Climbs 61
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 380m a.s.l

Not a bad evening for it. Loving the light on Spider Crack! © Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH

Crag features

A good bouldering spot with a few routes to boot. Incorrectly called Owler Tor in the Bouldering guides it is situated in fine position above Millstone Edge. Rounded and quick drying but a bit busy with tourists at weekends. Finishes off a nice day at Millstone Edge.

Approach notes

Park or alight at Surprise View car park, between the Fox House Inn and Hathersage on the A625 at SK 253801 and head uphill, past the wonderful tor of Mother Cap. The tor is obvious ahead (15 min). Alternatively cross the moor from the top of Milstone Edge.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Freefallin'V0- 2
2Sky AreteVS 5a 1
3SkydiverHVS 5b *20
4Hang GliderHVS 5b 11
5F-PlanHS 4b *13
6G-PlanS 4a 3
7Green Light GoE1 5b 7
8Right Eye
V0 10
9Left Eye
V0 9
10BreaststrokeVD 16
V2 8
12ElephantitisE2 5c *9
13Elephantitis Right ArÍteHVS 5a 4
14ZorroVD 17
15Sailingf6B 7
16Owler Pit Mantel
V2 3
17Rod Stewartf5+ 9
18Really Exciting FlakeHS 4c 17
19Brass MonkeysS 3c 14
20Brass Monkeys ChimneyM 9
21Three Men on a RockHVS 5a *42
22Tuck and Roll
E2 5c 2
23AeroflotE1 5b **73
V2 2
V0 14
V3 1
E2 5b 7
28George Smith E7V2 7
29BalloonHS 4a *64
30Goodyear (Vienetta)S 4a 59
31Central ChimneyM 9
32Cutawayf6C *2
33Scrunchy Slopesf6B *76
34Slopey Scrunchf5+ *21
35Lil' ArÍtef3+ *146
36Wafery Flakef6A+ **143
37Drop DripHD 3b 8
38PlopVS 4b *64
39Plop Start Leftf4+ *116
40Plop Start Rightf3+ *40
41PlipVS 5a 44
42Plip Startf4 *50
43PocketsVS 5a 8
44Flake ArÍtef2+ *150
45Roof 1f6C **53
46Roof 1 VariationV3 31
47Roof 2f5+ *146
48Left Towerf5 *143
49Fingersplitterf4+ *157
50Right Towerf4+ *147
51Friend Slot Wallf4+ *210
52Sisyphusf7A+ *20
53Golden ArÍtef6B+ ***88
54Spider Crackf6C+ ***49
55Spider Crack Sit Start
V7 *32
56Jawbonef5+ **201
57The Eye Socketf5+ *152
HVS 5a 8
59Silver Aretef4 *57
VD 6
61Really Exciting Mantel *V0 1
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