Climbs 48
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 322m a.s.l
Faces SW

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Secret Garden birches © Bulls Crack

Crag features

This delightful little spot is not quite as secret as the name suggests, although it is still relatively quiet since the only people who come here are boulderers. The main problems are superb and steep above good landings. The traverse is a classic of its type and there is plenty to keep you busy for a few afternoons.

Approach notes

Park in the Surprise View parking on the A6187 Fox House to Hathersage Road. Walk back towards the Fox House, to a stile on the left, just past an old milepost on the far side of the road. Cross the stile and walk straight up into the small woods. Keep on the main track until the boulders become visible up on your left.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Bigmouth Block
2 Bigmouth Shiner f6B 1
3 Bigmouth Strikes Again f7A 4
4 Monster Mouth f6B+ 1
  Wangatan
6 Tough Slopes f7A 1
7 Wangatan f7B+ 3
  Stepped Roof
9 Zaffatricks f7B+ 2
10 The Duck f6C ** 103
11 Middle Duck f6B+ * 25
12 Right-Hand Duck f7A 8
  Main Area
14 First Bulge f5 104
15 Sitdown Bulge f6B 159
16 Sitdown Groove f5+ 90
17 The Harder Side f7A ** 178
18 The Harder Side Eliminate f7B 23
19 The Easier Side f6B ** 112
Climb name Grade
20 The Easier Side Stand-start
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V2 72
21 Topless Crack f6A * 208
22 Chockstone Crack f5 * 100
23 Up From Recess f6A+ * 83
24 Beach Bum f7A * 84
25 Zaff's Problem f7B ** 48
26 Pistol Pinch f7A+ ** 31
27 Pistol Pinch Right-hand f7A+ * 2
28 Beach Ball f7A ** 307
29 Not Zaff's f6B * 97
30 Beach Crack f5 * 115
31 Secret Garden Traverse f6B *** 31
32 Zippatricks f7C+ ***  
33 The Runnel f6C * 28
34 Nigel's Problem f7A+ * 79
35 Left-hand Man f7B+ *** 32
36 Left-Hand Man Direct f7C+ ** 5
37 Middle Man f7C * 4
38 Dick Williams f7B+ *** 140
Climb name Grade
39 Right-hand Man f7B+ * 2
40 Buoux Left f5+ * 6
41 Buoux Right f5 ** 32
  The Garden Shed
43 Garden Shed ArĂȘte f6A  
44 Garden Shed f6C * 1
  Walnut Whip
46 Savage Garden f7C 4
47 Hulley Pulley f7B+ 2
48 Fireball f7B+ * 7
49 Walnut Whip f6C ** 80
  Rabbit's Paw
51 Rabbit's Paw f6B * 22
52 The Fur Side f4 15
  Hare's Ear
54 Hare's Ear Left f6C * 8
55 Hare's Ear f7A * 4
  The Talented Mr Kipling
57 The Talented Mr Kipling f7A 1

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