Climbs 148
Rocktype Rhyolite
Altitude 140m a.s.l
Faces W

Chris Bonington still climbing at 78. Legend © Paluchi

Crag features

Up to about 50m high. A very popular crag, mainly due to its easy access though many of the routes are of great quality. Brown Slab Routes(D-VS), Finale(HVS), Aaros(E1), Ardus(MVS), Adam and Eve(VS), Kransic Crack(HVS), Fishers Folly(VS), Grasp(E1), Bludgeon(E1), Little Chamonix(VD), Derision Groove(MVS).

Approach notes

Park at the cafe below the crag if there is room(refreshment stop obligatory!). Five to ten minute approach.

Guidebooks

Descent from Brown Slabs area has the potential for nasty accidents with some very green greasy holdless slabs above steep ground. To avoid these, after about 15 metres go rightwards over the rocky rib to reach a much more amenable descent. If you have novice climbers with you, take note.
Rog Wilko - 14/Jun/17
I am currently trying to tidy the fixed gear near the top of Little Chamonix, please either assist in removing this or leave it as you find it. Please refrain from pushing the cams deeper into the crack as this will only make them harder to remove. Thanks. Duncan
sparkass - 18/Aug/16
Great crag for it accessibility. Grade range for all climbers. Harder routes not so polished, and definitely not over rated.
ben_armstrong - 10/Aug/15
Have had two ticks after a visit 26/06/10. Remember to check your skin carefully. Otherwise a great crag made even better by the nearby cafe!
Steve Palmer - 29/Jun/10
Busy, polished and over rated.
camw - 23/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Brown Crag Wall Area
2 Free "n" easy
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HS 5
3 Final Act
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E2 5c  
4 Groove and Crack
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VS 4b 24
5 Meet on the Ledge
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HVS 5
6 Brown Crag Traverse
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VS 4c * 14
7 Downer's Delight
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E1 5b  
8 Dark Matters E3 6a ** 3
9 Vespa VS 5a * 7
10 Vesper
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VS 4c ** 53
11 Parlaphone
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E2 5c 2
12 American Beauty
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E5 6b 2
13 Dire Straits
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E3 6a * 3
14 Rough Boys
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E5 6c 1
15 Parting Shot
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E6 6b  
16 Brown Crag Grooves
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E1 5b ** 166
17 Brown Crag Grooves Direct
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E3 6a 3
18 Seamus
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HVS 5b * 10
19 Brown Crag Wall
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VS 4b ** 566
20 Frontline
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HVS 5a * 11
21 Theseus
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E1 5b 5
22 Could Be The Last
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E1 5b 2
23 Conclusion E1 5b ** 651
24 Evolution
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E2 5c 6
25 Rattle
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MVS 4b 6
26 PTO
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VS 4c 15
  Brown Slabs Area
28 Brown Slabs Face
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VD ** 696
29 Brown Slabs Arete
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D *** 1325
30 Brown Slabs Direct
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VD *** 1949
31 Brown Slabs
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D ** 1586
32 Brown Slabs Scoop HS ** 105
33 Brown Slabs Crack
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VS 4c ** 1208
34 Brown Slabs Crack Original MS 207
35 Shadow Wall
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E3 5c ** 2
36 Brown Slabs Traverse
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VS 4c 23
  100' Slab Area
38 Gibbon Variation
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HVS 5b 6
39 100 Foot Slab
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M 15
40 Sylvan Way
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MS 5
  North Buttress
42 A Few Dollars More
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VS 4c 3
43 A Fistful of Dollars
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VS 4c * 18
44 North Buttress Girdle
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E1 5b 3
45 Desperation S * 77
46 Tarzan
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E2 5c 2
47 Imago
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E1 5c 21
48 Finale
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HVS 5a *** 593
49 Scallywag
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E3 6a  
50 Jaws E1 5b ** 108
51 Slings
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VS 4b * 45
52 encore HVS 5a ** 14
53 Evel Kneivel
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HVS 5a ** 141
54 Ovation
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E1 5b ** 21
55 Aaros
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E1 5b *** 475
56 Saturday Night Beaver
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E3 6a * 4
57 Ardus - Direct Finish VS 4c ** 158
58 Short Notice
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VS 4b * 43
59 Ardus
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MVS 4b *** 1695
60 Savage Messiah
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E3 6a * 11
61 Sin
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VS 4c * 11
62 Golden Delicious
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E2 5c 2
63 Delight Maker
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HVS 5a ** 160
64 Magnetic North
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E1 5b ** 22
65 Eve
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VS 4c *** 1273
66 Katherine
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HVS 5a * 14
67 Adam
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VS 5a *** 1192
68 Crunchy Frog HVS 5a ** 96
69 True North
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E2 5b ** 135
70 Central Girdle
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VS 4c ** 13
71 North Buttress E1 5b ** 164
72 North Butress (variant) VS 4c 2
73 P.S.
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E1 5b ** 285
74 P.S. Direct Finish
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E3 6a 9
75 P.P.S.
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E2 5c 11
76 Gemma
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HVS 5b * 42
77 Turning the North
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VD * 53
  Bluebell Wall Area
79 Shepherd's Delight
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MS 36
80 Symbiosis
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HVS 5b 2
81 Bluebell Wall
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VD 2
82 Attic Stairs
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M 8
  Fisher's Folly Buttress
84 Chamonix Girdle
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HVS 4c ** 9
85 Stoned Again
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HVS 5b 5
86 Stony Silence
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HVS 5b 5
87 Hollow Stones
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VD 13
88 North Ridge
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VD 12
89 T.D.M.
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HVS 5a 7
90 C.D.M. VS 4c ** 350
91 M.G.C. E2 5c ** 694
92 Shanna
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E2 5c 25
93 Fishers Folly
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VS 4c *** 1610
94 Fishers Folly Direct Finish
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VS 4c, 5a 117
95 Twittering Heights
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E4 6a * 4
96 Kransic Crack
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VS 4c ** 359
97 Lower Girdle of Fisher's Folly Buttress
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MVS 4b 6
98 Kransic Crack Direct
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HVS 5a *** 1103
99 Creeping Jesus
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HVS 5a ** 422
100 The Grasp
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E1 5b ** 263
101 Poop and Clutch
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E2 5c 7
102 Chamonix
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HS 4b ** 580
103 True Cross
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VS 4c ** 91
  Chamonix Area
105 Milk E2 5c  
106 Cream
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HVS 5a * 35
107 Crescendo HS * 668
108 The Bludgeon
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E1 5b *** 495
109 Missing Link finish to Bludgeon
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E3 5c 3
110 Little Chamonix
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VD *** 4819
111 Scorpion
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VS 4b * 58
112 Hee-Haw
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VS 5a 54
113 Straight and Narrow
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E3 6a ** 9
114 Hippos Might Fly
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E1 5a * 32
115 Monolith Crack
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HVS 4c ** 246
116 Monolith Chimney
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S 4a 23
117 Exasperation
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E3 6a 9
118 Porcupine E3 6a ** 73
119 The Black Icicle
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E1 5b ** 258
120 Devil's Wedge
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HVS 5a ** 57
121 The Witness
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E6 6b  
122 Geronimo
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E6 6c ** 4
123 The Devil's Alternative E6 6b * 25
124 Bob Martins
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E2 5b * 6
125 Rogue's Gallery
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VS 5a * 22
126 Rob's Route
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E3 6a 2
127 Wild Side
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E3 6a * 31
128 Wild Sheep E2 5b *** 138
129 Black Sheep
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E2 5b ** 35
130 Derision Groove
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MVS 4b ** 342
131 Ker Plunk
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E5 6a * 2
132 Inclination
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E4 6b ** 8
133 Exclamation
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E6 6b *  
134 Shepherd's Chimney VS 5a ** 183
135 Thin Air
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HVS 5a * 30
136 Shepherd's Gully
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MVS 4b ** 107
137 Battering Ram
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E3 5c ** 98
138 Stone Tape
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E3 6a ** 35
139 The Fou
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E2 5c 5
140 Donkey's Ears
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S 4a ** 1114
141 Donkey's Ears Chimney Start MVS 20
142 Mule Train
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E2 5c 8
143 Bits 'n' Pieces
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VS 4c * 87
144 Human Racing
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E3 5c 1
145 Ant Highway
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MVS 4b * 280
146 Odds 'n' Sods
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E2 5c 6
147 Ethelred
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HVS 5a 23
148 Jackdaw Ridge Direct
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VD ** 293
149 Jackdaw Ridge
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D * 871
150 Plug
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E1 5b 9
151 Why Not
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MVS 4b 91
152 Just Another Expedition
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HVS ** 5

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