Climbs 254
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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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 133
4 Rib route VD 3c 33
5 Curbar Cracks D 138
6 Cracked Wall HS 4a 93
  Bacchus Buttress
8 Rum and Pep S 4a 180
9 Bacchanalia E1 5c 11
10 Bacchanalia Start
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V0 5b 18
11 Mauvais Pas HVD 3c 149
12 Bitter VS 4b 118
13 Shandy VD 165
14 Polar Climb
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VD 58
15 Stile Guru V0- 4b 39
16 Ouch
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V0 5a 33
17 The Meagle
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V0+ 5b 6
  Flake Buttress
19 Left-Hand Flake Crack S 4a * 217
20 Central Crack VS 5a * 127
21 Flake Crack D 239
22 Wall Right of Flake Crack
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V0- 4b 9
  Niched Wall
24 Alison S 4b 216
25 Death to Khomeini VS 4b * 81
26 Niched Wall S 4a 111
27 The Meerkat
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V2 5c 26
  *Central Area*
  Square Stone
30 Left Arête f4 74
31 Square Dance f6B+ * 18
32 Short Wall f4+ 85
33 Square Wall f6A ** 71
34 Cubist f6A * 47
35 Square Arête f4+ * 74
36 Square Arête Right f4+ * 40
37 Front Face f5 * 51
38 Theraband f7A+ * 5
  Flying Crag
40 Has Shaun Got False Teeth f6B 8
41 Dick's Dilemma HS 4b 91
42 Brownie V0- 4b 18
43 Brownie Low V1 5b * 4
44 Truancy E1 6a 20
45 Wasted Youth HS 4b * 161
46 Groove and Wall VS 5a 32
47 Flying Crag Groove HS 4c * 155
48 Don's Mantel E2 5b * 25
49 Flying Crag Crack HVS 5a 23
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 38
54 Baslow Flypast E1 5b 2
55 John Wilson f6A+ ** 9
56 Flying Start f6A * 54
57 Line Right of Flying Start
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V1 5b 5
58 Flying Groove f4+ * 32
  Laicifitra Buttress
60 Laicifitra 1 HVS 5a * 144
61 Yerg Sinned E1 5b * 9
62 Laicifitra 2 S 4a * 208
  Quarry Wall
64 Second Hand Goods HS 4b 81
65 Batu Motel f7A+ * 1
66 Quarry Wall HS 4c * 162
67 Quarry Crack S 4a 58
68 Cold Diggerty f6C+ ** 6
69 Hot Ziggerty f6C *** 30
70 Arise Sir Freddie! f6B * 12
71 Whatisit? HVS 5b * 138
72 Hanging Slab S 4a 35
73 The Groove VD 28
  Gullies Wall
75 Route 0 D 399
76 Chipped Slab VD 70
77 Route 1 VD 553
78 Traverse 1 S 4a 31
79 Route 1.5 S 4b 376
80 Route 1.9 S 4a 301
81 Route 2 D 4a * 537
82 Route 3 D 302
83 Route 3.5 VD 360
84 Stepped Groove M 392
85 Resurgence HVS 5a * 361
86 Renaissance HVS 5b ** 412
87 Grounded Bees VS 5a * 340
88 Left-Hand Gully
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M 151
89 Gully Wall M * 484
90 Gully Wall Variation VD 4a 341
91 Right-Hand Gully D 222
92 Shallow Rib VD * 342
  Broken Buttress
94 Blocked Gully M 197
95 Little Pillar VD 4a 15
96 Triple Jump
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M 22
97 Twin Roof Left f6A+ * 14
98 Twin Roof f5 * 43
99 Left-Hand Tower S 4b 38
100 Left-Hand Tower Start
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V0+ 5b 7
101 Broken Buttress VD 280
  The Rib
103 Grooved Rib M 22
104 Shallow Groove HVD 4b 4
105 Kifingu HVS 5a 2
106 Shake VS 4b * 121
107 Pinch 'n' Push f6A+ * 22
108 Undercutting V7 6c * 16
109 The Balls Test f6B ** 118
110 Green Crack HVD 4a * 78
111 The Ripper f7A+ * 40
112 Black Crack D 107
113 Truffle Pig f7A * 12
114 Ribless VS 4c * 83
115 Ribless Variation HVS 5a 9
116 The Rib Direct HVS 5a ** 55
117 The Rib S 4a * 84
118 Rib Wall HVS 4c 2
119 The Crack D * 116
  The Walnut
121 Hazlenut Whirl f6A+ * 19
122 Dry Roasted f5 27
123 Praline f5+ 31
124 Praline Direct
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V0+ 5b 11
125 Nut Job f5+ * 64
126 The Walnut f6B ** 183
127 Walnut Flake V2 5c * 28
128 Complete Nutter f5+ * 87
129 Whip Me Whip Me f7A+ * 45
130 Nuts to Brazil
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V0- 4c 28
131 Nut Cracker f5+ * 21
132 Little Richard f7A * 71
133 Walnut Whip f7B ** 22
134 The Choker f7C+ *  
135 Chunky Nut f6B+ * 34
136 Nutrocker
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V1 5b 4
137 Percy Feels Sick
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V7 6c  
  Matterhorn Boulder
139 Matterhorn Arête M * 18
140 Matterhorn Face VS 4c 12
141 Bone At It Direct f7A * 5
142 Smutt Ridge f7A+ * 1
143 Lion f5 3
  Gun Buttress
145 Coarse Commie VS 5a * 126
146 Rough Wall Climb VS 4c * 324
147 Sash VS 4c 12
148 Jolly Rough VS 4c 39
149 Jolly Green Dwarf VS 5a * 215
150 Mad Bilberries f6A+ ** 71
151 Jolly Green Elephant f6B+ * 18
152 Pensioner's Bulge VS 5a ** 166
153 Gun Chimney HVD 4a 89
154 Santa Claus Retreats E1 5b * 14
155 The Man with the Gritstone Gun HS 4b 18
156 Hair Conditioned Nightmare HVS 5a * 88
157 Hair Conditioned Rightmare f5+ ** 12
158 Chin Hair Conditioned Nightmare V5 6b  
  Larceny Buttress
160 Coinkydink HVS 5b 2
161 Kicking Steps HVS 5b 4
162 Backstop VS 5a 3
163 Booby Trap E1 5b 1
164 Wall Groove HS 4b 18
165 The Strong and The Right E1 5b * 2
166 Larceny HVS 5a * 23
167 Gary's Little Joke Book E2 6a 3
168 Problem Wall f5 19
169 Fingers Crack VS 4b * 115
170 Cracked Fingers HVS 5b 10
171 Work the Wall f6A 1
172 Finger Wall f5+ 10
  *Cave Buttress Area*
  The Bay
175 Religious Gathering
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HVD 4a 6
176 Cliff College
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E2 5c 5
177 Heathen
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V5 6b  
178 Hidden Sect
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E2 6a  
179 Angle Climb
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HVD 4a 10
180 Dusty Crack
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HS 4b 5
181 Depression
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VD 4a 16
  Wigible Buttress
183 Wigible Chimney
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M 12
184 Wigible Arête
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D 16
  Index Climb
186 Juddo
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D 7
187 Nailodrama VS 4c 1
188 Index Climb S 4a ** 91
189 Index Climb Direct VS 4c * 26
190 Heather Climb HVD 4a * 38
191 Heather Climb Direct S 4b 4
  Sewer Plumb Buttress
193 Sewer Plumb VS 4c * 15
194 The Bend
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E1 5b 2
195 Delsey
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HVS 5b 2
196 Klingon VD 6
  Cave Buttress
198 Above and Beyond the Callisthenic Barrier HS 4b * 40
199 Left-Hand Gully Buttress VS 4b * 32
200 Poppers E5 6c * 2
201 Poppers Start f7A+ * 4
202 The Grand Potato f7A+ *** 24
203 The Cave Gully VD * 48
204 Cave Rib E1 5a * 23
205 Cave Climb Indirect VS 4c 61
206 Cave Climb Direct VS 5a * 22
207 Social Climber HVS 5b 8
208 Left Break
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VS 5a 2
209 Right-Hand Break
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HVD 4a 8
210 Block Chimney
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M 18
211 Leaning Block
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VD 23
212 Cold Comfort
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HVS 5a 1
213 Broken Crack
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M 16
214 Broken Chimney
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VD 3
215 Jam and Blast It E1 5b * 43
216 Corner Crack VS 4c 21
217 Jam and Blast It/Corner Crack Combination VS 4c 6
218 Heather Wall VD ** 49
219 Not Now John HVS 5c 9
220 I've Gotta Get On VS 5b 7
221 Capstone Chimney VD * 40
222 Capstone Chimney Crack S 4c * 31
223 Sir Fred Goodwin
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E4 6a 3
224 Lost Fortune
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E2 6a 2
225 Twin Cracks VD 61
226 Easy Corner M 6
227 Slapdash
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E1 6a  
228 Pothole Wall
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VD 3
  The Eagle Stone
230 Men Only f3+ ** 106
231 A Fist Full of Beagles f7A+ * 48
232 Beagles About f5+ ** 123
233 For a Few Beagles More f7B *** 44
234 The Good the Bad and the Beagle f7A * 45
235 A Beagle Too Far f6B ** 105
236 The Bright Concept f7B+ * 1
237 Dreaming the Beagle f7A+ * 8
238 The Beagle Has Landed f7A *** 85
239 Where Beagles Dare f7A+ *** 68
240 Like a Beagle over Troubled Water f6B+ * 8
241 Roundabout f6A+ * 22
  *South End*
  Flatworld
244 Heroes Left Exit V6 6b ** 23
245 Heroes f7A+ * 23
246 Lilliput V7 6b ** 13
247 The Globe V6 6b * 1
248 Spinal Fjord f6B+ * 1
249 Shakespeare's Theatre f6B+ * 2
250 Leftworld f7B+ * 49
251 Flatworld f7B+ *** 68
252 Flatworld Sit-Start V10 6c *** 4
253 Hurry on Sundown f6B ** 55
254 Hurry on Sundown Sit-Start
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V6 6b * 31
255 Lichen Slab f5+ * 30
256 Milk Arete f5 17
257 Milk of Amnesia f6B * 15
258 Elmer Fudd f7A * 28
259 Fat World f6A+ ** 96
260 Introductory Crack HVD 4a 9
261 Higher Ground f7C *  
262 The Last Post
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V3 5c 6
263 Flat Head * V2 6a  
  Railtrack
265 Snappy Flakes f5 4
266 Flakey Layback f4+ * 7
267 Railtrack f7A *  
268 Halfway Slab f5+ * 1
269 Pain is Only Fear Leaving the Body
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V6 6b 1
270 Dirty Beech
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V2 5c 2
  Monument Buttress
272 Fact Hunt f7A+ * 28
273 That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger f7C *  
274 Dirty Bitch f6C ** 73
275 Results Day V4 6b * 4
  Honeypot Wall
277 Cheekbone
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V3 6a  
278 Glove Love
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V6 6b 1
279 The Genie
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V3 6a  
280 Honeypot
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V4 6b  
281 Rubby
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V1 5b  
282 Judge Phillip Banks
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V5 6b  
  The Quarries
284 Registered Rhymenecologist
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V5 6b 2
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