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
2 Hopper f3+ * 2
3 Nosey f4 2
4 Slapper f6A * 2
5 Stepper Arête f5+ 2
6 Small Fry f5+ 2
7 Minnow f4 2
8 Thar She Blows f6A+ ** 2
9 Whale Weigh f5+ * 2
10 Beached f6A * 2
11 Just Eating Plankton f4 2
12 Whopper f3 2
  Cement Pond Block
14 Daisy May f5 2
15 Dash Riprock f6B+ ** 7
16 Loadin' Up The Truck f6C ** 4
17 Elly May f6C 2
  Go-Zin-Ta Block
19 Drysdale f7A * 1
20 Texas Tea f5 4
21 Black Gold f6C 4
22 The OK Oil Company f4 6
23 Hathaway There f4 5
24 Miss Jane f4 2
  Goggle Block
26 Bugtussle f7A ** 4
27 Crack Attract f6C 1
28 TV Times f5 2
29 Oldsmobile f5 1
  Model T Block
31 The Lovin' Cup f3 2
32 Crawdads f5 * 2
33 Granny's Grits f5+ * 3
34 Shurty Kellums f6A * 3
35 Jethrow f6A+ * 2
36 A 6th Grade Education f6A *** 7
37 The Poor Mountaineer f6C+ *** 3
38 Pearlescent f6A+ * 2
39 Pearl f3 * 7
  Far Boulders
41 Set a spell f5 1
42 Heapin Helpin f6B+ * 1

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