Climbs 60
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 180m a.s.l
Faces N

Andi Turner executes the top crux of Pair O' Genes (direct). © Jon Read

Crag features

Good luck with these, difficult to access due to the Brambles, nettles and holly trees, most climbs north facing so very very wet, and green

A fantastic chunk of perfect gritstone buried deep in the woodland behind Whiston in the Churnet Valley. Although occasionally green, it's free standing nature and magical surroundings tend to keep it in top-nick. Best visited in early spring or late autumn when the rock will be cleanest the temperatures most bearable and hopefully, the midges all dead!
andi turner - 08/Jun/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Emerald Groove
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VD 7
2 Flake Wall
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HS 4a 6
3 Original Route
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VS 4c * 5
4 Footpath VD 5
5 Hatscheck's Groove HVS 5a * 8
6 Old King Cole E6 6b ** 1
7 Impending Doom E4 5c 2
8 One Chromosomes Missing E7 6b *** 7
9 The Boyson Carrington Route E6 6b ** 3
10 Pair O'Genes E7 6c ** 3
11 DNA E4 6b *** 8
12 Helix HVS 5a *** 19
13 Via Trita E1 5a ** 13
14 As You Like It
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M 3
15 Moss Rose
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VD 2
16 Cave Crack
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S 2
17 Shelf Route
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HD 2
18 Tip Toe
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HVD 2
19 Diagonal Crack
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D 2
20 The Clam
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VS 1
21 E.M.S E1 5c 1
22 Via Tritat
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HVS 5a 1
23 Melancholy Man
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E2 5c 3
24 Titians Wall
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E2 5a * 3
25 Ostentation
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E2 5a * 1
26 The Nose
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HVS 5b 2
27 Devils Crack
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S 3
28 Verekers Venture
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VS 5a 1
29 The Sting
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E1 5a 1
30 The Cheek VS 4c 2
31 The Cheek Direct Start VS 5a 1
32 Rugosity S 4a 2
33 Alternative Ulster VB 4b 2
34 The Web HS 4a 3
35 Black Widow E3 5c  
36 Moore's Crack D 2

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