Climbs 134
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 252m a.s.l
Faces all

Dave in The Cave © StuM

Crag features

Largely neglected by climbers but very popular with boulderers. It is a beautiful spot with a superb variety of quality problems, especially in the low-to-mid grades. The landings are mostly good, the rock quality solid and the setting is stunning. 

It is a low-lying crag with routes facing in all directions. The place can be green after rain, and the less-traveled routes can be lichenous.

Since the vandalism in Feb 2013 please be very weary of the boulder problems with chipping - The exposed core in incredibly soft. It's going to take decades to recover.

Approach notes

The crag is situated in the central Peak, 5km south of Bakewell. There are two approaches:

1 - Park by the side of the B5056 Bakewell to Winster road opposite a wide farm entrance. Cross the road and follow the gravel track that leads to the farm but keep left up the hill heading towards the rocky towers of Robin Hood's Stride.

2 - On the minor road that runs from Alport to Elton there is some limited parking by a stile in view of Robin Hood's Stride. Follow the collapsed wall for 5mins.  

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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

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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Lower Boulders 
2Flake Slab ArÍtef5+ *68
3Flake Slabf5 **162
4Joy of Noledgef4+ *163
5Joy of Ledgef2+ *206
6The Archf2+ *249
7Arch Directf6A+ *105
8T Slabf4+ **242
9T Slab ArÍtef4+ **244
10Wave Slabf3 23
 Green Boulder 
12Ben's Groovef7B+ * 
13Slap Bass Odysseyf7B **2
14The Gritstone Gent/Zaff's Mantelf7A **17
15Green Boulder Traversef6C **2
16Short ArÍtef6B **165
17Short Wallf7A *9
18Moaning Mellorf6B **3
19The QuickieV0 17
20Boysen's Crackf6C *7
21King of Foolsf7B+ * 
 The Weasel Pinnacle 
23Letter RouteD 33
24West ArÍteHS 4c 15
25Letter Route ArÍteV2 **66
26Stonnis WallHVS 5b 37
27Long ClimbVS 4c *6
28The CrucifixHS 4c 12
 The Main Edge 
30Boomerang Wallf5+ *4
31Boomerang-erangf5+ **75
32Boomerang-erang Sit-Start
-
V3 **27
33Zigzag Climb
-
S 4a 4
34Forgotten Prowf6A+ 2
35Grovelf6B+ *2
36Burley's Bridgef6B *4
37Straight CrackS 4b 1
38Big Al Qaedaf7B ***46
39Nobody Knowsf6B *19
40Muscle Slabf5 *64
41Muscle CrackS 4b *16
 Inaccessible Pinnacle 
43Pinnacle ChimneyM 28
44Crack and FurrowS 4b **47
45Furrow Crack Direct
-
V1 6
46Left of Picalli'sf7B *1
47Picalli's Picklef7A+ *15
48Boulder ClimbHS 4c **41
49Path of the Righteous ManE7 6c * 
50Byne's TraverseHVS 5b *4
51Byne's Traverse (Start)V0 6
52Byne's Cracklet
-
V0 1
53Old HatHVS 5c *1
54Short ClimbVD 77
55AP Special
-
f6A 1
 Dorsal Fin 
57Shy Slabf4+ 64
58Dorsal ArÍtef2+ 189
59JTf3+ *255
60JT Crackf3 **258
61Flipper ArÍtef6A **158
62Flipperf6C **64
63Vandalsf5 ***295
64Jawsf7A+ *6
65Jaws (with chipped holds)V3 18
66Potty Timef4+ 86
67Black ArÍtef5+ 22
 The Square Block 
69Ben's Wallf7C **58
70Spine Left-Handf6B ***401
71The Spinef4+ ***446
72Spinal Slabf7A **98
73Angle ArÍtef5 *436
74Angle ArÍte Rightf3 *276
75Angle ArÍte (No Hands)V3 *10
76Scoop Slabf3 265
77Scoop Slab Traversef4+ **425
78The Sitdown FinishVB 44
79Shadow Slabf2+ 123
80Flake Crack
-
V0- 75
81Square Block Crackf5 23
82Milking the Cow
-
V1 28
83Milking the Cow Shelf StartV3 7
84The Nosef6B+ *29
85Leaf Groove
-
V0 2
86Bulging ArÍteV0- 4
 Southwest Boulders 
88ScagliolaE5 6b **5
89Scrittle Slab
-
V1 3
90Jams O'Mantelf6B 102
91Back Bottomf5+ 8
92Concave Crimperf6A+ *81
93Ben and Jerry's Love Childf7A 3
94Diamond Slab Leftf5+ **78
95Diamond Slabf6C+ **22
96Diamond Slab Rightf5+ *40
97Front Onf5+ *10
98Inside Groovef5 11
99Hoppin' Mudf7B+  
100Jerry's ArÍtef7A ***143
101Jerry's Boss ExtentionV7 1
102Boss Hogf5 **64
103Boss StartV3 20
104Bossa Novaf6C **26
105Roscoef6A+ *15
106Daisyf4 22
107Moss Hogg
-
V2 2
108Chipped Slab
-
V1 16
109Robin Hood's Crack
-
VD 4a 5
 The Cave 
111Cave Leftf6A *67
112The Foot Lockerf5+ *42
113Cave Corner
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V4 6
114The Haddon Haulf5 11
115The Blob's Eliminatef7A+ ***40
116Blobs Eliminate Left Finish
-
f7A+ 13
117The Cave Problemf7A **507
118Cave Problem Directf6A+ *30
 Kaluza Klein Area 
120Combined Tacticsf6A+ 1
121A Day without Cakef6B 4
122Y Crack
-
VS 5a  
123Hugo Firstf6A *27
124The Kidf7A **145
125Mock Beggar's Wall
-
E4 6b  
126No Regretsf7C *2
127The Growlerf7C+ **1
128Grizzly ArÍtef7A+ **96
129Dry Wit in a Wet Countryf7A ***232
130The Knot Grass Stunt
-
E4 6b  
131Kaluza KleinE7 6c ***60
132Captain Calamity
-
E7 6c 1
133Elderberry Laybackf3+ 42
134Elderberry Layback (Sit-Start)
-
V1 21
135Elderberry SlabV0- 23
136My Prunef7C *** 
137Pain au Raisin
-
E4 6b  
138Cenotaph Coroner
-
E2 5b  
139Sweet Thingf8A * 
140Sweet Thing (Standing Start)V9 **1
141Sweet ArÍtef6B+ **106
142Sweet ArÍte (Stand-Start)V2 17
143The Staircasef2+ *81
144Jug and Slabf5+ 4

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