Climbs 16
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 589m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crag features

This small crag, clearly visible north of the summit of the Snake Pass easily rewards a half day visit. You are unlikely to get much competition in the way of other climbers and the solitude you will experience here, in the right atmospheric conditions, is quite special. The views over the smog ridden Manchester-Salford conurbation are quite excellent.

The crag generally faces south, and gets little seepage. However, this combines with a rather breezy position high on the edge of Coldharbour Moor.

Approach notes

The easiest approach is from the Snake Pass summit. Head northeast along the Pennine Way for about 1.5km until faint paths tracking across left and up the hillside to Higher Shelf Stones can be seen. Take the second path on the left, through a gully, and follow for about 100m until another footpath, with a parallel fence at the top of a steep valley, is reached. Turn right on this path then follow it to the trig point at Higher Shelf Stones, a group of boulders visible from the car park, the crag should be visible to the east follow the path from the trig point to the top of the crag and find a suitable descent path.

Approach time: 35 mins

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Sunday Service VS 5a  
2 Meg's Ears
HS 4b 4
3 Spreadeagle
E2 5c 1
4 Wind Trip
HD 11
5 Three Bit Slab
HVD 4a 11
6 Hidden Hold Climb
VS 5a * 3
Climb name Grade
7 Peggy's Crack
VD * 13
8 Peggy's Wall
HVS 5b * 4
9 Shelfstone's Corner
M 13
10 Peggy Sue
VS 4c 2
11 The Black Cleft
HD 1
12 Prehistoric ArĂȘte
HVS 5b * 2
Climb name Grade
13 Crocodile Sandwich
VS 5a * 2
14 Right Prow S 1
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16 Ashton Clough (Summer) 1 9
17 Ashton Clough (Winter) I 1

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