Climbs 285
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 470m a.s.l
Faces SW

The Wings dyno -- Turner's turn. © Jon Read

Crag features

A pleasant escape from the crowds at the main edge, particularly the further left you go. Smaller (8 to 20m), but open, quick drying and less worn, the Skyline is well worth a few visits with excellent micro-routes on superb rock. Recommended routes include Slab and Arete (S), Safety Net (E1), Acid Drop (E4), San Melas (E3), Entropy's Jaw (E5), Wings of Unreason (E4), Track of the Cat (E5) and Art Nouveau (E6). Quality bouldering areas include Doxey's Pool and the miniaturesque Very, Very Far Skyline.

Approach notes

Limited parking below the Roaches. Obvious track leads to the Lower Tier. Upper Tier is above (!), The Skyline the northward (left) continuation of the Upper Tier.

Guidebooks

Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
Who nicked "Tightrope"...it used to go across the San Melas slab and finsih up "Mantis"...??
Chris.Allott - 11/Jul/13
Its just that little further away from the road, just a bit soggier underfoot, and the wind is definatly stronger. But this adds up to a quiet group of buttresses, even on busy days despite a load of interesting little routes in the mid grades.
augustus trout - 11/Apr/10
There is also some lesser known but worthwhile bouldering on either side of the approach path to Hard Very Far Skyline from the N (before the trig point). Highlights include some rounded mantels on the far side of the first rocks on the L, (some quite hard but low and safe with nice landings) a hanging crack between 2 blocks on the R by the path a little further up and some nice bits and pieces on the hillside below that.
Harold - 24/Dec/02
The Doxey Pool. (sort of part of the skyline) This is a small but busy area, as it lies on the route of the Staffs way, but in terms of bouldering, the problems are excellent. Try inparticular Staffordshire Flyer and The Dead Pool. Bring a big mat or a paddling pool cos the watter is a bit grim most of the time! If youre on the Roches this is worth a visit. Dave Miller
Dangerous Dave - 19/Jun/02
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Very Far Skyline Boulders 
2Small Chasm AreteV1 *42
3Green Jam CrackV0- 7
4Rounded Aretef3 *138
5Open Groovef5 **128
6Two Pocket Slabf5+ **183
7Lazy Troutf5+ **128
8Eager Troutf5+ **88
9Clamp Aretef6A **95
10Clamp Arete - Sit-start
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V7 54
11Crack (Very Far Skyline)f3 *69
12Harry Patchf4 *44
13Bernief6A *53
14Bernie Sit StartV6 *26
15Off Fingers Crackf5+ *53
16Pinkies to Perkiesf4 **100
17Slab Crackf3 24
18Slab Walkf3 **89
19Slab Aretef5 *52
20Inner Tubef6A+ *78
21Short Arete
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V0- 31
22Wall and Ribf3+ *114
23Left Crackf3+ *131
24Right Crackf3+ *119
25Easy Rampf3 *106
26Flight Examf5+ **200
27The Lonerf6A *71
28The Shepherdf6C+ **20
29Leek Hillsf6B+ **58
 HARD VERY FAR BUTTRESS 
31Willow FarmE4 6a **23
32Enchanted ForestE2 5c **12
33Track of the CatE5 6a ***118
34Nature TrailE5 6b *34
35Wings of UnreasonE4 6a ***582
36Counterstroke of EquityE5 6c *6
37Counterstroke of Equity DirectE7 6c ***1
38Prelude to SpaceHVS 4c **267
39One Eyed Willyf7A+ *2
40Very ConnoisseurishE2 6a 10
41The Parrot and the BalaclavaHS 4b 8
42Crack (Art Nouveau)f4 9
 VERY FAR BUTTRESS 
44CurvatureVS 4b 26
45Mr DecisiveHVS 5b 18
46Triple PointE1 5c *80
47Triple Point Direct
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none 6b 5
48Wild ThingHVS 5c **219
49Wild Thing Sit Startf6B **5
50Pereverse Traversef7B+ ***1
51Entropy's JawE5 6b ***83
52Script for a TierE6 6c *8
53Mild ThingD *64
 ART NOUVEAU 
55Side-pull Wallf7A ***29
56Crack (Art Nouveau)V0- 17
57Flaky Rompf4+ *6
58Juggy Flakelinef4+ *9
59Crack and Aretef6A+ *3
60Mono Slabf4+ *14
61Art Nouveauf7B+ ***50
62Coma SutraHS 4b 11
63Transcendental MedicationD 8
 FAR SKYLINE BUTTRESS 
65Microcosm
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D 10
66Flutterbye Grooves
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S 4a 13
67Tree Corner
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D 8
68Tree Grooves
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VD 14
69Steeplechaser
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D *16
70Slither
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S 16
71Mudhopper
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VD 8
72Dazzler
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S 4a *13
73Steeplechase Crack
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VD 8
74Honky TonkS 4a **23
75Entente CordialeE3 5c *10
76The ChimneyS 4b *13
77Dangler
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VS 4b 23
78Black Ram AreteVS 4c *17
79Black RamVD 18
80Don't Go Down to the Woods Today
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VS 4b *12
 CHASM BOULDERS 
82Rounded Featuref4+ *14
83Triptych Groovef6C+ *14
84Gritstone Pimplef6B *7
85Rampf4+ *8
86Mantel
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f4+ 9
87Harder Mantel
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f6A+ 6
88Acne Aretef7A *2
89Squeezer's Spotsf6C 1
90Spotter's Popf6B 1
91Puss in Bootsf6C 2
92Spotter's Slopf7A 4
 DOXEY'S POOL 
94Left Cheekf6C  
95Soggy Bottom Crackf5+ 6
96Ledge Jumpf6A+  
97Staffordshire Facef6C *5
98The Staffordshire Flyerf6B ***255
99The Aretef6C ***56
100Another Nadin Traversef7C ***2
101The Drowning Poolf7A+ ***22
102The Drowning Pool - standing start
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V4 **34
103Groovy Crackf5 *139
104Chipped Wallf3+ *143
105Thin Flakef5 *100
106The Drowning Traversef4+ *24
107Side-wallf6C * 
108Slanting CrackVB 22
109Arete on Leftf6B *25
110Arete on Rightf5 **63
111Blind Flakef5+ *89
112Little Pocket Slab Leftf6C+ *16
113Little Pocket Slabf6C * 
114Archwayf6A+ *16
115Little Flakef5+ *121
116Little Flake Sit-startV5 4
117Bulging Aretef6C *74
118Easy Aretef3+ *116
119Pancakef4 **174
120Li'l Crackf2+ 91
121Li'l Aretef2+ 21
122The Man with the Red Facef7A **2
123The Mermaidf6A **4
 ALPHA BUTTRESS 
125Bone IdolVS 4c 7
126Omega
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S 4a 13
127MelaleucionHVS 5a *62
128RodeoE1 6a *6
129DevotoedVS 5a 117
130AlphaVD *242
131Alpha AreteS 4a *274
132Breakfast CornerM 137
133Formative YearsE3 6a 38
134Breakfast ProblemVD *384
135Days Gone ByS 4a *282
136San MelasE3 5c ***376
137Hallow to our MenE4 6b *4
138MantisE1 5b ***169
139Bounty KillerVS 5a 11
140SennapodVD 125
141Sennapod CrackVD 116
14239th StepE2 6a 32
143Wallaby WallHS 4b *270
144Definitive GazeE1 5c *62
145Right-hand RouteS 4a **239
146Pretty GrittyE1 5c 7
147Looking for TodayHVS 5b *59
 SKYLINE BUTTRESS 
149Go Girl
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HVD 8
150Come GirlHS 4b 9
151Bilberry Traverse
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VS 4a 5
152SlipsE3 6a 8
153Pinnacle CrackD 57
154Split PersonalityE1 5b 38
155Pinnacle AreteVS 4c *123
156Pinnacle SlabHVD 29
157Sonny's RouteVS 4c *5
158Mantelshelf SlabVS 4b *173
159Enigma VariationE2 5b **138
160Karabiner ChimneyHVD *134
161Karabiner SlabHVS 4c *145
162Karabiner CracksD 87
163Slab and AreteS 4a **485
164Drop AcidE4 6a 4
165Acid DropE4 5c **46
166SkytrainE2 5b *33
167As Time Goes ByVD 3
168Purple FingersHS 4b 3
169Sally James
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VS 4c 13
170Mistaken Identity
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S 4a 23
171Capstan's CornerD 25
172Cave Buttress
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VD 9
173Cave AreteS 4a *90
174StephenVS 5a *6
175AutomatixE2 5b 4
176Cave CrackHVS 5a *40
177King SwingVS 5a 8
178ConnectorVS 4b 20
179JoinerVD *49
180Sorcerer's Apprentice
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VS 4c 6
181Tower EliminateHVS 5b *15
182Tower FaceE2 5b *36
183Tower ChimneyD *103
184Perched Block AreteVD **203
185Perched Block Arete, Direct Finish
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VS 4b *38
186Perched Block Arete (right hand finish)HVS 4c *11
187ThrugVS 5a **233
 TRIO BUTTRESS 
189Bad PoyntD *198
190OversightHVD *232
191Wad Man Slang
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S 4a 20
192Cold Man's FingerE1 5b *29
193OgdenVD **406
194Ogden AreteHS 4c *242
195Ogden RecessVD 69
196Black PigVS 4c *301
197Spare RibVS 4c *144
198Bad SneakersE2 5c 58
199SpectrumHVS 4c 62
200Middleton's MotionVS 4b 37
201Rowan Tree TraverseVD *15
202Strain StationE4 5c *1
203TopazE2 5b **106
204Letter Box CracksVS 4c *21
205Letter Box GullyM 63
206Hank's HorrorE1 5b 8
207Paul's PufferE4 6b 6
208Pebbles on a Wessex BeachE3 5c 6
209Safety NetE1 5b ***653
210Ear 'ereE2 6a *1
211ShortcomingsE1 5c **215
212Left Twin CrackHS 4b 99
213Square ChimneyD 116
214Trio ChimneyVD *51
215SubstanceVS 4c 59
216LighthouseVD 328
217Ralph's MantelshelvesS 4a 128
218Ralph's Direct
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HVD 4a 13
 CONDOR BUTTRESS 
220Condor SlabVS 4c **421
221A.M. AnaestheticHVS 4c *76
222Cracked AreteHVD *286
223Condor ChimneyVD 144
224NosepickerE1 5a *82
225Licensed to fillHVS 4c 15
226Time to be HadHVD **287
227Toxic Socks
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HVS 5b 27
228Tobacco RoadVS 4c 167
229WheezeHVS 4c *68
230Bruno FlakeVS 4b *102
231Navy CutVD 149
232False Chicane
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VD 65
233ChicaneS 4a 151
234Lung CancerS 3c 116
235SouthpawS 19
236Happy HookerHVS 5b 3
237The Pugilist
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HVS 5c *12
238Cave ExitV7 2
 Unknown or New Additions 
240Inspiration Point
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HVS 5b 2
2415+f5 *3
242King DingV8 *1
243P13 (very far bouldersV0- 2
244P14 (very far boulders)V1 3
245Abstract
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HVS 5a 2
246Pop Art
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VS 5a 8
247Deep in Mystery
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E1 5b 2
248ChicaneryHVD 4
249Proto-chickenS 4b 1
250ChickenS 1
251EggS 1
252ChronicleVS 5b 6
253OversiteVD 19
254Bulging Arete (undercut start)f6B+ 6
255In PassingE2 5c *7
256Johnny Pooh PoohedE2 6a 2
257Rassp!E2 5c 3
258ShrugE2 5b **8
259Curiosity KittenE3 6a 2
260Poodle VindalooE2 5c 2
261Wicked WindE3 5c **1
262The calf pathE2 6b 1
263Jamming Crackf4 4
264Sennopod CrackVD 2
265Recess Wall and AreteHVS 4c 1
266Square arÍtef6B+ 1
267Back CrackV1 *1
268Not so FastVS 5a 1
269Jurrasic WorldE3 5a *1
270The Hang Before TimeE2 5b **2
271Leek Flakef5 *4
272Scooby right wallV1 1
273Dr HydeV2 1
274Dr JackelV7 1
275Theos PatchVB 1
276Les CrackVS 4c *1
277ShipwreckV0  
278FootprintsV0-  
279Island HopperV0-  
280No Man's SlabV0-  
281Castaway RibV0  
282OutbackV0  
283WalkaboutV1  
284MaroonedV1  
285Little Pocket Right hand
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V5 1
286Hand Crackf4 1
287TightropeVS 4b 2

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