Climbs 436
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 420m a.s.l
Faces SW

Ben Bransby making the second ground-up ascent (5th overall ascent) of The Promise (E7) at Burbage North © Alan James

Crag features

A fairly continuous section of small natural buttress (8 - 15m) of good grit. A popular Summer evening soloing and bouldering venue with routes mainly in the lower to middle grades. Classics include Mutiny Crack (VS 4b), The Knight's Move (HVS 5a), Obscenity (VS 4c), Amazon Crack (HS 4a) and Long Tall Sally (E1 5b). 

Approach notes

Approach from the Upper Burbage Bridge (SK 263829 - car parking) in less than 2 min! A more leisurely approach can be made up the Burbage Valley from just below The Fox House Inn (SK 267803), which is handily accessible by bus from Sheffield.

Access Advice

No access problems. The area is part of the Eastern Edges SSSI designated for its assemblage of breeding birds - please make sure dogs are under control to protect birds and sheep: the grazier has reported losses.

Seasonal Restrictions

Reason: Nesting Birds

Ring ouzels are nesting on Burbage, Stanage and Bamford and  this year. The nest sites change quickly and frequently as ring ouzels often have several broods each year with different nest sites for each brood. On site signage will be up around any of the nest sites where climbing may impact on the birds and this is always up to date and accurate. 

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Guidebooks

Eastern Grit

Updated and expanded edition of the award-winning Peak Grit East. Covers all the best routes on the eastern Gritstone edges of the Peak District - Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Dovestone Tor, Bamford, Stanage, Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Burbage South, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe, Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen, Chatsworth, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks
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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.
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The footholds above the bulge on Long Tall Sally are getting a bit polished
Impact John - 24/May/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  The Chant
2 North Roof f6A+ * 99
3 North roof variant f6B+ * 4
4 North Roof Eliminate V5 6a 3
5 RT Wall f5+ * 121
6 RT Wall - Right side V2 5c 48
7 Route 1 HS 4b * 1282
8 Route 1.25 VS 5c 190
9 Route 1.5 VS 5b * 757
10 Route 2 S 4a * 2039
11 Route 2.5 VS 5a * 540
12 Route 3 S 4a * 1938
13 Route 3.5 E1 6a 78
14 Route 4 HVS 5c * 345
15 Route 5 HVD 4a 596
16 First Wall Traverse f5+ * 130
17 First Wall Traverse Low f7B+ **  
18 Cranberry Wall VD 901
19 Cranberry Crack VD 1788
20 The Chant HVS 5a * 1363
21 The Chant Direct Finish E2 6a 96
22 Chant - Direct Start HVS 5b 195
23 Chant - Right Side HVS 5c 80
24 20 Foot Crack S 4b * 2296
25 20 Foot Traverse f5 * 51
26 Curse - Left Side VS 5b 81
27 The Curse VS 5b * 799
28 The Curse Start f5 *** 8
29 Lost in France VS 5c * 576
30 Ellis's Very Eliminate V3 1
  Triangle Buttress
32 Triangle Buttress Girdle
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S 4b 50
33 Little Plumb D 1010
34 Base Over Apex VS 4c 355
35 Baseless HVD * 1195
36 Triangle Buttress Arete VD * 1372
37 Triangle Buttress Direct S 4a * 860
38 Triangle Buttress Direct Start f5 * 765
39 Triangle Crack HVD 4a * 827
40 Leaning Wall S 4b 287
41 Leaning Wall Start f4+ * 17
42 Leaning Wall Really Direct E1 6a 28
43 Leaning Wall Direct HS 5a * 788
44 Little White Jug VS 4c * 476
45 Little White Jug Start f4 * 16
46 Big Black 'un HVS 5a * 273
47 Steptoe M * 976
48 ... and Son D 79
49 Triangle Traverse f6A+ ** 10
50 Low Triangle Traverse f6B * 39
  Banana Finger
52 Definitive 5.12 f6C ** 88
53 Easy Problem 1 f3+ 32
54 Easy Problem 2 f3+ 30
55 Cinzano Roof f7B * 7
56 Cinzano Roof (RH Start) f6C * 6
57 Monkey Crack f5+ ** 79
58 Monkey Corner HVD * 935
59 Monkey Corner Variant V2 5c 25
60 Banana Arete f5+ * 121
61 Banana Reverse f7A *** 125
62 Banana Finger Direct f6C *** 369
63 Sloper Pull f6C * 30
64 Banana Finger f6A *** 1240
65 Banana Right-hand f5+ * 32
66 Monkey Wall M 877
67 Monkey Wall Direct D 73
68 Monkey Wall Slot VS 4c 3
69 Monk On HVS 5b 134
  Overhanging Buttress
71 Ad Infinitum S 4a * 288
72 Little Brown Thug f6C+ *** 32
73 Wednesday Climb HVS 5b * 454
74 Wednesday Climb Start f5 ** 5
75 Life in a Radioactive Dustbin f6C *** 88
76 The Disposable Bubble E4 6b 23
77 Overhanging Buttress Direct S 4a * 1448
78 Overhang Buttress Variation VD 4a 150
79 Overhanging Buttress Arete M * 1179
80 Burgess Face HS 4c 245
81 Burgess Buttress D 723
82 Burgess Street D 431
83 Union Street S 4a 32
  All Quiet Area
85 Hush f5 * 8
86 Hush Arete f4+ * 15
87 All Quiet on the Eastern Front f6A+ *** 329
88 Captain Underpants f7B+ *  
89 All Quiet Direct f7A+ ** 57
90 All Sit-Down
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f7B+ 6
91 The Busker VS 4c 494
92 Bracken Arete VS 4c 88
93 Bracken Crack HVD 4a * 712
94 Bracken Traverse f5+ * 7
95 Green Slab VS 5a 594
96 Back Street Mime Artist f8A *** 6
97 Fallen Slab Lip f7A 50
  Remergence Buttress
99 In the flick of time f8A * 10
100 In The Flick Of Time Right-Hand
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f7C 1
101 In The Flick Of Time Standing Start
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f7B 3
102 Mr Sheen f7B+ * 2
103 Mr Sheen (sit start) f7B 3
104 The Grogan HVS 5c * 299
105 Groat E1 6b 12
106 Al's Arete E1 5c 4
107 Wollock Left Hand E1 5b 8
108 Wollock HVS 4c * 380
109 Wollock Direct HVS 5c 80
110 Wollock problem V2 5c 17
111 Pulcherrime VS 4b * 1077
112 Slanting Crack VD 379
113 Small is Beautiful f7A *** 125
114 Slanting Gully D 215
115 Chockstone Climb VD * 213
116 Snatch E3 6a 3
117 Stomach Traverse HVS 4c * 121
118 Tiptoe VS 4c * 126
119 Gymnipodies E4 6b  
120 The Hanging Rib f6B *** 439
121 Submergence f7C ** 35
122 Zaff's Groove f7A+ * 1
123 Remergence E4 6b ** 42
124 Remergence Start f6B *** 384
125 Blind Drunk f8A *** 8
126 Blind Drunk (Reach Method) f7B 1
127 Date Rape * V12  
128 Blind Ali's date * f7C+ ** 1
129 Blind Date E4 7a * 15
130 Blind Date Start f7B+ *** 69
131 Blind Fig f7C *** 21
132 Blind Fury f7C+ *  
133 Blind Ali f7B+ * 22
134 Break Traverse f7C+ *  
135 Remergence Lip Traverse f7A+ * 1
136 One sloper eliminate f7B 16
137 Two sloper eliminate f6C 36
138 Mutiny Crack HS 4b *** 1974
139 Meddle HVS 5a * 233
140 Detour S 4a * 408
141 Diversion HVS 5a 47
  Ash Tree Boulders
143 In Plain Sight * f7A 3
144 Dead Tree Crack HS 4b * 140
145 Tree Stump Traverse f6A * 83
146 Side Face S 4a 145
147 Side Order Chaos VS 5a 29
148 And Beaker HVS 5b 10
149 Tiny Left Arete f4+ * 336
150 Tiny Slab Left f5 ** 397
151 Tiny Slab Right f6A *** 264
152 Tiny Right Arete f6C * 87
153 Rocket Boy f7A * 8
154 Tiny Roof f6A+ ** 40
155 Solitude f6C * 44
156 Ash Tree Big Slab f2+ * 41
157 Gruesome Mantel f6A * 22
158 Jammed Block Mantel f5+ * 29
159 Easy Arete f2+ * 39
160 Undercut Block Left f4+ 32
161 Undercut Block Right f4+ 32
  Ash Tree Wall
163 Ash Tree Little Slab f5 34
164 Sunlight Caller VS 5b 77
165 Oak Face HS 4b 93
166 Boggle Boothroyd VS 4c 52
167 The Last Great Problem HVS 5c 21
168 Striker Left-hand f7A+ ** 26
169 Striker f7C+ ** 4
170 Beach Tea One HVS 6a * 39
171 Ivy Tree HVS 5b * 216
172 Poison Ivy E1 6a 23
173 All Star's Goal E1 6a 64
174 Evening Wall E1 5b * 250
175 Wall Chimney S 4a * 122
176 Happily Ever After E6 6c * 3
177 Nefertiti E6 6c * 13
178 Wall Corner HVD 4a * 848
179 Wall Corner The Direct Finish VS 4c * 171
180 Ash Tree Arete VS 4c 40
181 Ash Tree Girdle S 4a 41
182 Ash Tree Variations VS 5c * 676
183 Ash Tree Variations Start f5+ ** 5
184 Ash Tree Wall S 4a ** 1829
185 Ash Tree Wall Eliminate VS 5b 69
186 Ash Trees Forever HVS 5b * 258
187 Ash Tree Crack VD * 1591
188 Artificial Stimulant/ Bilberry Pie E2 5b * 235
189 Bilberry Crack VD * 1327
190 Bilberry Face S 4a 783
191 Bilberry Arete M 361
192 Calvin Klimb E4 6b 1
193 Puck f7B ** 5
194 Twin Cracks VD 30
195 Rope Trick HS 4c 28
196 Who Needs Ropes? M 51
197 Head-Banger S 32
198 A Phenomenological Problem HVS 5b 23
199 Late Night Antics HVS 5c 3
200 Early Morning Performance HVS 5c 14
201 With a Little Help from my Friends E1 5b 2
202 Navana E6 6b * 4
203 Leaning Block Crack VD 69
204 Living in Oxford E7 7a ** 2
205 Sitting in Oxford f7A * 13
206 Superstition E8 7b **  
207 The Promise E8 7a *** 2
208 Green Chimney VD * 106
  The Terrace
210 The Terrace Left-hand f7C 4
211 The Terrace f7C *** 178
212 Jason's Roof f7B+ ** 5
213 Jason's stand-up V6 6b 31
214 6c under Jason's roof * f6C 3
215 7a+ Under Jason's Roof f7A+ *** 2
216 Hanging arĂȘte V7 14
217 Hanging Wall f7A ** 48
218 La Terrace f8A  
219 Hanging Wall Sitter f7A 83
  The Sphinx Area
221 Giza f7B+ *** 28
222 The Sphinx f7A+ *** 26
223 Voyager f8B *** 4
224 Voyager Sit Start
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f8B+  
225 Sputnik f7B+ 1
226 Cleo's Edge f5+ *** 382
227 Cleo's Right Hand f3+ * 176
228 Cleo's Slab f2+ 72
229 Cleo's Other Edge f2+ 62
230 Sphinx Slab f4 * 35
231 Roof Goofe f6B ** 117
232 Roof Goofe Right f6B ** 49
233 Jetty Aretty f5+ * 74
234 Jetty Buttress HVD 4b ** 109
235 Jetty Start f3 * 3
236 Jetty Nose f6A+ * 27
237 Pocket Passer f6B * 129
238 Jetty Bulge f6B ** 84
239 Safe Bet f6C *** 69
240 Long Shot f6B * 1
241 Bedrock f7A ** 31
242 Yabadabadoo f6C * 58
243 Answer the Phone f5 * 24
  The Sentinel
245 Chicken Broth HVD 4a 11
246 Sharks Fin Soup HVS 4c 10
247 The Gargoyle E2 5c 11
248 Phillipa Buttress VS 4c 23
249 Crystal Eyes f7A+ 1
250 Crystal Tips E3 6a 57
251 Stepped Crack D 536
252 Black Slab Arete S 4a 429
253 Black Slab VS 4b * 1106
254 Black Slab Direct Start E1 5c 4
255 Black Slab Variation D * 852
256 Green Groove HVD 3c 123
257 Kiss me my darling E2 5c  
258 Now or Never E1 5b ** 524
259 Too Good To Be Forgotten E2 6a 7
260 Sentinel Chimney HVD 4a * 306
261 The Sentinel E2 5b *** 646
262 Sentinel Indirect HVS 5a 21
263 Sentinel Crack (Burbage North) D * 824
264 Present Arms HS 4c 294
265 'Armless D 43
266 High Flyer E2 5b * 84
267 The Grazer VS 5a * 707
268 Lieback HS 4b * 1033
269 Think of England M 177
270 Ringo S 4a * 1079
271 Ring My Bell E4 6a 2
272 Damp Trousers E1 5a ** 7
273 Ring Piece HVS 6a 78
274 Ring Climb S 4a * 836
275 Ring Chimney Left ArĂȘte E1 5c 1
276 Ring Chimney D 324
277 Agnostic's Arete VS 5a * 245
278 Pickpocket VS 4c * 200
279 Cleft right of Pickpocket D 15
  Knights Move
281 Ninety Sevener E1 5a 1
282 Seventy Niner VS 4c 21
283 The Keffer HVS 5a * 309
284 With Juicy Bits HVS 5a 21
285 Small Beer HS 4a 23
286 Still Orange S 4a * 1202
287 Rise N Shine HVS 5a 41
288 Green Crack VD * 940
289 Dover's Progress HVS 5a * 341
290 Hollyash Crack VS 4b ** 1380
291 En Passant
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E2 6a 3
292 Knight's Move HVS 5a *** 2932
293 Peter's Progress VS 4c ** 226
294 Peter's Progress hvs finish HVS 5a 3
295 Arme Blanche E5 6a * 21
296 Great Crack VS 5a ** 633
297 King's Return E2 5b 7
298 The Big Chimney HS 4b * 158
299 The Rainmaker HVS 5b ** 388
300 Windjammer E1 5b * 240
301 Big Chimney Arete HS 4b * 940
302 Beautifully Dangerous f6B * 2
303 Barry Manilow VS 4c * 202
  Boyager
305 Bubble V6 ** 3
306 Boyager f7A+ ** 140
307 Mono Bulge f7B ** 13
308 Monochrome f7B *** 114
309 Asylum Sika f7B * 33
310 Ripple Riser f6B * 22
311 Duo bulge f6B 2
312 Snappy Duds * V7 ** 1
  Twin Chimneys to Tharf Cake
314 December Climb VD 15
315 Snowflakes VD 14
316 Survivor's Syndrome E2 5b 7
317 Twin Chimneys Layback HVD 4a ** 341
318 Left Twin Chimney VD 63
319 Right Twin Chimney HVD 62
320 The Happy Slapper HVS 5a 35
321 Jimmy Riddle VS 4c 30
322 Always another one VS 5b 11
323 Bulletproof
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E1 6a 20
324 Split Slab Crack S 4a 117
325 Split Slab HVD 4b * 103
326 Slide Away E1 5a * 55
327 Grotto Slab M 198
328 Grotto Slab Variant S 3c 30
329 Grotto Crack VS 4b 32
330 Submission VS 5a * 151
331 Temptation HS 4a 5
332 Falstaff's Chimney VD * 119
333 Falstaff's Innominate S 4b * 381
334 Falstaff's Crack D 283
335 Pale Face HVS 5a 23
336 Horse Nation E1 5b  
337 Bilberry Cake VS 4c * 537
338 Bilberry Wall VD * 617
339 Bilberry Arete S 4a * 400
340 The Edging Machine HVS 5b 98
341 Alpha Crack HS 4b 221
342 Omega Crack VD 256
343 Blinkers VS 4c 11
344 Scarred Buttress Climb VD * 338
345 Clinkers VS 5a 4
346 First Crack S 4b 474
347 Tharf Cake HVS 5a * 330
348 Left Twin Crack S 4a * 638
349 Right Twin Crack HVD 4a * 549
350 Farcical Arete HS 4b * 387
351 Sally's Smile VD 4a 2
  Brooks' Layback
353 The Irrepressible Urge E1 5b ** 191
354 The Arctic Mammal E3 6a * 18
355 Small Arctic Mammal
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E1 6a 38
356 Left Recess Crack S 3c * 548
357 Right Recess Crack HS 4a 167
358 Ace VS 4b * 253
359 The Chimney D 74
360 The Crack HS 4a 96
361 Ace Sharp Arete V3 6a 7
362 Thrall's Thrutch S 4a * 71
363 Brooks' Layback HS 4b ** 1055
364 Wobblestone Crack HVD 4a * 582
365 Biscuits for Breakfast E4 6b 3
366 Red Shift E3 5c 2
  Long Tall Sally
368 Hollybush Gully VD 133
369 The Screamer E1 5c * 25
370 Gazebo Watusi E6 6b * 2
371 Obscenity VS 4c *** 538
372 Amazon Crack HS 4b *** 1688
373 Artemis HVS 5a 4
374 Amazon Gully M 269
375 Lastest Greatest Problem-est E1 5a 1
376 Boney Moroney E2 5c * 114
377 Rockers E1 5c * 10
378 Long Tall Sally E1 5b *** 1816
379 Bat One Blind E1 5c ** 3
380 Three Blind Mice E7 6c ** 35
381 Short Fat Bastard
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E1 5b 1
382 Greeny Crack VS 4b ** 1080
383 Rhapsody in Green HVS 5a 59
384 Left Studio Climb VD 382
385 The Artist VS 5a 38
386 Right Studio Climb VD 415
387 Rose Flake VS 4b * 380
388 6c Arete below Long Tall Sally f6C 15
389 The Fin E1 5b * 213
390 Ai No Corrida E5 6b ** 48
391 Right Fin HVS 5a ** 817
392 Twenty Year Itch E4 6b 5
393 The Enthusiast f6A+ *** 59
394 Nicotine Stain f6B *** 198
395 Nicarete f5 *** 22
396 April Fool HVD 387
397 Approach HVS 5c * 78
398 Spider Crack VS 5b * 646
399 The Be All HVD 4a 375
400 Pest Control f6B * 7
401 The End All HS 4b 156
402 The end all slab V3 4
  End Slab
404 Shelf Wall f5+ * 60
405 Unnamed #3 HS 4b 13
406 End Buttress D 396
407 The Penultimate E1 5b * 340
408 Right Arete f7A ** 3
409 End Slab D * 722
410 End Slab Start f2+ * 5
411 False End Slab
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D 50
412 End Slab Ramp D 87
413 Two Pocket Sitter f5+ ** 234
414 Front End Face f4+ * 7
415 Front End Face Right Arete V0+ * 15
416 Plank Sanction f7B ** 3
417 Front End Slab VD 61
418 Back End Slab D 468
419 Ender D * 678
420 Crack Habit f5+ ** 40
421 Endest Arete VD 315
422 Endste D 493
423 Grizzly Bear f6C+ * 15
424 Almost the last word E1 5c 20
425 Pocket Dyno f7A ** 3
426 Capped Rib f6A ** 72
427 Tidal Wave V0- 2
  Velvet Roof
429 Velvet Crab f7A+ ** 71
430 Velvet Roof f5+ * 9
431 Right-hand Roof f6B * 16
432 Zaff Skoczylas f7C ** 80
433 Zaff Skoczylas (sit start) f7B+ ** 42
434 Zaff Skoczylas Right Hand f7C 11
  End Boulders
436 Side-wall f4+ * 8
437 Little Cube Arete f5 ** 40
438 Once Upon A Time f7C **  
439 Beyond The End f4 ** 81
440 Daddy Wall f4 * 118
441 Daddy Bear Arete f4+ * 95
442 Daddy Arete Right f4+ 83
443 Daddy's Arete Right - Right. V0 4c 20
444 Daddy Right Arete f3+ 68
445 Mommy Wall f4+ * 105
446 Mommy Bear Arete f4+ * 96
447 Mommy Bear Right f5 * 115
448 Don't get between f2+ 34
449 Baby Bear Wall f4+ * 93
450 Baby Bear Arete f4 * 97
  Location Uncertain
452 Pearl Tree Crack *
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HS 4b 1
453 Kirkpatrick's Corner * S 4a 1
454 Want Not * V6 1
455 La Poo *
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f7B 4
456 La Poo Assis * f7C 2
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