 Devolution into Waddage 8c ** 1
50 Roofolution 9a **  
51 Chimes of Freedom 8a+ *** 57
52 Chimes of Freedom( the second pitch) E5 6b *  
53 Chimes short 8a ** 42
54 Freedom Fighter 8a+ *** 6
55 Chimes of Resistance 8b ** 4
56 The Resistance 7c * 3
57 Resistance is Futile 8a+ * 2
58 Unfinished Sympathy 8b *  
59 Keen Sympathiser/Chimes *
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8c+ *  
60 Belly's Gonna Get Ya * 9a *  
61 Waddage 8b *** 17
62 Right to Roam 8a ** 14
63 The Green Alternative 7c+ * 77
64 The Green Rooster 8a * 16
65 Fowl Play 8a * 11
66 Weedkiller 7c+ * 13
67 Lets Get Green 7c+ * 5
68 Mecca Traverse 8a+ * 3
69 Chimes Alternative 8a * 18
70 Alternative Chimes of Resistance 8a+ * 1
71 The Green Fighter 8a * 3
72 Cave Problem stand/Chimes
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8b 7
73 Weedkiller/Chimes Link 8b ** 11
74 Cave Problem Sit/Chimes (AKA Kneedless) 8b+ 7
75 Weedkiller/Green Alternative 8a * 9
76 Cave problem stand/Green Alternative
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8a+ * 8
77 Cave Problem Sit/Green Alternative
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8b 3
  The Cave - Bouldering
79 Too Hard for Mark Leach f6C ** 402
80 Too Hard for Mark Leach Sit Start
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f6C+ * 16
81 Too Hard For Mark Leach Footless
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f7A 126
82 Sympathy in Choice f8A * 4
83 Sympathy in Choice (Stand Start) f7B+ * 8
84 Jerry's roof f8A+ 1
85 Ben's Roof f7C+ ** 158
86 Ben's Roof original f7C+ * 22
87 Ben's Roof Extension Start f8A ** 33
88 Keen Roof f8B *** 14
89 Keen Roof Extension f8B 1
90 Keen Sympathiser f8B 1
91 Belly of the Beast f8B+ 1
92 Hook f7C+ *  
93 Keen Roof (Standing) f7A+ 29
94 Hook (The Easy Way) f7C 4
Climb name Grade
95 Hook (Original) f8A  
96 Cave Problem f7B+ * 82
97 Cave Problem sit start f7C 38
98 Shades of Grey f7C * 5
99 Cave Slave f7C+ 2
100 Let's Get Ready to Randall f8A+  
101 Tumbleweed (Standing Start) f7C+ 19
102 Tumbleweed f8A 12
103 Let's Get Ready To Rumbleweed (Standing Start) f7C+ ** 10
104 Let's Get Ready To Rumbleweed f8A ** 14
105 Cave Pervert (Stand start) f7C+ 5
106 Cave Pervert f8A 4
107 Cave Convertor f8A  
108 Fat Lip f8B ** 8
109 Fat Lip sit start f8B 2
110 Fat Choice V13 ** 2
111 Weeding the Lip f8B 1
112 Chimes Start f6B ** 176
113 Perverse Reverse f7A+ ** 82
114 Perverse Reverse - Basher's Problem f7A+ 36
115 Perverse Reverse - Basher's RH
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f7B * 23
116 Perverse Killer f7B+ 12
117 Perverse Killer Footless f8A+ * 1
118 Perverse Reverse Footless
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f7C 12
119 Converter f7C 11
120 Convert-A-Basher f7C+ 2
121 Basher's Problem f7A * 202
122 Basher's Problem Right-Hand f7A+ 89
123 Weedkiller Traverse f7B *** 400
124 WeedBasher f7A+ 45
125 Wee Dimension f7B+ ** 4
126 Killerweed f7C * 23
127 Killerweed Footless f8A+ ** 2
128 Weedkiller footless
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f7C * 28
129 High Green f7B ** 28
130 Weedkiller Extension f7B ** 25
131 Steve's Link f8A+  
132 Weedbasher RH *
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f7A+ 3
  Middle
134 Jive Turkey 7b+ * 12
135 The Missing Link 8a 7
136 The Exterminator 8a+ * 1
137 Rooster Crossing 8c *  
138 Rooster Booster (pitch 1) 7c+ ** 21
139 Rooster Booster (Pitch 2) 7c * 14
140 Cream Team Special E5 6b ** 7
141 Sardine 7b+ *** 376
142 Tin Of 7b ** 304
143 Crumblefish 8a 1
144 Bullet the Blue Sky 7b+ * 24
145 The grand tour 7c * 1
146 Another Toadside Attraction 7c ** 100
147 In Brine 8a * 29
148 Obscene Gesture 7c * 109
149 Obscene Toilet 7c ** 179
150 The Toilet 8a * 68
151 The Call of Nature 8a ** 90
152 Toilet Traverse f6B * 42
153 The Rib f6B * 69
154 Bear Claw f7C * 14
  Right
156 Verbal Abuse Start f6A+ ** 61
157 Verbal Abuse E7 6c ** 1
158 The Ring of Fire 7c+ * 30
159 Hot Flushes 8a * 15
160 The Flushings 7b+ * 9
161 A Little Extra 7a+ * 178
162 Little Boots 7c * 17
163 A Little Extra (Direct Start Problem) f7A * 342
164 Extraheinous f7B+ 6
165 Underheinous f7C 3
166 Undercuts to Crimp Problem f7B+ * 58
167 Undercuts to Sloper Problem f7C 21
168 Cream Tea Special 7b+  
169 Pump up the Valium f7C+ 4
170 The Wild West 8c+ *  
171 Wild East
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f8A+ 1
172 Hooligan 8c * 1
173 Hooligan Start f8A+ 1
174 Ben's Traverse
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f8A * 1
175 Should be Band f8A+ ** 2
176 Boot Boys 8a+ ** 6
177 Boot Boys Start f6C * 382
178 Out of My Boots 7c * 62
179 Out of My Boots (Start)
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f7A+ 20
180 Out of My Tree 8a ** 47
181 Dialectics 8a+ * 5
182 Out of My Tree Start f7B * 104
183 Out of My Tree (sit start)
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f7B+ * 7
184 Out of Power V11 **  
185 Out of Stamina f8A+ * 2
186 Blueband (Non-Strict) f7C 9
187 Blueband (strict)
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f7C+ * 4
188 Bluehumps f7C 4
Climb name Grade
189 Bluehumps (hard Way) f7C+ 1
190 Big Brass Band f8A 2
191 Bluepower f8A 2
192 Juiced Up f8A 1
193 Contraband V11 1
194 Gastric Band f8A+ * 1
195 Pump up the Power 8a+ * 12
196 Pump Up the Power Start f7C+ * 19
197 Pump up the Powerband f8A+ ** 3
198 pump up the stamina f8B+ *** 1
199 The steve miller band f7C * 1
200 Rattle and Hump 8a * 40
201 Rattle and Hump Start f7A+ ** 157
202 Rattle and Hump Start Footless
-
f7C * 3
203 Rattle and Hump Start (hard way)
-
f7B * 81
204 Rattle and hump sit start f7B 7
205 Power Humps f7B *** 39
206 Powerhumps (hard way) f7B+ * 51
207 Staminahumps f7C+ *** 10
208 Powerband f7C *** 83
209 Seraphim 8b+ * 1
210 Influx f8A 7
211 Wild In Me 7c ** 72
212 Wild In Me (direct Start) 7c+ 5
213 Wild in Me Start f6C * 103
214 Kristian's Problem f7B * 58
215 Kristian's Got Stamina f7C 4
216 Staminaband f8A *** 24
217 Super High Intensity Body Building 7a * 76
218 Boy Band f7C 6
219 Boy Humps 8c 2
220 Stamina Boys f8B ** 4
221 Saline Drip E5 6b 4
222 Saline Drip Start f7A * 226
223 Saline Drip (Sit Start) f7B ** 70
224 Girl Band f7C 1
225 Girl power
-
f8A * 1
226 Saline Drip Traverse * V7 1
227 The Ministry of Silly Walks E1 5b  
228 Contra girl - the misogynist's link 8c 1
  Playstation buttress
230 Mortal Kombat 7b+ 3
231 Tomb Raider 8a * 17
232 Final fantasy 8a+ *  
233 Gran Tourismo 7b  
  miscellaneous guidebook specific problams
235 The Pinches Wall P1-5 Peak Boudering
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f6A 7
236 Pinches wall 1 f6A 59
237 Pinches wall 2 f6A+ 43
238 Pinches wall 3 f6A+ 33
239 Pinches wall 4 f6B 34
240 Pinches wall 5 f6B+ 23
241 Pinches wall 6 f6C 12
242 Pinches wall 7 f6C+ 14
243 Pinches wall 8 f6C 13
244 Pinches wall 9 f7B 9
245 Pinches wall 10 f7A+ 10
246 Pinches wall 11 f7B 13
247 Pinches wall 12 f7A+ 13
248 Pinches wall 13 f7B 9
249 Pinches wall 14 f7B 9
250 Pinches wall 15 f7B 9
251 Pinches wall 16 f7B 7
252 Pinches wall 17 f7B+ 4
253 Pinches wall 18 f7B+ 6c 2
254 Pinches wall 19 f7C 2
255 Andy's Problem 1 * V8 1
256 Chris Barr's Problem f7A ** 8
257 Pinches wall 4 variant f7A 7
258 Pinches wall 28 whaler's problem f7A+ 5
259 Malcolm's Pinch Problem on Pinches Wall f8A *** 1
260 Pinches wall 3 variant f6C 5
261 Problem 12 f6B 6
262 Problem 13 V1 10
263 RockFax Peak Bouldering Problem 14 V1 5
264 Captain Skyhook A2 1
265 Mecca A1 8
266 Malc's one armer
-
f8A *** 3
267 Pinches wall 9 variation 1 f7B 2
268 Mecca Extension/ The Whore of Babylon 8b+ ** 1
269 Ben's Circuit f8A 1
270 Bens Circuit with Extension Start V11 6c  
271 Staminahumps (route) 8b+ 2
272 Staminaband Into Blueband 8c * 1
273 Juiced Up (Lite) f7C+ **  
274 Andys Problem 2 * V9 1
275 Problem 9 Variantion 1 * V8 1
276 1, LH11, 14 RF A * V6 1
277 The Prow (original aid version) *
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A1 1
278 Koran/Hubris combination * E4 5c 1
279 Baby Roof V8 1
280 A little extra (with full boulder problem start) * 7b+  
281 A little extra (from the ground) * 7b 1
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