Climbs 229
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 173m a.s.l
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Jack on the final scary move © joe.91

Crag features

The rock and climbing, and specifically, the bouldering, is the best the Churnet has to offer. Steep, powerful up-problems, many over large roofs, as well as brilliant traversing. It has the ambience of many of the more open crags of the area, and the views of the surrounding countryside, including Alton Towers, are superb.

The main event is a superb overhanging piece of sandstone conglomerate, inundated with in-situ pebbles, in many horizontal bands. Often in condition when the rest of the peak is not. The rock features many sharp pockets, positive crimps, the odd pebble, and several slopers. Undoubtedly the venue of choice in the dale with many classic problems.

Outlying blocks have been included here, the database is described in order you would approach them. Rainroach and its oddities (quite a way left of here) have been included here as they form a natural continuation.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  *Rainroach Area*
  Pieces of Eight
3 Pieces of Eight
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E8 7a *** 1
4 Project
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f?  
5 Captain Cut Loose E7 6c *** 2
6 Never Get out of the Boat
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f7A+ * 1
7 Project
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f?  
8 Throwaway
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E2 5b 1
  The Sweet Hello
10 Wanted
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f4+ 4
11 The Refection
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f6A 4
12 Lost in Trance-lation
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f6B+ 1
13 Arc-en-Ciel
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f6C  
14 The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye
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f6B+ **  
  *Wright's Rock Area*
  The Daleks
17 Cybermen
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f5 5
18 Dr Who
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f7A 3
19 The Assistant
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f6C 6
20 The Daleks
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f6A+ 8
21 Timelord Traverse
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f5+ 6
22 Skaro
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f6A 1
23 Royal Wedding f6A+ *  
24 Cookie Crumbles f6A+  
  Timber!
26 Kindling
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f6A 1
27 CRASH! f7B * 1
28 Twiglet
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f6B 1
29 Does It Make a Sound?
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f7A+ * 2
30 Timber! f6B * 5
  Instant Funk Block
32 Instantly Out There Stand-start
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f6C+ 3
33 Instantly Out There f7A+ * 1
34 Out There and Back Stand-start
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f7A 1
35 Out There and Back f7A+ ** 4
36 Instant Punk V8 1
37 Been Caught Stealing f7A * 10
38 Funky Monkey
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f6A 17
39 Instant Funk f7B ** 10
  Sharp Holds Block
41 Fatherhood f7A+ 1
42 Motherhood f6C+ * 2
43 Navuku f6B+ * 9
44 Wright's 'Giza' f7A+ ** 3
45 Keith Sharp Holds f7B **  
  Cave and Niche Area
47 Final Addition
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f7C * 7
48 Wright's Unconquerable f7A+ ** 110
49 Dave's Traverse f6B * 60
50 Crumble Roof f6A+ ** 200
51 Shropshire Lad V2 4
52 Cave Overhang
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f6A+ 16
53 Cave Wall
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f6B 5
54 Puppet Life
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f6B 5
55 Jug Up Wall f6B * 2
56 Threapwood Bulge f6B * 5
57 Threapwood Arête f6B * 3
58 Niche Traverse f6B ** 157
59 Niche Traverse Extension f6C+ * 42
60 Rocket Ride f6C+ ** 181
61 Davros f6C * 6
62 Albatross f6C * 9
63 Albatross Direct f7B+ 3
64 Sauron
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HVS 5b * 48
65 Sauron Start f5 * 45
66 Saruman
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f6C+ 4
67 Saur Off E2 5b * 4
68 Saur Off Sit-start f6B ** 143
69 Extended Rocket Ride V6 2
70 Iron Pebble f6B+ * 49
71 Sculptor's Wall f3 29
72 Central Crack
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D 3
  Wright's Rock
74 Left-hand Roof
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f6C 10
75 Thorns
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E4 5c * 2
76 Thorns Start f5 * 269
77 The Leading Fireman
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E2 5b * 2
78 Wright's Traverse f7B *** 65
79 Blazes f6A+ ** 293
80 Blazes Right-hand
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f6B 54
81 Fireman Indirect f6C * 24
82 Quill f7C+ ** 1
83 Quill Sit-start
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f8A *** 2
84 Dream Catcher f8A *** 2
85 Sam Sam Tan f7B *** 35
86 Simple Simon
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E4 6c *  
Climb name Grade
87 Simple Simon Start f7B *** 132
88 Simple Simon Dyno f7A+ * 17
89 Simple Simon Indirect f7A * 305
90 Simple Simon Sit-start f7C *** 19
91 Thumbprint f7A+ *** 10
92 Thumbs f7B+ ** 11
93 Thumbs Sit-start
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f7C **  
94 Pie Hard
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E6 6c *  
95 Pie Hard Start f7A+ * 11
96 Fingers in Every Pie E6 6c ** 1
97 Fingers f7A *** 230
98 Fingers Sit-start
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f7A+ ** 52
99 Wrong's Traverse f7B 7
100 Johnny Utah f7A+ ** 8
101 Alternative Three Left-hand f7A+ * 2
102 Alternative Three
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E6 6c 1
103 Alternative Three Start f6B * 205
104 Alternative Three Sit-start
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f6C *** 124
105 The Warp E5 6c * 2
106 Tyler f7B ** 7
107 The Undercut
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V5 * 171
108 Point Break f7B+ ** 18
109 The Ride f7C+ ** 1
110 The Old Sloper Problem f7A 155
111 Warchild f7C+ ** 6
112 Bhodi f7A+ ** 22
113 Wildchild
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f8A ** 1
114 Sensible Child
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f8A **  
115 Little Groove f5+ * 122
116 Little Bodhi f6C+ * 8
117 Last Wrights f5+ ** 321
118 Last Bhodi f6C+ * 8
119 Tunnel Chimney D 14
  Traverse Variations
121 Fireman Section V4 17
122 Thorns Section V1  
123 Nose Section V2 12
124 Nose Section Extended V4 8
  Wright's Rock Link-ups
126 Wright's Traverse and Reverse
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f7C+ ** 2
127 Link Up A V8+ 1
128 Link Up B V8+ 1
129 Link Up C f7B  
130 Link Up D V7 2
131 Link Up E f7B+  
132 Link Up F V6 2
133 Link Up G V8+ 1
134 Link Up H V8+ 1
135 Link Up I f7C  
136 Link Up J f7B+ 2
137 Link Up M V8+ 1
138 Link Up O V9 1
139 Link Up Q V8+ 1
140 Link Up R V10 1
141 Link Up S V10 1
142 Link Up T V8+ 1
143 Link Up U V10 1
144 Wrong's Traverse into Tyler V8+ 1
145 Link Up V 8a 1
146 Wrong's Reverse into Wright's Reverse into Blazes V8+ 1
147 Wrong's Reverse into Wright's Reverse into Left-hand Roof V8+ 1
148 Thumbs into Dream Catcher f8A+ ** 1
149 Thumb in the Bum f7B+ 2
  Right's Rock
151 Link Up K f7B+  
152 The Crack f7A * 108
153 Link Up L f8A  
154 No Crack f7B+ 3
155 Calyx f7B * 2
156 Link Up N f7B+  
157 Calyx Start f6A+ * 14
158 The Hob f4+ * 109
159 Link Up P f8A  
160 Hob Nob
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f6B+ 6
161 The Hob Traverse f5 182
  *Little Wright's Area*
  Such a Dick Block
164 Such a Dick f6C * 5
165 Dick Turpin f7A 2
166 Dicky Bird f6B 4
  Tiger Wall
168 The Aardvark
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f3 11
169 The Aardvark Sit-start f5 26
170 The Yak f5+ 29
171 The Meerkat f6A 24
172 The Bison f6A * 14
Climb name Grade
173 The Caribou
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f6B+ * 3
174 The Gazzle f6C 3
175 Ugly Puss f5 * 16
176 The Ugly Duckling f5 21
177 Iguana f6B 26
178 Armadillo f6A 33
179 The Pelican f6B 31
180 The Leopard
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f6A+ 36
181 Tiger's Wall f6A 45
182 The Chinchilla f4+ 38
183 The Raccoon f6A * 36
184 The Walrus f6A 26
185 The Alligator f6B+ 18
186 Lazy Monday Evening f7A 2
  Fish Block
188 Tuna Fish f5 2
189 Dorsal Fin f5 2
190 Halibut Wall V3 1
191 O Pollocks V5 1
192 Cat Fish f6A+ 2
193 Herbert the Turbot f6A 4
194 Red Snapper f6B 2
195 Sword Fish f6B+ 2
196 Stingray Traverse f6B+ 3
197 Eel the Burn V6 1
  Motor Bike
199 Motorbike
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f7A+  
  New Blocks Not Described
  Brushing Block
202 Penguins Have Knees f4+  
203 Basil Brush f5 2
204 Trigger's Broom f5 2
205 Brushing Block Project 1 f6B  
206 Brushing Block Project 2 f6B  
207 Brushing Block Project 3 f3  
208 Brushing Block Project 4 f6A+  
209 Brushing Bride f6C * 2
210 Stick, Twist or Brushed f6C * 1
211 Brushing Block Project 5 f7A * 1
212 Brushed in Time f6B+ 1
  Ecclectormania
  Sarcasmaholics Block
215 Left Arête f?  
216 Cosmic Latte f4+ 2
217 Stalefishtology f4+ 2
218 Security-tagged Shoehorn f5 2
219 Sarcasmaholics Anonymous f6A+ * 1
220 Lower Traverse f?  
221 Right Arête f?  
  Fairytale Rocks
  Mommy Block
224 Spirit Bomb f7A *  
225 Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo f7A ** 2
226 Let It Go f6B+ * 1
227 Maleficent f6C * 1
228 Creepy Mantel f6A+  
229 Standing Stealthy f4 3
230 The Elements of Stealth f6A * 3
231 Jiminy Cricket f3 2
232 Buljarette f5+ 2
233 Mossycoat f2+ 2
234 Mossycoat Sit-start
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f4+ 2
235 Beans Talk f5+ * 2
  Baby Block
237 Baby Bear f3+ 1
238 Baby Bear Sit-start f4+ * 2
239 Rachel's Slab f2+ 5
240 Fairy Godmother f3 3
241 Fairy Godfather f2+ 3
  Daddy Block
243 Gender Confused Wolf f4 3
244 Glass Slipper f5+ 3
245 Never Grow Up f5 * 1
246 Sleeping Death f5 * 3
247 True Love's Kiss f3 4
248 Goldilocks f3+ 3
249 Baby Whale f6A  
250 Happily Ever After f6A+ * 2
  Anne's House
252 Boney Anne f5+ 2
  Fairytale Slab
254 Slab Left f2 3
255 Slab Traverse f4 * 3
256 Slab Center f2+ 3
257 Slab Right f2+ 3

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