Altitude 265m a.s.l
First ascent of Barney's Stormin' Arête , Stanhope's first sport route. © jeffmearns
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.
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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