Climbs 8
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 402m a.s.l
Faces SE

Crag features

A big ugly beautiful monster of a crag. As yet barely touched but with loads of scope for development both of routes and bouldering. Fairly recently landscaped and previously one face of a quarried out mineral vein. The face is deeply pitted with all manner of odd water worn scoops, runnels and tubes. The base is undercut into three semi-separate caves providing the majority of the bouldering potential. First 'found' by Dan Varian who added From Dirt Grow the Prowess. The main obstacle to development so far has been the presence of surface mud and a dusty texture to the rock below which benefits from the application of brick/rock stabilisers. It should all clean up well but will require a good amount of dedicated effort.

Approach notes

 In the centre of Castleton turn left at Ye Olde Nag’s Head. Follow this road heading SE out of the village. Take the right at the fork in the road. The road then loops back west. Stay on it till it starts to turn left in a long arching bend. At the start of the bend a dirt track goes off right. Park at the entrance to the track or some way along it, taking care not to obstruct what is a popular 4x4 drive. Follow the track for about 100m until the crag is visible in a field on the right. Access is unknown. No problems to date. Once at the base of the crag you are not visible from the track. The field is usually full of sheep, i.e. don’t bring dogs. Note: The top of the crag is loose and unstable. Sheep have a habit of dislodging rock from above. TAKE CARE.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Left Wall
2 Cleanhigh Spade f6B+ 1
  Left Cave
4 From Dirt Grows the Prowess f7C+ 1
Climb name Grade
5 Dirtatrocity f7A 1
  Middle Cave
7 Rakequiem For a Dirty Dream f7A * 1
8 Rakequiem For a Dirty Dream Right Hand f7A * 1
Climb name Grade
9 The Good the Bad and the Dirty f7B * 1
  Right Cave
11 Drowning My Sorrows In Dirt f7C 1
12 Drowning My Sorrows In Dirt Stand Start f7A+ * 2

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