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

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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 6
3 Final Act
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E2 5c 1
4 Groove and Crack
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VS 4b 25
5 Meet on the Ledge
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HVS 6
6 Brown Crag Traverse
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VS 4c * 15
7 Downer's Delight
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E1 5b 1
8 Dark Matters E3 6a ** 3
9 Vespa VS 5a * 8
10 Vesper
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VS 4c ** 60
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 ** 182
17 Brown Crag Grooves Direct
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E3 6a 4
18 Seamus
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HVS 5b * 12
19 Brown Crag Wall
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VS 4b ** 615
20 Frontline
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HVS 5a * 13
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 ** 672
24 Evolution
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E2 5c 8
25 Rattle
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MVS 4b 7
26 PTO
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VS 4c 16
  Brown Slabs Area
28 Brown Slabs Face
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VD ** 784
29 Brown Slabs Arete
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D *** 1470
30 Brown Slabs Direct
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VD *** 2162
31 Brown Slabs
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D ** 1783
32 Brown Slabs Scoop HS ** 193
33 Brown Slabs Crack
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VS 4c ** 1314
34 Brown Slabs Crack Original MS 222
35 Shadow Wall
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E3 5c ** 2
36 Brown Slabs Traverse
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VS 4c 25
  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 4
43 A Fistful of Dollars
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VS 4c * 23
44 North Buttress Girdle
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E1 5b 3
45 Desperation S * 84
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 *** 672
49 Scallywag
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E3 6a  
50 Jaws E1 5b ** 137
51 Slings
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VS 4b * 49
52 Encore E1 5b * 17
Climb name Grade
53 Evel Kneivel
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HVS 5a ** 167
54 Ovation
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E1 5b ** 39
55 Aaros
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E1 5b *** 540
56 Saturday Night Beaver
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E3 6a * 9
57 Ardus - Direct Finish VS 4c ** 175
58 Short Notice
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VS 4b * 47
59 Ardus
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MVS 4b *** 1839
60 Savage Messiah
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E3 6a * 13
61 Sin
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VS 4c * 10
62 Golden Delicious
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E2 5c 2
63 Delight Maker
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HVS 5a ** 182
64 Magnetic North
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E1 5b ** 26
65 Eve
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VS 4c *** 1407
66 Katherine
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HVS 5a * 17
67 Adam
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VS 5a *** 1349
68 Crunchy Frog HVS 5a ** 109
69 True North E2 5b ** 198
70 Central Girdle
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VS 4c ** 13
71 North Buttress E1 5b ** 216
72 North Butress (variant) VS 4c 3
73 P.S.
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E1 5b ** 349
74 P.S. Direct Finish
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E3 6a 14
75 P.P.S.
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E2 5c 11
76 Gemma HVS 5b * 71
77 Turning the North
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VD * 54
  Bluebell Wall Area
79 Shepherd's Delight
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MS 39
80 Symbiosis
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HVS 5b 3
81 Bluebell Wall
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VD 4
82 Attic Stairs
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M 10
  Fisher's Folly Buttress
84 Chamonix Girdle
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HVS 4c ** 6
85 Stoned Again
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HVS 5b 6
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 13
89 T.D.M.
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HVS 5a 8
90 C.D.M. VS 4c ** 414
91 M.G.C. E2 5c ** 761
92 Shanna
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E2 5c 32
93 Fishers Folly
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VS 4c *** 1829
94 Fishers Folly Direct Finish
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VS 4c, 5a 145
95 Twittering Heights
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E4 6a * 5
96 Kransic Crack
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VS 4c ** 418
97 Lower Girdle of Fisher's Folly Buttress
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MVS 4b 7
98 Kransic Crack Direct
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HVS 5a *** 1266
99 Creeping Jesus
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HVS 5a ** 514
100 The Grasp
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E1 5b ** 295
101 The Grasp Direct E3 5c  
102 Poop and Clutch
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E2 5c 8
103 Chamonix
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HS 4b ** 707
104 True Cross
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VS 4c ** 111
Climb name Grade
  Chamonix Area
106 Milk E2 5c 1
107 Cream
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HVS 5a * 39
108 Crescendo HS * 726
109 The Bludgeon
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E1 5b *** 534
110 Missing Link finish to Bludgeon
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E3 5c 5
111 Little Chamonix
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VD *** 5259
112 Scorpion
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VS 4b * 69
113 Hee-Haw
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VS 5a 58
114 Straight and Narrow
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E3 6a ** 9
115 Hippos Might Fly
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E1 5a * 36
116 Monolith Crack
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HVS 4c ** 265
117 Monolith Chimney
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S 4a 26
118 Exasperation
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E3 6a 9
119 Porcupine E3 6a ** 91
120 The Black Icicle
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E1 5b ** 304
121 Devil's Wedge
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HVS 5a ** 60
122 The Witness
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E6 6b  
123 Geronimo
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E6 6c ** 7
124 The Devil's Alternative E6 6b * 31
125 Woody's Alternative E6 6c ** 1
126 Bob Martins
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E2 5b * 6
127 Rogue's Gallery
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VS 5a * 23
128 Rob's Route
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E3 6a 2
129 Wild Side
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E3 6a * 35
130 Wild Sheep E2 5b *** 152
131 Black Sheep
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E2 5b ** 39
132 Derision Groove
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MVS 4b ** 392
133 Ker Plunk
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E5 6a * 2
134 Inclination
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E4 6b ** 10
135 Exclamation
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E6 6b *  
136 Shepherd's Chimney VS 5a ** 209
137 Thin Air
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HVS 5a * 38
138 Shepherd's Gully
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MVS 4b ** 117
139 Battering Ram
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E3 5c ** 110
140 Stone Tape
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E3 6a ** 37
141 The Fou
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E2 5c 5
142 Donkey's Ears S 4a ** 1230
143 Donkey's Ears Chimney Start MVS 29
144 Mule Train
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E2 5c 8
145 Bits 'n' Pieces
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VS 4c * 99
146 Human Racing
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E3 5c 1
147 Ant Highway
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MVS 4b * 305
148 Odds 'n' Sods
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E2 5c 6
149 Ethelred
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HVS 5a 24
150 Jackdaw Ridge Direct
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VD ** 344
151 Jackdaw Ridge
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D * 999
152 Plug
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E1 5b 9
153 Why Not
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MVS 4b 98
154 Just Another Expedition
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HVS ** 7

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