Climbs 49
Rocktype Gritstone

Faces SW

High up at Rob's Rocks © Tris

Crag features

An excellent small crag at the top of the Chew road. Splendid for beginners and a worthwhile venue for some soloing, especially when combined with the other edges nearby (Duckstones and Dovestones Edge). The rock is of excellent quality and dries fairly quickly. It is somewhat exposed and at a high ish altitude so do bring an anorak. 

Approach notes

Park at Dovestones pay and display. Flog up Chew road for about 45 minutes until the crag can be seen on the left after rounding a bend in the road.

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:
Over the Moors (2012)
On Peak Rock (2003)

Out of print:
Excellent crag. Well worth the walk up the path. Lots of easier grade routes, some harder problems, plenty to suit all abilities. Take a walk some four hundred feet further along the edge for more routes/problems. The crag tends to dry fast and catches the sun nicely. Great crag for beginners or for the more experienced an evenings solo of the whole crag.
Phylis - 23/Jan/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Practical Joke
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VS 4c 1
2 April Fool VS 5a 8
3 Hannah's Hangover
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VS 4c 1
4 Fools Gold
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S 1
5 The Joker S 3
6 Northern Passing
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E4 6c ** 1
7 Flake Wall Left VS 4c 1
8 Flake Wall Right S 4b 5
9 Dish Stone Pillar VS 4c * 11
10 Dish Stone Flakes D 4
11 Hail Crack S 4b 10
12 Snow Crack S 4a 32
13 Dormant in the Dormitories
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HVS 5b 2
14 Nice Edge HS 4b 31
15 Shame about the Face Finish HVS 5a  
16 Beaky Corner VD 40
17 Stairway Flake Crack HS 4b 14
18 Stairway S 4a 42
19 Juggle Crack VS 4b 8
20 Fantastic Edge
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VS 4b ** 23
21 Cataract VS 4c * 4
22 Torrent VS 4b * 12
23 Cascade VS 4a * 86
24 Rapid HS 4b 3
25 Zacharias VD 110
26 Namless Minus One D 5
27 Nameless Minus Two VD 5
28 Nameless One VS 4b 84
29 Nameless One Direct Finnish
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E1 5b * 1
30 Nameless Two HVS 4c * 9
31 Ylnosd Rib HVD ** 75
32 Letter-box D ** 183
33 Cave Crack HS 4c 28
34 Cripple's Way VD ** 135
35 Owt M * 88
36 N'owt
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M 53
37 Cool Rib
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VS 4c 1
38 Ice Crack VD 32
39 Digital Orbit E3 5c 1
40 The Nose VS 5a 10
41 Nosey HVD 12
42 Freebird E2 5c  
43 Niche Wall VD 55
44 Niche Direct
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HS 4b * 1
45 Polychromatic Spree S 4a 1
46 Niche Arete VD 7
47 Sunny Arete
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VS 4c 1
48 Sleet Wall E2 5c 1
49 On The Sharp End *
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V0- 1
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