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 ** 168
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 ** 578
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 ** 663
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 ** 710
29 Brown Slabs Arete
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D *** 1355
30 Brown Slabs Direct
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VD *** 1984
31 Brown Slabs
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D ** 1612
32 Brown Slabs Scoop HS ** 113
33 Brown Slabs Crack
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VS 4c ** 1220
34 Brown Slabs Crack Original MS 208
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 *** 607
49 Scallywag
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E3 6a  
50 Jaws E1 5b ** 110
51 Slings
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VS 4b * 45
52 encore HVS 5a ** 14
53 Evel Kneivel
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HVS 5a ** 145
54 Ovation
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E1 5b ** 23
55 Aaros
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E1 5b *** 495
56 Saturday Night Beaver
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E3 6a * 5
57 Ardus - Direct Finish VS 4c ** 164
58 Short Notice
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VS 4b * 43
59 Ardus
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MVS 4b *** 1728
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 ** 165
64 Magnetic North
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E1 5b ** 22
65 Eve
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VS 4c *** 1304
66 Katherine
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HVS 5a * 14
67 Adam
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VS 5a *** 1235
68 Crunchy Frog HVS 5a ** 96
69 True North
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E2 5b ** 148
70 Central Girdle
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VS 4c ** 13
71 North Buttress E1 5b ** 172
72 North Butress (variant) VS 4c 2
73 P.S.
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E1 5b ** 293
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 * 44
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 12
  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 ** 360
91 M.G.C. E2 5c ** 710
92 Shanna
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E2 5c 29
93 Fishers Folly
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VS 4c *** 1643
94 Fishers Folly Direct Finish
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VS 4c, 5a 120
95 Twittering Heights
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E4 6a * 4
96 Kransic Crack
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VS 4c ** 363
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 *** 1124
99 Creeping Jesus
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HVS 5a ** 431
100 The Grasp
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E1 5b ** 265
101 Poop and Clutch
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E2 5c 7
102 Chamonix
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HS 4b ** 600
103 True Cross
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VS 4c ** 93
  Chamonix Area
105 Milk E2 5c 1
106 Cream
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HVS 5a * 35
107 Crescendo HS * 679
108 The Bludgeon
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E1 5b *** 512
109 Missing Link finish to Bludgeon
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E3 5c 3
110 Little Chamonix
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VD *** 4918
111 Scorpion
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VS 4b * 61
112 Hee-Haw
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VS 5a 55
113 Straight and Narrow
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E3 6a ** 9
114 Hippos Might Fly
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E1 5a * 35
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 ** 74
119 The Black Icicle
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E1 5b ** 269
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 * 24
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 *** 146
129 Black Sheep
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E2 5b ** 35
130 Derision Groove
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MVS 4b ** 349
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 ** 187
135 Thin Air
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HVS 5a * 30
136 Shepherd's Gully
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MVS 4b ** 113
137 Battering Ram
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E3 5c ** 102
138 Stone Tape
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E3 6a ** 36
139 The Fou
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E2 5c 5
140 Donkey's Ears
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S 4a ** 1138
141 Donkey's Ears Chimney Start MVS 22
142 Mule Train
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E2 5c 8
143 Bits 'n' Pieces
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VS 4c * 91
144 Human Racing
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E3 5c 1
145 Ant Highway
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MVS 4b * 285
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 ** 298
149 Jackdaw Ridge
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D * 896
150 Plug
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E1 5b 9
151 Why Not
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MVS 4b 92
152 Just Another Expedition
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HVS ** 5

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