Climbs 294
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 
2My CrackVD 9
3Your CrackM 11
4LumpyD 11
5ScoopyVD 9
6Plumpy
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HD *5
7ShaggyD 9
 Upper Edale Rocks 
9Gather Ye GritbuddsE1 5c *2
10After The Rainf7A **4
11Where's Huffy's?f7A **5
12It Never Rains, It Poursf6C **4
13The Roof WorrierE4 5c **1
14The Dawn PatrolS 1
15OutlookD 33
16Rock BottomVS 4c 4
17Pencil SlimVS 4c *7
18AvatorE1 5b *10
19Traverse and CrackVD 27
20Well SuitedE3 5c **1
21Bending CrackVD *39
22Straight CrackD 17
23Winter's BlockE2 5b *2
24Hand of the MediciE4 6a *10
25Creme EggsE5 6c *6
26Layback CrackHVD 16
27Our DoorstepVS 4c 7
28StigmataE6 6c **9
29The Mentalist CupboardE7 6c ***2
30Trivial PursuitsVS 4c *1
31Help Meeee!E5 6b *1
 NOE STOOL 
33Front Climb
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VD 6
 The Pagoda 
35Colonel Hathi
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S 4b 2
36Morrison's RouteS 4a *18
37Hartley's RouteE1 5b **10
38Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***60
39Dewsbury's RouteE1 5b *1
 Chevron Block 
41Billie-goat Grough
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HVS 5c  
 CROWDEN TOWERS 
43Five o'clock ShadowE1 5b 1
44Bristle ChimneyS 4b 2
45Flake and ChimneyVS 5a  
46Short ChimneyHVD 4
47Pear ChimneyVS 4c *1
48SutureE2 5b *1
49Kensington Left CrackVS 4a 4
50Violent OutburstE2 5b *4
51Kensington Right CrackVD 5
52Alpine SportsS 4a 5
53Kensington High StreetVD 4
54Snow and RockVD 5
55Fashion StatementE3 5c ***1
56BethanE5 6c ** 
57Privileged and PleasureE3 5b * 
58Club ClassE5 6b  
59KindergartenE1 5b *2
60Piggy and the DukeVS 4c *6
61Bags ThatHS 4b 2
62Dour PowerE2 5b 1
63Sargent DuffyE1 6a 1
64Magic Mushroom
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E1 6a  
 Crowden Clough Face 
66NightflightE4 6b *2
67Olympus ExplorerE1 5b *2
68Indianapolis SlabVS 4c 12
69Grassy ChimneyD 12
70Sons of the DesertE7 6b **2
71Groove RiderE7 6b ** 
72ArabiaE3 5c ***20
73Central RouteVS 4c **16
74AsparagusE1 5b **7
75AndromedaE4 6b **1
76Middle ChimneyD *8
77Windy MillerE5 6a * 
78Chimney and Slab VariationsVD *11
79StressVS 4c 1
80Playground TwistHVS 5a  
81Liquid SkinE2 6a * 
82The Dolphin's NoseE2 5c  
83Book at BedtimeE1 5b *1
84Tall StoriesE3 6a  
 ---------- The Eastern Crags ---------- 
86Lorries
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VS 4c  
87Doyle Carte
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VS 5a  
88D'oeuil
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VS 5a  
89The Toil
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VS 5a  
 Fox Holes 
91Green Gut
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D 4
92Pock Wall
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S  
93Flake Climb
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VD 4
94Nail Bite
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D *6
95Samantha
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VS 4c *3
96Slanting Groove
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D 4
97Overhanging Flake
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HS 3
98NightshiftE1 5b **1
99Gillott's Point
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E1 5b **3
100Twin Start
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S 1
101Flakey Pastry
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VD 3
102Grassy Cleft
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M 1
103Inverted V
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S 1
104Three babbling IdiotsE1 5b **1
105The Powers That Be
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E1 5b **2
106Perfideo Wall
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HVS 5b *2
107Arrowhead Cleft
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VD 1
108Bannock
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S 1
109Wee Loris
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E1 5c  
110Firebrand
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VS 4b 1
111Flue
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VD 1
112Hammock
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VS 4b 1
113Chumley
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VD  
114Well Weathered Wall
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S  
 ---------- Grindsbrook Towers ---------- 
 Western Towers 
117Eagle Eye
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VS 4c  
118Wimberry Pie
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VS 4c  
119Bilberry Slab
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VS 4c * 
120Crikey Top
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VS 4c  
121Sunbeam
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S  
 Eastern Towers 
123Chinese Puzzle
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E1 5c  
124Canyon Climb
-
S  
 The Main Towers 
126Cartridge Crack
-
HVS 5b  
127Ickle Awet
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HS 1
128Otley Crack
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S  
129Byne's Crack
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E1 5b **5
130Moyer's Crack
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HS  
131Muteable Wall
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VS 4c  
132Tinker
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VS 4c  
133Voyagers Destination
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E4 5c * 
134PrecocityVS 4c  
135Garlic Soup
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HVS 5a  
136Pockets WallHS 4a 1
 Far Upper Tor 
138Left-Hand Route
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S 2
139Pocket Block
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VS 4c  
140Faith
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VD 3
141Hope
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S  
142Charity
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HS  
143Rookery Nook
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E1 5b * 
144The Black Cleft
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S  
145Crack and Crack
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HS 4b  
146Rib and Corner
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HVD 2
147Castor
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VD  
148Pollux
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S  
149The Crack
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VD *1
150Central Route (far upper tor)
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S 1
151Postman's Crack
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VS 4c  
152Year In
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S 1
153Year Out
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VS 4c  
154Two Bits
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VS 4c  
 Grindsbrook Rocks 
156Corner ClimbM 6
157First Born
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VD 2
158Playboy InternationalVS 4c  
159Left-hand Route
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M 5
160DiglyphHVS 5b * 
161DiomedeVS 4c  
162Tydeus wallE1 5c * 
163ThesaurusD 3
164Spinning TopS 4a *1
165Yo YoHS 4b *4
166SlapeHS 5a 3
167The Jungle V.I.P.
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HVS 5a * 
168The FiendHVS 5a *3
169Gulf Crisis
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D 2
170The Convert
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VD 2
171The SlabM *8
172Grindsbrook Clough1 40
173Grindsbrook Clough WinterI/II *7
174Left Hand TributaryII *2
 ---------- Upper Tor ---------- 
176Bolder Way
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VS 4b 1
177Boulder WayD *5
178Diamond AreteE2 5c * 
179Chockstone ChimneyD 15
180PlumbertimeE4 6b ** 
181Half a FriendHVS 5a *2
182Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***182
183Lost on the Hard ShoulderE2 5c * 
184Hiker's ChimneyHS 4b *13
185Hitching a RideE1 5c 1
186Hiker's CrackS 4a *46
187Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 17
188Hiker's Gully RightS 4a 10
189Hitch HikerVS 4b *20
190Three Flakes of ManE1 5c **8
191The PunterE1 5b *1
192GrunterVS 4b *8
193SnorterVS 4c 9
194Pinnacle GullyM 12
195Scalped Flat TopE2 5c  
196Brain DrainHVS 5b * 
197The Ivory TowerHVS 5b ***58
198Artillery ChimneyHS 4b *27
199Promontory GrooveVD 11
200Cave RibHVS 5a 1
201Cave GullyS 4a 3
202BrutalityE1 5b *6
203GoldfingerVS 5a  
204GreenfingersVS 4c 1
205RobotE3 5c 3
206Chipmunks are GoE3 5c * 
207Do the RocksteadyE7 6c * 
208RobertE2 5c **7
209Pedestal WallHVD *11
210Young TurksE4 6b * 
211The CheesemongerE6 6b *1
212Earth PlumbitE1 5b * 
213Plumber's PassageHVD 3
214Labour ManVS 4c  
215Liberal ManS 4a  
216Tory ManS 4a 3
217Dry the RainE3 6b  
218Spanner in the Worksf7A+ *1
219Concealed CrackHVD 2
220The John Gill Psychef6B+ *1
221Yibbo Shakey!f6C+ ** 
222Devil's Advocaatf6B+ * 
223Rimming Rogerf7A ***1
224Dangle Grinderf7A * 
225Tiny Tor
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S  
 Boulders under Upper Tor main crag 
227Blocksmithf7A * 
228Scrittlesmithf6B+  
 Secret Buttress 
230DopeyS 4a 1
231SleepyS 4a 1
232SneezyVS 4b  
233BridgetS 4a 4
234DozyVD 3
235Brahma WallHVS 5b *1
236Vishnu GrooveVS 4c *1
237Siva CrackHVS 5c * 
 ---------- Nether Tor ---------- 
239Loan ArrangerHS 4b  
240Beautiful LosersE4 6a **2
241Beautiful Losers DirectE3 6a **2
242Moneylender's CrackVS 5a ***31
243Mortgage WallHVS 5b *4
244UsurerHS 4b 1
245Headstone WallHVS 5b  
246Grave CrackHVS 5a  
247Coffin ChimneyVD *1
248ShroudVS 4c  
249Deep ChimneyM 2
250Broken ChimneyVD 7
251Edale BobbyE5 6a **4
252Square CutVD *5
253Kelvin's CornerHS 4b 2
254Linden GrooveVD 2
255The Incarcerated Sock Juggler Versus the Mushroom KidE4 6a  
256Black SevenE1 5c 2
257Crimson WallE2 5c * 
258Snooker RouteVS 5a **10
259Hot Flush CrackHVS 5c **2
260Flash WallVS 5a ***72
261The Thieves Kitchen
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E2 5c ** 
262Bertie Meets Flash Gordon on a Walk to Nether EdgeE1 5b *4
263Recoil RibE3 5c * 
264Edale FlyerVS 4c *3
265'T' Big SurreyE5 6b ***2
266RejoyceHS 4b  
267The SteamerE1 5c *1
268Steam BoatHVS 4c  
269Corner RouteHS 4b  
270Scintillating SnatchE1 5b  
271HannahHS 4b  
272Chasing RainbowsHVS 5a  
273Caesar RidgeVS 4b **1
274Gallery CrackS 4a 6
275C.M.C Induction ProgrammeHVS 5b  
276The Roman NoseVS 4b *4
277Never say Nether AgainE1 5b ** 
278Free WallVS 4b 3
279AtmistphericVS 4c *2
280PedestalS 4a  
281QuickstepHVS 5b  
282Three StepS 4a 10
283RucksackS 4a 7
284ObsessedVS 4c  
285ProcessedVS 5a  
286RecessedHS 4b 1
287Birthday BoyS  
288Birthday EpicVS 4b 1
289Two Way RouteD 2
290Weathered WallD 1
291Pocket WallVS 4b *10
292Nose ClimbS 4a *22
293Primitive RouteHS 4c *8
294Primitive FaceHVS 5b  
295Golden CleftHVS 5b 1
296Don's MantelVS 4b  
297Inverted CrackD 2
 Ringing Roger 
299BuddenbrooksE1 5c 1
300Scoop
-
VS 4c  
301Scoop Wall
-
HS 4b  
302Tesselation
-
VS 4b * 
303Scoop Crack
-
S 2
304Split Chimney
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VD 3
305Autumn
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E2 6a *1
306Winter
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E4 6b ** 
307Cheyenne Walk
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VS 1
 Scrambles and Winter climbs 
309Crowden clough (Summer)1 **60
310Crowden Clough - Optional Right Hand Finish (summer)2 *4
311Crowden Clough (Winter)II **45
312Ringing Roger (summer)1 12
313Ringing Roger (winter)I/II 2
314The Cloughs (summer)1 **7
 Unknown / NEW / AWAITING MODERATION 
316Sinister Groove
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MVS 1

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