Climbs 257
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 22
11 Mauvais Pas HVD 3c 179
12 Bitter VS 4b 144
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 38
17 The Meagle
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V0+ 7
  Flake Buttress
19 Left-hand Flake Crack S 4a * 258
20 Central Crack VS 5a * 157
21 Flake Crack D 270
22 Wall Right of Flake Crack
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V0- 12
  Alison
24 Alison S 4b 245
25 Death to Khomeini VS 4b * 98
26 Niched Wall S 4a 126
27 The Meerkat
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V2 28
  *Central Area*
  Square Stone
30 Left Arête f4 92
31 Square Dance f6B+ * 21
32 Short Wall f4+ 104
33 Short Wall Sit-start
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f6A 2
34 Square Wall f6A ** 80
35 Cubist f6A * 65
36 Square Arête f4+ * 90
37 Square Arête Right f4+ * 44
38 Front Face f5 * 60
39 Theraband f7A+ * 5
  Flying Crag
41 Has Shaun Got False Teeth f6B 11
42 Dick's Dilemma HS 4b 106
43 Brownie V0- 22
44 Brownie Low V1 * 6
45 Truancy E1 6a 24
46 Wasted Youth HS 4b * 179
47 Groove and Wall VS 5a 39
48 Flying Crag Groove HS 4c * 176
49 Don's Mantel E2 5b * 29
50 Flying Crag Crack HVS 5a 25
51 Rebel Without a Pause E5 6b 1
52 Slanted and Enchanted E6 6b * 2
53 Mustn't Crumble E6 6b * 1
54 John Wilson f6A+ ** 13
55 Flying Start f6A * 67
56 Baslow Flypast E1 5b 2
57 The Flying Crag HVS 5a 42
58 Line Right of Flying Start
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V1 7
59 Flying Groove f4+ * 44
  Laicifitra Buttress
61 Laicifitra 1 HVS 5a * 163
62 Yerg Sinned E1 5b * 13
63 Laicifitra 2 S 4a * 232
  Quarry Wall
65 Second Hand Goods HS 4b 86
66 Batu Motel f7A+ * 1
67 Quarry Wall HS 4c * 178
68 Quarry Crack S 4a 65
69 Cold Diggerty f6C+ ** 6
70 Hot Ziggerty f6C *** 31
71 Arise Sir Freddie! f6B * 15
72 Whatisit? HVS 5b * 150
73 Hanging Slab S 4a 43
74 The Groove VD 34
  Gullies Wall
76 Traverse 1 S 4a 39
77 Route 0 D 463
78 Chipped Slab VD 106
79 Route 1 VD 623
80 Route 1.5 S 4b 442
81 Route 1.9 S 4a 342
82 Route 2 D 4a * 616
83 Route 3 D 342
84 Route 3.5 VD 408
85 Stepped Groove M 447
86 Resurgence HVS 5a * 408
87 Renaissance HVS 5b ** 461
88 Grounded Bees VS 5a * 378
89 Little Pillar VD 4a 17
90 Triple Jump
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M 28
91 Twin Roof Left f6A+ * 17
92 Twin Roof f5 * 51
93 Left-hand Gully
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M 169
94 Gully Wall M * 534
95 Gully Wall Variation VD 4a 377
96 Right-hand Gully D 241
Climb name Grade
97 Shallow Rib VD * 386
98 Blocked Gully M 215
99 Left-hand Tower Start
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V0+ 10
100 Left-hand Tower S 4b 52
101 Broken Buttress VD 310
  The Rib
103 Grooved Rib M 27
104 Shallow Groove HVD 4b 7
105 Kifingu HVS 5a 4
106 Shake VS 4b * 141
107 Pinch 'n' Push f6A+ * 28
108 Undercutting V7 * 18
109 The Balls Test f6B ** 142
110 Green Crack HVD 4a * 93
111 The Ripper f7A+ * 50
112 Black Crack D 125
113 Road Pig V0 4
114 Truffle Pig f7A * 34
115 Ribeye VD 4
116 Ribless VS 4c * 99
117 Ribless Variation HVS 5a 13
118 The Rib Direct HVS 5a ** 74
119 The Rib S 4a * 107
120 Rib Wall HVS 4c 6
121 The Crack D * 136
  The Walnut
123 Hazlenut Whirl f6A+ * 22
124 Dry Roasted f5 33
125 Praline f5+ 42
126 Praline Direct
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V0+ 19
127 Nut Job f5+ * 90
128 The Walnut f6B ** 201
129 Walnut Flake V2 * 46
130 Complete Nutter f5+ * 116
131 Whip Me Whip Me f7A+ * 57
132 Nuts to Brazil
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V0- 32
133 Nut Cracker f5+ * 25
134 Choker Reverse V10  
135 Little Richard f7A * 80
136 Walnut Whip f7B ** 24
137 The Choker f7C+ * 1
138 Chunky Nut f6B+ * 47
139 Nutrocker
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V1 5
140 Percy Feels Sick
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V7 1
  Matterhorn Boulder
142 Matterhorn Arête M * 20
143 Matterhorn Face VS 4c 13
144 Bone At It Direct f7A * 9
145 Smutt Ridge f7A+ * 2
146 Lion f5 5
  Rough Wall
148 Sash VS 4c 16
149 Coarse Commie VS 5a * 132
150 Rough Wall Climb VS 4c * 351
151 Jolly Rough VS 4c 45
152 Jolly Green Dwarf VS 5a * 229
153 Mad Bilberries f6A+ ** 83
154 Jolly Green Elephant f6B+ * 23
155 Pensioner's Bulge VS 5a ** 182
156 Gun Chimney HVD 4a 101
157 Santa Claus Retreats E1 5b * 19
158 The Man with the Gritstone Gun HS 4b 18
159 Hair Conditioned Nightmare HVS 5a * 95
160 Hair Conditioned Rightmare f5+ ** 15
161 Chin Hair Conditioned Nightmare V5 6b 1
  Larceny Wall
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 20
168 The Strong and The Right E1 5b * 3
169 Larceny HVS 5a * 26
170 Gary's Little Joke Book E2 6a 3
171 Problem Wall f5 21
172 Fingers Crack VS 4b * 136
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  
181 Hidden Sect
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E2 6a  
182 Angle Climb
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HVD 4a 10
183 Dusty Crack
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HS 4b 5
184 Depression
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VD 4a 17
  Wigible Buttress
186 Wigible Chimney
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M 12
187 Wigible Arête
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D 16
  Index Climb
189 Juddo
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D 7
190 Nailodrama VS 4c 1
191 Index Climb S 4a ** 104
192 Index Climb Direct VS 4c * 27
Climb name Grade
193 Heather Crack HVD 4a * 37
194 Heather Crack Right
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D 7
  Sewer Plumb Buttress
196 Sewer Plumb VS 4c * 17
197 The Bend
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E1 5b 2
198 Delsey
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HVS 5b 3
199 Klingon VD 5
  Cave Buttress
201 Above and Beyond the Callisthenic Barrier HS 4b * 40
202 Left-hand Gully Buttress VS 4b * 33
203 Poppers E5 6c * 3
204 Poppers Start f7A+ * 7
205 The Grand Potato f7A+ *** 18
206 The Cave Gully VD * 54
207 Cave Rib E1 5a * 24
208 Cave Climb Indirect VS 4c 74
209 Cave Climb Direct VS 5a * 24
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 8
213 Block Chimney
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M 19
214 Leaning Block
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VD 24
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 The Legend of the Potato King f7C+ * 1
219 Jam and Blast It E1 5b * 51
220 Jam and Blast It/Corner Crack Combination VS 4c 6
221 Corner Crack VS 4c 24
222 Heather Wall VD ** 63
223 Not Now John HVS 5c 11
224 I've Gotta Get On VS 5b 7
225 Capstone Chimney VD * 45
226 Capstone Chimney Crack S 4c * 33
227 Sir Fred Goodwin
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E4 6a 4
228 Lost Fortune
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E2 6a 3
229 Twin Cracks VD 72
230 Easy Corner M 12
231 Slapdash
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E1 6a  
232 Pothole Wall
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VD 3
  The Eagle Stone
234 A Fist Full of Beagles f7A+ * 70
235 Beagles About f5+ ** 143
236 Roundabout f6A+ * 27
237 For a Few Beagles More f7B *** 52
238 The Good the Bad and the Beagle f7A * 45
239 A Beagle Too Far f6B ** 119
240 The Bright Concept f7B+ * 1
241 Dreaming the Beagle f7A+ * 8
242 The Beagle Has Landed f7A *** 78
243 Where Beagles Dare f7A+ *** 68
244 Like a Beagle over Troubled Water f6B+ * 9
245 Men Only f3+ ** 122
  *South End*
  Flatworld
248 Heroes Left Exit f7A ** 58
249 Heroes f7A+ * 43
250 Lilliput V7 ** 21
251 Spinal Fjord f6B+ * 2
252 The Globe V6 * 2
253 Shakespeare's Theatre f6B+ * 3
254 Leftworld f7B+ * 50
255 Flatworld f7B+ *** 83
256 Flatworld Sit-start f7C+ *** 9
257 Hurry on Sundown f6B ** 63
258 Hurry on Sundown Sit-start
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f7A * 37
259 Lichen Slab f5+ * 35
260 Milk Arête f5 29
261 Milk of Amnesia f6B * 18
262 Flat Head V2  
263 Elmer Fudd f7A * 30
264 Fat World f6A+ ** 112
265 Introductory Crack HVD 4a 10
266 Higher Ground f7C * 2
267 The Last Post
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V3 8
  Railtrack
269 Snappy Flakes f5 4
270 Flaky Layback f4+ * 8
271 Railtrack f7A * 1
272 Halfway Slab f5+ * 5
  Monument Buttress
274 Fact Hunt f7A+ * 34
275 That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger f7C *  
276 Dirty Bitch f6C ** 77
277 Results Day V4 * 4
  Honeypot Wall
279 Cheekbone
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V3  
280 Glove Love
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V6 1
281 The Genie
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V3  
282 Honeypot
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V4  
283 Rubby
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V1  
284 Judge Phillip Banks
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V5  
  The Quarries
286 Registered Rhymenecologist
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V5 3

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