Climbs 298
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 600m a.s.l
Faces S

Bouldering on Kinder © Tris

Crag features

A collection of rounded tors and crags set in fine position on the edge of the Kinder plateau. A superb place for midweek solitude, and although the routes will seldom be in pristine condition, that's part of their charm. Rounded breaks, rough holds and weird pockets abound. Enjoy the following superb routes, Herford's Route (VS 4c), Arabia (E3 5c), Gillott's Point (HVS 5a), Voyagers Destination (E2 5c) and Sons of the Desert (E7 6b). The best, and most continuous crags, Upper Tor and Nether Tor have separate entries on the database.

Approach notes

From parking midway between Barber Booth and Upper Booth, walk through Upper Booth and follow the Pennine Way Alternative Route up Jacob's Ladder to the western (left-hand) end of the outcrops (1 hr). Alternatively for the eastern most crags, approach as for Upper and Nether Tors, but continue onto the plateau's edge and walk west.

Guidebooks

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  EDALE CROSS ROCKS
2 My Crack VD 10
3 Your Crack M 12
4 Lumpy D 12
5 Scoopy VD 10
6 Plumpy
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HD * 6
7 Shaggy D 10
  Upper Edale Rocks
9 Gather Ye Gritbudds E1 5c * 2
10 After The Rain f7A ** 4
11 Where's Huffy's? f7A ** 5
12 It Never Rains, It Pours f6C ** 4
13 The Roof Worrier E4 5c ** 1
14 The Dawn Patrol S 1
15 Outlook D 33
16 Rock Bottom VS 4c 4
17 Pencil Slim VS 4c * 7
18 Avator E1 5b * 10
19 Traverse and Crack HVD * 27
20 Well Suited E3 5c ** 1
21 Bending Crack VD * 38
22 Straight Crack D 17
23 Winter's Block E2 5b * 2
24 Hand of the Medici E4 6a * 10
25 Creme Eggs E5 6c * 6
26 Layback Crack S 4a 16
27 Our Doorstep VS 4c 7
28 Stigmata E5 6b ** 9
29 The Mentalist Cupboard E7 6c *** 2
30 Trivial Pursuits VS 4c * 1
31 Help Meeee! E5 6b * 1
  NOE STOOL
33 Front Climb
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VD 6
  The Pagoda
35 Colonel Hathi
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S 4b 2
36 Morrison's Route S 4a * 17
37 Hartley's Route E2 5c ** 10
38 Herford's Route HVS 5a *** 65
39 Dewsbury's Route E1 5b * 1
  Chevron Block
41 Billie-goat Grough
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HVS 5c  
  CROWDEN TOWERS
43 Five o'clock Shadow E1 5b 1
44 Bristle Chimney S 4b 2
45 Flake and Chimney VS 5a  
46 Short Chimney S 4a 4
47 Pear Chimney VS 4c 1
48 Suture E2 5b * 1
49 Kensington Left Crack VS 4a 4
50 Violent Outburst E2 5b * 4
51 Kensington Right Crack VD 5
52 Alpine Sports S 4a * 5
53 Kensington High Street VD 4
54 Snow and Rock VD 5
55 Fashion Statement E5 6a ** 1
56 Bethan E5 6c **  
57 Privileged and Pleasure E3 5b *  
58 Club Class E5 6b *  
59 Kindergarten E1 5b * 2
60 Piggy and the Duke VS 4c * 6
61 Bags That HS 4b 2
62 Dour Power E2 5b 1
63 Sargent Duffy E1 6a 1
64 Magic Mushroom
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E1 6a  
  Crowden Clough Face
66 Nightflight E4 6b * 2
67 Olympus Explorer E1 5b * 2
68 Indianapolis Slab VS 4c * 12
69 Grassy Chimney D 12
70 Sons of the Desert E7 6b ** 2
71 Groove Rider E7 6b **  
72 Arabia E3 5c *** 10
73 Central Route VS 4c ** 16
74 Asparagus E1 5b ** 7
75 Andromeda E4 6b ** 1
76 Middle Chimney D * 8
77 Windy Miller E5 6a *  
78 Chimney and Slab Variations VD * 11
79 Stress VS 4c 1
80 Playground Twist HVS 5a  
81 Liquid Skin E2 6a  
82 The Dolphin's Nose E2 5c  
83 Book at Bedtime E1 5b 1
84 Tall Stories E2 6a  
  ---------- The Eastern Crags ----------
86 Lorries
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VS 4c  
87 Doyle Carte
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VS 5a  
88 D'oeuil
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VS 5a  
89 The Toil
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VS 5a  
  Fox Holes
91 Green Gut
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D 4
92 Pock Wall
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S  
93 Flake Climb
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VD 4
94 Nail Bite
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D * 6
95 Samantha
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VS 4c * 3
96 Slanting Groove
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D 4
97 Overhanging Flake
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HS 3
98 Nightshift E1 5b ** 1
99 Gillott's Point
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E1 5b ** 3
100 Twin Start
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S 1
101 Flakey Pastry
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VD 3
102 Grassy Cleft
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M 1
103 Inverted V
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S 1
104 Three babbling Idiots E1 5b ** 1
105 The Powers That Be
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E1 5b ** 2
106 Perfideo Wall
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HVS 5b * 2
107 Arrowhead Cleft
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VD 1
108 Bannock
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S 1
109 Wee Loris
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E1 5c  
110 Firebrand
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VS 4b 1
111 Flue
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VD 1
112 Hammock
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VS 4b 1
113 Chumley
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VD  
114 Well Weathered Wall
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S  
  ---------- Grindsbrook Towers ----------
  Western Towers
117 Eagle Eye
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VS 4c  
118 Wimberry Pie
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VS 4c  
119 Bilberry Slab
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VS 4c *  
120 Crikey Top
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VS 4c  
121 Sunbeam
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S  
  Eastern Towers
123 Chinese Puzzle
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E1 5c  
124 Canyon Climb
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S  
  The Main Towers
126 Cartridge Crack
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HVS 5b  
127 Ickle Awet
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HS 1
128 Otley Crack
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S  
129 Byne's Crack
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E1 5b ** 5
130 Moyer's Crack
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HS  
131 Muteable Wall
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VS 4c  
132 Tinker
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VS 4c  
133 Voyagers Destination
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E4 5c *  
134 Precocity VS 4c  
135 Garlic Soup
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HVS 5a  
136 Pockets Wall HS 4a 1
  Far Upper Tor
138 Left-Hand Route
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S 2
139 Pocket Block
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VS 4c  
140 Faith
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VD 3
141 Hope
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S  
142 Charity
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HS  
143 Rookery Nook
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E1 5b *  
144 The Black Cleft
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S  
145 Crack and Crack
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HS 4b  
146 Rib and Corner
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HVD 2
147 Castor
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VD  
148 Pollux
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S  
149 The Crack
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VD * 1
150 Central Route (far upper tor)
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S 1
151 Postman's Crack
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VS 4c  
152 Year In
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S 1
153 Year Out
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VS 4c  
154 Two Bits
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VS 4c  
  Grindsbrook Rocks
156 Corner Climb M 6
157 First Born
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VD 2
158 Playboy International VS 4c  
159 Left-hand Route
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M 6
160 Diglyph HVS 5b *  
161 Diomede VS 4c  
162 Tydeus wall E1 5c *  
163 Thesaurus D 3
164 Spinning Top S 4a * 4
165 Yo Yo HS 4b * 5
166 Slape HS 5a 5
167 The Jungle V.I.P.
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HVS 5a * 1
168 The Fiend HVS 5a * 4
169 Gulf Crisis
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D 4
170 The Convert
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VD 4
171 The Slab M * 10
172 Grindsbrook Clough 1 46
173 Grindsbrook Clough Winter I/II * 7
174 Left Hand Tributary II * 2
  ---------- Upper Tor ----------
176 Bolder Way
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VS 4b 1
177 Boulder Way D * 5
178 Diamond Arete E2 5c *  
179 Chockstone Chimney D 15
180 Plumbertime E4 6b **  
181 Half a Friend E3 5c * 2
182 Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 194
183 Lost on the Hard Shoulder E2 5c *  
184 Hiker's Chimney HS 4b ** 13
185 Hitching a Ride E1 5c 1
186 Hiker's Crack S 4a * 49
187 Hiker's Gully Left HVD 18
188 Hiker's Gully Right S 4a 10
189 Hitch Hiker VS 4c * 20
190 Three Flakes of Man E1 5c * 9
191 The Punter E1 5b * 1
192 Grunter VS 4b * 8
193 Snorter VS 4c 9
194 Pinnacle Gully D 12
195 Scalped Flat Top E2 5c  
196 Brain Drain E1 5b *  
197 The Ivory Tower E1 5b *** 64
198 Artillery Chimney HS 4b * 27
199 Promontory Groove VD 11
200 Cave Rib HVS 5a 1
201 Cave Gully S 4a 3
202 Brutality E1 5b ** 6
203 Goldfinger VS 5a  
204 Greenfingers VS 4c 1
205 Robot E2 5c * 3
206 Chipmunks are Go E3 5c *  
207 Do the Rocksteady E7 6c *  
208 Robert E2 5c ** 8
209 Pedestal Wall S 4b * 13
210 Young Turks E4 6b *  
211 The Cheesemonger E6 6b * 1
212 Earth Plumbit E1 5b *  
213 Plumber's Passage HVD 3
214 Labour Man VS 4c  
215 Liberal Man S 4a 1
216 Tory Man S 4a 3
217 Dry the Rain E3 6b  
218 Spanner in the Works f7A+ * 1
219 Concealed Crack HVD 2
220 The John Gill Psyche f6B+ hvs 6a * 2
221 Yibbo Shakey! f6C+ **  
222 Devil's Advocaat f6B+ *  
223 Rimming Roger f7A *** 1
224 Dangle Grinder f7A *  
225 Tiny Tor
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S  
  Boulders under Upper Tor main crag
227 Blocksmith f7A * 1
228 Scrittlesmith f6B+  
  Secret Buttress
230 Dopey S 4a 1
231 Sleepy S 4a 1
232 Sneezy VS 4b  
233 Bridget S 4a 4
234 Dozy VD 3
235 Brahma Wall HVS 5b * 1
236 Vishnu Groove VS 4c * 1
237 Siva Crack HVS 5c *  
  ---------- Nether Tor ----------
239 Loan Arranger VS 4c  
240 Beautiful Losers E3 6a ** 2
241 Beautiful Losers Direct E3 6a ** 2
242 Moneylender's Crack VS 5a *** 32
243 Mortgage Wall HVS 5b * 4
244 Usurer HS 4b 1
245 Headstone Wall HVS 5b  
246 Grave Crack HVS 5a  
247 Coffin Chimney VD * 1
248 Shroud VS 4c  
249 Deep Chimney M 2
250 Broken Chimney VD 7
251 Edale Bobby E5 6a *** 4
252 Square Cut VD 5
253 Kelvin's Corner HS 4b 2
254 Linden Groove VD 2
255 The Incarcerated Sock Juggler Versus the Mushroom Kid E4 6a  
256 Black Seven E1 5c * 2
257 Crimson Wall E2 5c **  
258 Snooker Route VS 5a * 10
259 Hot Flush Crack HVS 5c ** 2
260 Flash Wall VS 5a *** 82
261 The Thieves Kitchen
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E2 5c **  
262 Bertie Meets Flash Gordon on a Walk to Nether Edge E1 5b * 4
263 Recoil Rib E2 5c *  
264 Edale Flyer VS 4c * 3
265 'T' Big Surrey E5 6b ** 2
266 Rejoyce HS 4b  
267 The Steamer E1 5c * 1
268 Steam Boat HVS 4c  
269 Corner Route HS 4b  
270 Scintillating Snatch E1 5b  
271 Hannah HS 4b  
272 Chasing Rainbows HVS 5a  
273 Caesar Ridge VS 4b ** 1
274 Gallery Crack S 4a 6
275 C.M.C Induction Programme HVS 5b  
276 The Roman Nose VS 4b * 6
277 Never say Nether Again E1 5b **  
278 Free Wall VS 4b 3
279 Atmistpheric VS 4c * 2
280 Pedestal S 4a  
281 Quickstep HVS 5b  
282 Three Step S 4a 13
283 Rucksack S 4a 8
284 Obsessed VS 4c  
285 Processed VS 5a  
286 Recessed HS 4b 1
287 Birthday Boy S  
288 Birthday Epic VS 4b 1
289 Two Way Route D 2
290 Weathered Wall D 1
291 Pocket Wall VS 4b * 14
292 Nose Climb S 4a * 26
293 Primitive Route HS 4c * 10
294 Primitive Face HVS 5b 1
295 Golden Cleft HVS 5b 1
296 Don's Mantel VS 4b  
297 Inverted Crack D 4
  Ringing Roger
299 Buddenbrooks E1 5c 1
300 Scoop
-
VS 4c  
301 Scoop Wall
-
HS 4b  
302 Tesselation
-
VS 4b *  
303 Scoop Crack
-
S 2
304 Split Chimney
-
VD 3
305 Autumn
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E2 6a * 2
306 Winter
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E4 6b ** 1
307 Spring
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E4 6b 1
308 Cheyenne Walk
-
VS 1
  Scrambles and Winter climbs
310 Crowden clough (Summer) 1 ** 71
311 Crowden Clough - Optional Right Hand Finish (summer) 2 * 9
312 Crowden Clough (Winter) II ** 35
313 Ringing Roger (summer) 1 14
314 Ringing Roger (winter) I/II 2
315 The Cloughs (summer) 1 ** 8
  Unknown / NEW / AWAITING MODERATION
317 Sinister Groove
-
MVS 1
  Routes Added from Rockfax Book
319 Jacob's Bladder
-
E1  
320 Dari's Bedroom Pursiuts
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E3 *  
321 Steamboat
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HVS  

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