Climbs 137
Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 282m a.s.l
Faces W

An unknown climber on the the hard moves of Suspense, E2 5c at Lawrencefield. © Simon Richardson

Crag features

A few quarried bays and a smaller edge. Rock generally sound. Main bay is sheltered from prevailing winds and has a magnificent back wall (22m high) containing the jamming testpieces of Billy Whizz (E2 5c), Boulevard (E4 6a), and High Street (E4 5c). Easier classics include Excalibur (VS 4c), Three Tree Climb (HS 4b), Great Harry (HVS 4c) and almost anything on the Gingerbread Slab (always busy, routes of VD to E2). The Red Wall routes further right are well worth a visit.

A suntrap; can be mild in winter, boiling in summer, especially in the afternoon. Midges can also be a problem due to the pool in the middle.

Approach notes

Approach SW from Surprise View (Car Park at SK 251800)on the A625 route between Sheffield and Hathersage. Sheffield - Castleton bus alights at the View.

Note that the part of the A625 that goes past the Surprise View carpark has now been renumbered the A6187. So if approaching from Sheffield, don't do as I do and blindly follow signs for the A625! At the point where you have to take a left turn to follow the A625, carry straight on.

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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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Sheltered, meaning there is little breeze, but the Great Harry area is in the shade towards late afternoon/early evening - perfect for getting out of the sun.
SCGale - 01/Jul/18
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Roadside Bay
2 Brain Attack HVS 5a 13
3 Itslide VS 4b  
4 Sunday HVS 5a 5
5 Surprise, Surprise VS 4b 12
6 Friday VD 41
7 Shallow Chimney VD 194
8 Split Second Timing E1 5c 11
9 Spec Arete E2 6a 4
10 Frustration E2 6a ** 80
11 Straight Crack VD * 456
12 The Big Red Jacket (The Last Wet Wednesday) VS 4c * 386
13 Rocking Groove HVS 5b * 102
14 Redbits E2 5c * 59
15 Slippery Wall HVS 5b * 175
16 Quantum Crack HVS 5b * 216
17 Vaseline VD * 347
18 Positively 4th Street VS 4c 94
19 Positively 4th Street arete variant
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VS 4c 50
20 Grass Groove D 176
21 Seta HS 4c 15
22 Proud Crack VD * 56
23 On Deadly Ground
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E6 6b 1
24 Brain Cells in Collision E3 5c * 11
25 The Last Day of Freedom E4 6a 4
  Great Harry
27 Gregory's Slab S 4a 137
28 Summer Climb HS 4b * 245
29 Three Tree Climb HS 4b *** 2210
30 Branching Off
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HS 4c 18
31 Great Peter E1 5b ** 1084
32 Pulpit Groove VD 4a ** 1061
33 Great Harry VS 4c *** 1827
34 Too Good to be True E4 5c 20
35 Scoop Connection E2 5b * 102
36 Suspense E2 5c *** 776
37 Brainstorm
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E3 6a 4
38 Mind Over Watter E3 5c  
39 Pool Wall E5 6b *** 68
40 Cascara Crack HS 4b * 15
41 Side Pocket
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HVS 5a 4
42 The Table Leg VS 4c 2
43 Mildly Laxative
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VS 4c 7
44 Austin's Variation VS 4c * 63
45 Lawrencefield Ordinary VD 294
46 S. A. E. HVS 5b 20
47 Crystal Clear E1 5b 4
48 St Peter Start Sit Start * V4 6b ** 1
Climb name Grade
  The Pool Wall
50 High Plains Drifter E4 6a ** 90
51 Boulevard E3 5c ** 263
52 Von Ryan's Express E6 6b * 4
53 Billy Whizz E2 5c *** 524
54 Silly Billy
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E4 6b 1
55 High Street E4 6a ** 86
56 High Times
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E5 6a  
57 Holy Grail E4 5c 5
58 Heavy Plant Crossing
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E5 6b  
59 Great Wall Traverse HS 4a * 12
60 Excalibur VS 4c ** 794
61 Jughandle
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HVD 29
62 Pimpernel
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S 10
63 Jughandle/Pimpernel S 4a 5
64 Guillotine
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S 9
65 Reprieve
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D 14
66 J.J.2 E1 5b 12
67 The Gordons. The Gordons
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E3 6a 1
68 Louisette S 4a 9
69 Guillotine Groove
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S 7
70 Converge Cult E1 5a 1
  Gingerbread Slab
72 Once Pegged Wall VS 5a * 871
73 Once Pegged Wall (Direct Finish)
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HVS 5b 115
74 Morning Glory E2 5c 31
75 Limpopo Groove VS 4b * 724
76 Shoot Pool (Gingerbread Arete) E1 5b 12
77 Gingerbread VS 4b * 1489
78 Every Man and his Dog E1 5b 101
79 Meringue HVS 5a * 1739
80 Eclair E1 5b * 514
81 Vanilla Slice E1 5c * 481
82 Snail Crack VD * 2061
83 Nailsbane VD * 1556
84 Bole Hill VD 132
85 Chilly Days and Purple Acorns E1 5b * 56
86 Chilly Days Direct E2 5c 4
87 Tyrone VS 4c * 1540
88 Nova HS 4b * 1672
89 Trio Wall VS 4b 15
90 Flake Climb
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D 14
91 Grooved Arete
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VS 4c 14
92 Elytrocele
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V3 6a 1
93 The Ashes
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S 8
94 Urn
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HVD 9
95 Scotia
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VS 4b 7
96 Fractus
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S 6
Climb name Grade
97 Howarth's Wait
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S 9
  Stonemason's Buttress
99 Tony's Chimney
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VD 15
100 Callus VS 4c 2
101 Verve
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VS 4c 4
102 Stonemason's Climb VS 4b 24
103 Going for the One E2 5b 2
104 Blacksmith's Climb VS 4b 13
105 Tuesday's Child VS 4b 9
106 Vector HS 4b 20
107 Sinister Crack VS 4b 7
  Red wall
109 Moss Corner
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VD 11
110 Finale VS 4c 20
111 Reckless
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HVS 5a 3
112 Rockhopper
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E1 5c 2
113 Rattus Norvegicus E5 6b 2
114 Delectable Direct E1 5c ** 500
115 Red Wall VS 4c * 193
116 Red Wall Variation E1 5b 54
117 Delectable Variation VS 4c *** 579
118 Delectable Deviation HVS 5a * 7
119 Cordite Crack VS 4b * 119
120 Playtex
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VS 4
121 Skyline E3 5b 3
122 Block Wall E4 6b * 2
123 Varlet
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VS 4c 2
124 Knave
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HVS 5b 1
125 Slab and Groove/Formic Escape
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HVS 5b 4
126 Slab and Groove Variation HVS 5b 2
127 The Anthill Mantel
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V4 6b 3
128 The Anthill Traverse
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V3 6a 3
129 Lone Ridge
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S 8
130 Tricky Cracks
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S 7
  The Right hand End
132 Tricky Cracks Alternative Finish VS 4c 2
133 Finger Locking Good
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V3 6a 3
134 Erb Arete
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V2 5c 6
135 Howard's Slab
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HVS 5a 24
136 Middle Aged Spread
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E3 6a  
137 He's so Derick f7A+ ** 1
138 Osmosis V4 6a **  
139 Avalanche VD 5
140 Sub-Aqua D 2
141 Aqua S 3
142 Boonapi f7A+ *** 8
143 Fresher's slab * f6A+ * 2
144 Big Undies * f6B 6a 1
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