Climbs 31
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 318m a.s.l
Faces S

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John Allen climbing his own route Golden Parachute (6b+) at Moss Rake © Alan James

Crag features

The disused quarry of Moss Rake has three developed sections including and interesting slab which gives some good technical climbing of an unusual style for Peak District limestone. There is also a chert wall with a set of dirtier routes and a shorter upper tier. Development is ongoing so the routes list may change and route names will hopefully be added. Please respect any routes that are projects and leave them to the FA.

Approach notes

The crag is approached from the minor road above Bradwell, parallel to the B6049. To get on this road from the south, turn off the A623 at the Tideswell Anchor pub crossroads towards the pub. Turn immediately left in front of the pub down a minor road. Follow this for a couple of kilometers to a left turn at a junction which drops down towards a big old quarry entrance with Moss Rake written on stone block on either side. Park here and walk through the gate and up into the first landscaped section of the quarry. Head slightly left up a grassy slope to a ridge overlooking the bigger second hole. Drop down here steeply on scree and follow the track at the bottom initially under the chert wall and then on to the slab know as the 'Library'.

Access Advice

There is a Peregrine nesting on the wall opposite the Library Slab. This shouldn't be a problem but please be aware of it. 
Only park at the quarry gates and walk in from there.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Library Slab
2 Promotion Day 6b 5
3 Chris Wilder 6b 13
4 Chris Wild 6a 11
5 Golden Parachute 6b+ 13
6 Golden Parachute Direct Project 1
7 Shhhhhhh 6b+ * 13
8 The Limit Club 6b+ * 20
9 Footsie 100 6b+ 19
10 Kashmir Curry Centre 6b * 40
11 Flipperty Flop 6b+ * 38
12 Rare and Racy 6a * 53
Climb name Grade
13 Quietness Beckons 6a 51
14 Crazy Daisy 6a 54
15 The Librarian 6b * 45
16 Sexy Rexy 6a * 50
17 Quiet Please 6a 45
18 HG and the Deadweights 5c 44
19 From A to Z * 6b * 1
  Chert Wall
21 Far Left
6b 1
22 Unnamed 2
6b 1
23 Unnamed 3
24 Unnamed 4
6a 3
Climb name Grade
25 Unnamed 5
6a+ 1
26 Unnamed 6
27 The Call
6a+ 7
28 The Fall
6b 8
29 The Wall 6a+ 16
30 Blessed Arete
6b 8
  Upper Tier
32 Chinatoon
6a+ 6
33 Blood,Sweat
6b+ 4
34 Smears
6c+ 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Alan James - UKC and UKH