Climbs 99
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 265m a.s.l
Faces SW

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First ascent of Barney's Stormin' Arête , Stanhope's first sport route. © jeffmearns

Crag features

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Southwest-facing sports crag on rough quarried limestone wlth routes up to 18m. The rock is characterised by the 'red light' - a technical seam near the top of most routes.

Some buttresses, such as Barneys and Thunderbirds hardly ever get very wet and dry quickly. Parts of Bamm-Bamm and Waterfall suffer from run off from the moors above and can take quite a time for all the routes to dry out fully.

Approach notes

Take the B6278 towards Crawleyside and, just before the bend, take the small dean road opposite the lorry escape lane.

There's parking for around 4 cars available about 400m along this road just before the houses. Walk past the houses and either climb the path on the right or continue along the track until the walls cans be seen over on the right.

Alternatively drive further along the road to where it widens where there is parking for 6 or more cars.

The other option, particularly if climbing on or around Brachiopod Wall is to drive along the track until the top of the walls become visible. There's parking for two cars on the grass verge or more space a little further on.

The quarry is off to the right of the road.

At most a 5 minutes walk to the buttresses along paths that will become more prominent.

Not a beauty in regards to view, but enjoyable day. Rich the bolter came down to, which was a nice touch. Good work, fella.
glaramara - 01/Jun/19
Has anyone rescued a harness and Grigri from Barney's Buttress left last Thursday?
jeffmearns - 31/Mar/19
I have a guide/topo prepared - if you require a copy then please contact me. All contributions will go to further developing these crags.
RD - 14/Mar/19
Great addition to the area and well worth a visit. Top draw :)
petegunn - 23/Feb/19
Last quarried in 1940 the rock is very solid with rough friction.
RD - 14/Oct/18
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Resident Evil
2 T-virus 6c+ ** 1
3 The Hive 6a ** 4
4 Nemesis 6c ** 1
5 Extinction 5a *  
6 Zombie Survivors Project **  
7 Tasty Flesh Project  
  Yosemite Wall
9 Freda's Folly 5a 2
10 Muttley 7a ** 6
11 Quickdraw McGraw's Hangin' Block Party 5a 4
12 Salathe Wall 7a ** 1
13 Yosemite Sam 6b ** 4
  Brachiopod Wall
15 Super Dry Martini 6b * 8
16 Ruby Dooby 7a ** 7
17 Lola Too 7a+ ** 12
18 Brachiopod 6b+ *** 26
19 Harsh Winds 6c+ ** 9
20 Dark nights ahead 6c ** 9
21 Wilma's Wedge 5c 2
  Barney's Butttess
23 Raptor Ribs 6b+ * 17
24 Yabba Dabba Doo 5a * 2
25 Barney's Stormin' ArĂȘte 5b *** 53
26 Wedgie f6A ** 11
27 Eat My Shorts 6b * 24
28 Betty's Slab and Tickle Crack 6a * 24
29 Betty's Evil Twin Sister 6b+ ** 20
30 Stay Your Blade 6a * 13
31 The Creed 4c 11
32 Sleeping Assassin 4c * 19
33 Nomad 4c * 15
34 Unknown Project  
35 Black Powder 6c+ 4
36 Meet The Flintstones 6c * 5
37 Bringing the Rubbles to Dinner 5a * 1
Climb name Grade
38 Raw Meat V1 2
39 Kung Fu Hustle 6c 4
  Blood Orange Wall
41 Blood Red Emotion 7b ** 4
42 Chocolate Orange 6a 3
43 Blood Orange Project  
44 Blood Lust 6a 4
45 Blood Platoon 6a+ ** 5
46 Bludgeon 6c+ ** 3
47 Universal Donor 6c+ *** 6
48 Blood and Guts 6a ** 4
49 Hemostasis 6a * 4
50 Frequent Flyer 6c ** 5
51 Air Traffic Control 6b ** 6
52 Transfusion Confusion 6c+ ** 5
53 EPO 6b+ * 5
  Thunderbirds Are Go Buttress
55 Zero-X 6b ** 3
56 Escape Pod 7a ** 4
57 A One Eyed Rock Snake 6c+ *** 6
58 Gobbler's Knob 7a ** 5
59 International Sheep Rescue 6c * 23
60 Thunderbird 2 6b ** 21
61 Thunderbird 3 6b 1
62 Smile, You Cheeky Charlie 7a ** 3
63 Mission Creep 5b 1
  Waterfall Wall
65 Ripley 5c 1
66 Xenomorph 6b+ *** 14
67 Iron Man 7c *** 3
68 Arc Reactor 7c ** 8
69 Christmas Cracker 6b+ *** 11
70 Rainbow Six 6c+ ** 3
71 Powder Burn 6a+ * 9
72 Roc Around the Dene 5c * 2
73 Double Jeopardy 6a * 5
74 Polle 6b 1
Climb name Grade
75 Blind Owl 7b ** 4
76 Owl Vision 6a * 4
77 Ewe in the Ring 5b * 2
78 Ewe off the Wall 6c * 8
79 One Short Step for the Ewe 6a * 4
80 The Ewe Steps Up 6a+ * 9
81 Ruby's Coming Too 5a * 5
82 Inspiring Adventure 4c * 4
83 A New Dawn 4b 5
  Bamm-Bamm Buttress
85 Rollercoaster 5a * 29
86 Lumberjack 5a 15
87 Fly Strike 5a * 23
88 Cupids Arrow 5a * 22
89 Wing it my dear 5b 15
90 Hitting the Dreams 6c+ ** 10
91 Hieroglyphic 6c ** 17
92 Bamm-Bamm 6a *** 26
93 Red River Gorgeous 6b *** 17
94 Pebbles 6c *** 11
95 Gay Pirates 6a+ ** 6
96 Yo Ho Sebastian 6a * 4
97 Tortuga Chip 6b 1
  The Pleasure Dome
99 Kubla's Special K 5a * 15
100 Yabba Xanadu 5a * 22
101 Carl Virost 5a * 18
  Lost Sheep Buttress
103 Choco Rice 6a 4
104 Last Sheep Rising 6a+ * 4
105 Black Sea 6b+ ** 6
106 Silence of the Lambs 6b+ 5
107 Braveheart 6b ** 4
  Wild Gagrlic Buttress
109 Red Vein Lichen Project  
110 Wild Garlic Project *  

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