Climbs 314
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 600m a.s.l
Faces S

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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.

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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 14
3 Your Crack M 17
4 Lumpy D 17
5 Scoopy VD 15
6 Plumpy
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HD * 10
7 Shaggy D 15
  Upper Edale Rocks
9 Gather Ye Gritbudds E1 5c * 3
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 3
15 Outlook D 40
16 Rock Bottom VS 4c 4
17 Pencil Slim VS 4c * 7
18 Avator E1 5b * 13
19 Jacob's Bladder E1 5c 1
20 Traverse and Crack HVD * 32
21 Well Suited E3 5c ** 2
22 Bending Crack VD * 45
23 Straight Crack D 21
24 Winter's Block E2 5b * 5
25 Hand of the Medici E4 6a * 10
26 Creme Eggs E5 6c * 6
27 Layback Crack S 4a 17
28 Our Doorstep VS 4c 8
29 Stigmata E5 6b ** 9
30 The Mentalist Cupboard E7 6c *** 2
31 Trivial Pursuits VS 4c * 2
32 Help Meeee! E5 6b * 1
33 Dari's Bedroom Pursiuts E3 5c *  
34 Spacewalk S * 3
  NOE STOOL
36 Front Climb
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VD 8
  The Pagoda
38 Colonel Hathi
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S 4b 4
39 Morrison's Route S 4a * 21
40 Hartley's Route E2 5c ** 10
41 Herford's Route HVS 5a *** 58
42 Dewsbury's Route E1 5b * 1
  Chevron Block
44 Billie-goat Grough
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HVS 5c  
45 War Mup
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VS 4c 1
  CROWDEN TOWERS
47 Five o'clock Shadow E1 5b 1
48 Bristle Chimney S 4b 3
49 Flake and Chimney VS 5a  
50 Short Chimney S 4a 5
51 Pear Chimney VS 4c 1
52 Suture E2 5b * 2
53 Kensington Left Crack VS 4a 4
54 Violent Outburst E2 5b * 7
55 Kensington Right Crack VD 5
56 Alpine Sports S 4a * 8
57 Kensington High Street VD 5
58 Snow and Rock VD 8
59 Fashion Statement E5 6a ** 1
60 Bethan E5 6c **  
61 Privileged and Pleasure E3 5b * 1
62 Club Class E5 6b * 1
63 Kindergarten E1 5b * 3
64 Piggy and the Duke VS 4c * 11
65 Bags That HS 4b 2
66 Bubba the Love Sponge HVS 5a 1
67 Dour Power E2 5b 5
68 Sargent Duffy E1 6a 2
69 Magic Mushroom
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E1 6a  
  Crowden Clough Face
71 Nightflight E4 6b * 3
72 Olympus Explorer E1 5b * 4
73 Indianapolis Slab VS 4c * 18
74 Grassy Chimney D 13
75 Sons of the Desert E7 6b ** 3
76 Groove Rider E7 6b **  
77 Arabia E3 5c *** 20
78 Central Route VS 4c ** 25
79 Asparagus E1 5b ** 10
80 Andromeda E4 6b ** 2
81 Middle Chimney D * 10
82 Windy Miller E5 6a *  
83 Chimney and Slab Variations VD * 14
84 Stress VS 4c 1
85 Playground Twist HVS 5a  
86 Liquid Skin E2 6a 2
87 The Dolphin's Nose E2 5c 1
88 Book at Bedtime E1 5b 3
89 Tall Stories E2 6a  
  ---------- The Eastern Crags ----------
91 Lorries
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VS 4c  
92 Doyle Carte
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VS 5a  
93 D'oeuil
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VS 5a  
94 The Toil
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VS 5a  
  Fox Holes
96 Green Gut
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D 7
97 Pock Wall
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S 1
98 Flake Climb
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VD 8
99 Nail Bite
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D * 9
100 Samantha
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VS 4c * 4
101 Slanting Groove
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D 5
102 Overhanging Flake
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HS 5
103 Nightshift E1 5b ** 3
104 Gillott's Point
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E1 5b ** 4
105 Twin Start
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S 1
106 Flakey Pastry
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VD 4
107 Puff Ball VD 1
108 Grassy Cleft
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M 2
109 Grassy Cleft (Winter) II 1
110 Inverted V
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S 1
111 Three babbling Idiots E1 5b ** 2
112 The Powers That Be
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E1 5b ** 2
113 Perfideo Wall
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HVS 5b * 2
Climb name Grade
114 Arrowhead Cleft
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VD 3
115 Bannock
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S 3
116 Wee Loris
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E1 5c 2
117 Firebrand
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VS 4b 3
118 Flue
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VD 2
119 The Spy Who Blagged Me HVS 5a * 2
120 Hammock
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VS 4b 3
121 Austin Powers HVS 5b * 1
122 Chumley
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VD  
123 Well Weathered Wall
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S  
  ---------- Grindsbrook Towers ----------
  Western Towers
126 Eagle Eye
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VS 4c  
127 Wimberry Pie
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VS 4c  
128 Bilberry Slab
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VS 4c *  
129 Crikey Top
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VS 4c 1
130 Sunbeam
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S  
  Eastern Towers
132 Chinese Puzzle
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E1 5c  
133 Canyon Climb
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S  
  The Main Towers
135 Cartridge Crack
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HVS 5b  
136 Ickle Awet
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HS 1
137 Otley Crack
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S  
138 Byne's Crack
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E1 5b ** 8
139 Moyer's Crack
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HS 1
140 Muteable Wall
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VS 4c  
141 Tinker
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VS 4c  
142 Voyagers Destination
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E4 5c *  
143 Precocity VS 4c  
144 Garlic Soup
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HVS 5a  
145 Pockets Wall HS 4a 1
  Far Upper Tor
147 Left-Hand Route
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S 2
148 Pocket Block
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VS 4c  
149 Faith
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VD 3
150 Hope
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S  
151 Charity
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HS  
152 Rookery Nook
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E1 5b *  
153 The Black Cleft
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S  
154 Crack and Crack
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HS 4b  
155 Rib and Corner
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HVD 2
156 Castor
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VD  
157 Pollux
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S  
158 The Crack
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VD * 1
159 Central Route (far upper tor)
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S 1
160 Postman's Crack
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VS 4c  
161 Year In
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S 1
162 Year Out
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VS 4c  
163 Two Bits
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VS 4c  
  Grindsbrook Rocks
165 Corner Climb M 8
166 First Born
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VD 3
167 Playboy International VS 4c 3
168 Left-hand Route
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M 8
169 Diglyph HVS 5b * 1
170 Diomede VS 4c 1
171 Tydeus wall E1 5c * 1
172 Thesaurus D 6
173 Spinning Top S 4a * 6
174 Yo Yo HS 4b * 10
175 Slape HS 5a 8
176 The Jungle V.I.P.
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HVS 5a * 3
177 The Fiend HVS 5a * 9
178 Gulf Crisis
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D 6
179 The Convert
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VD 6
180 The Elephant Patrol
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VS 4c 2
181 The Slab M * 14
182 American Pie
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HVS 5a 2
183 Grindsbrook Clough 1 66
184 Grindsbrook Clough Winter I/II * 14
185 Left Hand Tributary II * 4
  ---------- Upper Tor ----------
187 Bolder Way
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VS 4b 3
188 Boulder Way D * 5
189 Scuttle
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VS 4c 1
190 Molly
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VS 4c 1
191 Diamond Groove
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D 1
192 Diamond Arete E2 5c *  
193 Chockstone Chimney D ** 18
194 Plumbertime E4 6b **  
195 Half a Friend E3 5c * 2
196 Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 212
197 Lost on the Hard Shoulder E2 5c * 1
198 Hiker's Chimney HS 4b ** 18
199 Hitching a Ride E1 5c 1
200 Hiker's Crack S 4a * 72
201 Hiker's Gully Left HVD 21
202 Hiker's Gully Right S 4a 12
203 Hitch Hiker VS 4c * 32
204 Three Flakes of Man E1 5c * 14
205 The Punter E1 5b * 3
206 Grunter VS 4b * 16
207 Snorter VS 4c 13
208 Pinnacle Gully D 15
209 Scalped Flat Top E2 5c  
210 Brain Drain E1 5b * 1
211 The Ivory Tower E1 5b *** 60
212 Artillery Chimney HS 4b * 38
213 Promontory Groove VD 15
214 Cave Rib HVS 5a 2
215 Cave Gully S 4a 4
216 Brutality E1 5b ** 7
217 Goldfinger VS 5a  
218 Greenfingers VS 4c 2
219 Robot E2 5c * 3
220 Chipmunks are Go E3 5c *  
221 Do the Rocksteady E7 6c ***  
222 Robert E2 5c ** 9
223 Pedestal Wall S 4b * 22
224 Young Turks E4 6b *  
225 The Cheesemonger E6 6b * 1
226 Earth Plumbit E1 5b *  
Climb name Grade
227 Plumber's Passage HVD 3
228 Labour Man VS 4c  
229 Liberal Man S 4a 1
230 Tory Man S 4a 6
231 Dry the Rain E3 6b  
232 Spanner in the Works f7A+ * 1
233 Concealed Crack HVD 2
234 The John Gill Psyche f6B+ * 2
235 Yibbo Shakey! f6C+ **  
236 Devil's Advocaat f6B+ *  
237 Rimming Roger f7A *** 1
238 Dangle Grinder f7A *  
239 Tiny Tor
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S  
  Boulders under Upper Tor main crag
241 Blocksmith f7A * 1
242 Scrittlesmith f6B+  
  Secret Buttress
244 Dopey S 4a 1
245 Sleepy S 4a 1
246 Sneezy VS 4b  
247 Bridget S 4a 4
248 Dozy VD 3
249 Brahma Wall HVS 5b * 2
250 Vishnu Groove VS 4c * 2
251 Siva Crack HVS 5c *  
  ---------- Nether Tor ----------
253 Loan Arranger VS 4c  
254 Beautiful Losers E3 6a ** 3
255 Beautiful Losers Direct E3 6a ** 2
256 Moneylender's Crack VS 5a *** 38
257 Mortgage Wall HVS 5b * 4
258 Usurer HS 4b 1
259 Headstone Wall HVS 5b  
260 Grave Crack HVS 5a  
261 Coffin Chimney VD * 1
262 Shroud VS 4c  
263 Deep Chimney M 2
264 Broken Chimney VD 9
265 Edale Bobby E5 6a *** 4
266 Square Cut VD 7
267 Kelvin's Corner HS 4b 2
268 Linden Groove VD 3
269 The Incarcerated Sock Juggler Versus the Mushroom Kid E4 6a  
270 Black Seven E1 5c * 2
271 Crimson Wall E2 5c **  
272 Snooker Route VS 5a * 10
273 Hot Flush Crack HVS 5c ** 4
274 Flash Wall VS 5a *** 74
275 The Thieves Kitchen
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E2 5c **  
276 Bertie Meets Flash Gordon on a Walk to Nether Edge E1 5b * 4
277 Recoil Rib E2 5c *  
278 Edale Flyer VS 4c * 7
279 'T' Big Surrey E5 6b ** 2
280 Rejoyce HS 4b  
281 The Steamer E1 5c * 1
282 Steamboat HVS 4c  
283 Corner Route HS 4b  
284 Scintillating Snatch E1 5b  
285 Hannah HS 4b  
286 Chasing Rainbows HVS 5a  
287 Caesar Ridge VS 4b ** 2
288 Gallery Crack S 4a 6
289 C.M.C Induction Programme HVS 5b  
290 The Roman Nose VS 4b * 7
291 Never say Nether Again E1 5b **  
292 Free Wall VS 4b 3
293 Atmistpheric VS 4c * 3
294 Pedestal S 4a  
295 Quickstep HVS 5b  
296 Three Step S 4a 14
297 Rucksack S 4a 10
298 Obsessed VS 4c 1
299 Processed VS 5a  
300 Recessed HS 4b 2
301 Desperate Measures E2 5c  
302 Pump My Ride HVS 5a 1
303 The Recess HD 1
304 Birthday Boy S 1
305 Birthday Epic VS 4b 2
306 Two Way Route D 3
307 Weathered Wall D 3
308 Pocket Wall VS 4b * 14
309 Nose Climb S 4a * 31
310 Primitive Route HS 4c * 11
311 Primitive Face HVS 5b 1
312 Golden Cleft HVS 5b 1
313 Don's Mantel VS 4b  
314 Inverted Crack D 4
  Ringing Roger
316 Buddenbrooks E1 5c 1
317 Scoop
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VS 4c 1
318 Scoop Wall
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HS 4b 1
319 Tesselation
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VS 4b *  
320 Scoop Crack
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S 3
321 Split Chimney
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VD 3
322 Spring E4 6b 1
323 Autumn
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E2 6a * 2
324 Winter
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E4 6b ** 1
325 Cheyenne Walk
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VS 1
  Crookstone Knoll
327 Jagger's Crack VS 4c 1
328 Glossop Wall E3 5c ** 1
  Scrambles and Winter climbs
330 Crowden clough (Summer) 1 ** 96
331 Crowden Clough - Optional Right Hand Finish (summer) 2 * 14
332 Crowden Clough (Winter) II ** 70
333 Ringing Roger (summer) 1 21
334 Ringing Roger (winter) I/II 5
335 The Cloughs (summer) 1 ** 9
  Unknown / NEW / AWAITING MODERATION
337 Sinister Groove
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MVS 1

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