Climbs 36
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces S

Ben on 6th Grade © Paul Clarke

Crag features

A fine little bouldering spot. Small but perfectly formed.

Two areas about 100m apart. Blown Away Blocks face north overlooking Blow Tarn and are west of the main area (not obvious from above). Most problems are sitters so not a place for the highball fanatic. The rock is high quality silvery grit, similar to Hen Stones on Simonís Seat but only recently cleaned so bring a brush. A paucity of holds and rather rounded finishes add to the fun. Technical rather than thuggy.

All climbed in summer months - may be found easier in the winter cool weather

Approach notes

From Skyreholme follow the road over the bridge and uphill. When the tarmac stops, park by a tree. Keep on the now rough track in the same direction taking the rightish branch and passing the 'No Cars' signs until a gate is reached. Continue until you see a wall coming in from the north to join the wall you are following. Head diagonally left (some rocks you can see are the west end of the rocky ridge containing the blocks) until the crag comes into view. 40 mins.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Blown Away Blocks 
2Hopperf3+ *2
3Noseyf4 2
4Slapperf6A *2
5Stepper Arêtef5+ 2
6Small Fryf5+ 2
7Minnowf4 2
8Thar She Blowsf6A+ **2
9Whale Weighf5+ *2
10Beachedf6A *2
11Just Eating Planktonf4 2
12Whopperf3 2
 Cement Pond Block 
14Daisy Mayf5 2
15Dash Riprockf6B+ **7
16Loadin' Up The Truckf6C **4
17Elly Mayf6C 2
 Go-Zin-Ta Block 
19Drysdalef7A *1
20Texas Teaf5 4
21Black Goldf6C 4
22The OK Oil Companyf4 6
23Hathaway Theref4 5
24Miss Janef4 2
 Goggle Block 
26Bugtusslef7A **4
27Crack Attractf6C 1
28TV Timesf5 2
29Oldsmobilef5 1
 Model T Block 
31The Lovin' Cupf3 2
32Crawdadsf5 *2
33Granny's Gritsf5+ *3
34Shurty Kellumsf6A *3
35Jethrowf6A+ *2
36A 6th Grade Educationf6A ***7
37The Poor Mountaineerf6C+ ***3
38Pearlescentf6A+ *2
39Pearlf3 *7
 Far Boulders 
41Set a spellf5 1
42Heapin Helpinf6B+ *1

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