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

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