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Climbs 264
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 307m a.s.l
Faces W

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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

There is an extensive Pay and Display car park at Curbar Gap, and some free lay-bys on the road that runs down to Curbar Village. A good path runs along the top of the cliffs and most the buttresses are best reached from above because of the lack of a good path underneath. The cliff-top track splits right from the main track just beyond the gate.

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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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  *Roadside Buttresses*
  Curbar Cracks
3 Corner Route VD 4a 160
4 Rib Route VD 3c 54
5 Curbar Cracks D 166
6 Cracked Wall HS 4a 116
  Bacchus Buttress
8 Rum and Pep S 4a 213
9 Bacchanalia E1 5c 14
10 Bacchanalia Start
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V0 23
11 Mauvais Pas HVD 3c 180
12 Bitter VS 4b 146
13 Shandy VD 194
14 Polar Climb
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VD 66
15 Stile Guru V0- 44
16 Ouch
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V0 39
17 The Meagle
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V0+ 7
  Flake Buttress
19 Left-hand Flake Crack S 4a * 260
20 Central Crack VS 5a * 160
21 Flake Crack D 272
22 Wall Right of Flake Crack
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V0- 12
  Alison
24 Alison S 4b 246
25 Death to Khomeini VS 4b * 100
26 Niched Wall S 4a 127
27 The Meerkat
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V2 29
  *Central Area*
  Square Stone
30 Left Arête f4 95
31 Square Dance f6B+ * 22
32 Short Wall f4+ 110
33 Short Wall Sit-start
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f6A 4
34 Square Wall f6A ** 84
35 Cubist f6A * 70
36 Square Arête f4+ * 97
37 Square Arête Right f4+ * 49
38 Front Face f5 * 63
39 Theraband f7A+ * 6
  Flying Crag
41 Has Shaun Got False Teeth f6B 12
42 Dick's Dilemma HS 4b 107
43 Brownie V0- 22
44 Brownie Low V1 * 6
45 Truancy E1 6a 25
46 Wasted Youth HS 4b * 182
47 Groove and Wall VS 5a 39
48 Flying Crag Groove HS 4c * 180
49 Don's Mantel E2 5b * 30
50 Flying Crag Crack HVS 5a 25
51 Flying Wall f6C+ * 1
52 Slanted and Enchanted E6 6b * 3
53 Mustn't Crumble E6 6b * 1
54 John Wilson f6A+ ** 13
55 Flying Start f6A * 68
56 Baslow Flypast E1 5b 3
57 The Flying Crag HVS 5a 42
58 Line Right of Flying Start
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V1 8
59 Flying Groove f4+ * 44
  Laicifitra Buttress
61 Laicifitra 1 HVS 5a * 165
62 Yerg Sinned E1 5b * 13
63 Laicifitra 2 S 4a * 234
  Quarry Wall
65 Second Hand Goods HS 4b 86
66 Batu Motel f7A+ * 1
67 Quarry Wall HS 4c * 179
68 Quarry Crack S 4a 65
69 Cold Diggerty f6C+ ** 6
70 Hot Ziggerty f6C *** 31
71 Arise Sir Freddie! f6B * 16
72 Whatisit? HVS 5b * 151
73 Hanging Slab S 4a 43
74 The Groove VD 34
75 Goldilocks Zone * f7B ** 1
  Gullies Wall
77 Traverse 1 S 4a 41
78 Route 0 D 466
79 Chipped Slab VD 110
80 Route 1 VD 633
81 Route 1.5 S 4b 445
82 Route 1.9 S 4a 346
83 Route 2 D 4a * 628
84 Route 3 D 345
85 Route 3.5 VD 412
86 Stepped Groove M 450
87 Resurgence HVS 5a * 413
88 Renaissance HVS 5b ** 467
89 Grounded Bees VS 5a * 382
90 Left-hand Gully
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M 170
91 Gully Wall M * 537
92 Gully Wall Variation VD 4a 381
93 Right-hand Gully D 244
94 Shallow Rib VD * 390
95 Blocked Gully M 217
96 Little Pillar VD 4a 17
97 Triple Jump
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M 28
98 Twin Roof Left f6A+ * 21
Climb name Grade
99 Twin Roof f5 * 56
100 Left-hand Tower Start
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V0+ 13
101 Left-hand Tower S 4b 55
102 Broken Buttress VD 315
  The Rib
104 Grooved Rib M 27
105 Shallow Groove HVD 4b 7
106 Kifingu HVS 5a 4
107 Shake VS 4b * 142
108 Pinch 'n' Push f6A+ * 30
109 Undercutting V7 * 20
110 The Balls Test f6B ** 157
111 Green Crack HVD 4a * 99
112 The Ripper f7A+ * 65
113 Black Crack D 129
114 Road Pig V0 5
115 Truffle Pig f7A * 57
116 Ribeye VD 4
117 Ribless VS 4c * 100
118 Ribless Variation HVS 5a 13
119 The Rib Direct HVS 5a ** 74
120 The Rib S 4a * 110
121 Rib Wall HVS 4c 6
122 The Crack D * 140
  The Walnut
124 Hazlenut Whirl f6A+ * 25
125 Dry Roasted f5 34
126 Praline f5+ 45
127 Praline Direct
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V0+ 21
128 Nut Job f5+ * 97
129 The Walnut f6B ** 211
130 Walnut Flake V2 * 48
131 Complete Nutter f5+ * 121
132 Whip Me Whip Me f7A+ * 62
133 Nuts to Brazil
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V0- 33
134 Nut Cracker f5+ * 26
135 Choker Reverse V10  
136 Little Richard f7A * 85
137 Walnut Whip f7B ** 26
138 The Choker f7C+ * 1
139 Chunky Nut f6B+ * 52
140 Nutrocker
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V1 5
141 Percy Feels Sick
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V7 1
  Matterhorn Boulder
143 Matterhorn Arête M * 21
144 Matterhorn Face VS 4c 13
145 Bone At It Direct f7A * 11
146 Smutt Ridge f7A+ * 2
147 Lion f5 6
148 The Horn * f7B+ * 2
  Rough Wall
150 Sash VS 4c 19
151 Coarse Commie VS 5a * 135
152 Rough Wall Climb VS 4c * 357
153 Jolly Rough VS 4c 48
154 Jolly Green Dwarf VS 5a * 231
155 Mad Bilberries f6A+ ** 86
156 Jolly Green Elephant f6B+ * 24
157 Pensioner's Bulge VS 5a ** 185
158 Gun Chimney HVD 4a 102
159 Santa Claus Retreats E1 5b * 23
160 The Man with the Gritstone Gun HS 4b 19
161 Hair Conditioned Nightmare HVS 5a * 97
162 Hair Conditioned Rightmare f5+ ** 16
163 Chin Hair Conditioned Nightmare V5 1
  Larceny Wall
165 Coinkydink HVS 5b 2
166 Kicking Steps HVS 5b 4
167 Backstop VS 5a 3
168 Booby Trap E1 5b 1
169 Wall Groove HS 4b 21
170 The Strong and The Right E1 5b * 3
171 Larceny HVS 5a * 28
172 Gary's Little Joke Book E2 6a 3
173 Problem Wall f5 21
174 Fingers Crack VS 4b * 135
175 Cracked Fingers HVS 5b 11
176 Work the Wall f6A 1
177 Finger Wall f5+ 13
  *Cave Buttress Area*
  The Bay
180 Religious Gathering
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HVD 4a 7
181 Cliff College
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E2 5c 6
182 Heathen
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V5  
183 Hidden Sect
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E2 6a  
184 Angle Climb
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HVD 4a 10
185 Dusty Crack
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HS 4b 5
186 Depression
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VD 4a 17
  Wigible Buttress
188 Wigible Chimney
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M 12
189 Wigible Arête
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D 16
  Index Climb
191 Juddo
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D 7
192 Nailodrama VS 4c 1
193 Index Climb S 4a ** 107
194 Index Climb Direct VS 4c * 28
195 Heather Crack HVD 4a * 38
196 Heather Crack Right
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D 7
Climb name Grade
  Sewer Plumb Buttress
198 Sewer Plumb VS 4c * 17
199 The Bend
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E1 5b 2
200 Delsey
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HVS 5b 3
201 Klingon VD 5
  Cave Buttress
203 Above and Beyond the Callisthenic Barrier HS 4b * 40
204 Left-hand Gully Buttress VS 4b * 33
205 Poppers E5 6c * 3
206 Poppers Start f7A+ * 8
207 The Grand Potato f7A+ *** 24
208 The Cave Gully VD * 54
209 Cave Rib E1 5a * 24
210 Cave Climb Indirect VS 4c 76
211 Cave Climb Direct VS 5a * 26
212 Social Climber HVS 5b 8
213 Left Break
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VS 5a 2
214 Right-hand Break
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HVD 4a 8
215 Block Chimney
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M 19
216 Leaning Block
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VD 24
217 Cold Comfort
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HVS 5a 1
218 Broken Crack
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M 18
219 Broken Chimney
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VD 4
220 6ft 7a f7C 1
221 The Legend of the Potato King f7C+ * 1
222 Jam and Blast It E1 5b * 53
223 Jam and Blast It/Corner Crack Combination VS 4c 6
224 Corner Crack VS 4c 24
225 Heather Wall VD ** 63
226 Not Now John HVS 5c 11
227 I've Gotta Get On VS 5b 7
228 Capstone Chimney VD * 45
229 Capstone Chimney Crack S 4c * 34
230 Sir Fred Goodwin
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E4 6a 4
231 Lost Fortune
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E2 6a 3
232 Twin Cracks VD 73
233 Easy Corner M 12
234 Slapdash
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E1 6a  
235 Pothole Wall
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VD 3
  The Eagle Stone
237 A Fist Full of Beagles f7A+ * 73
238 Beagles About f5+ ** 142
239 Roundabout f6A+ * 27
240 For a Few Beagles More f7B *** 53
241 The Good the Bad and the Beagle f7A * 45
242 A Beagle Too Far f6B ** 120
243 The Bright Concept f7B+ * 1
244 Dreaming the Beagle f7A+ * 9
245 The Beagle Has Landed f7A *** 80
246 Where Beagles Dare f7A+ *** 70
247 Like a Beagle over Troubled Water f6B+ * 9
248 Men Only f3+ ** 124
  *South End*
  Flatworld
251 Heroes Left Exit f7A ** 67
252 Heroes f7A+ * 53
253 Lilliput V7 ** 22
254 Spinal Fjord f6B+ * 2
255 The Globe V6 * 2
256 Shakespeare's Theatre f6B+ * 3
257 Leftworld f7B+ * 50
258 Flatworld f7B+ *** 85
259 Flatworld Sit-start
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f7C+ *** 9
260 Hurry on Sundown f6B ** 67
261 Hurry on Sundown Sit-start
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f7A * 39
262 Lichen Slab f5+ * 37
263 Porky Pig * f6A 1
264 Milk Arête f5 30
265 Milk of Amnesia f6B * 18
266 Flat Head V2  
267 Elmer Fudd f7A * 33
268 Fat World f6A+ ** 114
269 Introductory Crack
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HVD 4a 10
270 Higher Ground f7C * 2
271 The Last Post
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V3 8
272 Tex Avery * f7A * 2
  Railtrack
274 Snappy Flakes f5 4
275 Flaky Layback f4+ * 8
276 Railtrack f7A * 1
277 Halfway Slab f5+ * 5
  Monument Buttress
279 Fact Hunt f7A+ * 35
280 The Hunt to Get Stronger V8+ *  
281 That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger f7C *  
282 Dirty Bitch f6C ** 78
283 Results Day V4 * 4
  Honeypot Wall
285 Cheekbone
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V3  
286 Glove Love
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V6 1
287 The Genie
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V3  
288 Honeypot
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V4  
289 Rubby
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V1  
290 Judge Phillip Banks
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V5  
  The Quarries
292 Registered Rhymenecologist
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V5 3
293 Piggy Biscuits Bas *
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f7C ** 4
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