Climbs 253
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 
3Corner RouteVD 4a 130
4Rib routeVD 3c 28
5Curbar CracksD 135
6Cracked WallHS 4a 91
 Bacchus Buttress 
8Rum and PepS 4a 173
9BacchanaliaE1 5c 9
10Bacchanalia Start
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V0 14
11Mauvais PasHVD 3c 143
12BitterVS 4b 108
13ShandyVD 157
14Polar Climb
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VD 56
15Stile GuruV0- 36
16Ouch
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V0 30
17The Meagle
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V0+ 6
 Flake Buttress 
19Left-Hand Flake CrackS 4a *206
20Central CrackVS 5a *116
21Flake CrackD 228
22Wall Right of Flake Crack
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V0- 9
 Niched Wall 
24AlisonS 4b 209
25Death to KhomeiniVS 4b *77
26Niched WallS 4a 104
27The Meerkat
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V2 24
 *Central Area* 
 Square Stone 
30Left Arêtef4 70
31Square Dancef6B+ *17
32Short Wallf4+ 81
33Square Wallf6A **66
34Cubistf6A *41
35Square Arêtef4+ *68
36Square Arête Rightf4+ *37
37Front Facef5 *48
38Therabandf7A+ *5
 Flying Crag 
40Has Shaun Got False Teethf6B 7
41Dick's DilemmaHS 4b 86
42BrownieV0- 16
43Brownie LowV1 *3
44TruancyE1 6a 19
45Wasted YouthHS 4b *151
46Groove and WallVS 5a 29
47Flying Crag GrooveHS 4c *145
48Don's MantelE2 5b *24
49Flying Crag CrackHVS 5a 22
50Rebel Without a PauseE5 6b 1
51Slanted and EnchantedE6 6b *1
52Mustn't CrumbleE6 6b *1
53The Flying CragHVS 5a 37
54Baslow FlypastE1 5b 2
55John Wilsonf6A+ **8
56Flying Startf6A *46
57Line Right of Flying Start
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V1 5
58Flying Groovef4+ *29
 Laicifitra Buttress 
60Laicifitra 1HVS 5a *136
61Yerg SinnedE1 5b *9
62Laicifitra 2S 4a *201
 Quarry Wall 
64Second Hand GoodsHS 4b 79
65Batu Motelf7A+ *1
66Quarry WallHS 4c *157
67Quarry CrackS 4a 56
68Cold Diggertyf6C+ **6
69Hot Ziggertyf6C ***24
70Arise Sir Freddie!f6B *12
71Whatisit?HVS 5b *129
72Hanging SlabS 4a 33
73The GrooveVD 26
 Gullies Wall 
75Route 0D 389
76Chipped SlabVD 63
77Route 1VD 537
78Traverse 1S 4a 30
79Route 1.5S 4b 366
80Route 1.9S 4a 289
81Route 2D 4a *520
82Route 3D 295
83Route 3.5VD 350
84Stepped GrooveM 378
85ResurgenceHVS 5a *346
86RenaissanceHVS 5b **393
87Grounded BeesVS 5a *327
88Left-Hand Gully
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M 142
89Gully WallM *467
90Gully Wall VariationVD 4a 327
91Right-Hand GullyD 216
92Shallow RibVD *333
 Broken Buttress 
94Blocked GullyM 194
95Little PillarVD 4a 13
96Triple Jump
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M 21
97Twin Roof Leftf6A+ *12
98Twin Rooff5 *37
99Left-Hand TowerS 4b 37
100Left-Hand Tower Start
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V0+ 7
101Broken ButtressVD 271
 The Rib 
103Grooved RibM 21
104Shallow GrooveHVD 4b 2
105KifinguHVS 5a 2
106ShakeVS 4b *109
107Pinch 'n' Pushf6A+ *22
108UndercuttingV7 *16
109The Balls Testf6B **112
110Green CrackHVD 4a *77
111The Ripperf7A+ *43
112Black CrackD 104
113Truffle Pigf7A *12
114RiblessVS 4c *76
115Ribless VariationHVS 5a 9
116The Rib DirectHVS 5a **51
117The RibS 4a *80
118Rib WallHVS 4c 2
119The CrackD *110
 The Walnut 
121Hazlenut Whirlf6A+ *19
122Dry Roastedf5 27
123Pralinef5+ 31
124Praline Direct
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V0+ 11
125Nut Jobf5+ *63
126The Walnutf6B **182
127Walnut FlakeV2 *28
128Complete Nutterf5+ *86
129Whip Me Whip Mef7A+ *45
130Nuts to Brazil
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V0- 28
131Nut Crackerf5+ *21
132Little Richardf7A *69
133Walnut Whipf7B **20
134The Chokerf7C+ * 
135Chunky Nutf6B+ *34
136Nutrocker
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V1 4
137Percy Feels Sick
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V7  
 Matterhorn Boulder 
139Matterhorn ArêteM *18
140Matterhorn FaceVS 4c 12
141Bone At It Directf7A *5
142Smutt Ridgef7A+ *1
143Lionf5 3
 Gun Buttress 
145Coarse CommieVS 5a *123
146Rough Wall ClimbVS 4c *310
147SashVS 4c 12
148Jolly RoughVS 4c 37
149Jolly Green DwarfVS 5a *204
150Mad Bilberriesf6A+ **68
151Jolly Green Elephantf6B+ *18
152Pensioner's BulgeVS 5a **162
153Gun ChimneyHVD 4a 88
154Santa Claus RetreatsE1 5b *14
155The Man with the Gritstone GunHS 4b 18
156Hair Conditioned NightmareHVS 5a *84
157Hair Conditioned Rightmaref5+ **12
158Chin Hair Conditioned NightmareV5  
 Larceny Buttress 
160CoinkydinkHVS 5b 2
161Kicking StepsHVS 5b 4
162BackstopVS 5a 3
163Booby TrapE1 5b 1
164Wall GrooveHS 4b 18
165The Strong and The RightE1 5b *2
166LarcenyHVS 5a *23
167Gary's Little Joke BookE2 6a 3
168Problem Wallf5 19
169Fingers CrackVS 4b *110
170Cracked FingersHVS 5b 10
171Work the Wallf6A 1
172Finger Wallf5+ 10
 *Cave Buttress Area* 
 The Bay 
175Religious Gathering
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HVD 4a 6
176Cliff College
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E2 5c 5
177Heathen
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V5  
178Hidden Sect
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E2 6a  
179Angle Climb
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HVD 4a 10
180Dusty Crack
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HS 4b 5
181Depression
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VD 4a 15
 Wigible Buttress 
183Wigible Chimney
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M 12
184Wigible Arête
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D 16
 Index Climb 
186Juddo
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D 7
187NailodramaVS 4c 1
188Index ClimbS 4a **94
189Index Climb DirectVS 4c *24
190Heather ClimbHVD 4a *37
191Heather Climb DirectS 4b 3
 Sewer Plumb Buttress 
193Sewer PlumbVS 4c *15
194The Bend
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E1 5b 2
195Delsey
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HVS 5b 2
196KlingonVD 6
 Cave Buttress 
198Above and Beyond the Callisthenic BarrierHS 4b *38
199Left-Hand Gully ButtressVS 4b *30
200PoppersE5 6c *2
201Poppers Startf7A+ *6
202The Grand Potatof7A+ ***21
203The Cave GullyVD *45
204Cave RibE1 5a *23
205Cave Climb IndirectVS 4c 57
206Cave Climb DirectVS 5a *19
207Social ClimberHVS 5b 8
208Left Break
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VS 5a 2
209Right-Hand Break
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HVD 4a 8
210Block Chimney
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M 17
211Leaning Block
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VD 22
212Cold Comfort
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HVS 5a 1
213Broken Crack
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M 15
214Broken Chimney
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VD 3
215Jam and Blast ItE1 5b *36
216Corner CrackVS 4c 18
217Jam and Blast It/Corner Crack CombinationVS 4c 6
218Heather WallVD **44
219Not Now JohnHVS 5c 9
220I've Gotta Get OnVS 5b 7
221Capstone ChimneyVD *38
222Capstone Chimney CrackS 4c *28
223Sir Fred Goodwin
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E4 6a 3
224Lost Fortune
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E2 6a 1
225Twin CracksVD 56
226Easy CornerM 6
227Slapdash
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E1 6a  
228Pothole Wall
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VD 3
 The Eagle Stone 
230Men Onlyf3+ **101
231A Fist Full of Beaglesf7A+ *57
232Beagles Aboutf5+ **116
233For a Few Beagles Moref7B ***48
234The Good the Bad and the Beaglef7A *43
235A Beagle Too Farf6B **101
236The Bright Conceptf7B+ *1
237Dreaming the Beaglef7A+ *8
238The Beagle Has Landedf7A ***67
239Where Beagles Daref7A+ ***66
240Like a Beagle over Troubled Waterf6B+ *8
241Roundaboutf6A+ *23
 *South End* 
 Flatworld 
244Heroes Left ExitV6 **21
245Heroesf7A+ *19
246LilliputV7 **13
247The GlobeV6 *1
248Spinal Fjordf6B+ *1
249Shakespeare's Theatref6B+ *2
250Leftworldf7B+ *47
251Flatworldf7B+ ***94
252Flatworld Sit-StartV10 ***4
253Hurry on Sundownf6B **57
254Hurry on Sundown Sit-Start
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V6 *32
255Lichen Slabf5+ *29
256Milk Aretef5 16
257Milk of Amnesiaf6B *15
258Elmer Fuddf7A *31
259Fat Worldf6A+ **96
260Introductory CrackHVD 4a 9
261Higher Groundf7C * 
262The Last Post
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V3 6
 Railtrack 
264Snappy Flakesf5 3
265Flakey Laybackf4+ *6
266Railtrackf7A * 
267Halfway Slabf5+ *1
268Pain is Only Fear Leaving the Body
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V6 1
269Dirty Beech
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V2 2
 Monument Buttress 
271Fact Huntf7A+ *29
272That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Strongerf7C * 
273Dirty Bitchf6C **72
274Results DayV4 *3
 Honeypot Wall 
276Cheekbone
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V3  
277Glove Love
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V6 1
278The Genie
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V3  
279Honeypot
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V4  
280Rubby
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V1  
281Judge Phillip Banks
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V5  
 The Quarries 
283Registered Rhymenecologist
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V5 2

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