UKC

Climbs 258
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 300m a.s.l
Faces W

Dangling on The Eaglestone © robin mueller

Crag features

Baslow is a quiet little backwater, lacking any of the great classics of its near neighbours. It has long been a neglected venue, mainly frequented by explorers looking for an escape from the busy cliffs further north. Despite this, Baslow is worthy of a visit for a little peace and quiet. The edge consists of a scattered set of buttresses, and the occasional small quarry, stretched out over more than a kilometre of hillside. The outlook is pleasant and in the autumn the slope below the cliff is loaded with bilberries. There a decent selection of low grade routes here, but awkward access along the base of the cliff (in places) and occasionally difficulties in locating solid belays above the cliff, plus a smattering of loose rock means that the place is not as ideal for beginners as it first appears.

Approach notes

Approach from the North from a car park at Curbar Gap (SK 261747) or from the village of Baslow to the South (car park at SK 257721).

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Guidebooks

Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  *Roadside Buttresses*
  Curbar Cracks
3 Corner Route VD 4a 148
4 Rib route VD 3c 45
5 Curbar Cracks D 152
6 Cracked Wall HS 4a 105
  Bacchus Buttress
8 Rum and Pep S 4a 198
9 Bacchanalia E1 5c 12
10 Bacchanalia Start
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V0 5b 20
11 Mauvais Pas HVD 3c 167
12 Bitter VS 4b 130
13 Shandy VD 180
14 Polar Climb
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VD 61
15 Stile Guru V0- 4b 41
16 Ouch
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V0 5a 36
17 The Meagle
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V0+ 5b 7
  Flake Buttress
19 Left-Hand Flake Crack S 4a * 236
20 Central Crack VS 5a * 137
21 Flake Crack D 254
22 Wall Right of Flake Crack
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V0- 4b 10
  Niched Wall
24 Alison S 4b 235
25 Death to Khomeini VS 4b * 86
26 Niched Wall S 4a 121
27 The Meerkat
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V2 5c 28
  *Central Area*
  Square Stone
30 Left Arête f4 85
31 Square Dance f6B+ * 19
32 Short Wall f4+ 99
33 Square Wall f6A ** 75
34 Cubist f6A * 60
35 Square Arête f4+ * 85
36 Square Arête Right f4+ * 43
37 Front Face f5 * 57
38 Theraband f7A+ * 5
  Flying Crag
40 Has Shaun Got False Teeth f6B 11
41 Dick's Dilemma HS 4b 98
42 Brownie V0- 4b 20
43 Brownie Low V1 5b * 5
44 Truancy E1 6a 23
45 Wasted Youth HS 4b * 168
46 Groove and Wall VS 5a 35
47 Flying Crag Groove HS 4c * 162
48 Don's Mantel E2 5b * 27
49 Flying Crag Crack HVS 5a 25
50 Rebel Without a Pause E5 6b 1
51 Slanted and Enchanted E6 6b * 1
52 Mustn't Crumble E6 6b * 1
53 The Flying Crag HVS 5a 39
54 Baslow Flypast E1 5b 2
55 John Wilson f6A+ ** 11
56 Flying Start f6A * 59
57 Line Right of Flying Start
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V1 5b 7
58 Flying Groove f4+ * 37
  Laicifitra Buttress
60 Laicifitra 1 HVS 5a * 150
61 Yerg Sinned E1 5b * 11
62 Laicifitra 2 S 4a * 220
  Quarry Wall
64 Second Hand Goods HS 4b 83
65 Batu Motel f7A+ * 1
66 Quarry Wall HS 4c * 172
67 Quarry Crack S 4a 64
68 Cold Diggerty f6C+ ** 6
69 Hot Ziggerty f6C *** 28
70 Arise Sir Freddie! f6B * 13
71 Whatisit? HVS 5b * 145
72 Hanging Slab S 4a 39
73 The Groove VD 32
  Gullies Wall
75 Route 0 D 434
76 Chipped Slab VD 91
77 Route 1 VD 590
78 Traverse 1 S 4a 38
79 Route 1.5 S 4b 417
80 Route 1.9 S 4a 325
81 Route 2 D 4a * 578
82 Route 3 D 320
83 Route 3.5 VD 384
84 Stepped Groove M 422
85 Resurgence HVS 5a * 386
86 Renaissance HVS 5b ** 441
87 Grounded Bees VS 5a * 364
88 Left-Hand Gully
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M 162
89 Gully Wall M * 509
90 Gully Wall Variation VD 4a 359
91 Right-Hand Gully D 235
92 Shallow Rib VD * 361
  Broken Buttress
94 Blocked Gully M 205
95 Little Pillar VD 4a 17
96 Triple Jump
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M 23
Climb name Grade
97 Twin Roof Left f6A+ * 16
98 Twin Roof f5 * 48
99 Left-Hand Tower S 4b 47
100 Left-Hand Tower Start
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V0+ 5b 9
101 Broken Buttress VD 296
  The Rib
103 Grooved Rib M 22
104 Shallow Groove HVD 4b 5
105 Kifingu HVS 5a 3
106 Shake VS 4b * 130
107 Pinch 'n' Push f6A+ * 26
108 Undercutting V7 6c * 17
109 The Balls Test f6B ** 126
110 Green Crack HVD 4a * 88
111 The Ripper f7A+ * 45
112 Black Crack D 116
113 Truffle Pig f7A * 21
114 Ribless VS 4c * 94
115 Ribless Variation HVS 5a 11
116 The Rib Direct HVS 5a ** 66
117 The Rib S 4a * 96
118 Rib Wall HVS 4c 6
119 The Crack D * 126
120 Road Pig * V0 4c 1
121 Ribeye * VD 1
  The Walnut
123 Hazlenut Whirl f6A+ * 21
124 Dry Roasted f5 31
125 Praline f5+ 37
126 Praline Direct
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V0+ 5b 15
127 Nut Job f5+ * 75
128 The Walnut f6B ** 187
129 Walnut Flake V2 5c * 40
130 Complete Nutter f5+ * 100
131 Whip Me Whip Me f7A+ * 54
132 Nuts to Brazil
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V0- 4c 31
133 Nut Cracker f5+ * 24
134 Little Richard f7A * 73
135 Walnut Whip f7B ** 21
136 The Choker f7C+ * 1
137 Chunky Nut f6B+ * 42
138 Nutrocker
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V1 5b 5
139 Percy Feels Sick
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V7 6c 1
140 Choker Reverse * V10  
  Matterhorn Boulder
142 Matterhorn Arête M * 21
143 Matterhorn Face VS 4c 14
144 Bone At It Direct f7A * 8
145 Smutt Ridge f7A+ * 1
146 Lion f5 4
  Gun Buttress
148 Coarse Commie VS 5a * 130
149 Rough Wall Climb VS 4c * 332
150 Sash VS 4c 14
151 Jolly Rough VS 4c 44
152 Jolly Green Dwarf VS 5a * 220
153 Mad Bilberries f6A+ ** 72
154 Jolly Green Elephant f6B+ * 20
155 Pensioner's Bulge VS 5a ** 170
156 Gun Chimney HVD 4a 94
157 Santa Claus Retreats E1 5b * 14
158 The Man with the Gritstone Gun HS 4b 18
159 Hair Conditioned Nightmare HVS 5a * 92
160 Hair Conditioned Rightmare f5+ ** 14
161 Chin Hair Conditioned Nightmare V5 6b  
  Larceny Buttress
163 Coinkydink HVS 5b 2
164 Kicking Steps HVS 5b 4
165 Backstop VS 5a 3
166 Booby Trap E1 5b 1
167 Wall Groove HS 4b 19
168 The Strong and The Right E1 5b * 2
169 Larceny HVS 5a * 26
170 Gary's Little Joke Book E2 6a 3
171 Problem Wall f5 21
172 Fingers Crack VS 4b * 124
173 Cracked Fingers HVS 5b 11
174 Work the Wall f6A 1
175 Finger Wall f5+ 13
  *Cave Buttress Area*
  The Bay
178 Religious Gathering
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HVD 4a 7
179 Cliff College
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E2 5c 6
180 Heathen
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V5 6b  
181 Hidden Sect
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E2 6a  
182 Angle Climb
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HVD 4a 11
183 Dusty Crack
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HS 4b 6
184 Depression
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VD 4a 17
  Wigible Buttress
186 Wigible Chimney
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M 13
187 Wigible Arête
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D 17
  Index Climb
189 Juddo
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D 7
190 Nailodrama VS 4c 1
191 Index Climb S 4a ** 98
192 Index Climb Direct VS 4c * 26
Climb name Grade
193 Heather Climb HVD 4a * 39
194 Heather Climb Direct S 4b 5
  Sewer Plumb Buttress
196 Sewer Plumb VS 4c * 16
197 The Bend
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E1 5b 3
198 Delsey
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HVS 5b 4
199 Klingon VD 5
  Cave Buttress
201 Above and Beyond the Callisthenic Barrier HS 4b * 40
202 Left-Hand Gully Buttress VS 4b * 32
203 Poppers E5 6c * 3
204 Poppers Start f7A+ * 6
205 The Grand Potato f7A+ *** 17
206 The Cave Gully VD * 50
207 Cave Rib E1 5a * 24
208 Cave Climb Indirect VS 4c 68
209 Cave Climb Direct VS 5a * 23
210 Social Climber HVS 5b 8
211 Left Break
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VS 5a 2
212 Right-Hand Break
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HVD 4a 9
213 Block Chimney
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M 20
214 Leaning Block
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VD 25
215 Cold Comfort
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HVS 5a 1
216 Broken Crack
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M 18
217 Broken Chimney
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VD 4
218 Jam and Blast It E1 5b * 43
219 Corner Crack VS 4c 23
220 Jam and Blast It/Corner Crack Combination VS 4c 6
221 Heather Wall VD ** 57
222 Not Now John HVS 5c 11
223 I've Gotta Get On VS 5b 7
224 Capstone Chimney VD * 43
225 Capstone Chimney Crack S 4c * 33
226 Sir Fred Goodwin
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E4 6a 3
227 Lost Fortune
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E2 6a 2
228 Twin Cracks VD 67
229 Easy Corner M 9
230 Slapdash
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E1 6a  
231 Pothole Wall
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VD 4
232 The Legend of The Potato King * f7C+ * 1
  The Eagle Stone
234 Men Only f3+ ** 115
235 A Fist Full of Beagles f7A+ * 53
236 Beagles About f5+ ** 130
237 For a Few Beagles More f7B *** 48
238 The Good the Bad and the Beagle f7A * 43
239 A Beagle Too Far f6B ** 108
240 The Bright Concept f7B+ * 1
241 Dreaming the Beagle f7A+ * 8
242 The Beagle Has Landed f7A *** 72
243 Where Beagles Dare f7A+ *** 64
244 Like a Beagle over Troubled Water f6B+ * 8
245 Roundabout f6A+ * 25
  *South End*
  Flatworld
248 Heroes Left Exit V6 6b ** 38
249 Heroes f7A+ * 29
250 Lilliput V7 6b ** 16
251 The Globe V6 6b * 2
252 Spinal Fjord f6B+ * 1
253 Shakespeare's Theatre f6B+ * 2
254 Leftworld f7B+ * 49
255 Flatworld f7B+ *** 82
256 Flatworld Sit-Start V10 6c *** 8
257 Hurry on Sundown f6B ** 63
258 Hurry on Sundown Sit-Start
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V6 6b * 37
259 Lichen Slab f5+ * 31
260 Milk Arete f5 23
261 Milk of Amnesia f6B * 17
262 Elmer Fudd f7A * 30
263 Fat World f6A+ ** 106
264 Introductory Crack HVD 4a 10
265 Higher Ground f7C * 1
266 The Last Post
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V3 5c 8
267 Flat Head * V2 6a  
  Railtrack
269 Snappy Flakes f5 4
270 Flakey Layback f4+ * 8
271 Railtrack f7A *  
272 Halfway Slab f5+ * 2
273 Pain is Only Fear Leaving the Body
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V6 6b 1
274 Dirty Beech
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V2 5c 3
  Monument Buttress
276 Fact Hunt f7A+ * 31
277 That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger f7C *  
278 Dirty Bitch f6C ** 72
279 Results Day V4 6b * 4
  Honeypot Wall
281 Cheekbone
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V3 6a  
282 Glove Love
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V6 6b 1
283 The Genie
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V3 6a  
284 Honeypot
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V4 6b  
285 Rubby
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V1 5b  
286 Judge Phillip Banks
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V5 6b  
  The Quarries
288 Registered Rhymenecologist
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V5 6b 3
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